The Food Network reached out to us today about the fate of Emeril Lagasse. FishbowlNY reported — and we repeated — this morning that the Bamtastic One was leaving the Food Network. Not so, says the channel’s spokeswoman, Carrie Welch.
There are inaccuracies in the post about Emeril Lagasse in today’s mediabistro Fish Bowl blog. Emeril is not leaving the network, Essence of Emeril will continue production and we will pursue specials and other opportunities in the future.Emeril Live has been an incredible journey and a great collaboration between Emeril Lagasse and Food Network for over ten years. Emeril has been the cornerstone of Food Network’s success and helped pave the way for chefs on TV. The show has hit numerous television milestones. Food Network and Emeril look forward to continuing our long partnership and Emeril remains an integral part of the Food Network family.