Too soon? MKR in comeback speculation.
Media speculation Seven is in early discussions with external producers to return to cooking show...
Is My Kitchen Rules on the comeback trail already?
The Sydney Morning Herald today speculates Seven is in early discussions with external production companies to take over production of the series, previously produced by Seven Studios.
Anonymous sources told SMH “that one of the people pitched the idea was one of the Fennessy brothers, who used to run Endemol, and Eureka Productions, which boasts Seven’s former head of reality Rikkie Proost as part of its leadership team.”
Without MKR and Plate of Origin Seven is now without a primetime cooking show (so is Nine) leaving 10’s MasterChef Australia as a logical destination for food-specific advertisers. While Seven had been rumoured as a possible new home for The Great Australian Bake-Off, Foxtel recently announced it was in “advanced discussions” to return to show, now with BBC Studios Australia -there has been no further word on that front.
What’s also unclear is who would front any new MKR with Pete Evans fired by the network, and no current project for Matt Preston or Gary Mehigan.
Seven declined to comment.