American reality stars visit KoreaFour American actors - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman - visited Korea to engage in shooting for their reality program, “Better Late than Never,” a travel show adapted from Korea’s mega-hit variety program “Grandpas Over Flowers.”
According to CJ E&M, the entertainment giant in charge of the Korean travel series, the American celebrities visited Korea from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24. for their show.
“We are thrilled to welcome those four honorable actors and their filming in Korea,” said Seo Jang-Ho, head of international sales and acquisitions at CJ E&M.
“We cannot wait to see how CJ E&M’s originality and creativeness gets adapted into an American version. We’re dedicated to producing content that is attractive to a more global audience.”
Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the program’s four participants have been followed by young American comedian Jeff Dye, who helps with their chores. The American travel series will feature the aforementioned celebrities backpacking across Asian countries, including Korea, Japan and Hong Kong over the next month.
The format of “Grandpas Over Flowers” was sold to NBC last September, becoming the first unscripted Korean format to be adapted by an American broadcast company.
Due to its popularity, the Korean travel program has spawned two successful spin-off series named “Sisters Over Flowers” and “Youth Over Flowers.”
By Jin Min-ji