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TLC to launch 20 new shows this quarter

MUMBAI: With an aim to amplify entertainment and celebrate life, lifestyle channel TLC is set to launch 20 new series featuring celebrated hosts, new themes and refreshing formats within this quarter.

Among the themes that will be reflected in the new shows, some include cuisines celebrating the high life and fashion.

The channel has unveiled seven of the 20 shows which are ‘Cake Boss’, ‘Lorraine’s Fast’, ‘Fresh and Easy Food’, ‘Celebrity Style Story’, ‘Epic’, ‘Heston’s Fantastical Food’, ‘Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation’ and ‘Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club’. The remaining series will be revealed by the channel at a later stage.

Each of these new series will be presented by world-renowned hosts such as fourth generation baker Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss), cook and author Lorraine Pascal (Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food), culinary wizard Heston (Heston’s Fantastical Food) and renowned television personality Jamie Oliver (Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club).

Discovery Networks Asia Pacific SVP and general manager South Asia and head of revenue pan-regional ad sales and Southeast Asia Rahul Johri said, “TLC has been the pioneer in presenting differentiated and aspirational lifestyle content in the country. We will continue to invest and bring in the finest quality programs from across the globe. Spread across a variety of themes and hosted by celebrated chefs, the new programming line-up will make for a splendid viewing experience.”

In the new programming line-up, ‘Cake Boss’ will take the viewers behind-the-scenes to witness the process of creating edible art out of flour and sugar in the form of modern cakes, while ‘Celebrity Style Story’ will delve into the world of fashion uncovering the style secrets of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie, The Oslen Twins, Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Lindsay Lohan.

In the show ‘Heston’s Fantastical Food’, world-renowned chef Heston brings back the excitement of childhood days by creating supersized versions of meals and treats. Meanwhile, Madhur Jaffrey will explore the curry nation of Britain in his series ‘Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation’ to uncover how Indian food has been transformed and embraced in the UK from restaurants to places of worship to homes.