'Hooked Up with Tom Colicchio' premieres Wednesday on NBC Sports Networkby jmaloni
Premiere episode features Colicchio and Plaxico Burress
NBC Sports Network presents "Hooked Up with Tom Colicchio," a new 30-minute outdoor fishing show featuring chef/owner of Craft restaurants and head judge of Bravo's "Top Chef" Tom Colicchio and guests in various fishing locations in the U.S. The five-part series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
The premiere features Super Bowl XLII champion and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress and Colicchio as they search for fish in the Florida Everglades and talk football and family. In the second episode of "Hooked Up," at 7:30 p.m., Colicchio talks to Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell and his wife, Etty Lau.
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, "Hooked Up" again offers back-to-back episodes on NBC Sports Network. First at 7 p.m., 18-year NBA veteran Jerry Stackhouse discusses breaking Michael Jordan's University of North Carolina scoring record and advice given by Stackhouse's mother as he and Colicchio fish off the coast of South Naples, Fla. Then at 7:30 p.m., "The Wire" actor Wendell Pierce joins Colicchio in the Biloxi Marsh off the coast of Pierce's hometown of New Orleans.
The final episode of "Hooked Up" airs on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m., with New York City chef and restaurateur Eddie Huang and former mixed martial artist and UFC titleholder Randy "The Natural" Couture.
NBC Sports Network will telecast encore presentations of the evening's episodes beginning at 11 p.m. on Wednesday nights.