Esquire Network has ordered more food and beer with third seasons for reality series “Knife Fight” and “Brew Dogs,” TheWrap has learned.
Both have performed well for the young network geared toward men. “Knife Fight,” the culinary competition hosted by “Top Chef” ‘alum Ilan Hall, doubled its performance with the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 in its currently airing second season.
Produced by Authentic Entertainment and Flower Films, changes are planned for the newly ordered third season. Its 16 episodes will be shot in the fall at New York restaurant, The Gorbals Brooklyn, and a new tournament-style format.
Meanwhile, “Brew Dogs” has received an order for 10 more episodes of the Custom-Redtail Media production. Esquire has some big plans for the show, which topped is premiere run in all key demos during its second season. Season 3 will take hosts, Scottish craft-beer makers James Watt and Martin Dickie, outside the United States for the first time in their search for the world’s best artisanal beers.
Additionally, Esquire plans a crossover episode between the “Brew Dogs” hosts in Louisville, Ky. with its popular show “Best Bars in America.”
Matt Hanna, Esquire’s original programming head said, “Both ‘Knife Fight’ and ‘Brew Dogs’ increased their audiences in their second seasons by tapping into topics we know our viewers are passionate about – food, drink and travel – in a fresh and distinctive way.”
The renewal arrives as “Knife Fight” goes into its Season 2 finale on Tuesday at 10/9c, in which NYC based chefs and partners, Edi Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban of Seasonal and Edi & the Wolf’s take on the ultimate secret ingredient: crickets.