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I apologize if there is another thread about this show but I didn't see it. Caught the show tonight. Thought it was horribly boring. Just a snoozefest. Won't watch anymore. That Michele contestant looks familiar. Was she on Chopped? Also Yvan looks familiar too.

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  1. not sure about those two, but i remember that Justin Warner was on 24 hour restaurant battle. would recognize those weird lips anywhere. i remember he ended up winning the battle but made some incredibly strange dishes

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    1. re: mattstolz

      Michelle was definitely on Chopped. Yvan does look familiar too. Right now I'm having a hard time with that Nikki babe. What a "B".

    2. Looks like Michele was on Chopped and 24 Hour Restaurant Battle.
      http://blog.foodnetwork.com/star-talk...

      Oh yeah, Justin Warner looks familiar too.... Was he the guy who made the bizarre jellies and broke up with his girlfriend on 24 Hour Restaurant Battle?

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      1. re: TrishUntrapped

        Did the Food Network put ringers on this show?

        They've seen Michele, Justin and perhaps Yvan before on other shows. So they've vetted them already, interviewed them, gotten to know them and seen them in action on camera. They have enough information on them to know whether or not they want to give them a show.

        This just doesn't seem fair to the others. Anyway, as I said, the show didn't engage me, nor the trumped up "villains" they are trying to portray here. Been there done that..bored... Next!

        1. re: TrishUntrapped

          TrishU...I tend to agree with you, 2 hours was really TOO long for this show, and it drug in several parts. That's when I realized, this show isn't about the contestants or whoever will be the NFNS. It's really a showcase for Bobby, Giada, Alton and the rest fo the Food Network "talent" that will pass through the show over the next few weeks.

          I don't know how long he'll last, but after slogging my way through all 2 hours of it, my favorite was Ippy, the dude from Hawaii. He seemed the most normal...whatever that is in FTVlandia.

        2. re: TrishUntrapped

          Someone on another site commented that indeed Justin is the same one who made the jellies and broke up with his girl friend on 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. OMG what a jerk he was. If that episode is on youtube or something folks watch it! Dreadful behavior. A cooking show with him as host? No thanks.

        3. I'll be watching not because of the contestants but because of the mentors and how they interact. There are some promising dynamics going on there.

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          1. re: ennuisans

            Yeah, I expect to see Giada scratching Alton's eyes out soon!

          2. I couldn't watch it all..only tried because they said it was "all new format". It isn't. Just borrowed from other shows. Boring...irritating..like most Food TV shows.

            1. I really enjoyed it and think that having contestants who already have some exposure to television is a definite plus. It is painful watching some who have had no public exposure take a nosedive because they are so uncomfortable with the camera. Love each on the mentors and they should be interesting to watch.

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                1. re: libstewart

                  I agree--it can be painful to watch someone like Cristie, an average person who has no idea how to act in front of a camera, try to do it. I think that should be part of the interview process--have them do a presentation to the camera. Some people are a natural. Some, like Josh, have no clue on appropriate behavior, and as my kids say, Awwwkward." Did he really think relating moms to eggs was a good idea?

                  1. re: chowser

                    Show like this are kind of pointless without some awkward moments.

                  2. re: libstewart

                    I enjoyed it too. I think it is much better than the previous format.