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'The Chew,' ABC's New Cooking Talk Show, Premieres Monday: Here's An Early Look (VIDEOS)

First Posted: 09/23/11 06:53 PM ET   Updated: 11/23/11 05:12 AM ET




After months of hype and press, The Chew, ABC's new food and cooking talk show, is premiering this Monday, September 26th, at 1 p.m.. If you haven't been following the story, here are the basics: The Chew aims to focus on a broad variety of food-related topics in a talky format. Think of it as The View with more frying pans. The main cast members are Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Daphne Oz, Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly. They'll also discuss topics with guest stars from the food world.

ABC apparently has a lot riding on the show; the network just wrapped on the years-long soap franchise All My Children, and is looking to The Chew to help support daytime ratings.

Carla Hall spoke with Patch about the show. She described it as a forum for "cooking on a budget -- fast, easy recipes -- to bring the family together around food."

ABC released a ton of clips just in time for the premiere of The Chew. The slideshow below showcases some of the better ones:

An Introduction To The Cast Of 'The Chew'
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The priceless part of this promo segment comes when the five cast members are trying to think of ways to describe one another. Carla, clearly unsure of Daphne Oz's qualifications as the host of a food show, describes says of her blonde colleague, "She's gorgeous. She's gorgeous."
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