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Food Network revives “Iron Chef” franchise

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Food Network has revived its long-running Iron Chef America franchise with a fresh cut titled Iron Chef Gauntlet. Produced by LA-based Triage Entertainment in conjunction with Food Network, ...
November 28, 2016

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Food Network has revived its long-running Iron Chef America franchise with a fresh cut titled Iron Chef Gauntlet.

Produced by LA-based Triage Entertainment in conjunction with Food Network, the reimagined culinary competition series will see Alton Brown (pictured) return to the franchise to provide his color commentary as host.

Production on Iron Chef Gauntlet, which is said to take cues from the original with new twists and turns, is scheduled for early 2017 with a targeted launch date in the second quarter.

Based on Fuji Television’s Japanese format Iron Chef, the original Iron Chef America first broadcast in the U.S. in March 2005 and has since aired 12 seasons and more than 200 episodes. The cookery program saw challenger chefs competing against a┬áresident “Iron Chef” in an hour-long cooking competition based around secret ingredients and themes.

Iron Chef America served as the format’s second American adaptation of the series, following UPN’s failed two-episode pilot run of Iron Chef USA in 2001.

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