“This market, Scripps Networks Interactive has more than doubled the number of new series we’ll introduce at MIPCOM. This is a testament to the quality of the programming and the expert hosts across Scripps Networks’ portfolio of brands including HGTV, DIY Network Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American County,” said Hud Woodle, Vice President, Program Licensing, International, Scripps Networks Interactive.
The finest realtors, renovators and designers are breathing new life into old homes. Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott got head to head to fully renovate two identical neighboring duplexes in Louisiana, and vie to score the highest property value on Brothers Take New Orleans. Flip or Flop’s Tarek and Christina El Moussa snap up dilapidated properties to remodel and sell at a profit; and master carpenter Jeff Devlin and his team of restoration experts revive historic homes and transform them into modern living spaces - all while preserving their historic integrity on Stone House Revival.
In the food category, culinary competitions are high on the menu with Chopped Junior featuring little chefs with tremendous ambition taking over the Chopped kitchen; Cooking for Love which pits two talented chefs against each other to create affordable dishes for special family occasions; and Cooks vs. Cons that dares home cooks to beat a professional in the kitchen, with only a blind taste test standing between them and a $15,000 prize.
Big name talents travel the globe on adventure packed journeys. Josh Gates takes on his most ambitions adventure yet as his hunts for the Abominable Snowman in Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti; Andrew Zimmerman is exploring the cuisine and cultures in some of the most vibrant cites in the world in the back of a taxi in Andrew Zimmern's Driven by Food; and Adam Richman is venturing off the beaten track and he searches for the most unique and delicious food treasures from around the world in Secret Eats.
The top titles from each lifestyle category for consideration at MIPCOM include:
Cooks vs. Cons (Seasons 1-2, 18x60’, Cakehouse Media)
Can a talented home cook beat a professional, or does a true chef have skills that no amateur could match? Find out in this honest cooking competition hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian, where only a blind taste test will prove who has the best dish. A victorious professional will take home $10,000, but an amateur who can beat the odds and take down a pro will walk away with $15,000!
Chopped Junior (Seasons 1-5, 65x60’, Notional, LLC)
Little chefs with tremendous ambition are taking over the Chopped Kitchen! Chopped Junior showcases the talents of children seeking to make unforgettable meals from a basket of mystery ingredients while the clock ticks down. They'll bring their energy, big personalities and originality, but only one can be the Chopped Junior Champion.
Cooking for Love (Seasons 1-2, 12x30’, Refinery Media Pte Ltd)
In this lighthearted cooking competition, Food Hero winner Sarah Benjamin and Chef Nik Michael Imran work against each other to create affordable dishes for special family events like birthday parties and romantic dinners. After each meal, the family will vote for the outstanding menu that captured their heart through their stomach.
Food Network Star Kids (Season1,6x60’, Triage Entertainment (d.b.a. Happy Moon Productions)
In this short-statured spinoff, seven wildly talented kid chefs battle their way through a variety of culinary and social media challenges to become the next Food Network Star Kid. But in order to be crowned champion, these young cooks must prove their culinary prowess to their judge-mentors, former teen stars-turned-celeb cooks Tia Mowry and Donal Skehan.
Brothers Take New Orleans (Season 1, 4x60’, Scott Brothers Entertainment, Inc.)
Jonathan and Drew Scott channel their legendary sibling rivalry in an all-new competition with a lot of heart. The Brothers head to New Orleans, Louisiana, to renovate similar homes for deserving families in the community. Backed by their own dream teams of renovators and design assistants, they’ll compete to see which brother can create a more valuable house and be crowned the winner.
Flip or Flop (Season 1-6, 93x30’, Pie Town Productions)
Tarek and Christina El Moussa snap up dilapidated properties to remodel and sell at a profit. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. "Flip or Flop" tracks the El Moussas' roller-coaster journey, beginning with a cash purchase at auction of a home, through the often bumpy renovation process and to the nail-biting wait to find a buyer.
Tiny House, Big Living (Seasons 1-4, 56x30’, Orion Multimedia)
Couples learn what it really means to downsize when they take the plunge into the tiny house real estate market. At an average size of only 180 square feet, these custom homes are not only livable but downright attractive. Watch as clients meet with their builders or decide to build these tiny homes all by themselves, and follow along through the construction process until the house is complete.
Expedition Unknown Hunt for the Yeti (Season 1, 4X60’, Ping Pong Productions)
Join explorer Josh Gates as he sets off on a quest to find the Yeti, a legendary man-ape living high in the Himalayas. During this epic, multinational hunting expedition, Josh meets with world-renowned researchers and daring explorers as he follows up on history's most credible accounts, gains access to ancient artifacts and investigates the most recent sightings of the so-called Abominable Snowman.
Deadly Possessions (Season 1, 6x60’, My Tupelo Entertainment)
Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans is fulfilling his lifelong dream of opening a museum full of the haunted and cursed objects he has collected throughout the years. Located in downtown Las Vegas, the museum attracts individuals whose lives have been affected by iconic haunted artifacts from around the world. In each episode of Deadly Possessions, Zak finds these macabre objects and uncovers their owner’s terrifying stories, hoping to bring closure to these victims of bizarre supernatural phenomena.
Secret Eats with Adam Richman (Seasons 1-2, 31x30’, Sharp Entertainment)
Adam Richman embarks on the ultimate foodie quest to uncover the most unique and delicious hidden food treasures from around the world. He’ll sample off-the-menu dishes from restaurants off the beaten path, bringing cuisine secrets and underground culinary talent into the global spotlight.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (Nasdaq: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.