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Esquire Network Beefs Up Its Slate With a Show About Hamburgers

”United States of Burgers“ will track aspiring food legends as they explore the next frontier in an American staple

Esquire Network is serving up a new show that it hopes will make your mouth water.

The network has ordered the series “United States of Burgers,” which aims to find the next step in ground beef-centric gastronomy.

“A new generation is looking to take burgers to a whole new level, and that means a bigger, better, more adventurous experience that dares the taste buds,” Esquire said of the series. “In this 6-part competition series, ingenuity is on full display as backyard BBQ kings and up-and-coming culinary hopefuls have a shot to showcase their perfected version of one of the nation’s greatest obsessions: the burger.”

The network also announced four other new series, including the reality series “Comedians of L.A.,” which will serve as a companion series to Oxygen’s upcoming “Living With Funny.”

Sink your teeth into Esquire’s upcoming series below.

COMEDIANS OF L.A. (working title)

Produced by L. Plummer Media with Lemuel Plummer as Executive Producer.

In this first-of-its kind partnership with Oxygen, Esquire Network points an unflinching lens at the working life of a stand-up comedian onstage, backstage, and offstage. COMEDIANS OF L.A. (WT) follows rising comedians in Hollywood as they tour in concert halls worldwide and appear in blockbuster movies trying to take their careers to the next level. As they live and work in the same circles, the camaraderie and rivalries will surface as they all stand on the precipice of stardom, hustling to arrive. Oxygen’s series, LIVING WITH FUNNY (working title), focuses on their personal lives and relationships with their wives and girlfriends. The series will air during the same period on each network so fans can follow both shows seamlessly. Brandon T. Jackson is the first comedian to commit to both shows.  Additional cast will be announced at a later date.

GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES

Produced by True Entertainment with Christine Connor, Glenda Hersh, Jo Honig, David Rees and Steven Weinstock serving as Executive Producers.

Comedian, writer and entrepreneur David Rees reveals the not so obvious complexities of the most seemingly simple things we do in everyday life. Deemed a “phenomenal cult hero” by Variety and “drolly hilarious” by The New York Times, Rees plays scientific and anthropological host to this how-to show of epic proportions. Each episode delves into the science and the history behind everyday tasks, attempting to de-familiarize the ubiquitous so as to increase our appreciation and wonder. The perfect fit for Esquire, the network will air the original season and produce eight new episodes.

SOMM (working title)

Produced by Left/Right productions with Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman serving as Executive Producers. The director of the documentary “Somm,” Jason Wise and producer Christina Wise will also serve as Executive Producers.

Master Sommelier is more than just a title; it’s a badge of honor, and to earn it you need to be a wine expert in mind, body, and spirit – an achievement measured by passing one of the world’s most difficult exams. If you can pass it, you’ll be let into a club with just over 200 members worldwide and granted access to the most desirable jobs in the entire food and wine industry. SOMM (WT) follows six aspiring master sommeliers from New York, as they prepare for the Court of Masters Sommelier exam.  The series will also deliver “takeaway” information for the Esquire man, like how to navigate a daunting wine list or how to engage a sommelier without sounding like a fool.

THE AGENT

Produced by Herzog & Co. with Josh Mamann serving as Executive Producer.

THE AGENT is the real-life Jerry Maguire… a documentary series following four top sports agents as they navigate the cutthroat world of professional football.  The series will provide an inside look at America’s biggest sports obsession and will deliver exclusive access that will show viewers the money.  Revealing how far they are willing to go to recruit the top football talent with hopes of getting them drafted, the series highlights relentless ambition, ruthless pressure and the high-stakes of the pursuit.

UNITED STATES OF BURGERS

Produced by Coolfire Studios with Jeff Keane, David Johnson and Steve Luebbert serving as Executive Producers.

There’s no food more quintessentially American than the burger. This summer, Esquire Network is hungrily on a mission to find the next best iconic classic. A new generation is looking to take burgers to a whole new level, and that means a bigger, better, more adventurous experience that dares the taste buds. In this 6-part competition series, ingenuity is on full display as backyard BBQ kings and up-and-coming culinary hopefuls have a shot to showcase their perfected version of one of the nation’s greatest obsessions: the burger.

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