Queen Latifah Launches New Travel Channel Series
Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere at Flavor Unit have launched “The Best Place To Be,” a new Travel Channel mini-series. Check out the network’s release:
In the premiere episode on Sunday, April 2 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT, Queen Latifah hops on a motorcycle and traverses the winding roads through Rio de Janeiro like a carioca – instantly connecting with the pulse of the city and leaving no doubt that viewers are in for a mind-blowing travel experience. Each of the four one-hour episodes of “The Best Place To Be” follow a noted personality as they share the best places to eat, drink, shop and sightsee at their favorite international destinations. Anthony Anderson discovers the amazing architecture and nightlife of Barcelona; Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen explore Hong Kong’s hidden hot spots; and Mary-Louise Parker goes on safari in Kenya.
“This is a fun show that gives a true glimpse into how to really escape and explore,” says Shakim Compere of Flavor Unit. “Actors and performers are fortunate enough to travel around the globe for work and fun. But there’s always places that stay with them — these are the cities they keep going back to.”
“Did I tell you they call me Queen La-chief-a?” says Queen Latifah of her friends in Rio. “If there’s one thing that represents everything I love about this city, it’s the music. You can feel that African drum everywhere you go. The music energizes me, recharges me, and I feel a real, true connection.”
The mini-series will premiere two episodes in April and two in May as follows:
“Rio, Fit for a Queen” – Premieres Sunday, April 2 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT
Queen Latifah and her friends explore Rio de Janeiro, taking mototaxis to the favelas, trying local dishes and dancing the samba. From footvolley on the beach to hunting for waterfalls in the rainforest, they discover why Rio is the best place to be.
“Anthony Anderson’s Barcelona” – Premieres Sunday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT
Actor Anthony Anderson and his friend Jeff Sanchez head to Barcelona, Spain, where they catch a soccer game, check out architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece, join a St. Jordi’s Day celebration and try Spain’s traditional dishes.
“Jason Biggs’ Hong Kong” – Premieres Sunday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT
Actor Jason Biggs and his wife, Jenny Mollen, return to Hong Kong six years after their first trip there. Along the way, they hit up an old-school dim sum restaurant, take the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak and try their hand at street art.
“Mary-Louise Parker’s Kenya” – Premieres Sunday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT
Actress Mary-Louise Parker and her daughter bring their friend Nikki on her first visit to Kenya. They stay at Giraffe Manor, visit an elephant orphanage and encounter a dangerous rhino on safari before making it to Pride Rock.