Tuesday, April 1
Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President of Programming & Production tells me: "Emeril Live was one of the most succesful shows in Food Network's history. After Emeril stepped down, we searched long and hard for a new host who exhibited Emeril's expert knowledge and charm, while still providing something fresh and new. We're very excited to announce that Dave Lieberman will be the new host in the retitled show Dave Live!"
The show will have a special one-hour premiere tonight, April 1, at 8pm E/P.
Unlike Emeril Live which was pre-taped, Dave Live! will be broadcast live in front of a studio audience from Food Network studios in New York on a completely redesigned set.
"We think viewers will enjoy Dave's fresh take on the show, and will appreciate his ability to cook gourmet meals on any budget," says Tuschman.
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