Portugal picks up Family Food Fight

A Portuguese broadcaster is set to become the first in Europe to air a local version of Family Food Fight.

RTP will air Famílias Frente a Frente later this month, with Shine Iberia producing.

The format was created by Endemol Shine Australia with Nine and has since been picked up for local versions by ABC in the US while in Argentina, Endemol Shine Latino’s series has just finished airing on Telefe. It is also being developed by Endemol Shine’s production company Remarkable Television for Channel 4’s daytime schedule.

Hélder Marques, executive producer for the Portuguese version, described the format as “a diverse, multigenerational and celebratory format – everything that Portuguese cooking sets out to be. We are excited to be the first European territory airing the series and we believe it will resonate strongly with our viewers.”

But the future of the Australian original is under review by Nine.

“It hasn’t worked as well as we’d hoped,” Nine’s Head of Content, Production and Development, Adrian Swift, recently told TV Tonight, “We haven’t made a decision yet, but we’d have to be reviewing it. Let’s be serious.”

Source: C21

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