Marietta’s Alton Brown has signed another three-year deal with the Food Network, according to Deadline.com. This means the mad scientist food expert will continue to host “Good Eats,” “Iron Chef America “and “The Next Iron Chef” for the foreseeable future.
Brown has been executive producing and hosting “Good Eats” since 1999 and has shot more than 240 episodes, all here in Atlanta. He has hosted “Iron Chef America” since 2005 and three seasons of “The Next Iron Chef,” which debuted in 2007. He will also make a couple of appearances on the upcoming “Next Food Network Star.”
In other words, his near ubiquity on the channel continues.
The Food Network apparently sent out a release, which I just got when I requested confirmation. It says the network and Brown will also seek other series ideas down the road. In the past, he’ s done some on-the-road shows called “Feasting on Asphalt” and “Feasting on Waves.”
In the press release, here’s what Brown had to say:
“Food is a great subject for a filmmaker and Food Network has been a great home. They provide me with a level of creative support and professional commitment that would be tough to find anywhere else in the industry,” said Brown. “I’m juiced to have an opportunity to continue the good work we’ve established over the last dozen years and to look ahead to new projects.”
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog