Shortly after Bell Media began operations of its first food and lifestyle channel Gusto, the network announced that nine deliciously entertaining new original Canadian series and specials from Gusto Worldwide Media are confirmed to join Gusto’s slate of homegrown programming in 2016/2017.
The menu of new food-centric series commissioned from Gusto Worldwide Media include series The Urban Vegetarian and The Latin Kitchen, as well as specials Spencer and Robert’s Game Day Buffet, One World Kitchen Bakes the Holidays, One World Kitchen: Our Favourite Holiday Recipes, and Watts Up For The Holidays: Spencer’s Ultimate Christmas Recipes. The nine productions, all to be shot in stunning 4K, are set to shoot in Ottawa this year. In addition, Gusto confirmed second seasons of marquee original Canadian series A Is For Apple, Fish the Dish, and One World Kitchen from Gusto Worldwide Media. Premiere dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Today’s order underscores our commitment to the success of Gusto and the growth of its original production in this very exciting space,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President of CTV and Specialty at Bell Media, in a press release. “We hope that with such a strong production slate we can mine and springboard new audiences into these and other great programs that will comprise our schedule.”
“Gusto is known for its diverse and inviting slate of food programming, and we are thrilled to be working with Chris Knight and his talented team on these new shows to add to the channel’s line up,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “These series are going to satisfy the cravings of current Gusto fans, and are sure to bring new viewers to the channel; each one is a stylish, appetizing, and engaging series.”
“Our partnership with Bell Media now allows us to produce hundreds of hours of high quality, entertaining, 4K, food and lifestyle programming for years to come,” said Chris Knight, President and CEO of Gusto Worldwide Media. “This is only the beginning.”