TNT Greenlights Mark Burnett’s ‘On The Menu’
TNT has ordered 10 episodes of On The Menu (working title), billed as TV’s first cooking show ever to give viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode. It’s slated to launch in 2014. Each episode of On the Menu will center on a different American food business – ranging from restaurant chains and stadium concession stands to amusement parks and cruise lines. Passionate home cooks, working in conjunction with professional chefs, will be challenged to create the business’ next signature menu item. The winning dish will immediately go on the menu, giving viewers at home the chance to go try the dish the very next day. Mark Burnett (The Bible, The Voice, Survivor) serves as executive producer for On the Menu, which is being produced by One Three Media, Burnett’s joint venture with Hearst Corporation. Burnett launched TNT’s first push into reality programming with the 2009 series Wedding Day, followed by The Great Escape in 2012.