NBCUniversal cable net E! has slated five new unscripted series set to premiere this year and next, including a celebrity-focused travel series and cooking show, and a docuseries about the impact of Black culture on broader society.
Celebrity Beef (w/t) is scheduled to debut this summer, starring and executive produced by actor, comedian and veteran E! host Joel McHale (The Soup). The series will pit a pair of celebrities against each other in a light-hearted, head-to-head cookoff in an effort to put their issues behind them. McHale will act as prosecutor, judge and jury, ultimately crowning one celeb the winner of the cook-off while helping the celebrities squash their beef.
Also on the way later this summer is Raising a F***ing Star, which comes from RuPaul’s Drag Race producer World of Wonder. The series follows the larger-than-life parents and would-be child stars trying to break through as dancers, actors and models.
Set to premiere in early 2023 is the documentary series Black Pop (w/t), described as an archive-rich look at the Black American dream through decades of pop culture. The show promises to explore how Black Americans shaped the wider culture through film, television, music and comedy.
Black Pop comes from NBC News Studios and Unanimous Media with NBA All-Star Steph Curry executive producing along with Erick Peyton, Melissa Haizlip and Reniqua Allen-Lamphere.
Also slated for a 2023 debut is the comedic travel series Anthony Anderson and Mom: European Vacation (w/t). The series finds the Black-ish actor (pictured) treating his mother Doris to a six-week trip across Europe as a thank you for giving up her own acting dreams to raise him. The series will show how their disagreements throughout the trip test their relationship.
Anthony Anderson and Mom: European Vacation is produced by Avalon with Jamie Isaacs, David Martin, Anthony Anderson, E. Brian Dobbins and Doris Bowman executive producing.
Finally, Love Limo, also set to premiere in 2023, features Todd Chrisley guiding an unlucky-in-love single person on a day of speed-dating with the aim of hopefully ending in the date night and match of their dreams. Chrisley believes you can learn everything you need to know about someone within the first 20 minutes of meeting them, and the new series puts his theory to the test.
Love Limo comes from Todd Chrisley Productions and All3Media America with Chrisley, Simon Knight and Kelly Lee serving as executive producers.
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