Tuesday, November 22, 2011
BBC America Greenlights Cooking Competition Series
BBC America has greenlighted new adventure cooking competition series No Kitchen Required. The 10-episode original series, which will premiere in Spring 2012, sees three chefs — NY restaurateur Michael Psilakis, Chopped Grand Champion chef Madison Cowan and New Zealand chef Kayne Raymond — being dropped into a remote location where each must work with the locals to hunt, forage and collect ingredients to create a locally-inspired meal that will be judged by the community. The series will be hosted by British presenter Shini Somara (BBCs One Show). No Kitchen Required will be produced by Notional, an IAC company, with Kevin Greene and Notionals Chachi Senior and Dave Noll serving as executive producers. It joins BBC America’s slate of original programming, which includes the new comedy panel show Would You Rather…? with Graham Norton, a Wait Wait… Dont Tell Me! special, a series of specials featuring Chris Hardwick as The Nerdist, plus Richard Hammonds Crash Course and scripted drama Copper debuting in 2012.