Bobby Flay Signed a New Deal with Food Network — What Does That Mean for 'Beat Bobby Flay?'

Shannon Raphael - Author

Nov. 23 2021, Updated 10:57 a.m. ET

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Contract negotiations won't be beating Bobby Flay this time around!

The celebrity chef has officially signed a three-year contract extension with the Food Network. The renewal news comes about a month and a half after it was first announced that Bobby would be leaving the Discovery family at the end of 2021, following a 27-year working relationship.

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"We are thrilled to continue Bobby Flay's long standing relationship with Food Network," Courtney White, the president of the network, said in a statement. "He captivates our audience with his incredible culinary skill, fierce competitive spirit and his trademark ability to share a deep passion for food."

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Now that the longtime Food Network staple is officially returning, there could be clarity about the future of his popular competition series, Beat Bobby Flay.

While viewers thought that the end of the series was imminent, due to Bobby's impending exit from the channel, his new contract could indicate otherwise. Is Beat Bobby Flay canceled?

Is 'Beat Bobby Flay' canceled?

Though the New Yorker has starred in a series of original programs for the Food Network and for Discovery Plus over the years, one of his most successful shows of all time has been Beat Bobby Flay.

On the show, two chefs go head-to-head with one another before the winner moves on to make a signature meal against Bobby Flay himself.

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The success of the series, which debuted in 2013, could be chalked up to Bobby's signature cockiness, the ever-rotating and often-entertaining panel of celebrity guests, or to the energy of the live audience.

The show is currently in its 28th season, and it airs in an enviable Tuesday night primetime spot.

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While Bobby's initial departure from the Food Network indicated that the reality competition would likely be concluding, his three-year contract extension means that the show is not going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the terms of Bobby's deal include new episodes of the cooking competition. The chef will also be working on a new show with his only child.

Bobby Flay's new Food Network deal includes a series with his daughter, Sophie Flay.

While fans are relieved that Beat Bobby Flay will live on thanks to the food expert's three-year contract extension, the terms of his deal include other new programming opportunities as well.

Though many of the details of the contract have yet to be shared, Bobby is set to work on a series with his 25-year-old daughter, Sophie Flay.

The working title for their series is Bobby and Sophie on the Coast. The format of the show has not been publicly shared, and it is unclear at this time whether it will air on the Food Network, or on Discovery Plus.

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Bobby and Sophie on the Coast will not be the first time that the father-daughter duo has worked together in front of the cameras before. The two collaborated on the 2019 series, The Flay List, and Sophie has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay several times before in the past.

The chef teased that there will be other new shows as well in his statement about the contract extension.

Bobby Flay
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"I'm thrilled to extend my relationship with Food Network and Discovery. Although these talks to renew took a little longer than expected, the important thing is that both sides are happy that we can now build on an already rock solid foundation," Bobby said in a statement. "Stay tuned for some incredibly exciting new shows as I promise to take food and cooking to places we've never imagined before."

Until we know more about Bobby's future shows, you can catch him on Beat Bobby Flay. It airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on the Food Network.

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