“Somebody Feed Phil” has been renewed for Season 6 on Netflix ahead of its fifth season premiere, Variety learned exclusively.
The five-episode “Somebody Feed Phil” Season 5, which premieres May 25, was filmed back-to-back with Season 6, which also has five episodes.
“We filmed 10 episodes between Delta and Omicron. Remember that? So from August to January we filmed pretty much everything,” Rosenthal said. Variety. “We only had to reschedule one slot because of Omicron, but we traded another one to the US for that. And we’ll come back to [that other location eventually].”
For Season 5, episodes will feature Rosenthal traveling to Oaxaca, Portland (Maine), Helsinki, Portland (Oregon), and Madrid.
Rosenthal says Netflix is aiming for a fall premiere for season 6, although no official date has been set for the release of those already taped episodes.
“Somebody Feed Phil” is produced by Lucky Bastards and Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. For Lucky Bastards, the executive producers are Phil Rosenthal, Rich Rosenthal and John Bedolis. For Zero Point Zero, the executive producers are Christopher Collins and Lydia Tenaglia.
The series received two Emmy Award nominations and two Critics Choice Real TV Award nominations for Best Travel/Adventure Show, winning the category in 2020.
Before Season 5 of “Somebody Feed Phil” is served, Rosenthal fans can enjoy their first serving of “Naked Lunch,” the new Stitcher podcast from “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator, which launched Thursday. Co-hosted with his friend and longtime Rolling Stone journalist David Wild, each episode of Rosenthal’s weekly talk show podcast will feature a special guest to discuss what’s going on in their lives – “a reunion of minds, minds and hearts” – while having lunch at some of Rosenthal’s favorite local restaurants in Los Angeles.
“Ray Romano was one of the first guests. We have a reunion with him and Brad Garrett together on our first episode podcast,” Rosenthal said. Variety. “The other first episode, which drops simultaneously, we did with Brad Paisley, who actually wrote our theme song for ‘Naked Lunch’.”
Rosenthal added: “David and I have been friends for 25 years and we have had these wonderful lunches with our friends from all walks of life in music and comedy, TV and movies. And I always said during these lunches, we should tape this. And now here we are!
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