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Monday, November 12, 2007 | posted by Mike

Big television events bring big audiences, obviously. Big audiences means big opportunities to promote programming, obviously.

The promotions folks recognized this fact and took advantage of the Next Iron Chef finale to run a couple of spots promoting upcoming series. One spot gave a complete run down of upcoming shows, providing the names...and not much else. Kind of a teaser without a whole lot of detail.

OK, now let me take you back to this post from back in March about the 2008 South Beach food festival:

WARNING: WHAT FOLLOWS IS IDLE SPECULATION: So, we know who is the big sponsor for this event every year. We also know that Jamie Oliver hasn't had a new show on the Network for some time now. Wouldn't an appearance at South Beach be a great way to get some additional publicity for a new series?

Fast forward to Sunday evening, when the Food Network promo spot was serving up the titles of new programs in rapid-fire fashion. One of the "coming soon" shows was Jamie at Home. Now, that wouldn't happen to be the same Jamie at Home that is currently airing on Channel 4 in the UK, would it? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

On another note:

I alluded to the fact that I'll be doing a little bit of traveling this week and I wanted to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of the TVFF readers. I'm going to be down in Washington D.C. on Wednesday evening and would gladly appreciate any advice you have for a place to get a bite to eat, particularly if its along the Metro or in the Foggy Bottom/Georgetown area. Not looking for anything too fancy, mostly because there's nothing more depressing than seeing someone eating alone at a nice restaurant. Thanks in advance!



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