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My Kitchen Rules Format Sold To USA

My Kitchen Rules continues to be the gift that keeps on giving for Channel Seven with news that Kinetic Content has picked up the U.S. rights to the hit reality TV show.

Deadline reports the deal was stitched up at MIP-TV.

They article states:

Chris Coelen’s Kinetic Content has picked up the U.S. rights to the hit Australian reality formatMy Kitchen Rules. The deal was made at MIP-TV, which is wrapping in Cannes. MKR is now in its third season on Australia’s Seven network, consistently averaging over 40% audience share, with MKR episodes ranking as 11 of the country’s top 20 highest-rated TV broadcasts in 2012, outperforming local versions of The X Factorand Dancing With The Stars.

I love the way they say it ranked 11 of the 20 highest-rated TV broadcast when less then three months of the ratings year has gone.

A big congratulations to Channel Seven, it is a great format and deserves to be sold overseas.  I wonder if Curtis Stone will turn up as a judge on the US version of the show.

Thanks to @popcornjunkies for alerting me to this.

7 comments

1 brain dead dave { 04.05.12 at 12:43 pm }

Outperforming local versions of X Factor and DWTS?. A drover’s dog could produce a show to do that.

2 Georgie { 04.05.12 at 12:48 pm }

It will make interesting viewing to see what the US equivalent of the Women’s Weekly Cookbook is and whether they’ll get as good a cross-section of the populace to participate as we do.

I can imagine ‘sour corn mash and raccoon vittles’ from somewhere in the backwoods – while the banjo plays…

3 brain dead dave { 04.05.12 at 1:03 pm }

“Lawdy, yew ain’t tasted nuthin’ like m’ Raccoon Macaroons and m’ Redneck Roulade. To hell with that goddamn French judge,darlin’.

4 Georgie { 04.05.12 at 1:06 pm }

And here’s some interesting southern cookbooks and recipes:
http://www.countryhumor.com/vittles.htm

5 brain dead dave { 04.05.12 at 1:12 pm }

“Ze possum proscuitto wraps ..eet was kooked to perfection and ze explosion of flavours when eet melted in my mouse was amazink”

6 Georgie { 04.05.12 at 1:21 pm }

Und ze bee-are baturd catfeesh wiss ze boyeld peenutz was yum but where waz ze sauce?

7 Georgie { 04.05.12 at 8:33 pm }

Fish and chipmunks!