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The January 27 episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star will have an emergency at a steak eating contest. The original 9-1-1 set in Los Angeles had a crisis at an insect eating contest on its October 22, 2018 show. This is not the first steak eating contest incident on a Fox program. The March 28, 1999 episode of the Simpsons (Maximum Homerdrive) had a fatality after a steak challenge went wrong.
Joey Chestnut, Adrian Morgan and Mike Golic Jr. faced off in a beignet eating contest in New Orleans MCed by Katie Nolan of ESPN to promote tonight's college football championship game.

“King of Gluttony” 2020 video

Youtube currently has the full program of TV Tokyo’s “King of Gluttony” program in which Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Max Suzuki, Angela Sato, Hatsuyo Sugawara and others competed. (I will not post any spoilers until later today). Update Results of the final round are in the comments. Takeru Kobayashi and Nobuyuki Shirota appear as commentators, but do not compete.

update Jan 16 Miki Sudo has posted some Instagram galleries: Part 1 | Part 2

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Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Max Suzuki, Angela Sato and Takeru Kobayashi appear in a promo video for "King of Gluttony" that will be televised on TV Tokyo on January 12. Kobayashi is not shown eating, so he may not be a competitor. Screen captures:
Miki Sudo appears in a picture promoting the "King of Gluttony" program that will be televised on TV Tokyo on January 12. Darron Breeden (in the back row) might be another competitor. Japanese entrants include Max Suzuki, Angela Sato and Hatsuyo Sugawara. (link to picture) update Miki Sudo confirms she will appear.
"“El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer", a 1997 episode of the Simpsons in which a Homer's spicy chili challenge induces hallucinations, is #7 in Time Magazine's list of the top 10 episodes of the animated series.
The latest Fink Beats the Stomach episode has an interview with Oliver Brooks, the stage master for the Nathan's finals.
EOnline.com has a video of three humans facing a bear in an eating contest from the debut episode of Man vs. Bear Tha will be televised December 4 on the Discovery channel. In 2003, Takeru Kobayashi had a hot dog eating competition against a bear in Fox's Man vs. Beast
Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle ate 14 cannolis to win today's eating contest at SopranosCon in Seacaucus, NJ.
Takeru Kobyashi attempted the challenge at Pho 87 in Las Vegas on Tuesday's episode of the Japanese television program SixTONES. (Kobayashi segments start at 1:25 and 1:34). This might be his first eating challenge or contest on Japanese TV since the 2002 Food Battle Club.
Registration is open for the cannoli eating contests that will be held at SopranosCon in Seacacus, NJ on November 23 and 24. Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle will compete in Saturday's contest.
Wayne Algenio will face off against World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall in an eating contest on an episode of "Eddie Eats America" that will be televised on the UK channel Dave on Sunday. The competition was recorded at Mac Shack NY, whose owner Kevin "BlaccLyte" James recently passed away.
Youtube has an Alka Seltzer commercial set at a pie eating contest recorded at Yankee Stadium in the 1960s. (I am not aware of any actual eating contests being held at Yankee Stadium.)
SopranosCon will hold a cannoli eating contest in Seacaucus, NJ on November 23. In "The Ride" episode of the series, televised in 2006, Crazy Legs Conti competed in a cannoli eating contest.
Gage Talent has a casting call for a restaurant commerical with a rib eating contest to be filmed in Birmingham, AL later this month. The listed compensation is: 600 Session Fee, $3,100 Usage Fee x 3 years. $75 Fitting Fee. Plus $200 travel, pre-paid hotel, per diem.
Adam Amin of ESPN is the guest on the latest episode of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
"Hulk Smash Food" and Jesse "Food Coma" Freeman ate 2.5 pounds of butter in a minute on Australia's Got Talent.
Yesterday, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran and original Man v Food host Adam Richman feuded on twitter after a head to head matchup was proposed.
George Chiger and Julie Goldberg competed in a Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on Fox & Friends this morning in observance of National Hot Dog Day.
Sports Media Watch reports the ESPN broadcast of the men's Nathan's finals received 1.36 million viewers, the highest amount for a live broadcast since 2011 (a rerun after a 2014 World Cup game was watched by 2.8 million). The telecast was the highest rated sports program for July 4, beating MLB and Wimbledon. update Zap2It.com has a list of the top 25 original cable shows for July 4. First Take which was televised on ESPN2 while the women's Nathan's finals were taking place, does not appear in the list.
Tim "Eater X" Janus announced that ESPN wanted him to provide commentary during the Nathan's telecast in 2017, but he was blocked from that role by someone he does not name.
Marty Smith of ESPN did a podcast with Ronnie "Megabyte" Hartman.
ESPN has a press release about next Thursday's coverage of the Nathan's finals. Adam Amin will be a commentate on the men's contest, which will be televised on ESPN2 at noon Eastern. The women's contest will be streamed on ESPN3. Segments about Geoff Esper and Darron Breeden will be shown before the contest.
The Sunderland Echo has an interview with Kyle Gibson about his appearance in Battle of the Super Eaters: 3000 Calories a Minute on Channel 4 on British television Thursday night. Leah Shutkever and Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran are other featured UK competitive eaters.
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