Fox plates 7 Beyond’s “My Kitchen Rules”

The U.S. broadcast net is prepping a local version of the Australian culinary competition format as part of its midseason schedule. (Pictured L-R: hosts Curtis Stone and Cat Cora)
May 17, 2016

U.S. broadcast network Fox is prepping an adaptation of Australian culinary competition series My Kitchen Rules.

Produced by 7 Beyond for Seven Productions, the eight-episode unscripted series will pit celebrity duos against one another as they cook and critique each other’s food while hosting dinner parties within their Hollywood homes.

Professional chefs Curtis Stone (pictured, left) and Cat Cora (right) will serve as judges, appraising the efforts of such celebrity cooks as TV host and singer Lance Bass, R&B artists Brandy and brother Ray J, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, country singer Naomi Judd and reality star Brandi Glanville.

Each episode of the series, which is slated to premiere midseason, will focus on one team’s day of cooking. Teams will set up their instant restaurants within their respective homes to serve a three-course meal for the judges and their opposing teams. After each course has been served, opposing teams and judges rate the meals out of 10. The celebrity duo with the lowest score at the end of each round will be eliminated. The remaining two teams will face off in a final round for a pressure-cooker evening during which they will prepare and present their ultimate dining menu.

Brad Lyons, Rikkie Proost, Conrad Green, Kenny Rosen and Therese Hegarty are executive producers.

The original format most recently aired its seventh season in February on Australia’s Seven Network.

Santa Monica-based prodco Kinetic Content previously held the U.S. rights to the Australian cookery series.

Elsewhere, the previously announced Kicking & Screaming from Lionsgate Television and Pulse Creative will pair expert survivalists with “pampered partners” in a wilderness race in a tropical jungle in Fiji. Contestants will have to overcome wild animals, rivers, hunger and extreme weather. To win the competition and a cash prize of US$500,000, the skilled particpants will have to drag their partners to the finish line.

The 10-part series will be hosted by New Girl‘s Hannah Simone and is created by Wipeout and Fear Factor executive producer Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky and Mark Harris.

Serving as executive producers on the program are Kunitz and Anthony Dominici, with co-executive producers including Shumsky, Harris and Rebecca Shumsky-Quinn, who developed the project.

Kicking & Screaming is scheduled to premiere midseason on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

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