TBS‘ Dinner and a movie returns for a second helping. Hybrid Entertainment –cooking showAfter sixteen successful years at the main cable superstation from 1995 to 2011, he will soon return. Reports by term this Kathleen FinchWarner Bros. The chairman and CEO of Discovery’s US networks group announced the show’s return at a presentation in New York City.
The move comes at a time when networks are still struggling to keep up low-budget, unscripted programming. The Writers Guild of America went on strike. However, hosted movies may return. Latest streaming channel Trembling had great success reinventing the horror-themed film format The Last Drive with Joe Bob Briggs, which recently began its fifth season; Briggs originally hosted a similar thread Monstervision In the 90s on TBS sister station TNT. And, of course, the mainstay of movie-riffing Mystery science theater 3000 now on it the third revivalstream on the proprietary Gizmoplex platform.
What was “dinner and a movie”?
Debut in 1995, Dinner and a movie Friday nights on TBS added a little spice to the channel’s regular rotation of Hollywood movies. The chef led the show Claude Mann and comedian Paul Gilmartin (host Mental illness happy hour podcast) for the first sixteen years; Annabelle Gurwich (Mouse hunting, An ambulance) from 1996 to 2002, replaced him Lisa Kushell (MadTV, Corey at home), hosted until 2005, when Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra, You are the worst) replaced him and continued to host the show until it was canceled in 2011. In addition to a humorous commentary on the film itself during the interstitials, the hosts of the show prepare a dish based on the theme of the film, usually with a groan… interesting name. The Snow Coens have their sights set on air Fargo“Hippocratic Bread” for medical thriller Eviland for “I can’t go to school, I Falafel” (say it out loud). Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Many recipes have found their way Claude Mann’s Dinner and Movie CookbookPublished in 2003.
Cooking and food shows remain a staple on television, and many have been announced in the past few weeks, likely prompted by the networks’ attempts to counter the WGA’s labor actions. Gordon Ramsayof Kitchen nightmares only to be revived by Fox after a nine-year hiatus and Take me out to dinnerA drag-centric spin on the cooking competition show is in the works at Hulu.