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Paula's Party is a show on the Food Network hosted by Paula Deen. Unlike her other show on the Food Network, Paula's Home Cooking, Paula's Party was originally taped in front of a small audience at Uncle Bubba's Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia,[2] and Deen herself frequently interacts with audience members. In 2008, taping of the show moved from Savannah to Food Network studios in New York City.[3]

Paula's Party
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Created byPaula Deen
StarringPaula Deen
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes41, as of June 2008
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkFood Network
Original release2006[1] –
2008

In the program, Deen offers help to audience members who have culinary problems. This new format allows her to be friendly with her guests; frequently she sits on the laps of various male audience members and feeds them sensuously, often making food-related double entendres.

Almost all of Paula's family have appeared on the show: sons Jamie Deen and Bobby Deen, husband Michael Groover, daughter-in-law Brooke Deen, grandson Jack Deen, brother Bubba Hiers (owner of Uncle Bubba's Oyster House), and ex-husband Jimmy Deen.

Paula's Party was first broadcast on September 29, 2006, and is currently broadcast on Saturdays at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on the Food Network.

On June 21, 2013, the Food Network announced that they would not renew Deen's contract due to controversy surrounding Deen's use of a racial slur and racist jokes in her restaurant, effectively cancelling the series. In 2014, Deen's company Paula Deen Ventures bought distribution rights to the episodes from the Food Network.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. (1 March 2013). Britannica Book of the Year 2013. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-1-62513-103-4.
  2. ^ Mary Ellen Snodgrass (30 August 2008). Beating the Odds: A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity: A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity. ABC-CLIO. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-0-313-34565-4.
  3. ^ food network addict: Paula's Party in NYC
  4. ^ "Paula Deen Buys Online Rights to Her Shows from Food Network, Which Wasn’t Using Them Anyway". Variety, September 22, 2014 | Todd Spangler

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