FOX Orders Crime Scene Kitchen Cooking Competition


FOX Alternative Entertainment and Fly on the Wall are producing the new cooking competition Crime Scene Kitchen for a U.S. launch this summer.

Hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale, Crime Scene Kitchen is a culinary guessing game in which bakers are tasked with decoding what type of dessert was made, when all that’s left are the crumbs, flour trails and a few elusive clues. They must then re-create the recipe for the celebrity judges, chef Curtis Stone and cake artist Yolanda Gammp, who will determine how closely the dish matches the missing dessert—and how good it tastes.

The series will premiere May 26 at 9 p.m., following the season finale of The Masked Singer on FOX, and also will be available on FOX’s free streaming platform, Tubi.

Crime Scene Kitchen is unlike any cooking show out there,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at FOX Entertainment. “It’s a truly original format with amazing baking creations, a brilliant play-along guessing game for the whole family, and Joel at the center of it all bringing hilarity at every turn. Just don’t watch it if you’re feeling hungry!”

“I’m deeply excited to be partnering with FOX and Fly on the Wall to host Crime Scene Kitchen,” added McHale. “Hosting a show where bakers try to figure out and then duplicate a dessert from just crumbs, crusty whisks and a soiled electric mixer seems like a lot of fun and reminds me of college. Can’t wait. I’ve already picked out my apron. It’s leather.”