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Peacock has selected three series based on popular existing NBCUniversal shows. Top Chef Family Style, Unter Deck Down Under and Baking Everything was ordered from the streaming service, while the American ninja Warrior Junior was picked up for a third season. The latter’s first two seasons aired on the Universal Kids cable channel.
peacock revealed more about the new shows in a press release.
Peacock has ordered six episodes of BAKING IT from executive producer Amy Poehler.
From the creators of Making It, Amy Poehler and Nicolle Yaron, comes BAKING IT, a vacation event series in which teams of two talented home bakers compete for their most delicious savory and sweet edible creations.
The participants hope to win a grand prize in cash, and who can judge and criticize better during the holidays than three real grandmas who are fantastic bakers themselves. Amy will personally hand over the reign to two celebrity friends to host this six-episode arc contest. Like the holidays, BAKING IT will evoke a joyful and comical spirit at a time of year when we come together to honor our traditions and indulge in excessive baked goods.
Top chef family style
Peacock has ordered TOP CHEF FAMILY STYLE, a new family culinary contest featuring exceptionally talented young chefs, each teaming up with an adult family member to compete for the chance to be crowned champions.
Grammy Award Winning Global Powerhouse – And New Mom! – Meghan Trainor will host the TOP CHEF FAMILY STYLE.
Acclaimed chef, James Beard Award winner and bestselling cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson will serve as Head Judge.
In the TOP CHEF FAMILY STYLE, the most talented young chefs from all over the country will sharpen their knives and compete against each other to prove that their culinary skills have aged perfectly. In a brand new variant, the child prodigies of the kitchen will each team up with an adult family member who acts as a partner. Together, the Chef Duos will take part in a range of exhilarating Quickfire and Elimination challenges that offer the perfect blend of high stakes, dazzling talent and heartwarming humor that families can enjoy for generations. Each week the Chef Duos will demonstrate their culinary skills and teamwork. At the end of their epic journeys, a chef duo will take the coveted title home with them and be crowned the winner of the TOP CHEF FAMILY STYLE.
Trainor and Samuelsson will serve at the judges’ table along with a number of surprising and iconic guest judges.
Peacock’s TOP CHEF FAMILY STYLE expands the Bravo TOP CHEF franchise, which has been awarded the James Beard and Emmy Award.
Below deck, down under
Peacock had ordered BELOW DECK DOWN UNDER for the series.
Below Deck travels to Australia to launch its first season on Peacock. BELOW DECK DOWN UNDER shows the upper / lower floor of a really functioning superyacht.
The long hours and the high stress of responding to the wishes and needs of your well-heeled guests above deck and at the same time controlling the tension and politics of life below deck are part of the job. BELOW DECK DOWN UNDER presents the yacht crew with a unique additional challenge, as the main attractions of the region are not only on the water, but also under water. This season there will be diving and underwater adventures in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Hence, the usual five-star service for those adventurous yachties who have access to a glamorous lifestyle and exotic perks that few people have, becomes even more difficult to ever experience. “
American Ninja Warrior Junior – SERIES PICKUP
· Peacock announced the third season of the impressive sports competition series AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR JUNIOR. 15 episodes were ordered.
· AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR JUNIOR is back and more than ever. This season, the series takes the country’s best young athletes and puts them on the world’s most famous course to pass some of the most challenging obstacles yet. They will put their mental and physical strength to the test when they compete against each other in particularly competitive, particularly inspiring and particularly entertaining races. These junior athletes will bring their best ninja skills, indomitable spirits, and fearless attitudes to the course, but only three junior athletes will become the next American Ninja Warrior junior champions.
· Matt Iseman (“American Ninja Warrior”) and Akbar Gbajabiamila (“American Ninja Warrior”) will return to host alongside supporting reporter, on-air personality and gold medalist Victoria Arlen.
The new season features surprise guests, stunt runs and all new courses with ambitious new obstacles designed by our challenge experts with the help of young fans.
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR JUNIOR will be produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions with Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton and Jackson Nguyen as executive producers. Sharalynn Cornwall is acting as co-executive producer.
Premiere dates for all four shows will be announced at a later date.
What do you think? Are you planning Top Family Family Style, Below Deck Down Under, American Ninja Warrior Junior or Baking It on Peacock?