Bobby Deen — the son of fallen ex-Food Network star Paula Deen — has a new show on Cooking Channel. It was announced in April under the working title of the Bobby Deen Project, but the Cooking Channel higher ups decided that really awful puns were the way to go and have renamed the show The Deen of Lean. Deen will traverse the country visiting families and creating healthy makeovers of their traditional meals.
Even though Deen's mother has had an incredibly rocky relationship with Cooking Channel's parent company, Scripps Network, the company has always been kind to Bobby Deen. Throughout his mother's scandal, Food Network kept both Bobby's and his brother Jamie's shows on the air. Bobby Deen was also invited to compete on Food Network's Iron Chef America during that time period. The Cooking Channel website asks, "Are you ready to take on the Deen?" It doesn't really matter if you are or aren't though because the show premieres tonight at 9:30 p.m. EST.