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Food Network Star Returns for Eighth Season with Star-Studded Challenges

Food Network Star, Food Network’s acclaimed reality competition show that blends culinary competition with big star aspirations, kicks off its eighth season with a two-hour season premiere on May 13th at 9 pm ET/PT.  This season, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, who previously were judges on the show, will now compete themselves, each leading a team of five hopeful stars.  Watching as a Food Network star returns for Eight Season with star-studded challenges will no doubt entice viewers.  The third team will be led by famous and colorful Food Network personality Alton Brown.

This season will see fifteen star hopefuls, each assigned to one of the three judges who hand-picked them to join their team.  The teams will compete against each other, with certain contestants eliminated.  The winner of this season will receive his or her own Food Network program, produced by their team leader.

Season eight promises to be the most exciting season yet, according to Food Network executives.  “Having Bobby, Giada and Alton compete against each other to discover and develop the next Food Network Star took this series to a whole new level,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, Food Network. “These three iconic star/producers are ideal mentors for the talented hopefuls they found – but it’s hard to say if the competition was more intense among the finalists or their three Star mentors.”

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