Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Will Emeril Be The New Rachael?

This is so interesting. Rachael Ray, backed by the Oprah machine, has been very successful – double Emmy-winning successful – with her talk show. Now Emeril, backed by the Martha machine for the past two years, is embarking on his own journey as the host of a talk show.

There are big differences, though. The hour-long Emeril Lagasse Show will be on once a week and will mix cooking, music and famous guests. There will be a live band and it will air on Sunday’s at 8 pm starting March 28th on the ION Television Network.

But like Rach, Emeril will have a live audience and the show will include taped pieces to take advantage of its New York City location.

I’m guessing (and praying) that his show will not be the “service” type that Martha’s and Rachael’s are. Hopefully, there will be no decoupaging* segments and he’ll stay as far away from PMS, as possible.

Good luck to Emeril. He has a kind of lousy timeslot, plus I’m not even sure if I get ION, but I am willing to give him a chance. I’ve actually never loved his food, but I like him and I think his accent is a gas.

So what do you think?

*These ARE actually really cute ideas.

Note: Em, if you fill in Coco's name, I'll know it's you!


Emily said...

Hahaha. That's me! I thought about it, but decided not to. ;)

This is some interesting news. I'm not sure what to think. I hate to be pessimistic, but I don't think Emeril will make a great talk show host.

Honestly, I'm not much of a fan of his. But he WAS the first person I started to watch on Food Network. So he did inspire me in the long-run.

DebCarol said...

I like Emeril, always have. But as you say Sue - lets hope the show features him cooking and that the famous guests are Chefs or others from the NYC restaurant world. I don't want to see Emeril interviewing random people or doing stand up comedy etc. Anyway I don't think I get ION either, in fact never heard of it.

Lys said...

I'm interested in seeing it. Normally the only thing I watch on ION is Criminal Minds but Emeril should be a nice change. I did like Emeril Live but heard quite a few notsonice stories from people in the Italian Market who know Doc from the band. Would be curious to see if Emeril has the same band on this one.