Paula Deen is making a comeback. No, she isn't going to be on Food Network. She will have her own network that will be an interactive digital experience on your computer, smartphoone or tablet. You can take Paula along anywhere and watch her anytime you want, as long as you pay the monthly subscription dues. Her show is set to stream in September.
Unlike Food Network, the Paula Deen Network will be unscripted. Paula said, "We're not being governed by anyone but ourselves." Joining her on the Network will be her sons, Bobby and Jamie, her husband, Michael Groover, and many special surprise guests. Her studio is built to look like her first Food Network studio, "Paula's Home Cooking. It is big enough to hold an audience, special guests, and her production crew.
Entertainment Tonight reports, Paula Deen said in a news release, "We're going to have so much fun being together and cooking up some wonderful new and classic dishes. Y'all can get my recipes, tips and cooking anytime you want — this is for you. I can't wait to crank up the oven and get cooking for the people I love: my family, my friends and my fans!"
Paula Deen Network will have the long and short form content. Some of the shows she wants to include are "20-Minute Meals," "Paula Cooking Light," "One Dish, Three Ways," and "Five On a Dime." This show will feature a ten minute meal using only five ingredients.
Executive producer, Gordon Elliott isn't worried about people paying the monthly fee. He believes that the only problem will be in keeping up with all the things that the fans want to see. To encourage people to subscribe, they offer a 14-day free trial.
The news of Paula's new network comes almost a year after she lost her contract with Food Network when she admitted to using the N-word.