Nearly two years after announcing plans to reboot his classic Food Network series Good Eats, Alton Brown has finally revealed the premiere date for the new iteration of the series: Sunday, August 25 at 10 p.m. EST. The food-science guru made the announcement about the new show, dubbed Good Eats: The Return, this morning on Instagram:
With playful production design, witty commentary from the host, and a no-nonsense approach to home cooking, Good Eats catapulted Brown to TV stardom in the early 2000s. After filming 250 episodes of the series, Alton decided to put the show to bed to focus on other projects, including Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen. But after a five-year hiatus, the Food Network star decided it was time to get the Good Eats wheels spinning once again. “There are a lot of kids that know me as the Cutthroat Kitchen guy,” Brown told Eater last fall. “But a lot of young kids’ parents grew up on Good Eats, and so they turn their kids onto Good Eats. So overwhelmingly, people will say, ‘Hey, I really like that show, now when are you bringing back Good Eats?’ Let’s put it this way: everybody wants Good Eats back.”
Before launching into the full-fledge Good Eats reboot, Brown also went back and reworked old episodes for a Cooking Channel series called Good Eats: Reloaded. The host estimated that these episodes were “65 percent new” on average, and the redux version of the meat-centric “Steak Your Claim” scored a James Beard nomination back in March.
No word yet on which new dishes Brown will tackle on Good Eats: The Return, but more details will likely be revealed later this summer — Brown loves teasing his new projects on social media. Stay tuned for any and all Good Eats updates as they become available.