In front of a capacity crowd of fans at Atlanta's DragonCon 2017, Food Network's Alton Brown made an announcement guaranteed to please his fans: his series "Good Eats" is returning with new episodes.
He asked the audience to use their phones to record an announcement and then send it out on social media. Once the phones were in the air, he unveiled the news:
"Premiering next year, on the Food Network and streaming online, will be a show called 'Return Of The Eats.' We're bringing it back, we're restarting it, we're getting the band back together! It will be a television show in the half-hour category there on the Food Network. We'll also be shooting additional scenes that will injected into each show for streaming. So if you watch it online, you will see a better show. The only problem that will still have to work out is that, well, essentially to make room for the show on the Food Network, they'll going to have to cut 'Diners, Drive-ins & Dives' down to 7 1/2 hours a day. Eight hours is the standard, but if they can just cut back to 7 1/2 hours, we'll be back on."|
"Good Eats" aired on the Food Network from 1999-2011, encompassing 244 episodes and 8 specials over 14 seasons. Reruns of the show remain popular on the sister network the Cooking Channel as well as online.