Renewed and returning: “Food Fighters,” “Wicked Tuna”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for NBC's Food Fighters, Dave's Storage Hunters UK and Nat Geo's Wicked Tuna (pictured).
January 23, 2015

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for NBC’s Food Fighters, Dave’s Storage Hunters UK and National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna (pictured).

U.S. broadcaster NBC has signed on for another season of the Electus-produced Food Fighters, which is to return with new episodes this summer. The series – hosted by actor Andy Richman – pits amateur cooks with five professional chefs, who each try to make a contestant’s best family recipe. The dishes are ultimately judged by a group of food enthusiasts in a blind taste test.

Elsewhere, UKTV channel Dave has signed on for two more series of the North One-produced Storage Hunters UK, which is based on T Group’s popular U.S. series featuring auctioneer Sean Kelly. The show will come back for a second season (10 x 30 minutes) over the summer, with a third series (10 x 30 minutes) slated to air later in the year.

Finally, National Geographic Channel is bringing back Wicked Tuna for a fourth season on February 15 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Pilgrim Studios-made series centers on fishermen from Gloucester, Massachusetts, who fish for bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic.

The series has also given rise to a spin-off entitled Wicked Tuna: North vs. South - also produced by Pilgrim Studios – which premiered on the net in 2014 and is to begin filming in the next few months.

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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.