Discovery-owned UK channel Food Network has commissioned Blink Films for a food travelogue series featuring celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.
Tom Kerridge’s America (10 x 30 minutes) follows the Michelin-starred chef as he travels across the US in search of the nation’s favourite dishes and lesser known delicacies.
The show was ordered by Clare Laycock, VP and head of lifestyle and entertainment brands at Discovery UK, and commissioned by Charlotte Reid, senior director of production and development.
Series producer is Simon Arnold, with Romy Page exec producing for Food Network, and Dan Chambers, Andra Heritage and Sarah Siese for Blink Films. Hat Trick International is distributing globally.
Elsewhere, Discovery UK has also picked up Australian crime investigation series Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane (3 x 60 minutes) after striking a three-year deal with ABC Commercial.
Discovery will debut the show, which explores the disappearance of a two-day-old baby and the conviction of her mother for her murder, on its crime and real life-skewing channel Really later this year.