The CW stocks up on Fridge Wars

Co-created and co-produced by CBC and The Gurin Company, the culinary competition format will debut on the U.S. net this August.
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The CW Network has picked up another helping of CBC content.

The U.S. net has acquired Emma Hunter-hosted culinary competition format Fridge Wars (6 x 60 minutes) from CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution – tapping the show to debut on August 2 as part of its summer schedule.

Co-created and co-produced by CBC and The Gurin Company, Fridge Wars sees two celebrity chefs go head to head to craft improvised meals out of ingredients in families’ fridges, all in the span of 45 minutes. Unveiled as part of CBC’s 2019/20 programming slate, the show premiered on the pubcaster this February. Barry Davis serves as showrunner on Fridge Wars, while exec producers include Tracie Tighe and Gurin Company’s Phil Gurin. Jeff Thrasher is the show’s series producer.

Fridge Wars joins fellow CBC original series Coroner, which was sold to the CW Network for broadcast and it’s free ad-supported streaming platforms last month. In the past, the network has acquired CBC legal drama Burden of Truth starring Kristin Kreuk.

“CBC is committed to creating innovative original formats like Fridge Wars that offer broad appeal for audiences in Canada and around the world,” said Jennifer Dettman, CBC executive director, unscripted content in a statement. “This series is now more timely than ever while many of us continue to spend more time cooking at home, and we are happy that it will now reach new viewers.”

Image of Fridge Wars courtesy of CBC