Mario Lopez stars as KFC’s Colonel Sanders in Lifetime drama ‘A Recipe for Seduction’


Here comes the Colonel Sanders-themed drama you never knew you needed.

Mario Lopez will star in a new Lifetime “mini-movie” as the KFC spokesman, reports Variety.

The 15-minute special, delicious titled “A Recipe for Seduction,” will feature the “Saved by the Bell” star in a tale about the historic face of the chicken chain, family and love.

“A Recipe for Seduction” will air on Sunday, Dec. 13 at noon.

The chain posted a teaser about the special on Monday morning.

“Some folks take their secrets to the grave, but Colonel Sanders takes his to the deep fryer,” the caption read.

The piece will essentially be a long commercial, while adopting the hallmarks of Lifetime’s regular programming.

In a statement, KFC said they are aiming for a unique experience for customers and fans.

“We always want our brand to show up in interesting and unexpected ways in popular culture,” the chain said. “The KFC and Lifetime mini-movie event is a perfect way to bring fans a fun opportunity to enjoy the holidays with family, friends, and loved ones.”

“Through a terrific cast, and with a wink to the unique sensibilities celebrated in Lifetime movies, this co-production spotlights each brand’s POV and marries them in a fun and authentic way,” said David DeSocio, executive vice president of ad sales marketing and partnerships at A+E Networks.

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