Selena Gomez is set to host two new shows ordered by Food Network, Variety reported on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old actress – who is Instagram’s most followed woman – will star in a ‘celebration-focused series,’ which will hit small screens during the 2023 holiday season.
Then, in 2024, Gomez will be in a not-yet-titled show that will follow her as she goes to other chefs’ kitchens.
The untitled project will feature Gomez ‘meeting up with some of the best chefs in the country in a quest to cook their most popular dishes when she visits their kitchens,’ according to the outlet.
The former Disney star has already seen success with HBO Max’s Selena + Chef series, which has so far run four seasons.
New gigs: Selena Gomez is set to host two new shows ordered by Food Network, Variety reported on Wednesday
Coming soon: The 30-year-old actress – who is Instagram’s most followed woman – will star in a ‘celebration-focused series,’ which will hit small screens during the 2023 holiday season
Warner Bros. Discovery’s chairman and chief content officer of US Networks, Kathleen Finch, announced the upcoming shows in New York City on Wednesday.
Speaking to advertisers at the network’s upfront presentation held at Madison Square Garden, she said: ‘The holidays are always huge for Food Network, reaching nearly 60M P2+ viewers, and having Selena kicking off the nearly 100 hours of new and returning holiday programming will certainly make this coming season one to celebrate.’
Each of the new series starring Selena will be produced by July Moon Productions and The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), a part of Sony Pictures Television for Food Network.
Selena, who just wrapped season three of her hit show Only Murders In The Building, has yet to comment on the new gigs.
It comes after last month Hailey Bieber was trolled online by Selena fans after launching her new cooking show.
The announcement came nearly three years after the singer debuted her culinary series, and critics quickly drew comparisons.
Some upset followers called the the 26-year-old supermodel’s latest project a ‘rip-off.’
‘Hailey really needs to stop copying Selena and she should focus on herself,’ one person tweeted, while another added, ‘She wants to be left alone but copies Selena constantly.’
Show number two: In 2024 Gomez will be in a not-yet-titled show that will follow her as she goes to other chefs’ kitchens
Description: The untitled project will feature Gomez ‘meeting up with some of the best chefs in the country in a quest to cook their most popular dishes when she visits their kitchens’
However, in a statement shared with The Hollywood Reporter, Bieber called What’s in My Kitchen? a ‘natural spin-off’ to her Who’s in My Bathroom series, which has featured Kendall Jenner, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Emily Ratajkowski as guests.
The first of six episodes was released in April and showed her making her ‘signature chicken wing recipe’ inside the home she shares with husband Justin Bieber, Selena’s ex-boyfriend.
Other recipes will include her home version of her $17 ‘Strawberry Glaze’ Erewhon smoothie and pizza toast. The skincare guru collaborated with OBB Media to create the series, with HexClad sponsoring the project.
One Twitter user snidely posted that ‘HBO MAX didn’t want her,’ while others claimed Bieber was giving off ‘single white female’ vibes with the show.
‘This gurl is obsessed with Selena,’ someone else insisted. ‘Look now a remake of Selena + Chef Cook Show.’
‘Next, she’ll announce a murder mystery comedy show co-starring Tim Allen and Jerry Seinfeld,’ another joked, referring to Gomez’s Hulu series Only Murders in the Building.
Repertoire: The former Disney star has already seen success with HBO Max’s Selena + Chef series, which has so far run four seasons
Bieber’s not the only celebrity to follow in Gomez’s culinary footsteps after she started filming her show during the pandemic.
In 2021 Brooklyn Beckham and Paris Hilton launched respective cooking shows, Cookin’ With Brooklyn and Cooking with Paris.
Fans have been pitting Gomez and Bieber against each other for years, and the latest attack on the model came weeks after they squashed rumors of their so-called feud.
In late March Gomez took to Instagram to urge people to stop trolling and bullying Bieber, who had been receiving death threats.
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