2:21pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Antonio Sabato Jr., Chef Jeff Henderson Starring in New Syndicated Shows
Antonio Sabato Jr. and chef Jeff Henderson have signed on to star in separate series for Raycom Media and Bellum Entertainment launching this year.
Fix It & Finish It and Flip My Food will air as strips; Bellum has partnered with Raycom on the production of both series.
Each episode of Fix It & Finish It, executive produced by Scott Sternberg, will feature Sabato and a teamof contractors and designers in a different city giving homes, cabins, RVs or tree houses a much-needed makeover.
Henderson's Flip My Food, executive produced by Ted Eccles, finds Henderson re-create beloved dishes everyone loves to eat -- only better and with fewer calories.
"These shows continue along with Raycom’s strategy of content creation with strong local production partners," said Paul McTear, president and CEO of Raycom Media.
"As Bellum continues to expand our productions and offer more shows we continue to be excited by the content and the people behind our business," Bellum vp Boots Walker said.
Bellum also has tapped Michael Howard to sell both series, based in Atlanta. The industry veteran has worked at ad agency Leo Burnett USA in Chicago before embarking on a 24-year career at NBC Universal during the Lew Wasserman era.
Bellum vp Boyd McDonnell will continue to oversee the distribution of all other Bellum programming currently in production, including What Went Down, Unsealed: Alien Files andState to State.
Sabato is best known for his starring roles on daytime dramas General Hospital andThe Bold and the Beautiful, and he recently appeared on ABC’s Castle.
Henderson has starred in numerous cooking shows and been an executive chef at Care Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.