Wednesday, October 9, 2013

'The Scoop' - Food Network's New Talk Show

Photo - Instagram
Back in August, 18 Label Studios posted pictures (pictured right) on their Twitter and Instagram accounts that showed a filming of a show with Geoffrey Zakarian, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, and Marcela Valladolid.  It wasn't clear what the show was, but after doing a little research (with help from a loyal reader), it seems like the show was a pilot they were testing out.

It now appears that they are going to go forward and produce the show, and that it will be called The Scoop.  The show will be a talk show about food related topics that should premiere in early 2014 on the Food Network.



The Scoop will be an hour-long daytime show, and there are 13 episodes planned.  As this is the case, it will most likely be on Saturday or Sunday mornings for 13 weeks.  Whether they film them ahead of time or film them close to the air date to stay relevant remains to be seen.


This sounds pretty much like a ripoff of ABC's The Chew, and it seems like every new show that comes out uses the Mad Lib of 'The _______(verb/noun).'

What do you think about this idea for a show?  Do you think Geoffrey Zakarian, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Marcela Valladolid, and Katie Lee are good choices as co-hosts of the show?


29 comments:

  1. Sorry, but I'm boycotting ANYTHING the Food Network does with that smutty homewrecking Marcela Valladolid. Their morals seem to change on a whim. Up yours, Food Network.

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  2. And Food Network stalwart isn't there because he's already doing The Chew.

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  3. Boring. To me, Zakarian comes across like he enjoys seeing how much he can bend the rules for himself. Mauro's show is all the same week after week and I think he knows it. Seems like he is always trying to get himself on any judging or committee he possibly can. Sunny, is just sorta there. Hard to get enthused about her. Marcella has a good show of her own. I'm waiting for the day when food is taken to the next level and we hear everyone talking about how it's Unifying, Transformative and a Spiritual Experience. Pfft. That'll be next. You can never have too many excellent recipes. Remember that.

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  4. Sunny Anderson and Jeff Mauro are both likable, bubbly TV personalities. They'll do well.


    I liked Marcella well enough on her cooking show; she's Giada 2.0, with less brittleness, so we'll see. Zakarian can be funny but, like Bobby Flay, he usually comes off (to me, at least) like he'd rather be anywhere else, and needs someone else to pick up the slack.

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  5. I'll be interested to see the dynamic of this group. They seem like a motley crew to me. I adore Geoffrey Zakarian and Jeff Mauro, so I'm definitely going to check it out. I would be particularly interested to see an episode involving kids after seeing Jeff Mauro with his kids on Sandwich King.

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  6. I'm very hap.py to see Sunny get more spotlight. I wish they'd give her a show on FN

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  7. Seriously, are you married to the guy she supposedly had the affair with? People don't care.

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  8. Where the hell is Guy? They're airing a show without him? No WAY!

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  9. I like the premise of the show. I think Geoffrey Zakarian and Sunny Anderson are a good choice. The rest not so much. If Jeff Mauro and Katie Lee weren't so self absorbed it might work. Will probably DVR it. I guess we'll never learn to cook again on the FN :(

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  10. Well it isn't a show about shoving food into one's mouth ;)

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  11. A fabrication? Really? Perhaps someone should inform Paul Hollywood's wife and son. They took it rather seriously.

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  12. You mean YOU don't care. People with morals, integrity and hearts DO care.

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  13. I don't care because it's not my spouse, nor is it my business. The behavior in no way affects me because I'm not a moralizing Helen Lovejoy clutching her pearls on the internet as you appear to be.

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  14. Wow, resorting to lamest trope on the Internet. Really, lady, get a life and stop projecting whatever happened to you onto strangers.

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  15. But "get a life" is completely original, much like your ignorant assumption. Stick it, asswipe.

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  16. My dear, you need to discern the difference between a saying and an Internet trope. Now, I don't know who broke your heart, or jilted you at the altar, but your fanning the flames of bitterness on a web site about Food Network is probably not aiding you in moving on in life. Life is too short to hang on to all of that anger you're exhibiting here.


    Ta ta.

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  17. Wait...it's not another Bobby Flay show??????

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  18. For I hope the last time, that so-called homewrecking was completely a fabrication by the British tabloid press. In fact, they later complained that there was ZERO chemistry between her and the man they had previously alleged she had an affair with.

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  19. His name is Irvine.

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  20. Also, there should be a period or perhaps even a semi-colon between "good" and "your." I just get giddy when talk turns to grammar!

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  21. I think you meant to write "you're" instead of "your."

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  22. Sounds like another case of outright theft to me. If she closed because of a lucrative catering contract then why have her other so-called "locations" failed & are now closed. And why won't she respond to inquiries about her supposed catering business. She just used RI for a little publicity & a free makeover in hopes of getting more money when that pig sty of a restaurant was sold. She should have to reimburse Food Network the $10,000 & have to pay a minimum wage by the hour to all of the volunteers who tried to help her. For being greedy & undermining all 3 of her businesses failing is exactly what she deserved. Anyway, keep up the good work Chef Irvine & it's great that you are able to help those restaurants who truly are sincere & want to succeed, but you can't save 'em all.

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  23. Another "too big to fail" wannabee bites the dust. Ashley's mom was the only one of the family making sense and trying to help so I can't blame her for leaving. Opening two more restauraunts too soon at a time when the first one was barely making a comeback even after Robert Irvine's help is absolutely retarded. She should have learned and practiced the KISS principle ( http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle ) for her to have any chance of being a successful owner in the middle of the ongoing drabby economy.

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  24. If everyone all talked exactly the same it would be a pretty boring world, don't you think

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  25. Yeah, that bugs me too! I used to work with someone who said it all the time. If we used it as a drinking word, we would all be plastered by the end of the show.

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  26. No they don't. I know some Brits, and they do not use that word. Robert Irvine is just uneducated.

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  27. No, I don't. Poor grammar irritates me.

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  28. Do you know that he was fired by Food Network in 2008 when they found out that he had lied on his resume?

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