Veteran American actors adapt Korean travel format for NBC


Fay Sutton

| 24 August 2015

Four American actors - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman - have been filming a new travel show for NBC based on CJ E&M's hit reality series Grandpas over Flowers.

For the show, entitled Better Late than Never, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the veteran actors will go backpacking across Asia, making stops at places including Korea, Japan and Hong Kong over the next month.

Last September, the format of Grandpas over Flowers was sold to NBC, making the show the first unscripted Korean format to be adapted by an American broadcast company.

Seo Jang-Ho, head of international sales and acquisitions at CJ E&M, said: "We are thrilled to welcome those four honourable actors and their filming in Korea. 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."

Initially aired in 2013, Grandpas over Flowers is a travel-themed reality show, starring veteran actors in their 70s who visit various destinations. It spawned two successful spin-off series: Sisters over Flowers and Youth over Flowers.