On this past Wednesday night (December 13th), Food Network was supposed to air an Episode of Iron Chef Showdown that featured Bobby Flay, but it did not air. The episode was going to be the episode where Bobby Flay supposedly quit Iron Chef by revealing a t-shirt that said it was his last battle. Bobby supposedly chose a t-shirt as he knew it would be hard to edit out of the show. This episode was on the schedule all week and was being advertised, but when it got to Wednesday night at 9pm an Iron Chef Showdown episode with Stephanie Izard was on Food Network.
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No advanced warning was given by Food Network that this episode would be moved/postponed, but Alton Brown responded to some fans on Twitter (pictured) saying it was his fault because he "didn't finish voice over patches in time."
Tory Miller, one of the chefs competing on the episode, actually had a watch party the night of the episode and everyone there watching was disappointed when the episode wasn't the one he competed on. He even received no advanced warning of the postponement. Tory Miller also had a sold out $125 six-course meal planned Sunday for 100 people which was celebrating his appearance on the show. He had planned to still have that dinner, but it looks like he has rescheduled.
This makes you wonder what kind of plans Food Network has for this episode of Iron Chef Showdown. Are they doing heavy editing to edit out the original audio or the t-shirt? Will they move this to the season finale and allow Bobby to quit for drama? Or will it just be a normal episode? We will have to wait and see, but when this episode has an air date, I will update this post.