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Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
How can Food Network survive in the age of Netflix foodie shows?
Source: Grub Street
Food Network has "mostly settled into a comfortable, familiar format: a competition with a celebrity chef as host, set in a studio, with contestants facing a time limit," says Andy Dehnart. Meanwhile, Netflix is coming out with shows as diverse as Nailed It!, Chef's Table, Sugar Rush and the upcoming Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. As Food Network historian Allen Salkin says of the cable network, "at a critical juncture — which I would say was in the last five or ten years — they decided not to program for the audience that they created.”
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Netflix orders three new unscripted series: The Fix, Westside and Sugar Rush
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
On The Fix, British comedian Jimmy Carr will be joined by "permanent team captains" D.L. Hughley and Katherine Ryan as they host guest comics and experts who attempt to solve the world's problems. Westside will follow musicians in Los Angeles as they try to make it in the music business while working together on an original performance. And Sugar Rush will challenge bakers to create treats in a limited amount of time.