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Alton Brown calls Top Chef a "sous chef kind of show"... then takes it back

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 8th 2009 1:02PM
Alton BrownGiven the popularity of the second-season opener of The Next Iron Chef, I figured it was a good time to pull out this interview I did with the show's host, Alton Brown, at the network's TCA party in July. It was definitely the tastiest party of the tour, as each Iron Chef contestant plied the critics with delectable morsels of their creativity at various stations.

In a bit of a surprise, one of the contestants, Amanda Freitag, was being assisted by her friend Ariane Duarte, one of the more popular contestants from rival program Top Chef's New York season (I was so flabbergasted by the turn of events, I snapped a pic of the two with my cell phone). When I pointed this tidbit out to Brown, his response was very interesting...

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The Next Food Network flub

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 18th 2008 9:31AM
next food network starThe Food Network is one of my favorite channels, I admit it. I can tune in just about anytime and enjoy Ace of Cakes or Good Eats or Boy Meets Grill or Paula Deen, whatever. Generally speaking, they seem to have a good, consistent and enjoyable programming package.

Okay, that's what's good about FN. Now for the sour to go with the sweet. Last night I was catching up with The Next Food Network Star, watching the second showing of the reality competition show because I wasn't able to watch the original broadcast. No big deal, right? Wrong!

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Ted Allen to host new show for Food Network

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 11th 2008 1:39PM
Ted AllenIt sounds like the Food Network has finally come up with a show that will compliment Alton Brown's Peabody-award winner Good Eats. The foodiest member of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Ted Allen, has signed to host Food Detectives, a new Food Network series. Starting Tuesday, July 29th at 9 o'clock ET, the half-hour show will begin illuminating the world about the stuff we eat. They will be "pulling back the curtain and revealing the answers to some of the most puzzling food mysteries."

Actually, the concept is kind of like a Mythbusters for food. Ted will host the show and folks from Popular Science Magazine will provide the expertise. For instance, does an apple a day keep the doctor away? What about baked beans, do they really give you gas? If not, what's Beano going to do with all those commercials and product?

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Food Network wants three more years of Alton Brown

by Kristin Sample, posted Jan 7th 2008 8:22PM
Alton Brown with his knivesThe Food Network is making headlines lately! They have not renewed Emeril Lagasse's nightly Live show and recently declined carrying Mario Batali's new series. So, who does the Food Network want? Apparently, they want Alton Brown who they just signed to a three year deal. Brown will continue to host Iron Chef America, continue to produce and host his show Good Eats, and he's getting a new show called Feasting on Waves (a follow-up to Feasting on Asphalt).

Why so much Alton? The Food Network is aggressively pushing for a younger audience. Bob Tuschman, Senior VP, said that their campaign is working citing that the average age of the network's audience dropped from 50 in 2003 to 46 in 2007. Wow, what a big drop! (Note the sarcasm.)

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What's On Tonight: Kyle XY, History Detectives, Good Eats, The Closer

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 16th 2007 5:00PM

Heartland

  • At 8, NBC has the special Victoria Beckham: Coming To America, followed by new episodes of Age of Love and Dateline.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World at 8.
  • ABC Family has a new Kyle XY, then a new Greek.
  • Food Network has a new Good Eats at 8, then a new Secret Life Of...
  • At 9, FOX has a new Hell's Kitchen.
  • ABC has a new Extreme Makeover at 9.
  • There's a new History Detectives at 9 on PBS.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • LIfetime has the new movie Lost in the Dark at 9.
  • VH-1 has a new World Series of Pop Culture at 9.
  • There's a lot of shows on at 9 tonight, eh? HBO has a new Big Love.
  • Also at 9: TNT has a new episode of The Closer, then a new Heartland.
  • At 10:30, BBC America has a new Hollyoaks.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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