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The description of Beat Bobby Flay when the new series for 2013 were announced stated:
In order to beat Bobby Flay, you have to get to him first. This new series is the ultimate throwdown-showdown…. Three culinary masters, each with their own signature dish, a dish that they’d stake their reputations on, travel to New York for the chance to challenge Bobby Flay to a head-to-head cook-off of their specialty. But first, these contenders must battle it out to see who has the culinary prowess to ultimately go one-on-one against Bobby on his own turf. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network
The description of the show on the Food Network site has been changed a bit, and it reveals a bit more about the show.
It looks like Jeff Mauro and Alex Guarnaschelli will be the judges on the show, and they will judge the initial battle to see who gets to face Bobby Flay. I am not sure if they are judges only for the pilot or if they will be judges for every show (assuming the show gets picked up). Also, it looks like they went from having three chefs compete to having two chefs compete. The description now states:
Two talented chefs go head to head for the chance to Beat Bobby Flay. To get to Bobby the chefs must first face off against each other, creating a spectacular dish with a secret ingredient of Bobby's choice. Judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeff Mauro know Bobby's strengths and his weaknesses. Their goal: pick the chef who has the skills to take down Bobby Flay in his own arena. The winning chef gets to challenge Bobby with their surprise signature dish. If they win, they can tell the world, "I beat Bobby Flay!"
You would think the Food Network would try it out in a better time slot. Also, I am surprised they didn't green light a whole season and only shot a pilot episode.