Wednesday, October 1
But it's Bob's somewhat self-deprecating openness, present since his first blog post for The Next Food Network Star (he referred to needing his makeup caked on, while both Bobby and Susie were "movie star handsome" and barely needed any), that's proving to me his blog isn't going to be just some corporate marketing piece disguised as a Web 2.0 tool. Not a lot of SVPs would admit to crying, "streaming tears... on a Monday morning" on their "work" blogs.
And even though I've already answered many of these questions here on my own blog, people keep asking 'em! Here are the answers directly from Bob:
Why Robert Irvine was let go and if he's coming back:
"[W]e’ve worked hard to earn the trust of our viewers, and we had to address what appeared to be intentionally misleading statements Robert made about his culinary credentials. We did say we would reconsider Robert’s involvement with the network down the line. At this time, we’ve simply not made a decision about the future."
Why they don't show cooking shows at night:
"[There's] a sizeable majority... that prefers our evening programming to be more story driven and entertaining than straight instructional."
If Ask Aida was really the show Adam pitched in NFNS4:
"We had this interactive cooking show in development for more than six months before we even met Adam."