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Next Food Network Star Winner (2013) [SPOILERS]

One word to describe the show: painful.

We recorded it to skip commercials but ended up skipping 80% of the entire program and it was STILL painful to watch.

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  1. Yeh, I just switched to it for the last 3 minutes, and that was almost too much. Then veryquickly switched off again to avoid the Cutthroat thing.

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    1. re: tracytrace

      Don't forget to post an opinion the other thread about the show that you didn't watch! :)

    2. The show should be renamed the next food network flop ...

        1. re: DiningDiva

          So who won? I got part way through it and went to bed.
          Please God don't let AB do another silly show. Too late. I won't be watching it.
          It's like FN has hired a bunch of fifth graders to come up with their 'foodie shows'.
          Where are the new JCs and JPs?

          1. re: Puffin3

            ****SPOILER ALERT***

            Demaris won, thank goodness. I hope they rework her show as the "pilot" that was taped was almost as painful to watch as the finale was last night.

            I'm so glad that neither Russell or the Pie Man won. I don't think I could handle a show from either of those two but I have no doubt we'll still be stuck seeing both of them in one way or another around either FN or The Cooking Channel soon.

            1. re: Erika RollerGirl

              I didn't watch but figured she would. She was the only one remotely watchable. I thought it was funny though, that her pilot "concept" was more or less "teaching men to cook". Wasn't an early contestant skewered over that very concept since it was insulting to "a vast portion of the FN audience?"

                1. re: DGresh

                  And wasn't she criticized for being too flirtatious?

                  1. re: DGresh

                    Yes, but that was a guy with that POV, and one that had lost a huge amount of weight. They didn't want him to "teach" people how to cook, they wanted his show to be about weight loss.

                    If they can find the right vehicle for Demaris, she may have a longer run than most of the others. She's telegenic, she can actually cook and her wit is quick enough to keep her from getting flustered. IOWs, she's actually likeable.

            2. I give the new show (if there is a show and not just a 1 hour special like Justin Warner got) 2 seasons tops.

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              1. re: Njchicaa

                True. Her concept, "teaching men to cook" is wacky. I think folks will watch her first show...just like Arti Party...but that is it. Her food didn't come across as that good...and not interesting enough to make her a regular watch. Come on Food Network...with all that creativity you probably have on board....COME UP WITH SOMETHING FRESH!

                1. re: semicooking pro

                  I think they should look at some of the also-rans on NFNS (Vic Vegas, Brad, Michelle R, and hey maybe even the Pie Guy among others) as well as some of the Chopped favorites (Lance, Madison, Yohanne, Mike Minor, etc.) I'd watch a show from any of the suggestions that I've listed. I'm forgetting 15 more that I'd also want to see.

                  They need to stop trying to search from the outside. After almost 10 seasons, there isn't any other new amazing talent out there that they haven't already found and used in one of their shows before.

              2. How to waste a full hour of airtime on nothing new, just to take 90 seconds to announce a "winner" who we will maybe see twice more. yawn.

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                1. re: chicgail

                  Yeah "yawn" was my reaction. It was so boring, I just didn't care about recaps of the contestants and the judges. And poor Russell had to watch his after getting the axe, that didn't seem like a good plan. And the dumb Skype questions? Ugh.

                  1. re: Joanie

                    My reaction was "watch first 10 minutes, fall asleep, wake up at the end, ask husband who won, fall back asleep"

                  2. re: chicgail

                    Don't be too hasty. Unfortunately, we weren't restricted to only seeing Guy Fieri "maybe twice more."