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FremantleMedia nabs “My Mom Cooks Better” format

Global super-indie FremantleMedia has taken the global format rights, excluding Spain and Italy, to culinary game show My Mom Cooks Better than Yours (pictured) through an acquisition deal with Madrid-based prodco Mandarina.
May 28, 2014

Global super-indie FremantleMedia has taken the global format rights, excluding Spain and Italy, to culinary game show My Mom Cooks Better than Yours (pictured) through an acquisition deal with Madrid-based prodco Mandarina.

In the fast-paced game show, two contestants accompanied by their mothers compete against each other for a prize, with the parent instructing their child from the sidelines on how to make their best dish in 50 minutes. Later, a food critic blind-tastes dishes from both camps and the winning team receives a cash prize and the chance to return and defend their title.

Mandarina produces the format for Spain’s Mediaset España. The show debuted on the network’s Cuatro channel in March and will air 71 episodes in total, with 20 more episodes commissioned.

My Mom Cooks Better than Yours is a hilarious format. The simple concept of blending food, family relationships and a ticking clock makes for brilliant entertainment and cooks up a lot of laugh out loud moments,” said Levina Negi, global acquisitions and development executive for FremantleMedia, in a statement.

“The format is ideal for all the family, works perfectly as a daily cooking gameshow and has all the potential to be a global hit.”

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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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