10:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Feeln to Launch Weekly Lifestyle Show With Brooke Burke
Feeln is cooking up some new original content.
The subscription video-on-demand service, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, will produce a new weekly lifestyle show hosted by Brooke Burke, the company announced Thursday.
Breaking Bread With Brooke Burke is described as a food-oriented lifestyle talk show with celebrity guests. Each 22-minute episode will feature Burke either at a celebrity's home or at a favorite restaurant, where food will serve an important role on the show, either through cooking demonstrations or through guests' sentimental recipes.
Six episodes have been ordered, and the show is set to launch this fall.
“We know that our audience appreciates content that is entertaining and rich with depth and meaning, and after meeting Brooke, we knew that she was the perfect host for our new talk show,” said Feeln CEO Rob Fried. “Breaking Bread With Brooke Burke serves up the perfect recipe to complement our audience and brand, respectively.”
Confirmed guests so far include Florence Henderson, Jane Seymour, Carnie Wilson, Ali Landry, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe.
“I believe food triggers specific memories, and meaningful meals last a lifetime. There is no better way to create family traditions than breaking bread with loved ones and friends,” said Burke. “My intention is to take our guests on a walk down memory lane through the palate. I'm a foodie at heart; my kitchen is my family conference room where values are taught and shared.”
Burke also will executive produce the series with Rob Fried, Cristina Malavenda, Laurence Braun and David Harte.
Breaking Bread marks the platform's first foray into the talk show genre. Feeln's other original content includes the reboot of the beloved '80s animated series Rainbow Brite. In addition to original content, Feeln is also the exclusive streaming partner for the Hallmark Hall of Fame film collection. The service is available online and via Roku, Xbox, mobile phones and tablets.
Burke's other credits include her five-year co-hosting stint on Dancing With the Stars. She is repped by CAA, Bx2 Management and Del Shaw.