NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- ION Television has announced its first original non-scripted series will be "The Emeril Lagasse Show," starring U.S. celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
The weekly, prime-time program is to be recorded before a live studio audience in New York and "will capture Emeril's passion for people, entertainment, music, food and celebration," the network said.
It is to premiere March 28.
"We are excited to bring Emeril's 'positively entertaining' persona and larger-than-life superstar-chef status to ION Television. His brand will be a dynamic addition to our general entertainment network and a treat for our audience," Brandon Burgess, chairman and chief executive officer of ION Media Networks, said in a statement.
"I'm excited to be live on ION Television nationwide, bringing the high energy, interaction and every day celebrations to audiences across the country. I look forward to sharing my passion for interesting people, fascinating places, good music and, of course, great food," added Lagasse.