Thursday, July 22, 2010

New un-hosted segments for Triple D, plus more news

Hello dedicated readers. Again, my apologies for the lack of posts. Summer time is travel time, and we've been a-hoofin' it lately! Hope this gets us caught up to date ....

Recently, the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives red Camaro has been spotted in at least two locations, sans Guy Fieri. According to Connecticut Now, Corey's Catsup & Mustard will be featured on an upcoming episode of the show, un-hosted.

Corey's Catsup & Mustard - website
623 Main Stren
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 432-7755
*Premieres 2/28/11 - Favorites With a Twist*

Food Network film crews taped there Tuesday, July 20th, after having recieved so many fan recommendations. One can only assume that Guy Fieri's schedule does not allow him to travel to every likely restaurant in every shoot pod.

Corey's Catsup & Mustard will be joined by Superior, Wisconsin's Anchor Bar and others in a new feature of Triple D, a "viewers' choice" segment, which will follow the three restaurants Fieri visits each episode.

Read the full article here.


The New York Times recently interviewed the creators of NBC's Minute to Win It show, writing, "Typically when television creators want to gather ideas, they huddle in a writers’ room or maybe head out to a long expense-account lunch. When the creators of “Minute to Win It” need inspiration, they head to Target or a hardware store."

To date, the summer episodes have been well received by viewers, averaging 6.5 million in its Wednesday night slot, against "Big Brother" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

Heath Luman, one of the supervising producers feels one of the factors leading to the show's popularity is, "you can literally go to your cabinet, grab the supplies and play the games with your family during the commercial break."

The Times' article continued, "that NBC can promote the homemade games as an inexpensive form of family entertainment in a difficult economy is another plus, the producers say."

Craig Plestis, an executive producer, said the game makers come into work with bags of household items and stock them on shelves labeled as different rooms of a house. As the show was being developed, “it was like coming into work to a toy factory,” Mr. Plestis said.

By now the producers have pitched roughly 1,000 games. About 150 have made it onto the show.

Read the full article here.


Related news from Twitter: zonerecording

"Blair Hardman had a cool time at Zone Recording with celebrity chef Guy Fieri recording for the video game of his NBC show Minute to Win It."

The NBC Universal Television Products Group announced in June that they have licensed with Mattel to create a Minute to Win It board game, due for release before the Christmas season, 2010, with a Nintendo Wii and DS version to be developed by Zoo Entertainment.


DIY Network's Garage Mahal paid a visit to Guy Fieri's house last year; the episode aired in November of 2009. Now the full episode is up on Hulu, or you can watch it here.


Captain Morgan poses with Food Network star Guy Fieri during 2010 MLB All Star Game festivities in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 12, 2010.

Jack Dempsey / AP Images for Captain Morgan

Related Posts:
Guy Fieri on DIY's Garage Mahal show
"Minute to Win It" board game due for holiday season
Superior's Anchor Bar to be featured on "Triple D"

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