An adaptation of Australia’s hit cooking series My Kitchen Rules is heading to the States. Fox has ordered eight episodes of the unscripted series based on the Australian hit, which pits celebrity duos against one another as they cook and critique the other team’s food in Hollywood homes.
The teams will take turns hosting intimate dinner parties with a menu designed to impress their rival competitors and professional chef judges Curtis Stone (Top Chef Masters) and Cat Cora (Iron Chef America). The celebrity duos who’ve signed on include Lance Bass, Brandy and Ray J, Andrew Dice Clay, Naomi Judd and Brandi Glanville.
The series features escalating rounds of competition, in which the celebrity duo with the lowest score at the end of each round will be eliminated. The last two teams standing will battle it out in the final round for a pressure-cooker evening, during which they will prepare and present their ultimate dining menu. In the end, only one team will survive.
Bass will team up with his mother Diane Bass. R&B recording artist Brandy will pair up with her brother and fellow R&B artist Ray J, Clay will team with his wife Valerie Silverstein, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Glanville will pair up with Dean Sheremet, and country star Naomi Judd pairs with her husband and music industry exec Larry Strickland.
My Kitchen Rules has been the No. 1 entertainment show in Australia for five consecutive years. The 2015 and 2016 finales ranked as the highest-rated entertainment events of their respective years. The series has been sold in more than 141 countries. Another huge ratings hit in the UK, The Great British Bake Off, has been attempted in the U.S. by CBS and as a holiday special on ABC, but hasn’t seen the success here that it has overseas.
My Kitchen Rules is a Seven Productions format produced for Fox by 7 Beyond – a joint venture between Seven Network Australia and Beyond International. The series is executive-produced by Conrad Green and Kenny Rosen.