American Idol’s Taylor Hicks ‘State Plate’ Series Renewed for Season 3

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American Idol season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will finish his quest to sample food in all 50 states in the US, as entertainment television network INSP greenlights a 3rd season of its popular original culinary-travel series State Plate.

“With season 3 we will achieve our original goal of featuring all 50 states,” said Doug Butts, SVP of Programming for INSP. “Beginning with the very first episodes in 2016, reaction from people across the country has been very positive. Viewers took great pride in seeing their state featured, and they enjoyed going on this journey with charismatic host Taylor Hicks, who made learning about the history of regional and local foods interesting and fun.”

In this season of State Plate, Taylor Hicks continues his quest to assemble the perfect state plate – representing their most historic, famous and tastiest dishes. For two years, he has crisscrossed America visiting farms, ranches, markets, and festivals to uncover the stories and legends behind each state’s unique food traditions. This season, he will sample a kalua pig in Hawaii, an ice cream potato in Idaho, an elk filet in Wyoming, and all manner of other items, as he tastes his way through the final 14 states of his epic journey. It’s a heaping helping of America’s most beloved cuisine, rich in history, folklore, and flavor.

The premiere date for the third season of State Plate, which will include 14 episodes, will be announced soon.

INSP is available nationwide to more than 81M households via Dish Network (channel 259), DirecTV (channel 364), Verizon FiOS (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and more than 2,800 cable systems.  Click here to find INSP in your area. Food show fans who have cable access, check out this fun informative show if you can. 

State Plate is produced by RIVR Media. Taylor is currently on a nationwide tour, and is also working on a new album, set to be released this fall.

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