Discovery+ is increasing its unscripted programming fare. Discovery immediately unveiled a slate of 5 new reveals, produced by OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, ordered straight-to-series for the streaming service. They embrace Taking Back The House (working title) starring Robert Hartwell, from Property Brothers stars Drew and Jonathan Scott, co-produced by OWN and sibling HGTV in its first-ever partnership.
Taking Back the House will chronicle Broadway Collective founder Hartwell’s room-by-room renovation of an 1820 colonial home he just lately bought. Hartwell will government produce alongside the Scott brothers. Taking Back the House (wt) will premiere solely on discovery+ in 2022.
Also ordered straight-to-series are The Great Soul Food Cookoff, a cooking competitors sequence from Chopped producer Good Egg Entertainment; meals truck competitors sequence Burger Truck Brawl, from Guy Fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich Productions and Lando Entertainment set for premiere August 21; relationship sequence Like Mother, Like Daughter? (working title), produced by Bunim/Murray Productions; and Breaking Black, from Tina Knowles-Lawson, Trell Thomas and A. Smith & Co. Productions.
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“OWN has built its loyal audience through programming that connects with viewers very deeply,
and it is that intention that drives the programming we are bringing to discovery+,” mentioned Tina Perry, president, OWN. “This slate of new series will incorporate OWN’s unique style in genres that include relationship, docu-series, cooking, and the revelatory home renovation series Taking Back The House, which we are producing in an exciting first-time partnership with HGTV, and will appeal to discovery+ subscribers who are as varied and diverse as the programs themselves.”
“Our young and diverse discovery+ streaming audience places a premium on content from innovative storytellers across a wide range of voices, and OWN possesses an unparalleled track record in developing successful projects fitting that same criteria,” mentioned Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy for Discovery, Inc. “discovery+ provides the perfect platform for the OWN team and our creative partners to go even deeper in genres which all of our Discovery brands are known for, from food and home to lifestyle, docu-series and more.”
Here are particulars of the 5 new sequence:
Taking Back The House (working title)
Last 12 months on Juneteenth, a day celebrating the emancipation of African-American slaves in America, Robert Hartwell made headlines when he bought a historic property in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This is a home with a sophisticated historical past, and Robert’s buy set the Internet ablaze. When Robert, the founding father of The Broadway Collective, Broadway’s #1 coaching academy, and a working actor who has carried out on Broadway in 5 musicals from “Hello, Dolly!” with Bette Midler to “Motown the Musical, first saw the 200-year-old colonial house in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, he knew he had found home. It was not easy for the openly gay Black man to complete the cash offer only purchase but Hartwell just knew this was meant to be his house, so he persevered. Now, Hartwell will renovate the home room by room. The renovation of this house will unlock stories of his own history and lead him down a path of discovery about himself, his culture and the Black creatives who will inspire the ensuing designs. “I wish I could’ve told my ancestors when they were breaking their backs in 1820 to build this house that 200 years later a free gay Black man was going to own it and fill it with love and say their name,” Hartwell mentioned when the acquisition was full. This completed house might be a celebration of Black excellence, the individuals and tradition that constructed him. The sequence is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment. Hartwell, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott are the chief producers.
The Great Soul Food Cookoff
Black tradition is being acknowledged as by no means earlier than in music, movie, trend, TV, sports activities, and extra. But within the kitchen – the place Black cooks and cooking traditions are a cornerstone of what we name “American food” – that recognition stays lengthy overdue. Now, for the primary time on tv, a cooking competitors lastly spotlights these culinary contributions. With challenges designed to spotlight the previous and current of Black meals in America, eight cooks will go head-to-head on this new sequence, in a celebration of numerous deliciousness. Produced by Good Egg Entertainment, the corporate behind Food Network’s hit sequence “Chopped.” Michael W. Twitty, the esteemed culinary historian, educator and James Beard Foundation award-winning writer of The Cooking Gene, will function culinary historian and advisor for the sequence.
Burger Truck Brawl
The Billionaire Burger Boyz (and the Burger Girl) personal and function considered one of L.A.’s most profitable meals vans. They know higher than anybody that it takes mad culinary chops, creativity and a complete lot of hustle to go from the underside to the highest of the biz. They’ve conquered the City of Angels, so now they’re hitting the highway to put down the problem to different profitable meals vans far and huge. In every episode, the Boyz will roll right into a metropolis, meet the difficult meals truck, craft a brand new menu for that metropolis, then promote, promote, promote. The successful truck walks away with a money wager put up by each groups earlier than the competitors. Produced by Guy Fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich Productions and Lando Entertainment. Burger Truck Brawl will premiere on d+ on Saturday, August 21.
Like Mother, Like Daughter? (working title)
This new sequence follows six mother-daughter pairs who’ve severe points between them, as they transfer into an remoted resort the place they are going to be compelled to work on their relationship. The pairs will embark on a three-week intensive experiment designed to domesticate the talents needed for wholesome and loving relationships with each other, however dwelling in shut quarters will put the pairs — and the therapists working with them — to the take a look at. Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions.
Breaking Black (working title)
From Tina Knowles-Lawson, Trell Thomas and A. Smith & Co. Productions, “Breaking Black” units out to problem and debunk the damaging stereotypes which have surrounded Black males for hundreds of years, by reshaping the narrative and highlighting their genuine tales. Through interviews, historic footage, and private tales from males throughout the nation, “Breaking Black” goals to indicate the difficulties Black males face immediately, whereas highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and successes of on a regular basis dwelling. Produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions and award-winning showrunner P. Frank Williams.