The Australian format adaptation of MasterChef has been picked up by the FOX Network in the US and will be spearheaded by Gordon Ramsay.
Reveille will produce the show, originally based on the UK series, which is said to closely resemble the Australian series. FremantleMedia was given considerable freedom in stripping the series by rights owner Shine, and the results were spectacular.
FOX won’t be stripping the series, however, sticking to around 12 – 15 eps.
Gordon Ramsay, who has appeared in several franchises for FOX, will co-produce and star in the programme. Although he has already fronted Hell’s Kitchen, FOX Executive Mike Darnell said, “Hell’s Kitchen is about finding a head chef that can work in a restaurant. This is about creating the perfect dish, and the contestants can be plucked from anywhere.” Riiiiiight…..
Wonder if TEN could potentially air this one too….?
Earlier this year NBC picked up The Chopping Block but the series failed to sizzle.
Source: Hollywood Reporter