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Jul 31, 2006 03:29 PM

rachel ray on network tv?

while getting ready for work this morning i am pretty sure i heard the local nbc affiliate plugging a new rachel ray show coming this fall at 3:00 in the afternoon. is this true? she must do ok ratings on food tv and market test well despite all the vigor she generates on chowhound. personally, i don't care much for her shows - especially cuz she laughs and giggles at all of her own jokes and because she rolls her eyes and sloughs her shoulders everytime she tastes something as if it were manna from heaven. and enough with the "e.v.o.o." already - just say olive oil, or better yet, say "my new branded product, 'rachel ray's e.v.o.o.'".

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  1. if she leaves food network, i would shed no tears

    10 Replies
    1. re: frankiii

      Nor I.

      I believe Oprah is backing her on the new show/endeavors.

      What happened to that great post ages ago somewhere here, the Rachel Ray drinking game? Someone should dredge that one up.

      1. re: sivyaleah

        Here it is - since it seems we're all on the same page about her:

        1. re: sivyaleah

          Couldn't you just drink everytime she giggles and end up on the floor in 30 minutes?
          I'm still feeling a little nauseus about the idea of nilla wafer/whipped cream tiramisu. Did she really do that?

          1. re: sivyaleah

            this is a great link. i have a colleague that's in love with her, mainly b/c according to him she's constantly making innuendo on her shows. party at his house on Friday, can't wait to share this!

            1. re: sivyaleah

              Great Game! LOL -- now I shudder @ nutmeg.

            2. re: sivyaleah

              throw her a plate of hostess twinkies and some hungryman tv dinners, she'll still roll her eyes and pretend she's in heaven. I mean come on let's see sometimes she visits a resturaunt and actually criticize the food instead of pretending she's eating it off the holy grail.

              1. re: BackyardChef

                I would really like to see what goes behind the $40 a day show, I mean it seems like everything is so set-up and so fake...

                1. re: BackyardChef


                  Of course it is all set-up in advance. She doesn't scout out those places she visits, some producer does, ahead of time. She probably gets on an airplane in the morning, shows up somewhere, is handed an itinerary/script by a "handler" and that day (or the next day, depending on how far she travelled), escorteed to the locations, shoots a segment, then on to the next location. It is also possible that she may be doing the same routine, day after day, for say a week or two, in order to get a bunch of shows in the can.

                  Its just a factory production operation, producing an end product that will be consumed by a mass audience.

                  1. re: BackyardChef

                    that's a pretty serious charge, chef. any proof they're paying for the review, or is that just a suspicion.

                    1. re: BackyardChef

                      The plating of the food she gets is so perfect you *know* there's no way she just dropped in by accident. Those restaurants would go broke with the huge portions and careful layout. They couldn't afford the food or the staff. (and the forks are all SO shiny at Mom&Pop's dive...)

                2. Yep...Oprah is behind the RR show. I wonder where they are shooting Dr. Phil off to?

                  I really tried to watch one of her tasty travel shows...cause it was in a city I love. I just could not get thru 10 minutes of it. Shut the f...up was my constant mantra so I turned the tv off.... had to meditate for 10 more minutes.

                    1. I've heard numerous stories that as soon as the cameras are off she's the opposite of nice and giggly. I wouldn't be surprised. The on camera persona seems so fake anyway.

                      1. just how many times are you gonna tell us that your sicilian? oh yes, one more, just to drill it into our heads (whupdy-freaking-do!)