The series, won by Sydney’s Shahrouk family, was praised for its diversity, but had ratings challenges in its first season.
But unlike reality failures The Last Resort and TEN’s Biggest Loser: Transformed, it largely held the audience it had. Nine will now tweak the show in order to build a recognisable food brand in 2018.
Michael Healy, Director of Television for Nine, said: “We’re really proud to have brought a fresh cooking format to Australian audiences and are confident that it will grow to be an even more solid contributor to Nine’s family-friendly slate next year. Viewers have told us they loved the combination of everyday families with accessible, home-cooked meals. Family Food Fight laid a great foundation for us in the final quarter this year to create a compelling second series in 2018.”
Endemol Shine Australia CEO, Mark Fennessy, said: “We’re extremely proud of this original cooking format and delighted it’s been so warmly supported by our partners at Nine. We look forward to bringing viewers a second helping of good humour, healthy family rivalry and incredible home cooking.”
Nine has not yet indicated which judges will return in 2018.