The Roku Channel has acquired licensing rights to Nippon TV’s production, “Eye Candy.” The competition series, hosted by Josh Groban, is set to debut on the platform this month.“The sweet, fun sensation of ‘Sokkuri Sweets’ took Japan by storm with stellar ratings on Nippon," Tom Miyauchi, Head of Formats, International Business Development, Nippon TV, said. "Eye Candy’ is produced sweeter and more hilarious than ever, and it will be a tasteful addition to Roku Original programs.”
The new program based on the hit Japanese game show, “Sokkuri Sweets,” is produced by Nippon TV for The Roku Channel. The series unites teams of celebrities and civilians as they make edibles that look identical to a real-life object. ‘Eye Candy’ is among more than a dozen Roku Original programs to premiere on The Roku Channel for the first time anywhere. The premiere date for all 10 episodes will be announced at a later time.“I first saw this show in Japan when it was called Sokkuri Sweets and was obsessed with how fun and silly it was," ‘Eye Candy’ Host, Josh Groban, said. "To be the ringmaster of such insanity is a dream. Bon Appetit.”
The series is executive produced by Jimmy Fox, Linda Lea, Soichiro Shimada and Tom Miyauchi (Nippon TV), Chrissy Teigen, and Luke Dillon (3 Arts Entertainment); co-executive produced by Stephanie Valentin, Amy Stanford, and Charlie Van Vleet; and produced by Main Event Media, an All3Media America company, Huntley Productions and Good Egg Entertainment.
Celebrity guests of the series include Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg, Michelle Buteau, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Tiki Barber, Melissa Gorga, Caroline Manzo, Jeremy Jordan, Bridget Everett, Nico Tortorella, Aparna Nancherla, Nina Agdal, and Michael Ian Black. “‘Eye Candy’ is pop-culture at its finest,” Roku’s Head of Alternative Programming, Brian Tannenbaum, said. “We’ve tapped into a viral phenomenon, putting viewers on a wild ride full of colorful, confectionary concoctions and inviting them to figure out, is it real or is it cake? For makers everywhere, there’s no sweeter binge than ‘Eye Candy.’”
The sweet, fun sensation of ‘Sokkuri Sweets’ took Japan by storm with stellar ratings on Nippon. 'Eye Candy’ is produced sweeter and more hilarious than ever, and it will be a tasteful addition to Roku Original programs.” Tom Miyauchi Head of Formats, International Business Development, Nippon TV