Esquire Network Renews 'Knife Fight' for a Fourth Season (Exclusive)

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Esquire Network has greenlit a fourth season of the cooking competition Knife Fight, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Knife Fight is a head-to-head competition where two chefs compete by making two dishes in an hour using the secret ingredients given to them by judge Ilan Hall. Production on season four is set to start in mid-July at Hall’s restaurant The Gorbals, based in Brooklyn, New York.

The third-season finale, featuring Edi Frauneder and Miguel Aguilar, is set to air at 10 p.m. Tuesday. "Michelin-starred Austrian" Frauneder and "Peruvian powerhouse" Aguilar battle it out with mystery ingredients including whole alligator, fennel, duck, toadfish and cough drops, but only one will go home with the prized "Lamb Splitter" knife. (Watch a clip, which is exclusive to THR, below.)

Surpassing last season, Knife Fight season three’s performance is up 31 percent among adults 18-49 and up 82 percent among total viewers.

Knife Fight is produced for Esquire Network by Flower Films and Authentic Entertainment.

For Flower Films, Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen are executive producers; co-executive producers are Ember Truesdell and Chris Miller. For Authentic Entertainment, Lauren Lexton, Tom Rogan and J.C. Begley are executive producers. Ilan Hall, Rich Kim and Kevin Johnston are executive producers.