This was posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Rodney Hofirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
There are so many cooking competition shows now that it's hard to keep track of them all. And on Fox, Gordon Ramsay owns them all. His fourth show "The F Word With Gordon Ramsay" is the only one that is live, creating added risk to the equation.
Four police officers from Peachtree City cheekily dubbing themselves team "Slaw and Order" are going to compete tonight at 9 p.m. They've known each other for more than 20 years and are very tight.
Officer Stan Pye, the assistant chief of the department and an avid quail hunter, leads the crew. Detective Heather Scott is described by the show as a headstrong mother of four and keeps the guys in line. Lieutenant Mark Brown is notorious for never letting anyone off the hook and Officer Justin Mobley loves to get under everyone’s skin. The quartet offers a diverse range of culinary skills, including cooking what you kill.
They will compete against a family from Nashville and if they win, qualify for the finals for a big cash prize.
A production company contacted them and put them through the paces, including multiple cooking challenges and Skype interviews. Once they were cleared to be on the show, they had a camera crew follow them around.
"I want a chance to offer a different side of police officers," Pye said, "to show that we're human. We argue. We support each other. We aren't just what you see all the time on the news."
He admires Ramsay for his work ethic, his desire to ensure things are right, no excuses. "You can tell he's in charge," Pye said.
Fox is already buying up possible projects for the 2018-19 TV season, including "Atlanta's Most Wanted," a drama starring and executive produced by Atlanta rapper/actor Tip "T.I." Harris.
He is also working with Jerry Bruckheimer, known for his "CSI" series.
If picked up, odds are good this would be shot locally.
Written by Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks), Atlanta’s Most Wanted centers on Marcus Armstrong (Harris). Born in Atlanta to an infamous criminal father, he is recruited to be a part of a new vice squad that tackles the growing criminal elements in his hometown. Marcus’ involvement will jeopardize his own long-held secret that threatens to upend his entire life.