February 28, 2017

INSP Announces Destinations for Season 2 of State Plate

New Episodes of the Award-Winning Culinary Travel Series, Hosted by Entertainer Taylor Hicks, to Premiere This Summer

(Indian Land, SC – February 28, 2017) – Family-entertainment network INSP has released its destinations for season 2 of State Plate, its award-winning culinary travel series hosted by platinum-selling entertainer and former American Idol™ winner Taylor Hicks.

“After much contemplation and deliberation, which included looking at viewer emails, calls and countless social media posts, we have determined we will feature the below states in this next season” said Doug Butts, Senior Vice President of Programming at INSP:

Mississippi Missouri Pennsylvania
Alabama Iowa Maryland
Vermont Minnesota Oregon
New York South Dakota Washington

In the new season, Taylor Hicks will once again embark upon a captivating tour to assemble a plate of that state’s most emblematic foods.  Along the way, he will visit farms, ranches, markets, festivals and other diverse locales in order to uncover the stories and legends behind their unique food traditions.

“It’s been very exciting to see and hear comments from our viewers, especially from those who have lobbied hard to have their own state’s culinary heritage featured,” continued Butts.   With so much great food and history to explore, narrowing the list down to 12 was difficult, but we are confident that what we have selected will offer up a heaping helping of unique cuisine that is both rich in history and flavor.”

RIVR Media continues as producer of State Plate and they plan to begin shooting new episodes this spring. The series is scheduled to premiere on INSP in late summer 2017.

For additional information, please visit www.stateplatetv.com.



About INSP

INSP is available nationwide to more than 55M households via MVPDs including DISH (channel 259), DIRECTV (channel 364), Comcast Xfinity, Cox Communications, Charter Spectrum, National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Verizon Fios (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and on vMVPDs including SLING TV, fuboTV, Philo, Frndly TV, Vidgo and FreeCast. Click here to find INSP in your area. INSP provides a trusted viewing experience with a lineup of exclusive and original series, timeless Westerns, action-filled dramas, and films focused on adventure and heroic characters.

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 one of the most beloved and popular American Idol winners of all time. From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Country, Southern Soul, R&B and Blues. Sixty-four million votes were cast and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of American Idol, making it one of the most-watched TV events of the last decade. Hicks’ star continued to rise after he stepped off the Idol stage. Less than three weeks after his Idol victory, his debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” entered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100, and Single Sales Charts. His self-titled album (Arista), debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and was quickly certified RIAA Platinum. Hicks is the first male Idol winner to be featured on a Grammy Award-winning album, Jimmy Fallon’s “Blow Your Pants Off,” which took home the 2013 Grammy for Best Comedy Album. Hicks’ career has included stints on Broadway, a national tour with a hit musical, as well as headlining Paris, Las Vegas and other Caesars Entertainment properties all over the United States. In 2017, Taylor will release a new single and album; and will go on a nationwide tour.