MasterChef runner-up Poh Ling Yeow will effectively replace the now-defunct The Cook and the Chef for the ABC, with her own 40-episode series based in Adelaide with many of the same crew.
ABC says, “As an artist, Poh approaches food with a unique sensibility and a natural curiosity. Her intuitive cooking style and sense of fun draws Australia’s leading cooks and chefs to Poh’s Kitchen. Thai ‘cooking guru’ David Thompson, one of Australia’s best chefs Neil Perry, and French-trained chef Emmanuel Mollois are the first guests to the Kitchen, exchanging techniques and recipes and sharing Poh’s family cooking secrets.”
Meanwhile Cal Wilson hosts Sleuth 101, an 8 episode ‘Whodunit’ show with a mix of live, improvised and filmed segments as celebrity sleuths try to solve murder mysteries.
According to the ABC, “Sleuth 101 is an exciting new murder mystery game show with a comedic twist. Host Cal Wilson will be joined each week by a celebrity guest comedian who will strive to solve the crime before a live studio audience. This is risky stuff, the high wire act of the comedy world, with no script – just witness statements, footage flashback and forensic evidence – to piece together the mystery.”
Celeb Sleuths include Frank Woodley, Colin Lane, and Dave O’Neill with murder mystery actors including John Wood, Denise Drysdale, Alan Brough, Robyn Butler, Blair McDonough, Francis Greenslade, Frankie J. Holden, Kevin Harington and Nicholas Bell. More Sleuths and victims will be revealed.