Food Network is set to return with season eight with their primetime hit Food Network Star. Initially named The Next Food Network Star, it's a reality television series produced by Food Network. The winner of the show is awarded the ultimate prize - his or her own show on the Food Network.
Season Eight of Food Network Star is set to premiere with a special two-hour episode May 13, 2012, preceded by a casting special the day before, May 12.
This new season is also launching a new format of three five-member teams, each coached by a Food Network coach. The coaches/mentors/producers who have hand-selected their teams and are ready to lead them to victory, are Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, and Giada De Laurentiis. Alton Brown is a host of Iron Chef America and Good Eats. Bobby Flay is the host of Grill It! with Bobby Flay as well as Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis is the host of Everyday Italian as well as Giada at Home.
As a new feature for the audience, meaning you, you can also follow everything related to the show in twitter (#Star). Also the teams have all their own twitter pages set up - #TeamAlton, #TeamBobby and #TeamGiada.
The season finale is set to air July 22nd at 9pm ET/PT. Learn more about the show at www.foodnetwork.com/star and watch the videos in the player below.