By Rodney Ho | Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta’s busy food maven Alton Brown recently signed a three-year contract renewal with the Food Network, guaranteeing fresh episodes of “Good Eats” at least through 2010.
Brown’s signature show, produced here in Atlanta, will soon exceed 200 episodes, having been on air for nearly a decade. Production starts again in mid February, according to his line producer Dana Popoff. “Good Eats” was given the coveted 8 p.m. primetime weekday slot this past fall, bumping “Emeril Live!” which ended production last month.
She said he will also continue to co-host “Iron Chef America” and is in talks to do a third season of “Feasting on Asphalt,” his show in which he hits mom-and-pop eateries via motorcycle.
Another local TV personality, designer Vern Yip, has also been given the greenlight for a second season of his show “Deserving Design,” seen on HGTV at 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Most of his show is shot here in Atlanta, too. And he’s a judge on “Design Star,” the popular reality show which is taping its third incarnation.