Paula Deen will have a new show this spring after facing a very public scandal in 2012 for saying the N-word. The “disgraced” former star of the Food Network is getting a second chance with a new radio show that will air daily. In addition to that, the 68-year-old Deen will produce a weekly podcast, Daily Mail reports.
The cooking star’s new daily show will be called “Get Cooking with Paula Deen,” with the weekly show called, “What’s Cooking with Paula Deen.” She had her first day in the studio on Tuesday and she raved about how much fun it was in her interview with People. She’s excited to reveal her “vignettes and podcasts to listeners around America” and inform them of ways to make their lives easier.
Paula was on the Food Network for 13 years before they dissolved their contract with her over the racism scandal. She lost a multitude of sponsors who didn’t want their brand associated with her image after that.
Paula Deen’s new show will begin May 1. Deen is partnering with Compass Media Networks for the daily and weekly show. Her one-minute daily show will have tips for “both the kitchen and life,” and a 30-minute weekly podcast that also features her creative director, Brandon Branch.
Is this a sign of more good things to come for the Southern chef? She was scandalized in 2013 for racial slurs she was accused of saying in a Savannah, Georgia restaurant she owned called “Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House.”
Paula Deen’s new show is good news to fans who’ve missed her expertise and great cooking tips.