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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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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