Beat Bobby Flay to Premiere This SaturdayBy Kelly Dobkin | August 21, 2013 By Kelly Dobkin | August 21, 2013
Bobby Flay's new show Beat Bobby Flay will premiere its half-hour pilot episode this Saturday night at 9 PM on Food Network, airing in between episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This show is similar to hit series Throwdown. Here's the premise: "Two talented chefs go head to head for the chance to Beat Bobby Flay. To get to Bobby the chefs must first face off against each other, creating a spectacular dish with a secret ingredient of Bobby's choice. Judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeff Mauro know Bobby's strengths and his weaknesses. Their goal: pick the chef who has the skills to take down Bobby Flay in his own arena. The winning chef gets to challenge Bobby with their surprise signature dish. If they win, they can tell the world, 'I beat Bobby Flay!'" The show will replay at midnight, and again on Tuesday, August 27 at 11 PM and 2 AM. [via FNG]
Also on the Flay front, it was just announced yesterday that Flay's Mesa Grill will close at the end of the month in NYC but that Flay's team is aggressively pursuing a new location.