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Food Network favorite ‘Iron Chef America’ to return in 2017

(Courtesy Food Network)

Your Dvr’s ready, “Iron Chef” fans.

The Food Network plans to reboot the “Iron Chef America” series with a fresh update called “Iron Chef Glove,” according to a press release from the cable channel.

The new version is expected to begin production in 2017 with a debut set for sometime in the second quarter.

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The cooking competition show, which pits notable chefs against a series of challengers in an attempt to earn or retain the title of “Iron Chef,” will again be catered by Food Network regular Alton Brown. Food Network does not release specific information about the new show, but says that it will be new twists to the traditional cooking-competition format. “Iron Chef” is perhaps one of the first cooking competition programs of the mainstream.

The original “Iron Chef” debuted in Japan in 1993. The AMERICAN version aired for 12 seasons, helping to strengthen the profiles of now household food names such as Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Symon, Marc Forgione, Geoffrey Zakarian and Alex Guarnaschelli.

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“Gauntlet,” however, will be based on the “Iron Chef” format property of the japanese Fuji Television Network.

“Iron Chef America premiered on Food Network in 2005 and was followed by “Next Iron Chef” in 2007. The series was a staple on the Food Network until 2014 before it moved to the Cooking Channel for another year in 2015.

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