Discovery has commissioned three lifestyle and entertainment titles for its female-skewing British channels Food Network and Quest Red.
Food Network is preparing for the forthcoming holiday season with an hour-long, one-off special produced by Hungry Gap Productions and Peas in a Pot.
Rachel Khoo: A Chocolate Christmas (pictured) will follow the British chef as she utilizes flavors of the cocoa bean to spice up some of her favorite Christmas recipes, including mince pies with a chocolate pastry crust, chocolate eggnog and a “chocolate-enhanced roast.” The project will also trek with Khoo as she journeys to Sweden to meet with a chocolatier in order to make a Christmas-themed chocolate bar.
Bolstering Quest Red’s unscripted line-up, meanwhile, will be the Koska-produced At Home with The Nolans (4 x 60 minutes) and Angel Eye Media’s The Hair Loss Clinic.
The tentatively titled At Home with The Nolans will serve as a star-studded talent-led reality docuseries that follows the charismatic sisters from the Irish family girl group, The Nolans – Coleen, Linda, Maureen, Anne and Denise – as they navigate some of their biggest challenges yet. The sisters will battle through recent cancer diagnoses while also seeking to find answers to the mystery of what happened to a missing Nolan sibling.
Elsewhere, the 8 x 60-minute medical docuseries Hair Loss Clinic will feature leading hair transplant surgeon Dr. Edward Ball and hair and scalp specialist Eva Proudman as they transform the lives of men and women emotionally affected by dramatic hair loss and other embarrassing scalp issues.
All three programs were ordered by Clare Laycock, SVP and head of lifestyle and entertainment brands at Discovery UK and Ireland, and commissioned by Charlotte Reid, head of commissioning for lifestyle and entertainment for Discovery UK.
Deirdre Dowling and Matt Reid are commissioning executives for Quest Red and Food Network, respectively.