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Food Network's New Show Is Not About Competitive Eating

Food Network's New Show Is Not About Competitive Eating

Yesterday the Internet was abuzz with rumors about the Food Network's new competitive eating show.

However, I spoke with a source at the network today, and she informed me that, contrary to gossip, the Food Network is not filming a competitive eating series. According to PR manager Lisa Krueger, the show is more like a culinary version of The Amazing Race. Called Eat the Clock, Krueger says it will feature "two teams who will race through a variety of culinary hot spots and compete in challenges for the ultimate chowhound smack-down." Apparently the words "ultimate chowhound smack-down" were mistaken for competitive eating.

While I find competitive eating to be quite disgusting, a show about it has the potential to be a hit. Still, I'm interested to see what Eat the Clock is about. Will you watch? Are you more inclined to watch if competitive eating were involved?

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AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I'll be there with my chips and dip in hand.
lisabarn lisabarn 9 years
I think competitive eating is gross and am much happier with the actual premise. Amazing race is a blast and if it anything like that it is sure to be fun to watch.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that it's funny how quickly people start to talk about things. i think that i would watch at least the first episode and see what it's about. i tend to try out shows on the FN but sometimes they just don't hold my interest past that. they are really trying to broaden their list though. that's something that's good.
jen1975 jen1975 9 years
This sounds so much better than the rumor, though!
kathili kathili 9 years
This show sounds like somewhat like Iron Chef, and I always loved that show, as did alot of other people I know. This show def sounds like it has potential I think eating contests would quickly get really repetitive/uninteresting.
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