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 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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    • Jealous of Giada, much?

      8.0
      I enjoy watching the show, and Giada is one of my favorite Food Network stars. I believe in tasteful dressing for women, as to not portray a negative light on women or draw inappropriate attention. Giada has only worn two dresses that I found a bit too much, and in every other scene she has just been beautiful and well dressed. I feel like the show seems staged lately, though...
    • Honestly Giada??????

      4.5
      I too am upset with Giada's constant slutty attire. You don't see Bobby Flay running around wearing assless chaps at least not yet. What exactly are they trying to cook up on this show. Giving food porn a new meaning.

    • Disappointed in the choice of winner

      6.0
      I was very disappointed in the choice of winner. Jay was the most consistent with his food skills and his presentations and he was the only one of the three who actually made his own dish during the pilot. So, why did Eddie win? He's a former pro football player, but I thought this was a show about cooking. Silly me.
    • Losing a fan

      1.0
      I agree with the others I like the show but am disgusted with Giada's dress. If she is doing the show next season and dresses like a whore I won't be watching
    • Lost a fan for the next Food Network Star

      1.0
      So rigged, it is shameful. Jay was clearly heads above Eddie( and Dom) in his food prep and his presentations all 10 weeks, especially the final episode. Eddie capitalized on his looks & bogus football star backround. He played 1 season for the Seahawks,14 years ago & was a mediocre player. Even Dom resurrected himself to be better than Eddie and his food, also was top notch. Bobby & Giada both said winning should be about the best food and the presenter with star was NOT Eddie. We have watched since Guy won the 1st FNS but are done. Politics has triumphed over truth.moreless
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    quick recipes, delicious recipes, fame and fortune, carb heavy, diet advice