FYI cooks up “Stove Tots” competition series

The series, slated to bow in 2017, comes from the producers behind the Dance Moms franchise and follows up-and-coming young chefs (and their parents) as they prepare and compete in cook-offs across the U.S.
August 25, 2016

FYI is giving the stage to a fresh batch of talented kids in an upcoming reality series from the producers of the Dance Moms franchise.

Production on Stove Tots begins immediately, with 13 one-hour episodes slated to bow in 2017. The series follows up-and-coming young chefs as they prepare and compete in cook-offs across the U.S. Each episode will feature a new group of kitchen whiz kids, along with their parents, as they prepare recipes and deal with the pressures of competition. It all leads up to a tournament that pits three of the competitors head-to-head over two rounds.

Viewers will also get to know the personal stories behind the titular “tots”, including the ways they prepare and train to compete and why they are pursuing a future in the culinary world at such a young age.

Gena McCarthy, EVP of programming and development for FYI, described the series in a statement as a blend of docustyle and competitive formats “unlike traditional cooking shows.”

Stove Tots is produced for FYI by Collins Ave. Executive producers for Collins Ave are Jeff Collins, Sandi Johnson, Michael Hammond, Bryan Stinson and Laura Halperin. Alex Davies serves as co-executive producer. Executive producers for FYI are McCarthy and Jordan Harman.

Jeff Collins and Collins Avenue are repped by APA and Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP.


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