Alton Brown took the stage at Dragon Con over the long weekend to announce the return of his popular food/science TV Show Good Eats, which has been dormant since 2012. Dubbed Return of the Eats, the new program will air on the Food Network — the original home of Good Eats — next year in half-hour installments. The shows will also be available to stream, and Brown is filming some extra scenes that will land online. Alton told his fans: “We’re restarting it. We’re bringing it back. We’re getting the band back together!” Here’s a video of the big announcement, which includes a joke about how the Food Network will have to “cut Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives down to seven-and-a-half hours per block,” to make room for his show:
Boom goes the dynamite. #ReturnOfTheEatsPosted by Alton Brown on Sunday, September 3, 2017
Alton teased the reboot earlier this summer in a kooky video that showed the host visiting a basement full of his old props and puppets from the original show:
It's time... pic.twitter.com/0dSA94IIl5— Alton Brown (@altonbrown) July 7, 2017
Brown filmed more than 250 episodes of his star-making show between 1999 and 2012. All of the episodes were shot in Brown’s home city of Atlanta, where he made the announcement about Return of the Eats on Sunday.
Later this fall, Brown will appear on the small screen as the host of Iron Chef Showdown, another reboot of an old Food Network hit. Stay tuned for more details on Return of the Eats and the new Iron Chef as they become available.
• Alton Brown bringing back ‘Good Eats’ to Food Network in 2018 [AJC]
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