NBC has picked up summer culinary competition show Food Fighters for a second season.It’s slated to air this coming summer. Hosted by Adam Richman, Food Fighters features amateur cooks going head-to-head against professional chefs who try to cook each contestant’s best “family recipe” better than the contestant does. The dishes are tasted and judged by “the dinner party,” a group of everyday food enthusiasts who taste both creations in a blind taste test. As the contestants advance, the cash prize grows, as does the incentive to out-cook the professional. Electus International is handling the international rollout.
In its first season last summer, Food Fighters was modestly rated delivered the biggest regularly scheduled week-one to week-two gain in adults 18-49 for any new series on the Big 4 networks in more than two years, according to NBC.