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CBS Dashes Giada And Bobby’s Morning Talk Show Dreams

The world is not ready for a syndicated morning talk show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay, the New York Post reports. This is sad news to both Giada and Bobby, who had filmed a presentation reel for a CBS morning talk show titled, appropriately, “Giada and Bobby.”

According to the New York Post’s all-hearing ravens, “insiders say Flay, 48, hoped the talk show was a way to ‘go mainstream’ and to help break out of his TV chef role and into a more traditional talk-show format.” Alas, the Food Network still has their death-grip around Flay’s ankle, and he and Giada will likely remain there, unable to do cooler things like interview movie stars and fail at dancing Gangnam Style with an exhausted PSY.

They will have to make do with their Food Network-approved business ventures, which consist of the following measly properties:

Flay currently hosts five Food Network shows including “Boy Meets Grill” and “Bobby’s Dinner Battle.” He also owns several restaurants, including 10 Bobby’s Burger Palace eateries.

The Italian-born De Laurentiis, 42 — the granddaughter of famed film producer Dino De Laurentiis — hosts Food Network’s “Giada at Home” and appears regularly on NBC’s “Today” show. She and Flay appeared as judges together on the seventh season of Food Network’s “Food Network Star.”

[NYP]

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