Could Ayesha Curry's New Cooking Show Be ABC's Replacement for The Chew?
After just releasing a brand new cookware line (which you can shop right here), celebrity cook Ayesha Curry is making her return to television with a new reality-style cooking competition called Family Food Fight. According to Variety, the program will debut on ABC but currently lacks a premiere date.
Curry will act as host and one of the judges on the show, which is a spinoff from an Australian program by the same name. This Americanized version won't differ too much from the original series—Family Food Fight pits eight families against one another in a competition where one family will be crowned the "best" food family based on their performance.
The show will focus on regional cuisine, and the contestants who manage to impress a roundtable of celebrity judges will enjoy a $100,000 grand prize, Variety reports.
Curry previously hosted a program on Food Network called Ayesha's Home Kitchen, which premiered in 2016 and lasted just two seasons. She was also slated to appear on ABC's Great American Baking Show last year before the network canceled the series after just one episode due to misconduct allegations against judge Johnny Iuzzini.
For ABC, it's a chance to fill the hole left by The Chew's departure after seven seasons, and which was also marred by sexual abuse allegations against former host Mario Batali. Ayesha, who owns and operates a string of barbecue restaurants and is married to professional athlete Stephen Curry, could be the warm television personality that helps ABC reestablish its once popular food programs.