Guy Fieri staying at Food Network for three more years

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Chef Guy Fieri attends the Build Series at AOL HQ on October 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Chef Guy Fieri attends the Build Series at AOL HQ on October 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images) /

Some foodies love Guy Fieri and others can’t stand him. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground when it comes to the winner of Season 2 of The Next Food Network Star. But one thing is certain, he has changed food television forever and is one of the most bankable stars of Food Network.

Fieri and his shows, which include Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, and the popular Tournament of Champions, have become staples of Food Network. Fieri himself has practically become the face of the network, being featured heavily in the ads leading up to the launch of Discovery Plus.

This is exactly why is it being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that Fieri has signed a new three-year exclusive deal with the network. By the time the new contract is finished, Fieri will be creeping up on almost 25 years with the Discovery-owned channel.

In addition to continuing to work on his trio of shows, the new deal will open more opportunities for Feiri to extend his brand with new shows. And you can be assured that will also include content for the Discovery Plus streaming service.

Guy Fieri sounds like he is very happy at Food Network.

When speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Fieri talked about how happy he is to be staying with Food Network and how he already has some new ideas for shows.

"“Food Network is my home and I’m stoked to continue the partnership with the entire Discovery family. The world of food is the ultimate unifier so having a global platform to share real-life stories of some of the most deserving chefs, restauranteurs, home cooks, entrepreneurs and anyone who just loves a good meal is an incredible opportunity. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’re cookin’ up next.”"

Fieri has proven time and again how important he is to Food Network. During the pandemic, he was one of the few shows that figured out a way to take the situation and use it as an opportunity to put a new spin on his classic shows.

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives he flipped with a “takeout” version where he and his son Hunter prepared items sent by Triple D chefs. For Guy’s Grocery Games he simply sent the supermarket to the contestants. The result was a fresh way to watch both series that was entertaining as all get out.

Like him or not, there is no denying that Guy Fieri pretty much is Food Network and it sounds like nobody would want it any other way.

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