Saturday, March 23, 2019

Buddy Vs. Duff Season 1 Discussion

Buddy vs. Duff on Food Network premiered two weeks ago on Food Network and there has been a lot of interest in the show.  After two weeks, Buddy Valastro is currently beating Duff Goldman by a score of 89-87.  As this is "reality" TV, I would expect a close score heading into the finale, which will air on April 14th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network.

Part of the reason why a lot of people are talking about the show is because of Buddy Valastro's antics/attitude on the show.  He threw a tantrum and walked off set week 1 when he lost a challenge that he thought he should have won.  He also talks a lot of trash and comes across as cocky on the show.  Due to this, it seems like everybody is rooting for Duff Goldman to come back and win the show.

What are your thoughts on Buddy vs. Duff?  Do you think it is the editing that is making people dislike Buddy and root for Duff?  Either way, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman will have new shows that will premiere on Food Network shortly after the season finale.  Buddy's show is called Bake You Rich while Duff's show is called Duff Takes the Cake.

UPDATE - After episode 3, the score is now Buddy - 130, Duff - 131.

UPDATE - After episode 4, the score is now Buddy - 170, Duff - 176.

UPDATE - After episode 5, the score is now tied Buddy - 212, Duff - 212. You had to figure the score would be closer headed into the finale because this is "reality" TV.  I will have another post up for the season finale next week before it airs.

UPDATE - See who won the season and discuss the final episode in the new post about Buddy vs. Duff.

Friday, March 22, 2019

New Duff Goldman Show Duff Takes The Cake Premieres April 15th

Duff Goldman will have a new show called Duff Takes the Cake starting April 15th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network.  On the show, Duff and his team will be creating cakes for deserving people such as good-hearted people serving their communities.

Duff Takes the Cake will be a half-hour show and there will be five episodes. The premiere will happen the night after the finale of Buddy vs. Duff.  Buddy Valastro is also getting a new show called Bake You Rich.

The press release about Duff Takes The Cake from Discovery is below:

New Buddy Valastro Show 'Bake You Rich' Premieres April 14th

Buddy Valastro will have a new show on Food Network called Bake You Rich, which premieres April 14th at 10pm ET/PT.  On each episode, four bakers will compete in challenges and the winning baker will get to sell their item on Buddy Valastro's website (Carlo's Bakery) starting immediately after the show.

The challenges on the show are described as, "bakers battle it out by whipping up their signature desserts that also impress aesthetically. Three bakers move on to the next round, where they present an innovative item they think will hit it big time in the bakery. Finally, in the last round, the remaining two must mass produce their item using professional machinery at Carlo’s Bakery."

Bake You Rich is only four episodes long, but it seems like a pretty good deal for Buddy Valastro.  I'm sure he's getting paid to be on the show and the show will be directing people to his website to buy items from the show.  Buddy is currently competing against Duff Goldman on Buddy vs. Duff, and the first episode of Bake You Rich will premiere right after the Buddy vs. Duff finale.

The press release about Bake You Rich from Discovery is below

Monday, March 11, 2019

Kids Baking Championship Winner - Season 6

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 6 finale of Kids Baking Championship where the winner will receive $25,000 and a spot in Food Network Magazine.  The final three bakers are Davis Sams (age 13), Paige Goehner (age 11) and Meadow Roberts (age 10).

The episode description for tonight's episode states:

"Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are hosting the ultimate bake sale for the finale. They challenge the remaining three young bakers to create cakes using bake sale items like toffee, rice cereal treats or chocolate-covered pretzels, but the cakes also have to illustrate a common bake sale theme like Drama Club, Dance Club or Chess Club. Only one baker will win $25,000, a spot in Food Network magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion."

I will update this post with the winner of Kids Baking Championship once the episode airs and feel free to discuss the episode/season in the comments.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Cast 2019

Photo - Food Network Instagram
Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition will be returning to Food Network on Sunday, April 21st at 9pm on Food Network. The season will be seven-episodes long and Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence will once again be mentoring the celebrities on their challenges. The celebrities competing for a chance to win $25,000 for charity are: Jim J. Bullock, Morgan Fairchild, Tonya Harding, Jonathan Lipnicki, Taryn Manning, Alec Mapa, Kym Whitley and Jimmie Walker.

If you don't recognize the names of the celebrities, here is what they are most known for:

  • Jim J. Bullock - actor from Too Close for Comfort (80s)
  • Morgan Fairchild - actress who was popular in the late 70's/early 80's for various "glamorous" roles
  • Tonya Harding - Olympic figure skater who is most known for orchestrating an attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jonathan Lipnicki - Actor from Jerry Maguire
  • Taryn Manning - Actress and singer - 8 Mile and Hustle & Flow
  • Alec Mapa -  Actor from Half & Half, Ugly Betty
  • Kym Whitley - Actress from Young & Hungry, The Parkers
  • Jimmie Walker - Actor from Good Times

This year there are seven episodes and eight celebrities participating, while last year there were six episodes and seven celebrities.

*Another post with discussion about this season can be found here.

The press release from Discovery about the show is below:

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Worst Cooks in America Winner - Season 15

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 15 finale of Worst Cooks in America where the winner will take home a $25,000 prize. The final two contestants are Allison Wolfe representing Anne Burrell's team and Brittany Carel representing Tyler Florence's team.

The episode description states, "The final two recruits begin with one last Skill Drill before Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence give them the opportunity to pick any dish they'd like to learn in a private lesson. The recruits then learn a three-course, restaurant-quality meal before the Main Dish Challenge where all their newly learned culinary skills are put to the test. Judges Debi Mazar, Michael Psilakis and Jessica Tom take the recruits' dishes into a blind taste test to determine who will win the $25,000 grand prize."

I will update this post with the winner once the episode airs and feel free to discuss the episode/season in the comments.