Alton Brown’s “Good Eats: Reloaded” has been renewed for a second season at Cooking Channel, TheWrap has learned exclusively.
The Season 2 pickup for the remixed series comes ahead of Food Network’s premiere of “Good Eats: The Return” — the long-awaited 15th season of Brown’s beloved “Good Eats,” which ran from 1999 to 2012.
The 13-episode first season of “Good Eats: Reloaded” premiered last October on Cooking Channel, a sister channel to Food Network. The new show saw Brown dive into his catalog of old “Good Eats” episodes and add new scenes, new science and new recipes to classic installments like “Steak Your Claim,” “Use Your Noodle,” “Fry Hard I,” “The Dough Also Rises,” “The Cookie Clause” and “A Bird in the Pan.”
A spokesperson for Cooking Channel told TheWrap an airdate has not yet been set for “Reloaded” Season 2, which Brown says he’ll begin working on after he finishes post-production on “Good Eats: The Return.”
“We’re going to do another season of ‘Reloads.’ As a matter of fact, I’m going into the ‘Reloads’ right after this because I constantly look back and I constantly want to change things and I’m constantly reevaluating,” Brown told TheWrap Monday. “If I’ve learned something as a cook, it’s to constantly reevaluate and question everything you’ve done. Besides, other people are doing research and proving things and you’ve gotta be able to look back at what you’ve done and say, ‘That was wrong’ or ‘I could do it better now’ or ‘There’s a better way of doing that.'”
While you wait for more “Reloaded,” you can check out “Good Eats: The Return,” which premieres with two episodes on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Food Network.
Here’s the description for the upcoming season of “Good Eats: The Return”:
Each episode of “Good Eats” takes an informative and comedic deep dive into a specific ingredient or dish through Alton’s eyes. Punctuated by pop culture, tried-and-true recipes and the show’s unique cast of characters, “Good Eats” is about food in its finest and funniest form. In the season premiere, Alton makes the argument that Italian food as we know it was actually invented in America and that Chicken Parmesan is the dish where it all began – and yet, an Italian canned tomato makes it all possible. The episode immediately following explores ancient American grains amaranth, chia and quinoa. They are making a comeback due to their versatility and nutritional content, and Alton shows how to make the most of these very old kitchen newcomers. Upcoming episode themes include the ultimate sourdough recipe, shakshuka and steak tartare.