Global Road, CBC to develop unscripted format

Fridge Wars will pit celebrity chefs against one another to make the best meal out of ingredients found within Canadian families' fridges.

shutterstock_healthy foodCBC has partnered with L.A.-based Global Road Entertainment to codevelop the original studio-based entertainment format Fridge Wars.

The unscripted competition series will pit two celebrity chefs in head-to-head battles to make the best meal possible from ingredients found within the refrigerators of Canadian families from across the country.

A premiere date for Fridge Wars has not yet been set.

“CBC is committed to creating original unscripted formats that are exportable, and also serve our audiences here at home,” said Jennifer Dettman, executive director of unscripted content at CBC, in a statement.

The CBC has a pre-existing relationship with Phil Gurin, president of unscripted and alternative Television at Global Road Entertainment. The two entities had previously collaborated in 2014 – via The Gurin Company – to develop original Canadian formats for global distribution.

The news follows the CBC’s recent announcement of another upcoming food-based series, Back in Time for Dinner, based on the Warner Bros. format of the same name. The social experiment series, produced by 3Bird Media and eOne, will premiere on the pubcaster on June 14.