'Everybody Loves Raymond' Creator Devours World In New PBS Travel Food Show
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If things go according to plan, everybody will soon love Phil Rosenthal.
Granted, you might already be well acquainted with the work Rosenthal has delivered over the years. He was a writer on the series “Coach” and more famously the creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
He now has a new series that will premiere Monday, Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on PBS entitled “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.”
At the very heart of the series is a man who loves to travel and adores trying new and wondrous food.
Thankfully, we get to tag along, starting with the first episode that takes Rosenthal to Tokyo:
The season also promises a star-studded romp around Los Angeles, which will feature cameos from the likes of Martin Short, Allison Janney, and Ray Romano.
Rosenthal spoke to USA Today about the impetus behind the show: “In my few years on this Earth, I've boiled it down to food, family, friends, laughs and travel. I believe we connect over food. A deeper connection for me comes from sharing a laugh. And, when we're sharing a laugh with someone from another culture, Wow! That's a connection made.”
The host does note that his is but one of many travel shows that put food front and center. But he does offer that, “There were lots of sitcoms before we did ‘Raymond.’ Everything is execution.”
And as far as success is concerned, Rosenthal will call it a win if he can influence his audience to give travel a shot.
He said as much to USA Today: “I hope with all my heart that if I can motivate you to get off the couch and come and travel, your life will be better. And the world might be a little better, if we all just experience someone else's experience.”
Even those with a passing interest in food might offer that past vacations are fondly remembered the instant you think back on a truly epic meal.
There is something in the experience of food that allows for unforgettable moments. Hopefully, this new show will have you eager to get out there and create some of your own.
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