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Thursday, September 25

Open Call: Casting for The Next Food Network Star, v5

Is it that time already? Time to find the cast that will join the show that promises to crown the next food network star person on TV?

It is!

You have until Friday, October 31st, 2008 to send in a three minute audition video explaining why you should be Food Network’s newest star. For applications and contest rules, go to foodnetwork.com and click on ‘Be on Food Network’.

For open calls, applicants should bring an application, photograph and resume and/or bio to the auditions, which will allow them to meet with network casting directors. Locations will include:

Washington DC- Friday, October 3, 2008 from 10am-3pm
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Washington

1820 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209

New York, NY- Monday, October 6, 2008 11am-3pm
Sutton Place

1015 Second Ave. (btw. 53rd and 54th) New York, NY 10022

Los Angeles, CA- Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 10am-3pm
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles
2900 31st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035

Charleston, SC- Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 10am-3pm
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charleston

24 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2623

Portland, OR- Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 10am-3pm
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

Philadelphia, PA – Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 10am-3pm
Embassy Suites Center City Philadelphia

1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19107


But the real question is, will TUSCHELSON be there?!?!

I don't think so.

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At 9/25/2008 1:58 PM , Blogger Randy said...

I miss some of those guys in the picture. That picture would have been when? 2005.

Oh yeah, Please no more Food Network Star. This last one was painful enough. After the first couple of weeks you realize that whoever wins, the viewers will lose.

At 9/25/2008 2:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

this show is SO O V E R anymore

there is NO originality, spunk, or cutting edge anything on FN anymore.....
they just keep producing more and more recycled CRAPOLA......

so sad.
so unnessa !!

why must they subject us to this torture again and again when it is so transparently BAD??

At 9/25/2008 2:29 PM , Anonymous Jeff said...

Like on American Idol, probably Bob and Suzie won't be there. (Loads of "producers," probably.)

At 9/25/2008 2:37 PM , Anonymous Melon_Lord said...

Whos that lady in the front?And the black lady next to her,the one infront of Giada?

I rember when AL Roker had a show on foodnetwork

At 9/25/2008 3:46 PM , Blogger Randy said...

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At 9/25/2008 3:50 PM , Blogger Randy said...

The black lady is Sandra Pinckney, host of food finds. It ran from 2001-2005. You can still catch it on Fine Living Network.

At 9/25/2008 4:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love how they still have al roker on there-lol fn i think it's time for an update...where are the neeleys????lol jk

At 9/25/2008 4:28 PM , Blogger Little Ol' Liz said...

Maybe FN will get the hint and send the cast to Exile Island. Can't you see them all living in huts, foraging and serving to Canibals -- all raw since they can't get their fire started, and they have to swim to get to hair and makeup????

I just MIGHT tune into TNFNS la Survivor.

At 9/25/2008 8:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

little ol' liz: that's a great idea, i would definitely watch

At 9/25/2008 9:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not again! Is there no God? How many pseudo-celebrity chefs do we need?

At 9/25/2008 11:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I'll be watching this mess again. I hated how they had already picked Aaron as the winner just a few episodes in.

The contest isn't fair and Bob and Susie are complete f*cking idiots. I only wish I could get back the hours I wasted on this crapola.

At 9/26/2008 1:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough! The last two winners are crap!

Stick a fork in this show, it's done!

At 9/26/2008 7:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we all need to tell bob this on his new stupid blog......

At 9/26/2008 9:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the show. Lover the winner. FN needs some color. If you don't like it change the channel.

At 9/26/2008 10:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the name of all the syphilitic cherubs in hell...
Don't let "Big Daddy" be one of the judges....

At 9/26/2008 11:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course you will see Big Daddy as judge on the next FNS.

Hadn't you heard ? Aaron McCargo Jr is one of America's foremost experts on the culinary arts and since he is on the FN payroll, they gotta utilize him.

By then , he may have familarized himself with staples like chipohtay, ruffle oil, arhruhgular, some dried tomatoes, sweetbreads etc..

Seriously, if he appears on the show as judge or "mentor" I'm tossing my TV into the river for good. I'll take up reading again.

At 9/26/2008 12:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love you Anonymous 11:55 a.m.

At 9/26/2008 2:12 PM , Anonymous Ruprecht The Monkey Boy said...

Hi All,

My name is Ruprecht and I figure I can win this show cause if a guy like McCargo can , then I sure as hell can too.

Just need to tell me which demographic group ain't watching and I'll do the rest.

Maybe I can appeal to the feeble minded and do feeble food as my Point of View and attract all sorts of bottom feeder advertising types to sell feeble products.

Are the learning impaired part of a demographic group ?

At 9/27/2008 8:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

after the obvious fix of last season i won't be watching.....

At 9/27/2008 1:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruprecht is right.

The entire production of TNFNS jerks around with many talented people who are proud of their culinary ability. They are sincere and have their hopes dashed when they are sent home because they don't fit the desired demographic. Why can't FN just hire the demographic and forget producing a show that just screws with people in a "contest" scenario? Do they think we find this entertaining?

I'm sure the potential contestants waive all their legal rights before the show begins so they can't sue TFN for all the dishonesty and backroom editing.

I will not be watching this because it's too difficult to see good people treated so badly.

At 9/28/2008 12:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with with Ruprecht too. It was obvious Food network wanted a boogaloo to win so they let this dude "win".Shameful when so many other talented contestants were sent packing.

I'd sue the fuckers. Garza or Kelsey would have worked just fine, but they chose Mr Otay Chipotay.

At 10/12/2008 9:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone attended an open call audition? I don't know what to expect.


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