HLN Kicks Off December Line-Up with 3 New Shows for YouTube Channel 'upwave'
HLN will launch three new "upwave" programs on December 1st. Turner Broadcasting System's launched upwave on an online platform first in August. Utilizing their own YouTube channel and upwave.com
The entertaining and insightful programs are intended to help close the gap between healthy intention and action, encouraging viewers to get moving and enjoy what it means to 'live life on the up.'
Leading the Sunday evening two-hour block is "Cook Your Ass Off," a transformational culinary contest hosted by celebrated chef Richard Blais that will change the diets and lives of everyday people with the help of nutritionist Keri Glassman. Following is the "The Tim Ferriss Experiment," featuring the New York Times Best Selling author using his signature rapid-learning techniques to master a unique, and seemingly impossible, challenge each week, helping viewers apply his learnings to improve their own lives. The block will conclude with "THE DOSE with Dr. Billy" providing an entertaining look at daily health and wellness through the humor and insight of ER Dr. Billy Goldberg.
7 p.m. (ET), "Cook Your Ass Off"
Produced by Jane Street Entertainment ("Chopped," "Next Food Network Star," "Rachel vs. Guy Celebrity Cook Off"), each episode will introduce the health struggle of an individual and pit talented chef contestants against one another in a three-round competition to transform favorite daily indulgences into lean and delicious meals. Chef Richard will provide an insider's view as the "Cook Your Ass Off" line-up of chefs competes, while Keri offers commentary on the culinary substitutions and coaches guests to implement changes in their daily lives. A panel of celebrity guest judges, often with personal connections to the identified health struggle, will choose one winning chef to compete in a Grand Finale for $50,000. One episode will feature Keshia Sessoms a 41-year-old mother of three currently battling breast cancer and seeking inspiration for a healthier lifestyle.