Crime Scene Kitchen
Matt Roush says...
Fox game shows tend to have a high cheese threshold, and this high-concept baking competition is no exception, though here it’s more about cream cheese or cheese-cake. Joel McHale is the snarky host, welcoming teams of bakers to play “culinary detective” as they snoop around the crumbs, utensils and scattered clues in a studio kitchen to deduce what had been baked there, and then try to recreate the dessert for the judges (Curtis Stone and Yolanda Gampp). The fun is in watching them go down very different paths—was it a Boston cream pie or a Sacher tort?—on the way to the reveal, which McHale describes as “a diabolical box of mystery so confounding it even has its own lighting effects.”