TV One recently announced the addition of two new original series to their second quarter 2012 primetime lineup: ’My Momma Throws Down’ a fast-paced cooking competition featuring a weekly face-off between kitchen matriarchs; and ‘Love Addiction’, an emotion-filled documentary series that centers around helping women and men extricate themselves from destructive relationships with the help of the people who love them most.
From Triage Entertainment, the producers of ‘Iron Chef America’ comes ‘My Momma Throws Down’ hosted by comedian and actor Ralph Harris (On Our Own, Last Comic Standing, Dreamgirls, Evan Almighty). Each week ‘My Momma Throws Down’ will feature two mothers, nominated by a family member and backed by a lively team of family supporters, competing in a cook-off in the Throwdown Kitchen for cash and prizes, and judged by a panel of esteemed culinary experts, celebrities and food-loving personalities.
The competition is fierce, with each mother not only providing her signature dish for both the judges and her adversary to rate, but she will race the clock to create an entire meal on a moment’s notice. Each “Mominator,” or family member who originally put forward his family’s matriarch, will also take part in a special “smack down” challenge, the winner gaining valuable prep time for his mom in the kitchen. Each mom will also select a family member to serve as a “blind” taste tester, who will be sequestered and blindfolded, and whose vote for the most delicious dish will count as part of the final judging process.
On hand to judge the ’mom-chefs’ will be: Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard award-winning chef, and winner of Top Chef Masters; Marvin Woods, the celebrity chef, host, and author of cookbook Home Plate Cooking; Jessica Harris, educator, culinary historian, and writer of eleven cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African Diaspora, including The Welcome Table: African-American Heritage Cooking; Melba Wilson, owner of Melba’s, the Harlem fixture known for its signature chicken and waffles; Tanya Holland, the noted French-trained chef and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland, CA; and Chef Brian Hill, from Food Network’s Private Chefs of Beverly Hills.
Produced for TV One by Mike Mathis Productions, ‘Love Addiction’ focus is on saving troubled men and women from their toxic relationships – through an intervention by the people who care most about them. Under the guidance of relationship experts, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, children and friends come together to help love addicts re-discover themselves and their lives in this powerful, transformational intervention series. Men and women no matter how smart, beautiful or worldly, can find themselves in relationships that are demoralizing and soul shattering. On hand to help navigate the love addicted will be a team of therapists and relationship experts including:
Psychologist Dr. Alduan Tartt, parenting, teen and relationship expert and author of author of The RING FORMULA: How To Be The Only One He Ever Needs and
Personal growth and relationship expert Hasani Pettiford, author of Black Thighs, Black Guys & Bedroom Lies.
’My Momma Throws Down’ and ‘Love Addiction’ are both scheduled to premiere in April 2012
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