‘Next Level Chef’ Replaces ‘Monarch’ After Fox’s NFC Championship Game – Leak Herald

Next Level Chef, the cooking competition series from Gordon Ramsay, is getting a post-football slot in the schedule after Fox pushed drama Monarch to the fall.

The non-scripted series, which features the British chef and Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais, will air a special episode on Sunday January 30 at 10pm after the NFC Championship game.

The trio will serve up a Sunday brunch challenge for competitors in the episode, during which each remaining chef must create a next-level dish that incorporates both sweet and savory elements in just 45 minutes.

Next Level Chef will then continue to air in its regular time slot on Wednesdays at 9pm.

It comes after Fox pushed its big-budget drama series Monarch, about a country music family dynasty and starring Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins, Anna Friel and Beth Ditto, to the fall.

The series, which is Fox’s first fully-owned live-action drama series, was set to premiere in the post-NFC Championship game slot but will now form part of its 2022/23 fall schedule.

“With an incredible pedigree of talent and musical performances, the powerfully compelling drama, Monarch, is a top priority for Fox Entertainment in 2022,” a Fox spokesman said earlier this week.

“Unfortunately, due to the unavoidable realities of the pandemic and the profound impact Covid-19 continues to have on our industry and around the world, it is necessary to reschedule Monarch’s January 30 debut to the Fall.