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Better Late Than Never is the heart-warming format featuring four veteran stars and their porter as they hit the road on a fish-out-of-water, backpacking adventure of a lifetime.
This unique adventure format series sees four entertainment legends navigating unfamiliar cultures and settings as they travel to various countries and fulfill challenges to tick off their “bucket-list”.
Based on the ratings-winning original format Grandpas Over Flowers, which secured record-breaking viewing figures on tvN, South Korea, the highly anticipated U.S. version of Better Late Than Never premiered on 23rd August 2017 on NBC and was the #1 show in its 10pm slot across the whole season.
The much anticipated second season of US smash hit Better Late Than Never premiered on NBC in 2018 winning its time slot and increasing its audience share over the season to a total of 5.3 million viewers for the finale episode.
Nominated for Entertainment Format of the Year at the 2017 Content Innovation Awards, the heart-warming and hilarious format has seen local adaptations airing across the globe, drawing impressive audience numbers and establishing Grandpas Over Flowers as a premiere brand franchise. After successful launches in Turkey (Show TV, Dünya Güzellerim) and Italy (Rai 2, Meglio Tardi che Mai), the format is coming to Israel, Russia and France in 2018. With options in an additional 18 territories (and counting…)
“Damn entertaining” – DEADLINE
“It is a travel show, an eating show, a comedy, a discovery, all wrapped into one. It will delight you.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“With a lighthearted tone and carpe diem message, it’s like the Morgan Freeman-Jack Nicholson movie “The Bucket List” – THE JEWISH JOURNAL
“Delightful…If you’ve ever dreamed about taking a vacation with your wild and wacky grandfather, this will certainly provide you with all of the motivation you need” – THE WRAP
“Epic Trip” – NY POST
“Might be called the best buddy road trip ever” – INQUISITR
“Excellent adventures” – CHANNEL GUIDE MAG
“The premiere is a fast-paced, wholly nutbar adventure. If more reality/unscripted shows were this much fun, I might be tempted to watch them” – ECLIPSE MAGAZINE
“Odd mix of traveling buddies makes for laughs” – THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
“A refreshing idea for a reality show” – CNN
“Devilishly clever about dropping teasers about its destinations to get you as excited as its travelers about the journey…You might be surprised how much you enjoy the trip — and your travel companions” – BOSTON HERALD