Bam! Food Network cancels 'Emeril Live'

Bam! Food Network cancels 'Emeril Live'

There are 26 comments on the The Morning Call story from Nov 30, 2007, titled Bam! Food Network cancels 'Emeril Live'. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Food Network is kicking Emeril Lagasse down a notch. The celebrity chef's ''Emeril Live,'' which has been on the air for 10 years, will cease production Dec.

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Sandi

Banning, CA

#1 Nov 30, 2007
I can't believe you are canceling Emeril Live. We have watched since it's inception and consider it to be one of the best programs on your network. Reconsider!
chadd duvall

Delphos, OH

#2 Nov 30, 2007
I hope the "Network" will reconsider taking Emeril Live off the network. Emeril put the Food Network on the map, and can only hope something can be work out.
ROBERT TEASDALE

Lindsay, NE

#3 Dec 1, 2007
== NOW THAT -- EMERIL LAGASSE -- WILL NOT BE ON THE COOKING SHOW -- I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THE FOOD CHANNEL AS MUCH -- THEY ALL ARE GOOD -- BUT HE IS AND WAS -- THE BEST -- AS FOR THE NEW ONES -- TRYING TO TAKE HIS PLACE -- NOT INTERESTED ---- ITS HARD TO REPLACE SOMEONE -- WITH HIS TALENT AND ABILITYS ----
Director

Allentown, PA

#4 Dec 1, 2007
It's cheaper do do " The essence of Emeril" than Emeril live and the bottom line is money.
With the American economy slowing this is in the best interest of the Food Network.

Stop bitching and grow up !

Thats American business !
Vicky Urbano-Jaime

Novato, CA

#5 Dec 2, 2007
I am deeply sorry that Emeril Live has been cancelled. Although nobody has mentioned anything about Emeril's health, I have the feeling the cancellation of the show has to do with health issues. I hope I am wrong. I learned to cook because of Emeril and now I feel I have lost my dear teacher. I am From El Salvador, and,believe me, we cook very differently there due due to lack of ingredients and education about cooking in general. I hope one day I can see Emeril live on TV again, in the meantime, I am going to miss him very much.
Victim of WGA strike

Monrovia, CA

#6 Dec 2, 2007
Emeril Live producers tried to continue the show despite the Writers' Guild strike by bringing in "scab writers". I heard that the scabs just couldn't grasp Emeril's sense of down-home Louisiana style. In many of the scripts the scabs had Emeril shouting "SPAM!" instead of his trademark "BAM!". Not many people like Spam, and the show just wasn't clicking with the setudio audience as it had before. The producers decided to end it on a high note. The finale airs later this month.
Cindy

San Diego, CA

#7 Dec 8, 2007
Emeril was the best chef on the network and is a remarkable talent in everything he does professionally. On top of that he is a great human being - he does much for the community. I am very sad to hear the live show was cancelled. The one I would cancel is Rachel Ray. She is over exposed and not real to me. Also too much slang. Someone needs to tell her words end in "ing" rather than "in'".
anne lady

Clarksville, MD

#8 Dec 9, 2007
i think emeril has been looking "not so good" lately. He has gained alot of weight, and gets red in the face...a sure sign of a heart attack waiting to happen. Maybe he needs some real R&R.
Lina Barajas

Billings, MT

#10 Dec 27, 2007
As I read some of the comments about Emeril I got a little upset because nobody understands what kind of pressure that gentleman is. work, business, family responsibilities and otherissues that nobody needs to know, that is his own and private business.
As the matter of efect I noticed that he gained some weight but it does not mean he will have one heart atack, sometimes certain medications that we take can make you look puffed like he was, but it is temporary, he will do perfect, and will be the same famous chef, with or without food network Emeril is the same great chef. I love him and all his talents as a chef and as a great person that he is. Lina
Lina Barajas

Billings, MT

#11 Dec 27, 2007
Emeril you are in the hearts of a lots of Portugueses from Your part of the country, you inspired alots of amateurs and profissional to do better on their profissions, before you were the perfect chef and person when no to many had the guts to do what you did, now you are out, not to worry you have the support and love from everybody. You are a great chef for me, no matter what, only Emeril is my special chef. Lina
Lina Barajas

Billings, MT

#12 Dec 27, 2007
I am very happy that I said what I had inside of my heart for Emeril. Now for the succsessor of Emeril, do not do the samething to that person as you did for him. Lina
Lina Barajas

Billings, MT

#13 Dec 27, 2007
Goodby Emeril, I always will be surching for you and your experties on cooking skils that you use at food network and from your books. Lina
Dustin L -Laugh Dimbrlk

Revelstoke, Canada

#14 Dec 27, 2007
He was an idiot anyway. I could only handle him for 2 min.
Lina Barajas

Billings, MT

#15 Dec 27, 2007
How can you say that he was an idiot, you must be jealous of his success and also a biger idiot yourself. Get serious.
Dustin L -Laugh Dimbrlk

Revelstoke, Canada

#16 Dec 27, 2007
Lina Barajas wrote:
How can you say that he was an idiot, you must be jealous of his success and also a biger idiot yourself. Get serious.
Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean you are jelous of them. You are an idiot because you say he is succesful yet his show is getting cancelled? What??????????
dink1983

Laramie, WY

#17 Jan 2, 2008
I so agree with you, Rachel needs to go. She drives me absolutely crazy and I really wish she would learn to keep her arms and hands still when she talks. Cute only goes so far! They are going to change the Food Network to the Rachel Network before too long. I mean, just how many travel shows does the woman need? Emeril will be missed!!!
Director-sux

Walnut Creek, CA

#18 Dec 7, 2008
Director wrote:
It's cheaper do do " The essence of Emeril" than Emeril live and the bottom line is money.
With the American economy slowing this is in the best interest of the Food Network.
Stop bitching and grow up !
Thats American business !
Pipe down "Mr. Bottom Line" - I seriously doubt you know what you're talking about.
BAM!
Debi S Lockport Ny

Buffalo, NY

#19 Feb 1, 2009
Emeril,
I'm so upset your show has been canceled, Your the reason my hubby and I started to learned to cook. You were so much fun to watch, and we love the live audenice.It seemed like such a homey Fun lovin real kitchen,and you made things we were not afraid it give a whirl,.
Emeril you will be sadly missed by many, and I hope to see your show picked up by another network if you would so disire that to happen. Best wishes in what ever the future holds for you and your family.
I afraid food network you will not be having me turning in to much anymore.
Best Wishes, Emeril
Kevin & Debi
DIANNE

Hallandale, FL

#20 Apr 26, 2009
EMERIL started the food network! Are they nuts? He is the only real chef they have. The rest are just food personalities. BAM! I changing the channel.
BJS

Vienna, VA

#21 Aug 2, 2009
Brooke Johnson is the freaking idiot in all of this.
And I agree with one posted. Emeril does have health problems. Long live Emeril !!!
If it weren't for Bobby and Guido, I'd be watching Anthony and Emeril on the Travel Planet full time.

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