WarnerMedia-backed basic cable channel truTV has greenlit 10 episodes of the comedic culinary competition Fast Foodies, and 10 episodes of an “illusionist stunt series”, Big Trick Energy.
Each episode of Fast Foodies will feature Top Chef winners Kristen Kish and Jeremy Ford, alongside Iron Chef winner Justin Sutherland, recreating and reimagining a celebrity guest’s favorite fast food dish.
Famous faces including Community actor Joel McHale (pictured), Andy Richter, Bobby Lee and James Van Der Beek will put the culinary masters to the task as they’re challenged to serve up new iterations of double burgers, Hawaiian pizza and sausage muffins in order to win the “Chompionship Trophy.”
“This show is equal parts food, comedy and raucous debauchery,” said Corie Henson, EVP and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT, and truTV, in a statement. “The stakes have never been lower, but it’s a blast to spend the night with Kristen, Jeremy and Justin, and you’ll never look at your favorite fast food the same way again after seeing the works of art these three culinary geniuses are creating every week.”
The series is produced by Shed Media, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Big Trick Energy, from DIGA Studios, features maverick magicians Chris Ramsay, Eric Leclerc, Wes Barker and Alex Boyer as they unleash strange and provocative magic tricks — ranging from shock collar card tricks to “mind-bending” a car — to an unsuspecting audience of on-the-street spectators.
“These guys are the real deal, as hilarious as they are amazing, sharing a bond of friendship and camaraderie that is at the heart of the show’s creative DNA,” said Tony DiSanto, CEO of DIGA Studios, in a statement.
The series is executive produced by DiSanto, Nick Rigg and Tommy Coriale for DIGA Studios, along with Chris Ramsay, Ian Frisch and Mark Efman.
(With files from Barry Walsh)