Emeril Live cancelled. Food watch.
Emeril Lagasse’s show, “Emeril Live” has been cancelled, according to NYT’s Changing Courses at the Food Network.
… The program taped its last installments and laid off a half-dozen staff members, bringing an end to an impressive 11-year, every-weeknight run.
Unbelievable. I still get the sense that Food Network does continue to grow in viewership, cf. “… its average 2007 prime-time audience of 778,000 viewers is its highest ever.” My hunch on why: more women chefs + hosts (with pretty faces like Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Sandra Lee, and Nigella Lawson), and more food as entertainment — lots of road trips to foodie destinations and food competitions like Iron Chef America; cooking shows alone don’t do it. Could competitive eating be next, as in Major League Eating?