Comedian Jeff Dye and sportscaster Terry Bradshaw are also on board for the bro-mance vehicle that will send the five men on a trek through major cities in Asia. “Better Late Than Never” is adapted from the hit South Korean format “Grandpa Over Flowers,” which NBC optioned last year.
Production begins in August. Episodes will cover stops in Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Chang Mai. The show aims to offer a comedic look at how the five navigate unfamiliar cultures and settings and rely on one another for support while forgoing the usual trappings of celebrity status such as limousines and assistants. Each will also be tasked with checking off “bucket list” items.
Henry Winkler, George Foreman, William Shatner and Terry Bradshaw travel the world. You had me at H. I already have this DVR’d and it hasn’t even been filmed yet. That’s how excited I am for this show. I want to see William Shatner being mildly racist while Henry Winkler sits by sheepishly grinning. I want to George Foreman explain proper grilling methods to world class hibachi chefs. I want it all, and I want it all right now. If there’s two things I learned from this article it’s that I’m a sucker for old people plopped in modern scenarios that they don’t understand and South Korea has the best names for their shows (seriously, Grandpa Over Flowers might be the best named show in history).
While this list doesn’t incorporate everything that I would like to see and do, I completely agree with the thought behind it. Get out there and explore new places, meet new people, and try new things. I recently met some new friends who are taking 2 months to explore places they’ve never been before, and I think that’s awesome. It’s a big world, experience it.