Thursday, July 29, 2010

Our Very Own Prime-Time Celebrity Chef?!

(Photo: Graham Elliot)

He insists that Hollywood hasn’t gone to his head, but the Chicago chef formerly known as Graham Elliot Bowles is simply going by the slimmed-down moniker "Graham Elliot" now.

I kinda dug the three names, but bygones, it’s his decision.

Anyway, did you catch the first episode of FOX’s "MasterChef," featuring Elliot, Gordon Ramsay and Joe Bastianich?! Following the successful formats of “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance?” and “America’s Got Talent,” the show plucks out regular, decent-cooking folks who aspire to be chefs.

That debut episode actually did pretty damn good in the ratings, according to Variety. It led its 8pm CST hour among adults 18-49, becoming summer's top-rated series premiere in the demo.

That seals it. Love him or hate him, Graham Elliot is officially a prime-time celebrity chef now.

Just don’t leave us, man. After all, you run this town.

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