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Selena + Chef is an American web television cooking/reality show created, executive-produced, and starring American actress-singer Selena Gomez, under HBO Max's "first wave" of original content and programming. It premiered on August 13, 2020. On August 27, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on November 19, 2020.[1] In April 2021, the series was renewed for a third season.[2]

Premise

Since social distancing at home, Selena Gomez has been spending more time in the kitchen than she ever imagined. But despite her many talents, it remains to be seen if cooking is one of them. In each episode of this unapologetically authentic cookalong, Selena will be joined remotely by a different master chef. Together, they'll tackle cuisines of every variety, share invaluable tips and tricks, and deal with everything from smoking ovens to missing ingredients. Each episode will highlight a food-related charity, and this casual, funny, and informative series will embrace both the struggle and the joy of learning to cook — while inviting audiences to follow along at home.

Production

Development

On May 5, 2020, HBO Max ordered a 10-episode order of Selena + Chef, under the working title of 'Untitled Cooking Project', starring and executive-produced by the Rare singer.

“I’ve always been very vocal about my love of food,” Gomez said in a press release. “I think I’ve been asked hundreds of times in interviews if I had another career, what would I do, and I’ve answered that it would be fun to be a chef. I definitely don’t have the formal training, though! Like many of us while being home, I find myself cooking more and experimenting in the kitchen.” The show will also highlight a different “food-related charity” in each episode. Untitled Cooking Project, a truly working title name, debuts on HBO Max this summer in its “first wave” of programming, according to Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content.

On August 27, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season, which consisted of 10 episodes, and premiered on November 19, 2020 on HBO Max.[1]

On April 23, 2021, the series was renewed for a third season.[2]

Release

The series premiered on August 13, 2020 on HBO Max. As an activist and UNICEF ambassador, Gomez will also infuse her show with a philanthropic element, with each episode highlighting a food-related charity. On her Instagram, Gomez said she was “so excited” about her new HBO Max show, and shared her go-to cooking playlist on Spotify, an eclectic mix of Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and Lauryn Hill.

Trivia

  • Gomez will also executive produce the series under her July Moon Productions title, along with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman of Industrial Media's The Intellectual Property Corporation.
    • They previously collaborated on the docuseries Living Undocumented for Netflix.
    • IPC's parent, Industrial Media, also owns B17 Entertainment, which is producing HBO Max's very own, first-wave competition series, Craftopia.

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Original Series
Drama Shows The Flight Attendant (2020) | Raised by Wolves (2020) | White House Farm (2020) | Americanah (2021) | Circe (2021) | DC Super Hero High (2021) | Gossip Girl (2021) | Green Lantern (2021) | Justice League Dark (2021) | Station Eleven (2021) | Tokyo Vice (2021) | The Uninhabitable Earth (2021) | Crime Farm (2021) | Dune: The Sisterhood (2021) | Duster (2021) | Overlook (2021) | Strange Adventures (2021) | Boys (2021)
Comedy Shows Sesame Street (1969) (moved to HBO Max since season 51) | Search Party (2016) (moved to HBO Max since season 3) | Doom Patrol (2019) (moved to HBO Max since season 2) | Love Life (2020) | Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies (2021) | The Sex Lives of the College Girls (2021) | Drama Queen (2021) | Generation (2021) | Made for Love (2021) | Rap Shit (2021) | Tooned Out (2021) | Untitled Michael Schur comedy (2021) | Starstruck (2021)
Animated Shows Adult Animation: Gen:Lock (2019) (moved to HBO Max since season 2) | Close Enough (2020) | The Boondocks (2020) | Santa Inc. (2020) | The Prince (2021) | 10-Year-Old Tom (2021) | Chinos (TBA)

Kid Animation: Summer Camp Island (2018) (moved to HBO Max since season 2) | Esme & Roy (2018) (moved to HBO Max since season 2) | Infinity Train (2019) (moved to HBO Max since season 3) | Looney Tunes Cartoons (2020) | Adventure Time: Distant Lands (2020) | Tig N' Seek (2020) | The Fungies (2020) | Jellystone! (2020) | Mecha Builders (2021) | Aquaman: King of Atlantis (2021) | Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (2021) | Little Ellen (2021) | Tom and Jerry in the Big City (2021) | Young Love (2021)

Reality Shows Craftopia (2020) | Happily Ever Avatar (2020) | Independent (2020) | Legendary (2020) | Lipstick Empire (2020) | The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (2020) | Karma (2020) | Selena + Chef (2020) | The Event (2020) | Full Bloom (2020) | Hot Dog (2020) | 12 Dates of Christmas (2020) | Ellen's Next Great Designer (2021) | The Big Shot with Bethenny (2021) | First Dates Hotel (2021) | The Greatest Space (2021)
Docuseries Expecting Amy (2020) | The House of Ho (2020) | The Dog House (2020) | Equal (2020) | Birth, Wedding, Funeral (2021) | Brad & Gary Go To... (2021) | Generation Hustle (2021) | Heaven's Gate (2021) | Wahl Street (2021)
Specials The Monster at the End of This Story (2020) | Untitled Friends Reunion Special (2020) | Untitled The Boondocks special (2021) | Don't Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! (2021) | Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 (2021) | Two Princes (2021)
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