We Are Moving…To A New Home and To New Markets!

A few weeks ago I was asked by a lovely young lady “Aren’t you the guy who used to do that food TV show?”  “Why, yes I am.” I said. “But I didn’t used to do it.  I still do.”  “You do?” she said.  “I used to watch it on Saturday mornings and then they stopped showing it.  Never saw it again.” She added.   I suggested she keep her eye on our Facebook page because we are very much alive and kicking.

There just hasn’t been a new episode of our TV show Eat It and Like It.  That’s all about to change.   We have a new home.   That random scream you hear coming from the direction of Forsyth Park?  Yeah, that’s me.  If I can borrow a line from Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” “This is……awesome.” (Yup, now that song will be stuck in your head)

Beginning this September, Eat It and Like It is back on the air in the Coastal Empire and the Low Country on WSAV-TV (NBC) and we could not be any more excited about it. My partner, Senea Crystal, put it best  “We are thrilled that WSAV was willing to work with us to create bigger marketing opportunities”  Yes. We. Are.   There are a great many things that will be different this time around.  For starters, we’ve only aired 10 shows per season then the re-runs went to SGTV, the City of Savannah’s Government channel.  Now?  We are going year round. 52 weeks a year.  Sunday mornings 7:30 with re-runs later in the week.   There will also be Eat It and Like It features on WSAV’s Midday show “The Southern Scene”.  We will be bouncing around town, digging up hidden foodie treasure all over the area, and we aren’t stopping there.

If you follow us regularly on that there interwebs machine, then you likely know we’ve already been shooting our 3rd season.  Some here in Savannah, of course, but also a good bit of shooting has gone on outside the area.  We’ve been to Florida, Atlanta, and Athens so far.  There are shoots in the works in Charleston, Columbia, Nashville, and many others in between.  Eat It and Like It was created to share Savannah with the South and the South with Savannah.  Don’t worry, there will always be a local element and feel to our show.  The Savannah/Hilton Head region is our home and we have every intention of celebrating and shining a spotlight on the best this area has to offer.   That will never change.  That said, you will see a new episode to help you plan a weekend in Charleston, maybe a get away in Atlanta.  There will be a special edition “Drink It and Like It” highlighting the best in beer, cocktails, wine and more.  Boy, shooting that show is going to be a pain (ha!).  We will also have a special episode on the Inaugural Savannah Food and Wine Festival shortly after that wraps up mid-November.  Make no mistake, this show will remain local, but with an eye on what our neighbors are up to as well.

Finally, and quite possibly the best news we have –as if all of that wasn’t enough already- we are going to take Eat It and Like It to other televisions markets in the South.  In 2013 and 2014 this show will air in Charleston, Augusta, Pensacola/Mobile and Atlanta.  For those of you who’ve wondered why I quit my “day job” on the nightly news.  This is why.  Eat It and Like It is a full time effort that deserved my full time attention.  So let’s do this.  The dance floor is open.

See you on TV.

Jesse

Eat It and Like It launched in Savannah, Georgia with television personality Jesse Blanco as the host. His passion for food and travel has made Eat It and Like It a two-time EMMY nominated program about contemporary and traditional Southern food.

1 Comment

  • bethdonnellypu@aol.com' Beth Donnelly says:

    So glad you’ll have a schedule of shows! 7:30am… I sometimes wake up that early on a Sunday, Hope the ‘later in the week time’ is friendlier.

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