HBO Max’s ‘Selena + Chef’ Renewed for Fourth Season

The Max Original cooking show “Selena + Chef,”  starring Selena Gomez, has been renewed for a fourth season on HBO Max.

The new season is slated to premiere next year.

The final four episodes of season three debuted Nov. 11 and feature chefs Jamie Oliver, Sophia Roe, Esther Choi and Gabe Kennedy.
 
Season four will take place at a beach house where Selena will continue to learn the joys of cooking with all-star chefs. As in its first three seasons, each chef will highlight a different charity each episode.

To date, the series has raised $400,000 for 26 nonprofit organizations. 

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“I am looking forward to another season of being in the kitchen with some of the world’s best chefs,” Gomez said in a statement. “Hopefully, my skills have improved. More importantly, we’ve been able to raise money for incredible charitable organizations.”
 
“We are thrilled to continue this delicious series for season four and even more excited to take it to a new setting,” Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of non-fiction and live-action family at HBO Max, said in a statement. “The beach vibes will absolutely take it to the next level and we can’t wait to see what recipes Selena and the chefs cook up next.”

HBO Max Orders Cooking Competition Series ‘The Big Brunch’

HBO Max has ordered the unscripted cooking competition series “The Big Brunch” from Dan Levy and Boardwalk Pictures (“Chef’s Table,” “Cheer”). The series is slated to premiere next year.

Created and hosted by Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”), “The Big Brunch” will offer chefs the opportunity share their stories and their business dreams, while also competing for a life altering prize — all while finding innovative and personal ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“Everybody has a friend, a family member, or a co-worker that is extraordinary at what they do, they just need a leg up so that their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale,” Levy said in a statement. “Thanks to an almost obsessive love of food, I’ve been lucky enough to come across many of those people in the culinary world — friends working out of cafes or food trucks, revolutionizing the menus at local diners — those special humans who create communities around their cooking, hoping to take their skills to the next level. I created this show for them, the local culinary heroes of America who deserve a spotlight. That, and who doesn’t want to watch maple syrup being poured slowly over a golden stack of perfectly cooked, creme brûlée inspired French toast?”

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“What we love about this special show is that it serves more than mouth-watering culinary delicacies; it’s about heart, a love of cooking and spotlighting talent whose unique skills elevate the beloved brunch menu,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement. “There’s no better foodie or creative partner than Dan and the team at Boardwalk Pictures to celebrate those undiscovered voices, and, well, Brunch, the best meal to indulge in decadent sweet and savory dishes that are fueled by cocktails and caffeine.”