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CBC & Global Road to Co-Develop Fridge Wars Format


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Global Road Entertainment and Canadian pubcaster CBC are co-developing the new original unscripted format Fridge Wars for production in Canada.

The studio-based entertainment format features Canadian families from across the country by revealing what’s in their fridge and pitting two celebrity chefs against one another to make the best meal possible, using only the ingredients they find in the families’ kitchens.

Phil Gurin, the president of unscripted and alternative television at Global Road Entertainment, said: “We are thrilled to develop this new original format with our friends and partners at the CBC. Our shared vision to create original content, to be produced and launched in Canada with Canadian producers and talent, is a perfect way to combine creative and production resources with our friends to the north. The format we have co-created is a twist on a food competition show, with plenty of heart, laughs and audience take-away. We expect this to become a global format.”

“We look forward to working with Phil and the team at Global Road to develop this fresh, family-friendly format with strong Canadian and international appeal,” said Jennifer Dettman, executive director of unscripted content at CBC. “CBC is committed to creating original unscripted formats that are exportable, and also serve our audiences here at home.”

In 2014, CBC struck up a deal to collaborate with Phil Gurin’s The Gurin Company to develop original Canadian formats for global distribution.



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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