YouTuber Hannah Hart headed to Food Network



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Hannah Hart is branching out beyond her drunk kitchen.

Food Network has tapped the comedian and YouTube star to host a new untitled culinary travel series for its channel.

Plans for the partnership include "a six episode series along with an array of complementary digital and social content leveraging both Hart's and the network's respective digital footprints," the network said in a release Monday.

"While I'm not a food expert... I do consider myself a food enthusiast! I love to eat! And I love to travel. But most of all I love to share my experiences,"  Hart said in a statement. "My life has blessed me with so many wonderful opportunities that my goal is to find a way to make them accessible to all! Food Network is the perfect partner for this endeavor and I couldn't be more proud to call them mine."

The digital influencer, who has about 2.5 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, has had a big year. 

She and pal Grace Helbig starred in Fullscreen-Legendary Entertainment's recent reboot of Electra Woman & Dyna Girl.They also star in the upcoming Lionsgate film Dirty Thirty,alongside Mamrie Hart. 

Hart's first book My Drunk Kitchen, published in 2014, landed on the New York Times bestseller list. Her second book,Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded, will be available on Oct. 18.

She joins a growing list of digital influencers — including Helbig and Todrick Hall — who have landed traditional television gigs.

"We share the same mission Hannah has built her own brand success on, creating engaging and entertaining content for our viewers," said Kathleen Finch, Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive, in a statement. "The deep connection viewers of all ages, especially Millennials, have to food and food-adjacent content makes Food Network the perfect place for Hannah to continue to explore her own food adventure and we are excited to see all that comes from this organic convergence of the digital and television landscapes as we continue to deliver (together) for what audiences are craving." 

The Hollywood Reporter first reported news of Hart's Food Network show.