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Three More Years of Alton, Mon!
Friday, January 04, 2008 | posted by Mike

Good news for all of you Alton Brown fans out there. Food Network has re-signed the Scourge of the Unitasker (official TVFF nickname for AB from now on) to three more years.

I'm going to go ahead and apologize for the link above to the story on the patently ridiculous Fox Business site, but the news alert reached my inbox and I haven't been able to get my hands on the original press release.

According to the release:

"We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Alton and look forward to creating compelling programs with him," said Johnson. "Good Eats launched in 1999, its popularity and that of Alton is a testament to the creativity and longevity of our talent and programming."

"Food Network is my home and I am staying home," said Brown. "I'm looking forward to producing more and varied shows with the network and am especially excited about Feasting on Waves, which will bring a whole new perspective to food."

And, if that wasn't good enough news for you, we'll be getting another installment in the Feasting on series, and this time he's hitting the islands.
Feasting on Waves, premiering summer 2008, will feature Alton Brown trading the road for the waves to explore the people, cultures and food of the Caribbean. He will uncover the real mom and pop restaurants and food stands, cook on the boat, dive, fish, whatever it takes to find interesting edibles outside of the resorts. From the deck of a boat, it's a modern day pirate's tale searching out history, cuisines and stories.
My only concern: Will he be taking the motorcycle on the boat with him?

UPDATE: The folks at FN have sent along the release (see, I told you they were good to us bloggers!), thus relieving me of my need to link to Fox Business. The quotes above capture most of the info, but it also included the top-level details, which peg Feasting a Summer '08 premier.
Food Network and Alton Brown have agreed to a three-year deal, it was announced today by Brooke Johnson, President, Food Network. In 2008, he will produce new seasons of the popular Good Eats and Iron Chef America, as well as assorted specials. In addition, Brown will produce a new season of limited series Feasting on Asphalt, titled Feasting on Waves, premiering in summer 2008. Additional terms of the arrangement were not disclosed. Food Network is a part of Scripps Networks, owned by the Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP).

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