FYI(TM) GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES "STOVE TOTS"
SERIES FOLLOWS GIFTED KID CHEFS WITH THEIR PARENTS ON
A QUEST TO BECOME THE NATION'S NEXT BEST CULINARY STAR
NEW YORK, NY - August 25, 2016 - From the producers of the hit franchise, "Dance Moms," FYI has greenlit the new original series, "Stove Tots," it was announced today by Gena McCarthy, EVP of Programming and Development for FYI. Production begins immediately on 13 one-hour episodes with the series slated to premiere in 2017.
In "Stove Tots," viewers will see a first-hand look at the cut-throat world of junior culinary competitions. The series will follow the next generation of cooking masters - young maestros of the kitchen - as they prepare and compete in cook-offs across the U.S. These culinary prodigies have sophisticated palettes, impressive knife skills, competitive drives and extremely involved parents.
"This series will showcase up-and-coming young chefs, as well as their devoted and sometimes overly supportive parents, as they cut their teeth in high stakes cook-offs," said McCarthy. "Unlike traditional cooking shows, viewers will see docu-style and competition formats converge in 'Stove Tots."
Each episode will feature a new group of culinary wunderkinds, along with their overbearing parents, as they prepare recipes, search for inspiration and deal with the pressures of competition. It all leads up to competition day, where three culinary phenoms will go head-to-head in a two-round elimination tournament. Viewers will also get to know the junior chef's background; how they got into cooking; ways they prepare and train to compete; and why they are pursuing a future in the culinary world at such a young age.
"Stove Tots" is produced for FYI by Collins Ave. Executive producers for Collins Ave are Jeff Collins, Sandi Johnson, Michael Hammond, Bryan Stinson and Laura Halperin. Alex Davies serves as co-executive producer. Executive producers for FYI are Gena McCarthy and Jordan Harman.
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