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Chef Irvine Returning to Dinner: Impossible November 21, 2008 4:06 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Dinner: Impossible, Food Network, News, Television.

robertirvine-112108Chef Robert Irvine, who was let go from the Food Network series Dinner: Impossible over news that he exaggerated details in his resume, has been re-hired by the network to return to the hit show, replacing his replacement Iron Chef Michael Symon.  Production on six new episodes starring Irvine will begin this month and will air in March 2009.

“Our audience has continued to demonstrate its interest in and support for Robert,” Welch said. “He has taken responsibility and made a conscious effort to clear the air, rebuild the relationship with Food Network and apologize for the earlier inaccuracies.”

“I am very excited to continue taping more episodes of ‘Dinner: Impossible’,” Irvine said in a written statement. “I am thrilled to further my relationship with the network and embark on more challenging episodes of this popular series.”

Source: AP (via Yahoo!)


Dinner Impossible New Chef Premieres in August July 18, 2008 3:51 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Dinner: Impossible, Food Network, News, Television.
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Food Network has announced that Chef Michael Symon, who won the network’s The Next Iron Chef in 2007, will premiere as the new host of Dinner: Impossible this August.  The show returns with new episodes on Wednesday, August 20th at 10 pm ET/PT.  Symon was named the new host of the show in April after a scandal forced Chef Robert Irvine out as host.  Dinner: Impossible has been a success for the network, ranking as its third-highest rated series.

Food Network to Launch Six New Series this Summer June 25, 2008 10:00 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2008/2009 Television, Food Network, Television.
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Beginning shortly after the July 4th holiday, the Food Network will be introducing the first of six new series this summer; four total in July, and two in August:

  • Grill It! with Bobby Flay – Thirteen viewers auditioned for the chance to grill beside Chef Bobby Flay. Premieres July 6 at 9a.
  • How’d That Get On My Plate? – Host Sunny Anderson follows a single ingredient from its origins to the plate. Premieres July 7 at 930p.
  • Road Tasted with the Neelys – Pat and Gina Neely visit several cities where they put the spotlight on family-owned specialty food product businesses. Premieres July 22 at 930p.
  • Food Detectives – Ted Allen hosts this show that uses science to test various food myths. Premieres July 29 at 9p.
  • Ask Aida – Aida Mollenkamp cooks while solving viewer’s cooking problems in this interactive series. Premieres August 2 at 1230p.
  • The Cooking Loft – Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli invites four cooking students to her cooking loft for lessons and tips. Premieres August 31 at 12p.

Food Network Announces Replacement Host for “Dinner: Impossible” April 23, 2008 11:36 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Dinner: Impossible, Food Network, News.

The replacement for departed TV chef Robert Irvine, who left last month following revelations that he’d exaggerated details in his resume, for Dinner: Impossible has been named.  On Monday, Food Network announced that Ohio chef Michael Symon will take over as host of the series. The press release follows after the jump.


Food Network Ends “Emeril Live” November 28, 2007 2:08 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cancellations, Emeril Live, Food Network, News, Television.

Food Network has pulled the plug on Emerl Live, the 10 year cooking program starring Emeril Lagasse.


Food Network Orders More Episodes of “Simply Delicioso” August 17, 2007 9:53 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Food Network, News, Simply Delicioso.
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Food Network announced today that they’ve picked up an additional 13 episodes of their Miami-based cooking show, hosted by Ingrid Hoffman, Simply Delicioso.