Alton Brown Announces He's Retiring Good Eats

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After twelve years and nearly 250 episodes as The Food Network's premiere, and frankly, most educational and useful cooking show, Good Eats will end its run, Alton Brown announced today via Twitter.

The host said, "G.E. fans, I've decided to cut the half hour series at 249 eps. There will be 3 new 1 hour eps this year and that's it. But mourn not."

In subsequent tweets he reiterated that the show wasn't being cancelled, and that it was entirely his decision. "Cancelled means the network cancelled it's order. I'm retiring it. That means it was, and is, my choice."

He added that "It will live on in reruns for decades...centuries."

To another Twitterer who bemoaned the show's demise, Brown put it quite succinctly in the way only Alton Brown could, "Stop talking about me like I'm dead...or dying. It's not a tumor."

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Sam
Sam

I'm glad to hear he's cutting back.  He's so busy!  I don't know how he has time for anything other than working.  I'm also glad to hear he will be doing a few episodes a year, I will watch them.  I've learned so much from him over the years. His was one of the first cooking shows I ever saw.   I enjoyed so much watching his shows and learning the "whys" of how cooking works.  Never liked chemistry, but liked it when he taught it. One of his recipes, the chicken wings one, is a staple in our home.  It's a "go to."  I love how most of the fat is steamed off in the beginning.  And the sauce that goes on them makes my mouth water even thinking about it. I admire Alton Brown so very much and wish the very best for him and his loved ones.  Show biz must be awfully tough even tho most people think it so glamorous.  In the long run, it's just another job.

Man Cave
Man Cave

The man is pure culinary and comedic genius.  The Good Eats series, a treasure for eternity.  Its cancellation, an inevitable tragedy.

Hazel Atkinson
Hazel Atkinson

Mr. Brown I have loved your show from the first time I saw it.  It has lifted me from depression on some of my worst days.  I had hoped that you would do something with solar cooking or have I missed those episodes.  It has peaked my interest and I thought that noone could make it clearer than you. I wish good health, godspeed, good luck and ....;-D

B.A roadhog
B.A roadhog

Did A.B. Make this choice or....... B.A.???

Anna
Anna

i have grown up with good eats and this show has inspired me to try new foods and becoming a art teacher. my teaching style is even simular to AB's!!!! i will miss your fun loving humor and jokes.

Braden McGrath
Braden McGrath

Do we know for sure that this is AB? He doesn't have the twitter "Verified" thing on his account, and it was just recently created.

cBc
cBc

dang...one of the few shows left on the channel that was worth watching. I learned lots from Alton over the years. Enjoy your next adventure!

DanGarion
DanGarion

Check again there is a verified tag.

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