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Oct 29, 2007 02:15 PM


So, my roommate and I thought it would be fun to try to create a pilot episode of a food show that is sort of like $40/day with Rachel Ray but for the college student or recent grad. My roommate and I love to cook - but we are definitely on a budget -- so we've learned how to make some great dishes, but really cheaply. Would this be worth our time - does anyone think its a good idea? We thought it would also be fun to go through the good/bad of inexpensive wines....

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  1. I think its a great idea and not much on I think in this genre except maybe Dave Lieberman and of course $40. My question is can you get your own demographic to watch it?

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    1. re: annabana

      Well that is a question I did ask myself - but I recently graduated from college and I noticed that a TON of college students watch the food network now. In my sorority, Rachel Ray was like a goddess. It also feels like as you start out with your first job and you learn to budget, the first thing to learn is how to cook for yourself....

      So I'm thinking the demographic would be ready and willing, assuming they can afford cable...haha

      1. re: Zucumber84

        i think it's really smart and totally worth your time. start posting them on the web, before you know it, you'll drum up an audience, and you'll be rubbing elbows with alton brown before you can say "yumm-o".


        1. re: funkymonkey

          Thats a great suggestion! Youtube revolution -- now all I need is a camcorder...

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      1. You might consider trying to market it to VH1 or MTV rather than Food Network. It's novel enough for the existing demographic for those stations that it must might fly.

        1. Great idea, Zucumber84! I toyed with that idea just after college, but my face was made for radio (as the saying goes). Given the current writers' strike, I'd say networks are hungry for fresh ideas that don't involve union writers. But I agree with others that posting on YouTube is a great way to drum up interest and generate buzz in the first stages. Good luck!

          Let us know when you post your first episode : )