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Food Network orders Guy Fieri-fronted bracket-style competition series

Discovery-owned Food Network is teaming with Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri on the bracket-style cooking competition series Tournament of Champions. The five-episode series, hosted by the restaurateur and television personality ...
October 18, 2019

Discovery-owned Food Network is teaming with Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri on the bracket-style cooking competition series Tournament of Champions.

The five-episode series, hosted by the restaurateur and television personality (pictured), will see 16 chefs go head-to-head in a series of challenges that become more difficult with each round until just two chefs remain for the final face-off.

A call for challenger nominations was issued last week to fans. Viewers will also have the chance to influence the bracket lineups once the final competitors are announced by voting on social media for which chef they think should be ranked number one.

Timed to the series premiere, fans will be able to fill out their own brackets as they track the series to see how their picks stand up.

Production on the series will begin in December with a launch slated for March 2020.

“Guy’s call to action for fans to nominate the chefs that they think are the best of the best and should earn one of the coveted tournament spots instantly became the most viewed videos on Food Network’s social platforms within the past 90 days, with over a million views and counting,” said Courtney White, president of Food Network, in a statement.

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