NBC Universal's younger, male obssessed cable network has just signed a deal to develop a TV version of the internet's most popular cooking show, EpicMealTime, working in conjunction with "The Soup" producers to develop the project.
G4 has concluded a deal to make a pilot with the team behind the hit YouTube cooking show which was created by Harley Morenstein and friends. The show has been an Internet pheonmenom since its September 2010 launch, with its outlandish high calorie dishes that are bound to cause several heart attacks.
The web episodes have centered mainly on copious amounts of bacon and other meat products and they have collectively garnered 275 million upoad views. Impressively EpicMealTime currently ranks as the No.12 most subscribed YouTube Channel of all time with nearly 2 million subscribers. Kudos to the want to be chefs.
The cable pilot will be produced by Comcast Entertainment Studios, with Jay James (Guliana & Bill, The Soup), Gregory Heller, KP Anderson (The Soup, Web Soup) and Morenstein attached as executive producers. Darren Morenstein and Evan Rimer are signed as co-executive producers with Jake Farrow attached as a consulting producer.
EpicMealTime will join the other younger, male-skewed shows on the network which include Web Soup, Attache of the Show and American, Ninja Warrior. Since it debuted in October 2010 there has been a new episode uploaded every Tuesday which typically lasts 3-6 minutes in length, using hip hop slang and referring to it's viewers as "haters" and female guests as "bitches."
EpicMealTime appeared on television on March 17, 2011 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where they created an "inside out" shepherd's pie variation that was also shaped like a car, which the host later ate with his guests.
It is yet to be announced when the show will be shot and aired.