The release date for Silvia’s Italian Table series 2 — Pending
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Series format and host
On October 6, 2016 ABC AU has launched Silvia`s Italian Table, a celebrity-themed cooking and chat show hosted by self-taught cook Silvia Colloca. Colloca is a Milan native who shares her love for the Italian cuisine with three celebrities in each of the episodes, as they cook three simple yet savory dishes and engage in meaningful conversation. The show is executive produced by Richard Campbell and produced for Fremantle Media.
Silvia Colloca is not a newbie on Australian television, having already hosted her own show Made in Italy on SBS. The current series features the likes of Cathy Freeman, Ita Buttrose, Lisa McCune, Ken Done, Sarah Ferguson, Kathy Lette, Tara Moss, Kanen Breen and Magda Szubanski, among others.
Critical response and potential renewal
The show has been torn to pieces by the critics and fans, particularly the conversation bits. They are described as tortuously pointless and shallow, and even though some guests are intelligent, coherent and have very interesting points of view on various subjects, the host is virtually incapable to hold up her end of the conversation, mostly concentrating on keywords like “simplicity”, “heritage”, “family”, “scrumptious” and other similarly empty tropes. Despite all of the criticism, there are numerous viewers inspired enough to tune in and watch the show. The premiere drew an audience of 461,000 viewers, and the following episodes did not disappoint, remaining on par with the first episode ratings. With solid viewership like this the second series may very well be commissioned, so please stay tuned, and we`ll inform you when any news are announced.
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