Glorious Food

Simon Cowell Planning To Expand TV Empire With Culinary Show

Simon Cowell is not letting the lukewarm response to The X Factor hold him back from launching other American versions of his UK shows. According to reports, the British TV mogul hopes to launch a U.S. culinary show just like his upcoming UK series Food, Glorious Food. He is rumored to be in talks with FOX.

An insider says the show will follow a food critic as he or she “travels around the country looking for unique recipes for dishes that would be suitable to be sold in a high-end supermarket store.”

“Simon and Fox are in talks to bring his culinary show to the U.S. in 2014, despite it having not even aired in the UK yet,” the source reveals. “They have full faith in Simon as a television impresario and believe his latest idea will be a resounding success.”

“It’s a pretty easy formula to translate to U.S. audiences, it’s a little bit like Antiques Roadshow meets Top Chef… and Simon believes it could really take off,” the source says.

Cowell, 53, already has several cast ideas in mind. “He likes Adam Richman from Man V. Food, and is also a big fan of Anthony Bourdain,” adds the insider. “We’ll just have to wait and see who he goes with.”