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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.”

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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