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Is Alton Brown's 'Good Eats' Coming Back?

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He’s taking a break from ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’

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Kitchen geek, caffeine aficionado, and television chef Alton Brown just announced he’ll be taking a break from the Food Network’s quirky cooking competition show Cutthroat Kitchen to pursue a new project for the internet — and there is a chance it will bring back elements of Brown’s long-running show Good Eats.

"I'm going to be taking a little, uh, break from the show Cutthroat Kitchen...” Brown says in the video, taped from the inside of a microwave, “to concentrate my efforts on a new internet, uh, venture I have... I call it... a cooking show.”

Watch the video, below:

May I have your attention for a moment, please?

A video posted by Alton Brown (@altonbrown) on

Closing out the video with the question: “Why am I telling you from inside an appliance? No reason,” Brown’s sly smile hints that his fans may see some kind of reprise of Good Eats, which featured similar camera angles (inside appliances) alongside explanations of the science behind recipes. Good Eats aired for more than a decade, running from 1999 to 2012, and turned Brown into a household name.

Will Brown tape this new show on an iPhone, as he apparently did for this video? For his most recent cookbook, EverydayCook, his photography team took all the photos with an iPhone.

Brown is calling this new venture “a cooking show,” though it’s not clear whether that’s the official name or just his way of not revealing too much too soon. Last October Brown told Eater he “definitely, maybe” planned to bring Good Eats back.

The Food Network host wraps up a book tour today in Georgia.

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