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Alton Brown's 'Good Eats' Is Finally Back

The revival aptly named ‘Return of the Eats' will stream both online and on the Food Network
Alton Brown's 'Good Eats' Is Back
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After five long years and much speculation, Alton Brown is finally giving the people what they want once more with Return of the Eats, a revival of the beloved Food Network segment Good Eats—the mash-up of both education and epicurean adventures that gave birth to the modern-day Brown obsession.

 After months of teasing (and years of wishing), Brown confirmed the show will return (with a TBD premiere date) with an announcement this weekend, joking, “We’re getting the band back together!” Brown also reported that the show will run for a half hour on the Food Network but a little longer on the online streaming version.

The original show, which ended in 2012, ran for 252 episodes over 13 years and received much praise and recognition, including a Peabody Award in 2007.

 The only downside to the return of Brown’s empire? The half hour Return of the Eats segment will demote Guy Fieri’s glutinous Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to a mere seven and a half hours a day of programming, Brown joked in his announcement.

 After following the beloved Brown through his roles as witty host on both Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen, we couldn’t be more thrilled to see him back in his, er, element once again.

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