Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen to Host ‘Dinner and a Movie’ Reboot

The strike-shortened 2023 production slate has left moviegoers with a lighter summer movie calendar than many have come to expect in recent years, but TBS is hoping that fans will take the opportunity to spend more time watching old movies at home. The cable network announced that married couple Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen have been tapped to host a revival of “Dinner and a Movie,” the cooking show that features recipes that can be paired with films.

“Dinner and a Movie” originally aired on TBS from 1995-2011 and was famously hosted by chef Claud Mann and comedian Paul Gilmartin. The revival will air on Saturday nights at 8pm ET beginning on June 1. Each episode will feature a movie (“Aquaman” will be the inaugural selection) alongside cooking segments, games, and surprise guests.

Future episodes of the show will feature the films “We’re the Millers,” “The Greatest Showman,” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

“The hilarious Jason and Jenny are the go-to couple to invite to any party, and TBS fans will get the chance to hang out with them every Saturday night,” Turner Networks president Jason Sarlanis said in a statement announcing the news. “Plus ‘Dinner and a Movie’ allows us to tap into talent from across our networks to create the ultimate watch party. If you thought you loved these films before – just wait until you get to relive them with Jenny and Jason, alongside delicious eats and fun surprise guests inspired by that week’s movie.”

Biggs is best known for his roles in the “American Pie” films and Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” Mollen has also acted on shows such as “Angel” and “Girls” and is the author of the books “I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People” and “Live Fast Die Hot.”

SOURCE: Indie Wire

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