Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton) to Host Unwrapped 2.0 On Food Network - Why Not Marc Summers?

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Alfonso Ribeiro, who most people know as Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, posted on his social media accounts that he will be hosting a new show on the Food Network called Unwrapped 2.0.  Alfonso also just won season 19 of ABC's Dancing With The Stars, so some may know him from that as well.

There isn't any information about Unwrapped 2.0, but you would have to assume it is just a newer version of Food Network's long running show Unwrapped with Alfonso as the host rather than Marc Summers.

I reached out to Marc Summers on Twitter to see if he was producing the show, and he responded with "no comment," which made it seem like he wasn't a fan of the idea of Unwrapped 2.0.



Looking back on older Twitter posts, Alfonso tweeted on November 23rd, "I have a new show called Unwrapped on the food network. Starts in February."  Marc Summers chimed in to correct him by saying, "been on for many years! Not so new but good luck. Hope your run lasts many more years."



And when Alfonso Riberio won Dancing With The Stars, Marc Summers tweeted out the next morning, "Imagine that. A professional Broadway dancer wins DWTS.  Incredible!"



What do you think?  Does it seem like Marc isn't happy that the Food Network is doing an Unwrapped 2.0 and using Alfonso Ribeiro as the host?

Marc Summers is still the executive producer of Restaurant Impossible and the head judge on Rewrapped on the Food Network, so he still has plenty on his plate.

32 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this guy but it looks like he's a dancer and an actor on some sit com, not exactly qualifications for any kind of food program. I don't blame Marc Summers for feeling testy. I love Marc and I doubt that I'll watch the show without him.

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  2. Didn't Marc Summers have some illness and scale back his involvement with on-air work as a result?

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  3. He got in a bad car accident, but no illness that I am aware of.

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  4. I would watch Lenny host this show. He would be great at it.

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  5. Wow. Summers is definitely bitter. Me thinks they didn't ask him to be involved, or he asked and got rebuked.

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  6. It's the same as using former Florida Gator college QB Jesse "The Bachelor" Palmer for one of its Food Network specials... SMH

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  7. I think you may be right. I don't think this has anything to do with Alfonso's qualifications. Joey Fatone hosts Rewrapped, and Marc's on that show. Joey doesn't have a culinary background either.

    I like both Alfonso and Joey.

    I'll give Unwrapped 2.0 a shot. It's got to be better than what RI has become anyway.

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  8. He looks like he's doing well now. He's healed very well.

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  9. You are right. There is some major butthurt coming through.

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  10. Princess StarlightDecember 4, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Would you get out of here with your obsession with Lenny?

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  11. Joey at least did Rachael vs. Guy and showed that he has cooking chops, so I think that gives him some cachet when it comes to hosting a cooking competition.

    I like Alfonso Ribeiro but don't know whether he has any kitchen cred. Most folks don't remember, but he was the original Tap Dance Kid before he did Fresh Prince.

    At any rate, he's got to be a better choice than Bill Rancic.

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  12. The sarcasm is strong in this one.

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  13. Almost anyone would be better than what Bill Rancic has turned into.



    I just LOVE Joey Fatone. He's younger than my kids who think it's funny that I'm fond of a guy from a long defunct boy band. LOL Anyhow, he does have some cooking cred and Rewrapped with both Joey and Marc Summers is win-win IMO.

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  14. dwight mannsburdenDecember 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    I would need to take LSD to be able to imagine what Lenny would bring to this show.

    Justin...possibly. Or Jeffrey "spice hunter" FNS runner up who used to have a show on Cooking Channel. Even Melissa or Aarti would be better fits persona-wise.

    But Lenny? I. can't.

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  15. Thanks, Matt, that's what I was thinking of.

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  16. First of all, I despise Marc Summers' catty remark about Alfonso being a professional broadway dancer. He hasn't danced since he was a child, except for "The Carlton" on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I became a huge fan of Alfonso's after watching DWTS...he's humble, articulate, intelligent, funny, and authentic. He's also got more natural rhythm than anyone I've ever watched on DWTS...he deserved the win.

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  17. I agree. I think "Guest" IS Lenny. Lenny does not deserve air time on any t.v. channel or radio station.

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  18. Oh yeah, I forgot Joey was on that show.

    I have more of a problem with judges who don't have a culinary background than hosts. I still don't understand how Padma is qualified to judge Top Chef.

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  19. It's best to ignore trolls. Eventually, they get bored and go away.

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  20. I love Joey too. I admit that it started with NSYNC; he was my favourite member of the band.

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  21. I usually have a lot of respect for Marc Summers, but I also think that comment about Alfonso was uncalled for.

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  22. You've never heard of Carlton?

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  23. Why shouldn't he be bitter? It takes tons of time and effort to create a successful TV program. For every successful program out there, there's probably 100 that fail. So to have success is that much harder in the 1st place. And then they gave his job to someone else based on the fact he won a dancing competition and they are capitalizing on it to draw in viewers.

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  24. I don't blame him for being bitter, but I AM surprised that he's showing it. It's immature/unprofessional.

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  25. Agreed. Alfonso did nothing personally to him.

    Honestly, as much as it must suck for Summers, he doesn't have relevance anymore. I wouldn't be surprised if he got the hosting gig on Rewrapped because of his long ties to the network.

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  26. He's probably at the point of his life where he doesn't give a crap who he pisses off. Know what I mean? I remember watching him on Double Dare when I was a kid and that was like 30 years ago. LOL. I'm sure he's got some serious bank in his account to do and say whatever he pleases.

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  27. Padma actually does have a culinary background, if not formal training. She has hosted instructional cooking programs (badly) and has written a cookbook or two. And she has lived all over the world and experienced a wide variety of cuisines.


    And with that, I can't believe I am defending Padma Lakshmi!

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  28. Nope. I never watch sitcoms.

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  29. I don't think those are the greatest qualifications. She seems to get by based on her looks.

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  30. I thought he was a producer for the show like he is for RI.

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  31. He's also not the first trained dancer to win DWTS. Reference Jennifer Grey.

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  32. Princess StarlightDecember 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Yes, this is true, I normally ignore the trolls but seeing Guest around for the last few FNG posts going on about Lenny is annoying now.

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