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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Dan Levy Is Getting a New Cooking Show on HBO

Award-winning Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy is whipping up a brand-new competitive cooking show set to air on HBO Max and, unlike David, absolutely no one is saying, "Very uninterested in that opinion."

Levy is working alongside an Emmy-winning production company, Boardwalk Pictures, whose notable recent work includes series like Cheer, Chef's Table and Sex, Love & Goop to name a few, to serve to our screens The Big Brunch. Creator and Executive Producer Dan Levy is taking back center stage to host the upcoming series that will celebrate the inspiring stories and dreams of undiscovered chefs from all walks of life to find the next American culinary connoisseur. Oh, and did we mention it premieres on November 10?

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The Big Brunch will consist of 8 episodes—of which the first three will air on November 10, followed by three more on November 17th and concluding with the 2 final episodes on November 24th.

According to HBO Max, “The Big Brunch celebrates inspiring and undiscovered culinary voices from every corner of the country. This eight-episode cooking competition series gives ten talented chefs the opportunity to share their stories and business dreams while vying for a life altering $300,000 cash prize. With Levy acting as host and judge alongside fellow culinary experts chef Sohla El-Waylly and restaurateur Will Guidara, The Big Brunch serves up the next generation of success stories in American cuisine.” (Consider us sold.)

Dan Levy and his co-hosts in 'The Big Brunch.'
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In an earlier press release for the series, Levy stated, “Everybody has a friend, a family member, or a co-worker that is extraordinary at what they do, they just need a leg up so that their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale.” On the show, the chosen chefs will compete for a grand prize that will turn one of the chef's dreams into reality. Co-Executive Producers Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma and Faye Stapleton will work with Levy to highlight the innovation and unique storytelling that the chefs will bring to the series through their dishes. 

Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content for HBO, gushed, “What we love about this special show is that it serves more than mouth-watering culinary delicacies; it’s about heart, a love of cooking and spotlighting talent whose unique skills elevate the beloved brunch menu.” Aubrey continued, “There’s no better foodie or creative partner than Dan and the team at Boardwalk Pictures to celebrate those undiscovered voices, and, well, brunch, the best meal to indulge in decadent sweet and savory dishes that are fueled by cocktails and caffeine!”

Dan Levy on 'The Big Brunch.'
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Levy added, "Thanks to an almost obsessive love of food, I’ve been lucky enough to come across many of those people in the culinary world—friends working out of cafes or food trucks, revolutionizing the menus at local diners—those special humans who create communities around their cooking, hoping to take their skills to the next level. I created this show for them, the local culinary heroes of America who deserve a spotlight. That, and who doesn’t want to watch maple syrup being poured slowly over a golden stack of perfectly cooked, creme brûlée inspired French toast?”

We couldn't agree more. And let's just hope things go better than they did in that iconic cooking scene from Schitt's Creek (seen below).

Was that clapping we hear, or just our stomachs starting to grumble? Either way, we're looking forward to tuning in on November 10 for the first episode of The Big Brunch.

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