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Aug 4, 2008 09:31 AM

Adam Gertler getting a show

Looks like Adam is getting a show after all.

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  1. Eh, you beat me to it by three minutes. :)

    Anyhow, hurrah for Adam! Glad Food Network is using his talents.

    Who knows ... maybe they'll replace that Mary Nolan with Lisa on Chic and Easy. But then with all that blog smack talk she did, she seems like a loose cannon and a sore loser, so how much they want the Dallas Diva is the question. I'm guessing probably not enough. But, you never know. I think I recall Adam and Lisa were both going to make appearances on Big Daddy's House. Maybe they'll check out the ratings when she's on and see how they are. All pure speculation on my part though.

    Again, congrats to Adam!


    1. Good for him. While his culinary expertise seemed to be largely defined by smoked and barbecued foods, his pilot was surprisingly good and I would expect that he will continue to grow and develop himself.

      Of course that begs the question of Lisa for whom such a show was her lifelong dream. I think she may have gotten the short end of the editing stick from FN (especially with the Rachel Ray challenge) and although I notice that I have to keep myself from saying cynical demeaning things like calling her "Squinty McBangs," when cases came down to cases, she did a good pilot and she certainly had the culinary chops. It would be nice to see her get her dream, also.

        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          *yawn* adam was my least favorite contestant, he just seemed completely fake and forced (to me anyway)

          1. re: sugarsnapp

            I wasn't a huge fan of Adam's either--I didn't see why they thought he was such a "performer" and I was a bit concerned about his food knowledge. But, he did seem like a likeable happy go lucky kind of guy who interacted well with others sponaneously. Since this isn't a cooking show, I think it could really be great fit for him.

            Also, I had some serious concerns about Aaron's ability to perform during TNFNS, but I enjoyed his first "Big Daddy" show yesterday (though I wish the recipes were healthier--at least there were lots of vegetables involved!). So, what do I know! HA!

            I feel bad for Lisa now.


            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              In terms of cooking, I thought that Lisa was the most qualified. But I think FN thought she was the least "likable" out of the three. I can see why they came to that conclusion.

              I think Adam is good on camera, but he's not my style of person I'd like to watch on TV. Too canned. Although I'm happy that his stint on TNFNS opened up some opportunities for him. He seemed like a nice guy. But he reminds me way too much of Zane Lamprey on FN -- couldn't stand him on that show Have Fork, Will Travel.

              1. re: Miss Needle

                Come on, Zane's the best. Maybe Im partial to his Three Sheets show, but I find him to be great.

                1. re: yankeefan

                  I've never watched Three Sheets but I thought that Lamprey in Have Fork, Will Travel was annoying to no end. He was condescending towards other cultures and needed to be treated for ADHD. Maybe I would think differently if I saw Three Sheets as I've heard good things about it. But I hated his FN show, and would have preferred to watch Rachel Ray's hyperactivity over Lamprey's.

                2. re: Miss Needle

                  I actually like Zane, although I can see how he could irritate people. And I do think Adam is MUCH less that way - I think he has a sort of charm about him.

                  1. re: LulusMom

                    You're right that Adam is definitely toned down compared to Zane. But he's still just not my style. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I remember when my girlfriend started dating this guy. On the first date, he didn't let her speak at all and just cracked one joke after the next. I wouldn't have made a second date with him. She loved it and thought he was so funny and ended up marrying him.

                    1. re: Miss Needle

                      Yikes! Its one thing to watch that type on tv, another to marry them!

                3. re: The Dairy Queen

                  Don't feel bad for Lisa -- because it looks like she's getting her own show!


                  1. re: Miss Needle

                    Great now she'll some how find a way to be even more full of herself...if that is possible.

                    1. re: Miss Needle

                      Of course the lost could have been so devastating she's inventing ... naw. Probably is true. After all that Lyons guy from the other season of NFNS is on the Fit Network with a show.

                      1. re: HarryK

                        True but he seemed like a decent guy and didn't reinvent history as he went along.

              2. Oh, that makes me so happy! I think he'll be great--he really deserved it in the first place, IMHO!!

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                1. re: monavano

                  I absolutely will watch this. He's a mensch, and I enjoyed him so much on his pilot. Maybe this shows that FN is listening to feedback.

                  Btw, strange experience when I Tivo'd Big Daddy's House. It didn't record the program, even though it was listed in the FN schedule on the screen. The only thing I found is another episode next Sunday, no reruns of the first episode. Did anyone else have this happen?

                2. good for him. regardless of whether or not any of us think he's a great cook, or entertaining, or informative, or an "expert," he did *earn* it in vegas. despite the judges' decision, he was the clear winner of those challenges.