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Man v. Food

Man v. Food

  • Premiered: 
    August 7, 2017
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  • Network: Travel
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Man v. Food 
  • Subject Matter: Lifestyle
  • Tags: food, restaurant, travel

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Plot Synopsis

In this reboot of MAN V. FOOD, food lover, actor and restaurant business veteran Casey Webb crisscrosses America to uncover tasty treats and tackle the country's iconic eating challenges. In the premiere episode, Webb takes on a hometown challenge in New York City. After tasting a burger stuffed with french fries and fondue in Manhattan, and Brooklyn's innovative pizza on a pizza in a box made out of pizza, he heads to the Lunchbox in Staten Island for a special, multiple-choice challenge: a choice between taking on a 151-ounce milkshake, an eight-pound sloppy joe or eating six habanero ghost chili wings. The wings pack one million units of heat on the Scoville scale, which is 333 times hotter than the average bottle of supermarket hot sauce. Ultimately, Webb leaves his fate in the hands of the challenge creator who makes a random pick on Webb's behalf. Will it be the big, the bad or the burn? In the second premiere of the night, Webb travels to Milwaukee, WI, for some epic Brew City eats. These include a pitcher-sized bloody mary garnished with a whole fried chicken, a mouth-watering pork shank at a 100-year-old German restaurant and a four-and-a-half-pound Reuben sandwich challenge named "The Commish," for Milwaukee native and former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who appears in the episode to advise Webb.Throughout the 10-episode run, Webb also wages culinary combat in locales including: Chicago; Houston; Billings, MT; Charleston, SC; Sleepy Hollow, NY; New Orleans; Portland, OR; and Des Moines, IA.

On Monday, December 4, 2017 from 9-10pm ET/PT, Travel Channel premiered the second season of MAN V. FOOD, debuting back-to-back new episodes. This season, Webb attempts the unthinkable by taking on edible encounters that would make most people run and hide -- including a fire and ice challenge -- with scorching hot popcorn measuring over 1 million Scoville units (the scale that measures a pepper's heat) and a 64-ounce frozen hot chocolate near Louisville, Kentucky. Webb also takes on a 29-inch New York-style pizza in St. Louis, that's so big he can't tackle it alone; and in Nashville, Tennessee, he goes for the signature spicy delight, "hot chicken," with tenders slathered in a concentrated hot sauce made with Carolina reapers, scorpion peppers and ghost peppers. In the season opener (9pm), Webb heads to Los Angeles, where he'll try an epic burger that has been crossed with a pizza and some savory chicken and waffles that have taken the town by storm. At Genkiyaki, Webb will pioneer the Zombie Burrito challenge to be the first to try to demolish the 2.5-pound spicy behemoth laden with ghost pepper-fueled death sauce and zombie sauce to earn a place on the Wall of Zombie. On the night's second premiere (9:30pm), Webb travels to historic Boston for some epic New England eats: a burger topped with Thanksgiving favorites; a 2.5-pound, plate-sized prime rib; and a 4.5-pound Irish breakfast challenge at Flann O'Brien's Pub. Throughout the season, Casey will also pursue culinary triumph in Boise, Idaho; Daytona, Florida; Grand Rapids, Michigan; the Ozarks; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; San Diego; Seattle and Burlington, Vermont.

Season 3 of MAN V. FOOD premiered on Monday, May 28, 2018 from 9-10pm ET/PT on Travel Channel. This season, Casey Webb travels to 14 new cities for a slew of bigger, bolder challenges including a cauldron of pho in Baltimore, a colossal crepe piled high with Thai ice cream in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a 5-pound platter of Tater Tot nachos in Atlanta. The premiere episodes take Webb to his childhood stomping grounds along the New Jersey shore and the Midwest's fast-growing foodie destination: Minneapolis. The season opener begins beachside at the popular New Jersey shore - and Casey Webb's own hometown. Webb hits up local spots including the Speak Eatery to check out the Hand Grenade, a sandwich piled high with everything from ribs to mac 'n' cheese. Then, he visits the 100-year-old New Jersey institution Bahr's Landing, where a 6-pound crabmeat stuffed lobster takes center stage. Finally, Webb heads over to Papa Pancho for the Spicy Pizza Challenge -- a pizza topped with a concentration of ghost chili sauce so spicy that competitors must first sign a liability waiver for both physical and emotional damage! With the help of his family cheering him on in the crowd, Webb faces off on his spiciest challenge yet. The night's second premiere stops in Minneapolis -- home of the Juicy Lucy, a burger with a cheesy secret. At the Blue Door Pub, they are putting a new spin on the Minnesotan classic. Then, a trip to the quirky Betty Danger's Country Club takes brunch to the next level with a Ferris wheel full of sliders and bacon. Finally, at Lu's Sandwich, Webb faces a massive bahn mi nearly 3 feet long, and he only has 30 minutes to try and beat the beefy behemoth.

The fourth season of MAN V. FOOD premiered on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10pm ET/7pm PT on a new channel: Cooking Channel. Armed with a serious love of food and years of experience in the restaurant business, Casey Webb continues to travel the country in search of the most delicious dishes and epic eating challenges. From monstrous 30-pound bagel sandwiches, to a plate of six ghost pepper tacos, and to massive shovel-sized portions of BBQ, nothing is too extreme for Casey to conquer. Throughout the season, Casey is on a heroic journey as he goes head-to-head against the most outrageous foods served at hometown hotspots in cities in Alaska, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, and many more. In each of the half-hour long episodes, he meets the restaurant owners and chefs making these extraordinary and mouthwatering menu items, getting an inside look at each indulgent dish. Before tackling the over-the-top meals and timed food challenges, Casey receives sage advice from the local diners on how to emerge victorious.

After a three-month break, MAN V. FOOD returned with new episodes on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Cooking Channel. This new batch of 12 episodes is called Season 5 on the discovery+ app but are numbered as being part of the fourth season on the Cooking Channel online program guide.

Season 6 of MAN V. FOOD debuted on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Cooking Channel. In the season opener, "Delaware Beaches," Casey Webb's quest for the best brings him to the beaches of Delaware for an ice cream custard that has locals lining up and a brewery that blends two beloved bar foods. Then, Casey takes on a surf and turf challenge so daunting, it's never been done before. On the online Cooking Channel program guide, this installment is episode 502, indicating its part of the fifth season, but the discovery+ app lists in in the show's sixth season. MAN V. FOOD returned with new episodes on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Cooking Channel. The online Cooking Channel program guide lists this episode as #610, making it part of Season 6. In this new episode, "Orlando, Florida," Casey's palate-expanding pilgrimage takes him to Orlando, FL, for a hunger-slaying sandwich, a seriously famous footlong and a team challenge so big that he calls in backup from hometown hero and heartthrob Joey Fatone. Together, they tackle the 8.5-pound Team Chowdown Challenge.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, Cooking Channel premiered Salem, Massachusetts," the season finale of MAN V. FOOD. Casey's traveling taste buds take him to Salem, MA, for a sci-fi-inspired slice of pizza, a historic candy treat and an under-the-sea extravaganza with the 3-pound Hypernova Scotia Challenge.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sharp Entertainment