The first original production from AARP Studios will be an A-list project built around comedy legend Don Rickles. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the 90-year-old comedian is at the center of “Dinner With Don,” an unscripted series with a lineup of guests on tap for season one that includes Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler and Martin Scorsese.
“The series will be shot around Los Angeles at famed restaurants including Craig’s, The Palm, Dan Tana’s, Vincente and Madeo,” THR reports. “Rickles will exec produce the series with his longtime manager Tony Oppedisano’s Winbrook Entertainment and Robert Bauer (‘Waitress’), C. Scot Cru (‘The Apprentice’) and Patrice Choghi of Stamper Lumber Media Group. Bauer will also direct ‘Dinner With Don.'”
The project does not yet have a network attached. AARP Studios is headed by former Discovery Communications digital studios executive producer Jeffrey Eagle.