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Apr 21, 2008 01:44 PM

Dinner Impossible New Host

So Michael Symon (who I happen to love for his personality and food - he's AMAZING to the Cleveland community where I used to live) is apparently taking over. And they're going to 60 minutes.
Have to say I hope his restaurants don't suffer since they are fab - but he has great chefs with him there and on the show so I'd bet...

But I'll watch! :)

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  1. I must say...that's a darn good choice. I'll watch.

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    1. re: TrishUntrapped

      I agree. I watched a couple of episodes of Irvine but didn't like it at all. I'll give this one a try.

    2. The question is: will FN make Symon roid up for the show?

      1. right ON! i was just thinking during ICA last night that symon doesn't get nearly enough airtime.

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          AND it looks like he's going to be a guest judge on TFN's next go-round of The Next Food Network Star, according to this link from another thread:

          1. re: LindaWhit

            i DO worry that MS will become overexposed or a caricature when he is so wonderful But a one time guest judge on The Next Food Network Star (where they've usually brought in one "personality" an episode) doesn't sound like too much there. I think they've all been on in one way or another.

            I hope it's TFN making steps up since Michael is so dedicated and passionate not the other way around.

        2. Interesting, I do like Symon but seems like a weird fit. I do hope it works, it will be interesting nonetheless.

          Did they just have enough of Irvine I wonder? He was a little annoying to me but I really liked the concept of the show so always watched. Hope Symon works out. He and Jamie Oliver are two new quality folks on FN.

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          1. re: yankeefan

            irvine apparently lied about some of his credentials, leading to food network summarily dismissing him post-season 2.

            1. re: beelzebozo

              I heard he lied about Princess Diana and Charles' wedding cake. It's a shame that FN was so quick to dismiss him, he was a great personality and I loved DI. I love Symon as well, so I hope he continues to make DI a fun and entertaining show.

              1. re: careyanned

                It wasn't the only thing Irvine lied about. Search back a bit for a thread devoted to the subject and you'll see it (his lies) extended to being knighted by the Queen (he wasn't) and many other things.

          2. I love Michael Symon - I wish he was on Iron Chef more. He'll be great on Dinner Impossible.