Oprah Winfrey’s cable network OWN is beefing up its roster of food-oriented reality programming. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the channel placed an order for “2 Fat 2 Fly,” about a food truck of the same name.
The series, which received an order for eight episodes, follows two best friends as they sell stuffed chicken wings out of the truck. The show joins an OWN food lineup that also includes “Welcome to Sweetie Pies.”
“2 Fat” is set to air on Saturday nights.
THR notes: “The pickup comes less than a month after a sneak peak of the show on Aug. 16 scored a cable win among African American women 25-54. (The name has been changed from Wing-Men when the pilot, briefly a source of litigation, originally aired.)”
Said OWN President Erik Logan: “This series will be a great addition to our Saturday prime-time lineup. The escapades of these two best friends are fun to watch and there seems to be no limit to what they might do in their quest to make their business a huge success.”
The show is expected to bow in early 2015.