December 7, 2019

Andy Samberg to Host Cooking Show on Quibi

Andy Samberg Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

TV cooking competitions just got a little smaller. Andy Samberg will host and executive produce “Biggest Little Cook-Off,” in which two chefs battle to create a delectable single bite of food. Fittingly, it’s for Quibi, a new streaming service specializing in short-form programming. 

“Anyone who knows me knows I love dinky stuff. So when this show about dinky food came my way I said, ‘I like the dinky food,’” Samberg said in a statement. “I’m excited to bring my expertise in dinky things to the dinky cooking arena, and I’m also excited to bring a bag lunch because the food is so dinky I’m for sure going to still be hungry after the shows.”

Samberg is also producing and starring opposite J.K. Simmons and Cristin Milioti in the comedy “Palm Springs,” about two people who meet at a wedding. His NBC series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has been picked up for its eighth season.

Quibi, aimed at millennials and their mobile devices, is the brainchild of Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. It will launch in April 2020.