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[03/28/11 - 08:19 AM]
Food Network and Alton Brown Embark on New Three-Year Deal
He'll guest star in "Food Network Star," premiering in June, shoot a fourth season of "The Next Iron Chef" this spring and shoot season 10 of Iron Chef America this summer.

[via press release from Food Network]

FOOD NETWORK AND ALTON BROWN EMBARK ON NEW THREE-YEAR DEAL

NEW YORK - March 28, 2011 - Food Network and Alton Brown have agreed to a three-year deal, it was announced today by Brooke Johnson, President, Food Network & Cooking Channel. As Food Network's resident scientist and culinary investigator, Brown will look towards developing new ongoing series in partnership with the network in the coming years. He will also appear as a guest star in two episodes of Food Network's highest-rated series, Food Network Star premiering in June, shoot a fourth season of The Next Iron Chef this spring to premiere in October and shoot season 10 of Iron Chef America this summer. He will also produce and star in three one-hour themed Good Eats specials tied to Thanksgiving, chocolate and barbeque to air between 2011-2012. Additional terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

"Alton has a loyal and passionate following and his programs draw legions of fans to our air. We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Alton and tap into his creativity for producing original programming," said Johnson.

"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."

ABOUT ALTON BROWN:

Alton Brown delights fans of all ages with his smart and entertaining food knowledge that blends wit with wisdom, history with pop culture, and science with common cooking sense. Alton has written, produced and starred in each episode of the popular Food Network series Good Eats Food Network which premiered in 1999 and received a Peabody Award in April of 2007. Alton appears as the host, resident food historian, scientist and commentator on Food Network series Iron Chef America and is the host/judge on reality series, Next Iron Chef. Alton is the author of seven cookbooks including his first, James Beard award winner for Best Cookbook in the Reference category, "I'm Just Here for the Food" (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2002) and the three-book series on the television show Good Eats--"Good Eats: The Early Years" (STC, 2009), "Good Eats 2: The Middle Years" (STC, 2010), and the final installment, "Good Eats 3: The Later Years", which will be released in fall 2011. Brown lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and daughter. More information about Alton Brown can be found on his website, www.AltonBrown.com.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring and empowering through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine has tripled its rate base and delivers a circulation of 1.25 million. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24 hour networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), and Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com), is the manager and general partner.





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