NEW ROSTER OF HOPEFULS VIE FOR CULINARY STARDOM IN SEASON NINE OF PRIMETIME COMPETITION SERIES FOOD NETWORK STAR
Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay Return as Mentors/Judges in Season Premiere on
Sunday, June 2nd at 9pm ET/PT
Audience Vote Will Determine Winner, To Be Announced in Season Finale on
Sunday, August 11th at 9pm E/PT
NEW YORK – April 18, 2013 – Food Network’s long-running competition series Food Network Star returns for a ninth season this summer with fresh talent, intense challenges, and culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the best and brightest new faces in food television. In the one-hour season premiere on Sunday, June 2nd at 9pm ET/PT, the twelve contestants arrive in Los Angeles, ready to kick off the biggest audition of their lives to find out who has the personality, on-camera charisma and kitchen chops to follow in their idols’ footsteps and helm their own show. In new twists, focus groups of Food Network fans will also have their say on contestant performances and one finalist will be brought back after elimination for another chance at victory. Viewers will again be able to vote online or via phone before the August 11th finale to determine who will win the ultimate prize: their own show on Food Network.