M6 Takes Format Rights to Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain Show 'The Taste'

Nigella Lawson Anthony Bourdain - H 2012
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Nigella Lawson Anthony Bourdain - H 2012

The French network will adapt the cooking competition show, which got an eight-episode order from ABC in the U.S., for its local market.

BERLIN - French Network M6 has picked up local format rights to the new cooking competition show The Taste from German Sales group Red Arrow International.

ABC in the U.S. has put in an eight-episode order for The Taste. In the show, famous foodies Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain head up a panel of four judges in a competition to pick America´s most skilled chef.

The judges will pick a team of cooks based solely on the taste of their dishes and, in a set-up similar to The Voice, coach them ahead of a series of head-to-head challenges.

Chris Coelen's  Kinetic Content, a Red Arrow subsidiary, developed the original format, which Red Arrow presented to international buyers at MIPCOM in Cannes earlier this month.

Australian broadcaster Nine previously also picked up the show along with local remake rights.