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Dinner and a Movie
Cooking show
Presented byClaud Mann
Paul Gilmartin
Annabelle Gurwitch (1996–2002)
Lisa Kushell (2002–2005)
Janet Varney (2005-2011)
Opening themeBeans and Corn Bread by Louis Jordan and Tympany Five
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationUnited States
Running time90 minutes
Production companyTBS Superstation
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 1, 1995 (1995-09-01) –
2011 (2011)

Dinner and a Movie is an American cooking and entertainment television program aired on TBS from 1995 to 2011.

Each episode included a movie and the preparation of a creative dinner to go with its theme, generally via a pun. For example, an episode showing Drumline features a recipe titled "The Beets Go On", referencing the Sonny & Cher single "The Beat Goes On", as well as the plot of the movie about a drummer who tries to fit in with a new marching band.

The show was hosted by chef Claud Mann and comedian Paul Gilmartin throughout its run, as well as Annabelle Gurwitch from 1996–2002, Lisa Kushell from 2002–2005 and Janet Varney from 2005 to the show's end in 2011.

The show's cancellation was announced by Gilmartin on the May 6 edition of his podcast, The Mental Illness Happy Hour.

On May 17, 2023, it was announced[1] that TBS would revive Dinner and a Movie.

See also


  1. ^ Petski, Denise (May 17, 2023). "'Dinner And A Movie' Revived At TBS After 12 Years". Deadline. Retrieved May 17, 2023.