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Bravo orders “America’s Best Restaurant”

Gordon Ramsay's One Potato Two Potato has landed two series commissions in the U.S., with Bravo ordering America's Best Restaurant and Food Network green-lighting a second season of Food Court Wars (pictured).
September 23, 2013

Gordon Ramsay’s indie One Potato Two Potato has landed two series commissions in the U.S., with Bravo ordering America’s Best Restaurant and Food Network green-lighting a second season of Food Court Wars (pictured).

The commissions bring the total amount of original programming produced in the U.S. by the Optomen Television/Ramsay joint venture to 130 hours.

One Potato Two Potato will produce an 11 x 60-minutes run of America’s Best Restaurant,  a food competition series, for Bravo. The series is based on the UK show Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, which aired on Channel 4 in 2010.

Hosted by an as-yet-unnamed U.S. chef and restaurateur, the series will see 16 of the country’s top restaurants compete against each other.

Meanwhile, Food Network has ordered a 13 x 60-minute  second season of Food Court Wars. Hosted by Tyler Florence, two teams of cooks compete to win a one year rent-free lease in a food court location. The first season premiered earlier this year.

“The timing of these two commissions is perfect in the run-up to MIPCOM, where we’ll be meeting with broadcasters from across the globe,” said Caroline Stephenson, director of sales at Optomen International. “We’re confident the formats for Best Restaurant and Food Court Wars are going to be hot properties and are excited to see One Potato Two Potato’s shows grow around the world.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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