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Season 12 : Episode 12

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Have you ever thought you could host your own show? Food Network tests that belief in this competition that focuses on both cooking proficiency and camera skills.

Season 12 begins with 12 new finalists, unique and intense challenges, plus guest judges culled from Food Network and Top Chef, and scattered press and celebrities. This season starts in Los Angeles and ends in Food Network's hometown of New York City. On the way, the finalists will have to prove themselves in a variety of venues — food festivals, interactive media, television appearances, and various party types. Through it all the finalists must always demonstrate the overarching theme of this competition: excellence in the kitchen, ability to share their points of view, and an on-camera presence that will attract fans and newbies alike. Join the fun as these hopefuls compete for their dream.

Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis return as mentors, and are also part of the Selection Committee. The viewer-voted winner continues, a new show, Food Network: Comeback Kitchen premieres which gives one finalist from previous seasons to join Food Network Star from the beginning, and Star Salvation returns for season four, giving one eliminated finalist the chance to return for the finale. The winner is awarded his or her own Food Network show, a headlining spot at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and a feature in Food Network Magazine. Produced by LEG/Triage Entertainment.



Broadcast History (All Times E/P):
• Season Twelve – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
12 finalists (Plus one from Comeback Kitchen added in the premiere, and one from Star Salvation for the finale)
Mentors: Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

• Season Eleven – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
12 finalists
Mentors: Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

• Season Ten – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
12 finalists
Mentors: Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

• Season Nine – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
12 finalists
Mentors: Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

• Season Eight – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
15 finalists
Mentors: Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman
(Note: For reasons never fully explained by the network, this season's winner parted ways with the mentor and had the previously guaranteed six-episode show turned into a one-hour special.)

• Season Seven – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
15 finalists
Host: Bobby Flay
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

• Season Six – Sunday 9:00 pm
12 finalists
Host: Bobby Flay
Mentor: Giada
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

• Season Five – Sunday 9:00 pm
10 finalists
Host: Bobby Flay
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

• Season Four – Sunday 10:00 pm
10 finalists
Host: Bobby Flay
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

• Season Three – Sunday 9:00 pm
11 finalists
Host: A Different Food Network Personality Each Week
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Each Week's Host

• Season Two – Sunday 9:00 pm
Eight Finalists
Host: Marc Summers
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

• Season One – Sunday 9:00 pm
Eight Finalists (one team of two)
Host: Marc Summers
Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Gordon Elliott

Notes:
Seasons 9- produced by LEG/Triage Entertainment
Seasons 1-8 produced by CBS EYE Too Productions

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    • Giada, Giada, Giada!

      3.0
      You STILL don't get it! You're what now -- 45? It's such a shame because you're a really talented chef. I have made many of the recipes from your shows and I have a couple of your cookbooks. I'm not saying that you should dress like a frump; just put away the boobs. It takes away from your talent, skill, experience, creativity and intelligence. It's vulgar.
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      I love watching food TV shows! I feel Giada's comments overall on the foodnetwork Star show is not only too critical of contestants but especially to those she doesn't rate highly. She makes faces and expresses her feeling quite clearly on the show. I am very disappointed that 'Anna' was eliminated. I thought Anna did a great presentation and she has come a long way. Giada commented that she 'didn't feel anything' about Anna's presentation whereas the rest of the judges liked it. So in the end, it was her subjective bias about the contestant rather than the standard of presentation, taste and creativity. I think her style of dress is borderline offensive. She should conduct appropriately as a judge and not hold herself out as the 'STAR Of the Thank you.moreless
    • worse ugly cook

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      Why not select a better cook other than big mouth, big teeth, slutty Giada?

    • Giada the whore at home

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      Why would you have a slut with her breast hanging out on a TV cooking show which one of my grandchildren watch. Who's in charge of this show??? Get rid of the whore and the asshole who hired her and who gave her her own show (Giada at home). Very unprofessional !!!!!!!
    • Will it? I want the recipe !

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      Will ahi ... patty melt? Of course. Too easy. Surprise win was will hummus calzone? Yes? Can I please have the recipe? This is the problem with Food Network these days. It's not about cooking. It's about drama. I don't learn anything about cooking on TV anymore. And I'm sad to see the Lunch Lady go. He was darn funny on the comments part of the show.
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    quick recipes, delicious recipes, fame and fortune, carb heavy, diet advice