NBC’s Top Chef format travels to the Middle East

LBC Sat has ordered a local version of NBC Universal’s format Top Chef. The pan-regional free-to-air channel has aired several Western formats in recent times and ordered the NBCU show alongside a local version of France 2’s singing series A Star’s Life in Lyrics.

Top Chef is an EMMY Award-winning reality show in which chefs take each other on in various culinary challenges.

The US version of the show airs on Bravo, as does its spin-off series Top Chef Just Desserts.

A Star’s Life in Lyrics will be an entertainment show in which Arab celebrities reveal themselves through their favourite songs.

LBC Sat’s pair of format orders follow its success with local versions of Endemol’s Star Academy, which will soon be entering its eighth season and a local version of FremantleMedia’s Celebrity Duets.