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Canada’s W orders “Pressure Cooker” from Fresh One, BGM

Canada's W Network has commissioned Pressure Cooker, a 10-part primetime culinary competition show from Jamie Oliver's indie Fresh One Productions and Bristow Global Media. (Pictured: Julie Bristow)
June 9, 2014

Canada’s W Network has commissioned Pressure Cooker, a 10-part primetime culinary competition show from Jamie Oliver’s indie Fresh One Productions and Bristow Global Media (BGM).

The 10 x 60-minute series, which is slated to air on the Corus Entertainment-owned network this fall, is the first series produced under the strategic creative formats partnership between BGM and Fresh One, which was unveiled last fall.

Each episode of Pressure Cooker sees celebrity chefs paired with home cooks for a culinary cook-off with a twist. Home cooks must select their ingredients from a specially designed conveyor belt that kicks in at timed intervals. Whatever ingredients they take, they must use.

The series will feature several branded integration partners, whose products will be a key part of the action, the network said.

“Food formats are a hit with audiences around the world on all platforms, and Pressure Cooker is a distinct and exciting new format,” said Julie Bristow (pictured above), president of BGM.

Vibika Bianchi, Corus Entertainment’s VP of original programming for women and family, added: “Pressure Cooker not only has Jamie Oliver’s stamp of approval but is a perfect fit for W Network’s brand of food programming, giving passionate home cooks the chance to compete on this high stakes primetime stage.”

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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