Gusto Announces Three New Original Canadian Series
– Ottawa’s Gusto Worldwide Media begins production this summer on original cooking series FLOUR POWER, FRESH MARKET DINNERS, and WATTS ON THE GRILL –
– Production on Season 3 of Gusto’s marquee original series ONE WORLD KITCHEN currently underway in Ottawa –
TORONTO (May 2, 2017) – Following this week’s James Beard Award win for Gusto’s FISH THE DISH, Bell Media announced today that three new original Canadian series from Gusto Worldwide Media are set to join Gusto’s slate of homegrown programming in 2017/2018.
Celebrating all that is sweet and summery, the roster of new commissioned series all begin production across Ontario this summer in vivid 4K, including retro-themed baking series FLOUR POWER, helmed by Gusto newcomer Jessica McGovern; Ontario food market and local ingredient exploration series FRESH MARKET DINNERS; and barbecue cookout WATTS ON THE GRILL starring chef extraordinaire Spencer Watts. Watt’s series FISH THE DISH recently won a 2017 James Beard Foundation Media Award in the Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location category.
“Gusto provides Bell Media with a unique opportunity to produce new and diverse lifestyle content that complements the network’s current programming lineup,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming, Bell Media. “Offering something for every type of viewer, these three new productions bolster Gusto’s already strong roster of original series and specials.”
“We’re really excited about these three new series,” said Chris Knight, President and CEO, Gusto Worldwide Media. “FLOUR POWER is a concept that we’ve never done before, FRESH MARKET DINNERS is going to inspire viewers to cook with fresh, local produce, and I know viewers are going to be excited to see Spencer Watts show off his barbecue talents in WATTS ON THE GRILL.”
Gusto also announced today that it has begun production on Season 3 of original Canadian series and marquee production ONE WORLD KITCHEN. In its ongoing exploration of new and intriguing global cuisines, this highly-stylized series returns with a new set of hosts, this time shining a spotlight on modern and traditional Cantonese, Greek, Lebanese, and Vietnamese recipes. Episodes of ONE WORLD KITCHEN air Monday – Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on Gusto. For information on Gusto’s series, chefs, recipes, how-to videos, and more, visit gustotv.com.
Further details about Gusto’s new original programming is outlined below:
FLOUR POWER (13, 30-minute episodes)
FLOUR POWER is a fun, playful, and super-stylish baking show that is all about sharing the love and joy of baking. From sweet cream pies to tiramisu, host, Gusto newcomer Jessica McGovern, shows viewers just how easy it is to make these recipes at home.
FRESH MARKET DINNERS (10, 30-minute episodes)
This fun road-trip series brings viewers to farmer’s markets across Ontario to discover local food products, before heading to a fabulous “glamping” site, where the audience is shown how to make irresistible using the fresh ingredients.
WATTS ON THE GRILL (13, 30-minute episodes)
WATTS ON THE GRILL is a mouthwatering new series celebrating all things grilled. Beloved Gusto host Spencer Watts (FISH THE DISH) shows viewers how to barbecue like a pro, from sizzling steak, smoked chicken, and steamy seafood, to even flavourful fruit, veg, and breads.
FLOUR POWER, FRESH MARKET DINNERS, ONE WORLD KITCHEN, and WATTS ON THE GRILL are created by Chris Knight, President and CEO, Gusto Worldwide Media. Production Executives are Robin Johnston and Danielle Pearson. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. (BM)