‘The Taste Buds with Rhett & Link’ will premiere on Food Network & discovery+ later this year
Food Network wrapped production on a new series with YouTube stars and prolific content creators Rhett & Link, it was announced by Courtney White, president of Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc.
Lifelong friends Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal are hosts of the daily comedy variety show, “Good Mythical Morning,” which has entertained fans for 10 years, amassing more than 17 million subscribers and over 7.5 billion views on YouTube alone, with countless segments dedicated to learning about and trying new foods. They are also the founders of Mythical, an internet-first entertainment studio whose content across channels has more than 75 million subscribers.
The new series, “The Taste Buds with Rhett & Link,” follows the popular duo as they explore some of America’s favorite food brands, going behind the scenes for an investigative deep dive and meeting the people who make it all happen. A press release noted, “Each entertaining and unexpected food journey is punctuated by their trademark humor, unending inquisitiveness and contagious energy and enthusiasm.”
The series will premiere later this year on Food Network and discovery+.
White said, “Rhett & Link have captivated audiences for years with their humor, insatiable curiosity and commitment to answering life’s burning questions like, ‘What’s the best pickle-flavored snack?’ and ‘Where in the world did this bacon dish come from?’ Now we are thrilled to have them bring their chemistry and creative gusto to Food Network and discovery+ as we introduce them to our audience and offer up an exciting new project for their millions of fans.”
Rhett & Link said, “Who would’ve thought that wearing blindfolds on the internet and having America’s favorite foods delivered into our mouths with unnecessarily complicated contraptions would lead to a show on Food Network? And, on top of that, we’ve been given permission to actually enter the inner sanctums of these food brands to get the answers we’re hungry for. Is this real life? We’re thrilled to be ‘The Taste Buds.’ ”
“Good Mythical Morning” is said to be the most-watched daily show online, with 17 million-plus subscribers, 2,100-plus episodes, and 7.5 billion views. The duo has appeared on and in “The Tonight Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Live With Kelly & Ryan,” The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Vice and Variety. Rhett & Link also hold multiple Webby, Streamy and Shorty awards celebrating their work.