Three new series coming to PBS bring new talent and multicultural storytelling to popular lifestyle formats — food and travel programming.
Two of the shows debut next summer: The Great American Recipe, a cooking competition that scours different regions of the U.S. in search of the best amateur recipe; and America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston (w.t.), a travel show that ventures into unique ecological systems to explore how people access and experience the natural world.
The third series, planned for a winter 2023 debut, is American Historia, a travelogue hosted by actor John Leguizamo that will showcase “lost Latino heroes” who made outstanding contributions throughout history.
The Great American Recipe creators spent about two years cooking up the reality competition show, according to Zara Frankel, director of programming and development at PBS. Producers at Objective Media Group America developed the show with PBS, which funded production with support