6th March 2020
UKTV's award-winning comedy entertainment channel Dave, has commissioned UKTV Original Adam Richman: Supperman (12x60'), a tasty new food and travel format which sees a host of famous guests taste Adam's imaginative overhaul on their favourite dishes.
Adam Richman: Supperman is produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment (part of Entertainment One) and will see Adam Richman play host to one guest each episode, who'll arrive armed with their favourite starter, main and dessert: the menu they would choose if it was their last meal on Earth. Once he's had a taste and found out why these dishes are so special to his guest Adam will set off in search of the finest ingredients to impress his guests by transforming their favourite dishes into their ultimate last supper.
Adam Richman said:
I am beyond excited to dive into Adam Richman: Supperman. What I think sets this show apart from everything I have done in the past, is that I've been flying solo on all of my epic food journeys, and the itinerary was based upon my tastes. But here I'm joined by fun, passionate, celebrity foodies and the dishes I find will be based upon the things they love to cook and eat. In the end, I get to use what talents, knowledge, and expertise I have acquired along the way, to make the foods, flavours and feasts they dream about, a reality. And after all, isn't bringing people joy and fulfilment with the food we serve what it's all about?
Adam Richman: Supperman is commissioned by Iain Coyle, UKTV head of comedy and senior commissioning editor Helen Nightingale. The series is ordered by Luke Hales, Dave channel director. Richard Watsham is the UKTV director of commissioning and Steve North is the genre general manager, comedy and entertainment. Executive producers for Whizz Kid Entertainment are Lisa Chapman, Genevieve Dolittle and Tom Edwards. Coyle and Nightingale will executive produce for UKTV. UKTV have worked on the project in partnership with BBC Studios Distribution who will distribute the series internationally.
Iain Coyle said,
I'm very keen to have a set visit, on this one. Not just to sample the amazing food and meet the good people from Whizz Kid but also to see Adam in action. But, yeah, I'll be visiting around lunch time.
Luke Hales added,
We are massive fans of Adam Richman and have been since the brilliant Man v Food, the fact we have managed to get Adam on the channel, alongside some of our favourite comedians has got us all seriously excited at Dave HQ. Between this, Big Zuu's Big Eats and Eddie Eats America the commissioning team are building a brilliant slate of food shows on the channel all with some tasty comedy seasoning.
Lisa Chapman, managing director for Whizz Kid Entertainment commented:
This format has something for everyone - mouth-watering food, entertaining celebrities and of course the inimitable Adam Richman. We are so pleased to be working with Adam again and have long wanted to collaborate with Iain and Helen at UKTV too. Our team might all put on a few pounds delivering the series but it will all be worth it.
Adam Richman: Supperman will air on Dave at the end of year, following fellow comedy food format Big Zuu's Big Eats in May. Dave's supersized its UKTV Original commissions in 2020 with recently announced Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable and more Comedians Giving Lectures and Hypothetical.
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Ever since it was knee high to a TV remote, Dave had an idea. It wanted to be the first place viewers would come for brand-new, award-winning comedy entertainment from the biggest and brightest stars and production companies in the UK. And in the years since, it has launched some of the most exciting and best-loved titles on TV, including the launch of Taskmaster. The channel's critically-acclaimed established comedy hits Hypothetical, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and Comedians Giving Lectures will shortly welcome the forthcoming Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable. And it's not just in front of the camera where the comic genius lies either, with a wealth of scripted treasure such as Sliced, the upcoming Meet the Richardsons and a first ever feature-length special for Red Dwarf.
Dave's not content on just making you laugh and share gags with your mates though. Expedition with Steve Backshall and Hurricane Man show off regions and aspects of the earth never before seen on TV while the resurrection of the hit series World's Most Dangerous Roads promises to test some of the UK's biggest comedic friendships to their absolute limits. Eddie Eats America and Big Zuu's Big Eats deliver mouth-watering food shows with a Dave twist while Red Bull Soapbox continues to delight with its boundless capacity for invention.
The partnership between Dave and CALM continues to grow, having launched the "Be The Mate You'd Want" campaign, the Conversations Against Living Miserably podcast and its first commission on the horizon, Comedy Against Living Miserably for three stand-up specials.
Reaching 20million viewers a month, Dave's come a long way, but it's only just getting warmed up.
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About Whizz Kid Entertainment
Whizz Kid Entertainment is an independent UK production company majority-owned by Entertainment One.
The London-based company creates formats in a wide range of entertainment including live studio, events, fact ent, comedy and documentary. Recent productions include: Celebrity Ex on the Beach for MTV International, Jonathan Pie's American Pie (BBC3), The EE British Academy Film Awards (BBC1), Hugh Grant: A Life on Screen (BBC2) Soft Cell: Say Hello Wave Goodbye (BBC4) and Lip Sync Battle UK (Channel 5).
The company's founder and CEO is Malcolm Gerrie and the Managing Director is Lisa Chapman. The board includes Chairman Stuart Baxter (President, International Distribution, eOne), Tara Long (President, Global Unscripted Television eOne) and Polly Williams (Head of Drama eOne & Creative England TV Drama Venture).