After 10 years of filming Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, the Food Network is giving human boogie board Guy Fieri another TV show that will build upon the success of his wildly successful program. At the Scripps upfronts yesterday, the network announced a new show called Guy’s Big Project, which will feature Fieri working with chefs that he discovered on Triple D to develop a new Food Network show.
It basically sounds like a new iteration of Next Food Network Star, which is the program that launched the Kulinary Komodo Dragon’s career over a decade ago. So maybe think of this as a thematic homecoming for the man with the spiky hair, backwards sunglasses, Northern California vineyard, and garage full of yellow cars. No word yet on an air date.
In other TV news, globe-trotting eater of everything Andrew Zimmern is working on a new show for the Travel Channel that’s being pitched as a companion piece to his hit series Bizarre Foods. On The Zimmern List (working title), the TV host/author will offer dining recommendations in cities around the globe. It’s a fairly straightforward concept for a TV show, but Zimmern is a great match for a program like this because the guy has an encyclopedic knowledge of food and restaurants all around the world. Travel Channel has not announced an premiere date for that show yet.
Stay tuned for more updates on Guy’s Big Project and The Zimmern List as they become available.