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Alton Brown bringing back 'Good Eats' to Food Network in 2018

This was posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

As expected, Atlanta's food guru Alton Brown is bringing back a revamped version of his "Good Eats" show on the Food Network in 2018.

“We’re restarting it. We’re bringing it back. We’re getting the band back together!" Brown told a cheering standing-room-only Dragon Con audience in downtown Atlanta Sunday.

He dubbed it "Return of the Eats." It will air for 30 minutes like the original. Additional scenes will be available online.

Bo Emerson's interview with Brown before his panel discussion appearance, where he provided some details.

My 2011 interview with Brown about the end of "Good Eats" at the time

On the set of "Good Eats" in 2007

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The first generation "Good Eats" aired for 14 seasons on Food Network over 244 episodes from 1999 to 2011. It was one of the few shows shot out of Atlanta in its early days long before tax incentives came into play. His quirky nerd-like obsession with food and scientific approach toward everything from eggs to beef created a devoted following.

Brown has been a staple on Food Network for years on shows such as "Iron Chef America" and "Cutthroat Kitchen."

Lucky Yates, a regular character on the original "Good Eats," said he's "absolutely thrilled to don the ol' Dungeon Master's robe again."

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