Food Network Picks Up Anne Burrell’s TV Show, and ‘Top Chef’ Spawns Another Spinoff

We hear that congratulations are due to Anne Burrell, who despite the chafing of numerous Internet trolls, has had her new show, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, picked up by the Food Network, which ordered thirteen new episodes. (We have a call in at the Food Network, which has not yet confirmed.) Elsewhere in food TV, Bravo has announced a spinoff series called Top Chef: Masters, which “unites some of the brightest stars in the world of food, award-winning, widely-renowned Chefs who will compete against each other in a series of weekly challenges.” We have some calls in for more info: Will this just be an Iron Chef ripoff? Or will it be endowed with the special, cheesy drama of Top Chef? More to come.

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