INSP Announces Premiere Date for New Original Series State Plate

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Hosted by Platinum Selling Artist and Popular American Idol® Winner, Taylor Hicks. Premieres Friday, October 21st at 9:00PM ET

INSP has set the premiere date for its newest original series, State Plate. The culinary travel series, which is hosted by Taylor Hicks, will debut on the network on Friday, October 21st at 9:00PM ET. The announcement was made by Doug Butts, SVP of Programming at INSP.

In each episode of State Plate, Hicks goes on an unforgettable culinary tour across a particular state to assemble a plate of that state’s most emblematic foods. As he makes his way from coast to coast, Taylor will sample everything from crab cakes in Maryland; to peaches in Georgia; to chili in Texas; to potatoes in Idaho. In the process, he will visit farms, ranches, markets, festivals, and other diverse and unusual locales to uncover the rich details and history behind each state’s unique food traditions.

“When we made the announcement that we were greenlighting State Plate a few months ago, there was an overwhelmingly positive response on our social media platforms from our viewers,” said Butts. “In this series, Taylor brings us the stories of the people who grow, catch, raise, and make the food we eat every day. And who better to bring us their stories than Taylor Hicks? He’s funny, witty, engaging and, he’s a die-hard foodie who is also a restaurant owner. We are confident our viewers will thoroughly enjoy taking these journeys with Taylor.”

State Plate is produced by RIVR Media. For additional information, please visit    

About INSP
INSP is available nationwide via DirecTV (channel 364), Verizon FiOS (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and more than 2,800 cable systems. Click here to find INSP in your area. For quality dramas, positive entertainment and inspiring stories, celebrating the American spirit and honoring timeless traditional values, it’s INSP.

About RIVR Media
RIVR Media is an American-based TV production company, specializing in reality, documentary and digital programming. RIVR has produced over 2000 shows for 21 cable networks including such series as Renovation Realities, Escaping Polygamy, Trading Spaces, Whale Wars, and Fat Guys in the Woods, to name a few.

About Taylor Hicks
Taylor Hicks is an accomplished author, actor and entrepreneur. He launched his career as one of the most popular AMERICAN IDOL winners of all time, and has since gone on to prove himself a dynamic and multi-faceted powerhouse, dominating in music and on Broadway. Hicks is also the owner of the BBQ restaurant Saw’s Juke Joint located in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

Tara Brown

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