Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Alton Brown Signs a New Three Year Deal with Food Network

Alton Brown has signed on for another three years with Food Network.  The contract includes continuing on as host of Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef as well as guest appearances on other FN shows.  As for Good Eats, my suspicions have been confirmed as there is only a Thanksgiving Special on the slate for now.  I can't say I'm too surprised as GE has been running for over 10 years and FN has been moving further and further away from quality production cooking shows.  Enjoy the last few Good Eats episodes while you can!  The good news I see in this is an open door for Alton to pursue some new outlet for his talent.  We've seen what he can do with specials like Feasting on Asphalt.  Let's hope for more!

p.s.  I noticed in the lasagna episode he points to his wrist when talking about 'time' and for once in his life he doesn't have a watch on!

10 comments:

Shelby said...

I noticed the watch thing too! I thought maybe it was just me and it had slid down his arm, off screen...

Oops!

Sandie (Sandie's Bitchin' Kitchen) said...

I am extremely saddened by this news... I LOVE Good Eats! I tell people all the time, "If there's something Alton Brown doesn't know about cooking, then it's most likely not worth knowing!" Lol Now what am I gonna do?! Stupid Food Network!! I swear, it's like they've become the MTV of food. Blah...

Anonymous said...

No...... I'll have to get rid of my tv!

Remco said...

Even here from Holland I'm sad that there will be new episodes from Good Eats.

Alex @ NECI said...

Bummed. Thankfully our library here @necidotedu has every episode on dvd. Review time. :)

Anonymous said...

Alton,

Hope your last GE eepisode is an all-star one w/ 'W', your 'sister', 'nephew', the French Chef, etc.

Anonymous said...

Sad, but hopefully he'll take advantage to do some other stuff. I'm glad that he doesn't want to see good eats jump the shark. He could go on forever if he just did "here's a dish an here's how to prepare it," but then GE wouldn't be any different from all the other cooking shows.

Most here have probably already seen this, but here's a 2009 article where AB talks about ending the show;

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/10/alton-brown-was-supposed-to-be-talking-about-his-new-book-good-eats-the-early-years-and-the-10th-anniversary-celebration-of.html

Anonymous said...

Boo! Good Eats was one of the last good shows on FN, why can't tv just leave well enough alone?

Jey G said...

Oh great. Another open time slot to shove Guy Fieri into. :(

Life Student said...

While I'm sad that Good Eats is ending, I'm glad that Alton is continuing with the Food Network. I would like to see more shows on the Feasting on Asphalt theme. I was disappointed there wasn't one last year.