In this week’s round-up, new series are set to premiere for a range of networks including FYI, Bravo, CMT, and E!.
Cooking competition series Man vs Child: Chef Showdown will mark its debut on the A+E Networks-owned FYI. The 14 x 60-minute competition series showcases five young culinary prodigies aged seven to 14 as they challenge a new executive-level chef.
Challenging a new master chef each week, the three-round cooking battle – the third of which will be a blind taste-test – is to be judged by a panel of recurring chefs including Washington DC chef Mike Isabella and LA-based private chef Alia Zaine. Hosted by presenter and chef Adam Gertler, the Kinetic Content-produced series airs July 23 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.
Elsewhere, U.S. cable net E! will premiere the much-anticipated 8 x 60-minute reality series I Am Cait (pictured), starring Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and former Olympian Bruce Jenner on July 26 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.
The series, produced by E! Entertainment and Bunim/Murray Productions, will chronicle Caitlyn Jenner’s decision to transition and the effects of her decision on the family. Jenner came out as a transgender woman in an April interview on ABC’s 20/20 with Diane Sawyer – watched by 17 million people – putting to rest years of tabloid rumors. She was formally introduced as a woman on the June cover of Vanity Fair.
Meanwhile, NBC Universal cable net Bravo Media will launch its latest docuseries, Work Out New York, on August 18 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Lime Pictures-produced series reveals the competitive world of seven of New York’s most elite fitness trainers as they risk friendship and romance in competition for the city’s top clientele.
Finally, CMT’s coming-of-age docuseries Gainesville will bow with back-to-back episodes across the U.S. cable net on August 20 starting at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
Produced by Wheels Off Entertainment, a division of Brick City, the series documents a group seven friends confronted with the transition into adulthood. The 10 x 30-minute series will capture the millennial challenges of financial struggle, heartbreak and the difficulties of separating from their parents in search of an independent lifestyle.