TVNZ has signed a deal with Banijay Rights for a local version of the show My Kitchen Rules.
Screentime New Zealand has been commissioned to produce the local version, which sees the successful format returning after a five-year hiatus. The format follows as teams travel the nation and attempt to out-dine each other from their own homes.
The adaptation is part of Banijay Rights’ new agreement for the Seven Network’s My Kitchen Rules Australia, with TVNZ securing the series long term, including the broadcast of the current 12th season that launched on Channel 7 and 7plus in Australia in August. The series will air this week on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+.
My Kitchen Rules has now been ordered by 12 international broadcasters across Europe, Australia and Africa, with a further three airing the original format My Restaurant Rules.
Lyle Bettson-Barker, senior VP of sales for Australia and New Zealand at Banijay Rights, said: “As one of Banijay’s most outstanding culinary formats, My Kitchen Rules holds a special place in so many hearts with its focus on everyday cooking by everyday people, with ingredients we can all relate to—home recipes, home cooking, friends, family, tears and laughter. We can’t wait to see Seven’s My Kitchen Rules Australia resonate with New Zealand audiences once again, and we’re excited for a new adaptation to showcase local families and friends at TVNZ.”
Philly de Lacey, CEO of Screentime New Zealand, said: “My Kitchen Rules will showcase the rich diversity of quintessential home cooking here in New Zealand. As a nation, we are incredibly proud of our foodie culture, and Screentime New Zealand is set to bring creative know-how to this excellent format for TVNZ.”
Angus Ross, Seven’s chief content officer for entertainment programming, said: “Whichever way you dice it, My Kitchen Rules is Australia’s favorite cooking show, adored by millions. Our distribution partnership with Banijay Rights is one to be proud of, and we’re delighted the My Kitchen Rules format continues to resonate in global markets. We look forward to working with TVNZ and Screentime New Zealand on this local version for the New Zealand territory.”
Cate Slater, TVNZ’s director of content, said: “We’re delighted to bring My Kitchen Rules back to TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+. It is a much-loved series, and we look forward to following the journeys of some of Aotearoa’s best amateur cooks as they set about trying to impress Manu and Colin with their culinary masterpieces in homes around the country.”