I’ve started seeing a lot of promos lately for the new seasons of “The Next Food Network Star” and “Top Chef.” In fact, the first episode of “Food Network Star” aired last night.
(I know this because my DVR taped it while I was at the movies.)
All these would-be TV chefs vying for their own shows on Food Network and Bravo just look….blah to me. Which made me realize — it’s finally happened.
I have had my fill of reality food television.
I mean, I still watch certain shows on Food Network…and goodness knows Rory watches the channel all the time when I’m not at home. But the food chef competitions themselves may be on the way down, at least with me.
And really, have they produced any personalities with longevity besides Guy Fieri? Can you even name any other “Food Network Star” winner from past seasons? I certainly can’t. They may still be around, but they are infinitely forgettable. Same thing for “Top Chef.”
“Food Network Star” knows it, too. They brought in a contestant ‘mentor’ this year in Giada De Laurentiis. I guess they are hoping she will distract you from the beginning of the end.
So, enjoy this season. It maybe the last course.