Screentime New Zealand has been commissioned to produce a new local version of My Kitchen Rules for TVNZ 2, five years after it last appeared.
Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge will front the NZ series which sees teams travel the nation and attempt to out-dine each other from their own homes.
TVNZ will also broadcast the Australian series on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+.
Angus Ross, Seven’s Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming, said: “Whichever way you dice it, My Kitchen Rules is Australia’s favourite 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.”
Lyle Bettson-Barker, SVP Sales, Australia and New Zealand, 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.”
Cate Slater, TVNZ 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.”
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.