or


[07/17/20 - 09:15 AM]
Food Network and Robert Irvine Agree to New Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Deal
This two-year deal includes new episodes of the long-running, hit show "Restaurant: Impossible," as well as additional content developed by Robert Irvine across the Discovery portfolio.

[via press release from Food Network]

FOOD NETWORK AND ROBERT IRVINE AGREE TO NEW MULTI-YEAR, MULTI-PLATFORM DEAL

Agreement Includes New Spinoff Restaurant Impossible: Back in Business, New Episodes of Restaurant: Impossible and Additional Content Across Linear and Digital Platforms

NEW YORK - July 17, 2020 - World class chef, cookbook author and philanthropist, Robert Irvine has struck a new multi-year deal with Food Network, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. This two-year deal includes new episodes of the long-running, hit show Restaurant: Impossible, as well as additional content developed by Robert Irvine across the Discovery portfolio, with mid and short-form projects for both linear and digital platforms, including the Food Network Kitchen app. A culinary staple of Food Network, Robert will also continue his quest to help struggling restaurant owners across the country in the new spinoff series Restaurant Impossible: Back in Business, which premieres Thursday, July 30th at 9pm ET/PT. In the aforementioned series, Irvine helps previously featured restaurants affected by the current pandemic. The series will be accompanied by an all-new after show with Robert and other members of the RI family going behind-the-scenes of each episode and answering questions from fans. The most recent season of Restaurant: Impossible has been a hit with fans both on-air and online with L3 ratings up double-digits for P25-54, W25-54, and up triple-digits for M25-54 vs. year ago benchmarks, and social media interactions up 25% vs last season. Complementary content for the series has garnered over five million video views across social media platforms to date, with #RestaurantImpossible trending on Twitter during seven of the season's 10 premieres.

"Robert Irvine's tireless commitment to helping restaurant owners in need, along with his passion and support for service members and first responders has made Robert a fan favorite over the years," said White. "I could not be more excited for Robert to remain in the Food Network family, as he continues to captivate viewers with the Restaurant: Impossible franchise, along with delivering future projects that are sure to help and inspire."

"I'm beyond grateful to have had Food Network as my professional home for so many years - and positively thrilled that our partnership will continue for the foreseeable future," said Irvine. "The biggest thanks, however, I reserve for our fans, whose enthusiasm and support make it all possible. We have a lot of work to do, with more restaurants than ever needing a helping hand. Now let's get to work!"

Robert Irvine is a chef and entrepreneur, best known for his work as host of Restaurant: Impossible on Food Network, which is now airing in its 17th season. As a philanthropist focusing on veterans' and first responder's issues, he created the Robert Irvine Foundation to support service members, veterans, and first responders, including those wounded, ill or injured, through resiliency, health and wellness support programs and their families in need, including caregivers of wounded service members as well as support of surviving family members. Robert has hosted or appeared on Food Network's Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Next Iron Chef, Restaurant Express, Chopped: Impossible, Guy's Grocery Games: Impossible, A Hero's Welcome, among others. Robert is also the author of four cookbooks, the most recent of which, Family Table, serves as a guide for bringing families back together around the dinner table. Robert launched Robert Irvine Magazine, a free digital magazine focusing on healthy recipes, fitness advice, and motivation for success in all areas of life.





  [july 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE (FOOD)





[08/09/20 - 09:18 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, PGA Championship Lead Sports Showdown
The Eye's primetime coverage holds off the NHL on NBC and PBC on FOX.

[08/08/20 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Lead Demo Race
The network's latest installment leads a low key night among adults 18-49.

[08/08/20 - 08:08 AM]
Video: "Rust Valley Restorers" Season 3 - Official Trailer - Netflix
Old-school auto collector Mike Hall, his pal Avery Shoaf and son Connor Hall go the extra mile to restore retro cars - and hopefully turn a profit.

[08/08/20 - 01:46 AM]
Netflix Releases the First Look Images of "Paranormal"
The series tackles Dr. Refaat, a cynical Hematologist with a dark sense of humor, who goes through a "journey of doubt" as his world is turned upside down after his lifelong scientific convictions are questioned.

[08/07/20 - 01:05 PM]
ABC News Announces Special Coverage of 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions From 7:00-11:00 p.m., Monday Through Thursday Each Week
Prime-time coverage will air for one hour (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC during each of the weeks.

[08/07/20 - 10:31 AM]
Ava DuVernay & HBO Max Call Action on "One Perfect Shot"
Each episode arms one acclaimed director with an arsenal of visual tools to pull back the curtain on their most iconic shots.

[08/07/20 - 10:21 AM]
Hulu Presents Upcoming Original Series "Woke," "No Man's Land," and Second Season of "Pen15" at the 2020 Hulu Press Tour
Plus: "Love, Victor" and "Taste The Nation with Padma Lakshmi" to return for second seasons; and premiere dates set for "Animaniacs," "Monsterland" and more.

[08/07/20 - 09:26 AM]
"The Vow," A Portrait of NXIVM, Debuts August 23, Exclusively on HBO
The nine-part documentary series is directed by Emmy(R)-winning and Academy award nominated Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer.

[08/07/20 - 09:04 AM]
AMC Announces Cast for First-Ever Prime-Time Animated Drama, "Pantheon"
Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Paul Dano, Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, Taylor Schilling, Ron Livingston, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jaffrey and Scoot McNairy are among the additions.

[08/07/20 - 09:03 AM]
AMC Networks Developing Original True Crime Series Offering Bold and Unexpected Perspectives on the Genre
Mona Chalabi, Naomi Ekperigin, Cameron Esposito and Jena Friedman are among the featured auspices.

[08/07/20 - 09:02 AM]
AMC Announces Second Season Renewal for the Episodic Anthology "Soulmates" from Emmy(R) Award-Winning Writer Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein
The renewal comes ahead of the series' season one debut on Sunday, October 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/07/20 - 09:01 AM]
AMC Networks Announces Fall and Winter 2020-21 Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series and Specials
Newly announced season premieres include SundanceTV's "The A Word," IFC's "Baroness von Sketch Show" and AMC's "Eli Roth's History of Horror."

[08/07/20 - 08:22 AM]
From Executive Producer Guillermo del Toro, "Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans" Arrives on Netflix in 2021
"Trollhunters," "3 Below" and "Wizards" will combine for one epic adventure.

[08/07/20 - 08:21 AM]
Landscape Designer Jamie Durie Transforms Neglected Outdoor Spaces in New HGTV Series "Backyard Takeover"
Premiering Friday, August 21, the series spotlights Jamie as he works with two families in each episode to turn their lackluster backyards into showstopping, personalized outdoor oases.

[08/07/20 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Keep ABC on Top in Demos
The Alphabet's "To Tell the Truth" leads the night among adults 18-49.