The Next Food Network Star

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Sunday 9:00 PM on Food Network Premiered Jun 05, 2005 Between Seasons

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The Next Food Network Star

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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 10 returns with 12 new finalists, unique and intense challenges, plus guest judges – both celebrities, and Food Network stars. This season starts in Los Angeles, travels to Las Vegas, and ends in New York - Food Network's hometown. On the way, the finalists will have to prove themselves in a variety of venues, including Hollywood premieres, 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 enthrall fans and newbies alike. Join the fun as the brightest stars from the network and select special guest stars coach these hopefuls toward their dream.

Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis return as mentors, and are also part of the committee. The viewer-voted winner continues, and Star Salvation returns for season two 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 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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  • LENNY REALLY? WHAT HAPPENED

    1.0
    I WOULD NEVER WATCH HIM HE IS WEIRD I AGREE. He is obnoxious and fake. He is NOT a cowboy that I would find attractive. You lost another viewer foodnetwork
  • snobby judges

    2.0
    The judges suck, they all act like snobs. What happened to them? They used to be down to earth.
  • Predictable

    2.0
    Since the "viewers" became the deciding factor, the show is no longer about the culinary skills of the contestants. It's a popularity contest. Lenny is a nice enough guy, but the "routine" will get old pretty quick.



    I guess this will be the last "Star" series I will waste my time watching.

  • A VERY CRUEL JOKE!

    1.0
    Lenny? REALLY??? People voted for this clown-fake cowboy ? REALLY????? Add him to the clown lineup w/ Jeff Mauro, all seeking the supporting role of the now-over saturated Guy. What? Did the FN viewers pull themselves away from "Duck Dynasty" and "Big Smo" just long enough to vote?
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    Food & Cooking, Reality

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    quick recipes, delicious recipes, fame and fortune, carb heavy, diet advice