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Netflix Orders Up More Seasons of ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ and ‘Chef’s Table’

Phil Rosenthal’s funny travel show is returning, along with new seasons of the acclaimed culinary docuseries

Jon Favreau and Roy Choi’s cooking show wasn’t the only big food TV announcement Netflix made over the weekend. At an event in Los Angeles yesterday hosted by Queer Eye co-star Antoni Porowski, the streaming titan revealed that another season of Phil Rosenthal’s travel show Somebody Feed Phil and two more seasons of David Gelb’s celebrated culinary documentary series Chef’s Table are currently in the works.

Somebody Feed Phil made its Netflix debut last year, with one season split into two parts. With hour-long episodes featuring Rosenthal — the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond — giddily eating his way around the world’s great food cities, the show is basically a more polished version of his old James Beard Award-winning PBS show, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having. While the series isn’t as fresh or inventive as something in the vein of, say, Ugly Delicious or Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Rosenthal has a lot of fans out there and the show does a good job of showcasing family-run restaurants and food artisans around the world. Rosenthal is filming 10 new episodes for the second season of his show.

A scene from the Asma Khan episode of Chef’s Table
Netflix/Chef’s Table

Chef’s Table, meanwhile, is Netflix’s longest-running and most-acclaimed documentary series. The show faced some backlash around this time last year over its lack of diversity, but Gelb and his team joined the dialogue about representation and widened their scope over the last year to include more women and people of color, and the show is all the better for it. The filmmaker and his crew also recently launched a spinoff, Street Food, that’s arguably better than the original series.

No word yet on when these new seasons of Somebody Feed Phil and Chef’s Table will land on Netflix, or which cities and chefs they will profile. In other Netflix news, the entertainment giant released a YouTube-only crossover episode of Nailed It! and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, featuring special guests Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, and Lucy Davis:

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