BYUtv Orders 2nd Seasons of "Dinner Takes All" and "Battle of the Ages"
The two unscripted competition series will air fall 2019
PROVO, Utah, April 16, 2019 -- Family entertainment television network BYUtv today announced it has ordered second seasons of the family cooking competition show "Dinner Takes All" and the multi-generational family game show "Battle of the Ages" to air this fall. Both series premiered in March 2019 and are currently airing their first seasons.
"In partnership with the seasoned creators of such favorites as 'Chopped' and 'Fear Factor,' BYUtv will bring back two reality series that are truly unique in the television landscape," said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. "'Dinner Takes All' is both a cooking show and a family game show, and the goal of 'Battle of the Ages' is to bring every generation of a family together. Both series have been audience favorites since their premieres, and we're pleased to produce more episodes for our viewers in the fall."
"Dinner Takes All" is a family cooking competition show hosted by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon (Food Network, Cooking Channel) and judged by "The Queen of Country Southern Cuisine," Kardea Brown, and "The Yum Yum Foodie," Eddie Zamora, all of whom are returning for season 2. In each episode, two teams of five family members go head-to-head to cook their "best Sunday dinner." Each team uses family recipes to create an entrée, three side dishes and a dessert while simultaneously playing interactive food-centric games for bonus points. Winning families receive a $10,000 cash prize. "Dinner Takes All" is from Keller/Noll ("Chopped," "Chopped Junior") and BYUtv.
The comedic game show "Battle of the Ages" pits two multi-generational family teams against each other in mental and physical challenges. With the opportunity to pick a competitor from the opposing team and test their knowledge on a specific era, this game show will get families talking and laughing while they learn more about each other. "Battle of the Ages" is from Bill's Market & Television Productions ("Ellen's Game of Games," "Fear Factor") and BYUtv.
BYUtv's original programming slate also includes "Dwight in Shining Armor," an adventure comedy in which the Middle Ages meets Middle America; the long-running sketch comedy series "Studio C," which touts nearly two billion views on YouTube; "Relative Race," the first family-history based competitive reality show that follows four teams as they meet relatives linked by DNA for the first time in a race throughout the United States; and "Random Acts," an unscripted hidden-camera reality show that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness. BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms.
For a complete listing of BYUtv's programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org.
BYUtv provides families more than 1,700 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network's content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv's diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the Internet. Today, BYUtv has over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 1 billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.
Cleve Keller and Dave Noll began creating and producing television together exclusively in 2007. Globally, the duo has created, sold and produced over 2,000 episodes of television, including 270+ episodes in 2018 and 280+ episodes in 2019. Their credits include the new daytime syndicated series "Face the Truth" with CBS Television and Dr. Phil McGraw, starring Vivica A. Fox (170 episodes premiered last September); the new hit Game Show Network series "America Says," starring John Michael Higgins (160 episodes premiered last June); the iconic Food Network series "Chopped" (picked up through episode 500); "Chopped Junior" (nearly 100 episodes); the FOX syndicated series "Punchline" (20 episodes premiered in June 2017); GSN's "Winsanity" (80 episodes); HGTV's "Don't Sweat It" (118 episodes); Bravo's "Rocco's Dinner Party"; the BBC's "No Kitchen Required"; TLC's "Cover Shot"; and AMC's "Movies 101," among many others.
About Bill's Market & Television Productions
Bill's Market & Television Productions is a leading non-scripted television production company based in Los Angeles. Led by veteran reality producer David A. Hurwitz, Bill's Market & Television Productions is at the forefront of groundbreaking, high-stakes, entertaining television programming. Known for their ability to bring audiences to the edge of their seats through use of explosive scenes, cutting-edge interactive technology and compelling stories, BMTVP continues to develop and produce non-scripted content in the broadcast, cable and digital worlds. The latest additions to the company's growing portfolio include "Black Card Revoked" (BET) and "Ellen's Game Of Games" (NBC). Hurwitz's previous credits include exciting productions such as "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (NBC), "Fear Factor" (NBC), "American Gladiators" (NBC), the Emmy-nominated "BrainSurge" (Nickelodeon) and many others.