Food blogger John Curtas says the Travel Channel didn't cancel All Forked Up, his show co-hosted with fellow food writer Al Mancini, because of his Twitter feud with the Media Action Network for Asian Americans over his use of the word "Jap."
"My Twitter battle with that twit had no effect on the show ending. The die was cast in mid-April when we were told by TC that 'food shows aren't working for us right now.' Your article and that dust-up caused a number of people to ask TC about an air date ... leading to the press release. That's show biz!" he tells the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Some of the food shows that are airing on the Travel Channel right now include the latest season of Bizarre Foods, renewed earlier this week, Adam Richman's Fandemon, which just debuted, and Best Daym Takeout, where host Daymon Patterson goes in search of the best takeout nationwide, which bows July 31. Both shows were announced in late April, after the network passed on All Forked up, by Curtas' timetable of events.
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· Donezo: Put a Fork in All Forked Up on the Travel Channel [~ELV~]
John Curtas [Photo: Facebook]