CBS Shoots Emeril Lagasse Cooking Game Show Pilot for Daytime
We’ve got another game show contender for the CBS daytime slot replacing the canceled soap opera As The World Turns. Deadline TV is reporting that CBS has ordered a pilot for an untitled cooking game show hosted by famous chef Emeril Lagasse. The show is through Fremantle, and they do the other two daytime game shows CBS has (The Price is Right and Let’s Make A Deal) so there’s some strong connections there.
They say it’s an original format, but it sounds very similar to the popular UK show Ready, Steady, Cook! which aired on BBC America for a long time and still apparently airs on BBC 2 in England. This new pilot for CBS, which is in front of a live studio audience, sees people from the audience compete against each other for prizes in preparing a dish with the supervision of Emeril Lagasse, which is probably for the best so audience members who can’t cook don’t lob off a body part. Dismemberment doesn’t play will in daytime. Only in primetime.
So now we have this, we have a The View-like talk show, and we have the Pyramid pilot. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens time slot wise. All of these shows are seeming like half hour shows, and all have documented history from sources saying they are as well. There’s a chance they could pick up two. But they could easily just pick up one and either double-run it or give a half hour back to local stations. CBS’s upfront is in around two weeks so hopefully we’ll here some update.
Speaking of Pyramid, we previously said on our Twitter page that the pilot was supposed to tape a week or two ago. That was delayed due to host issues. When we can say what’s going on we will, but cross your fingers.