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Man v. Food host Casey Webb announced his program will be moving from the Travel Channel to the Cooking Channel.
Sports business reporter Darren Rovell is expected to leave ESPN and join The Action Network, a startup focusing on gambling. Rovell served a sideline reporter on some of the first telecasts of the Nathan's finals (around 2004-2006) and often mentioned competitive eating on his twitter.

Clinton Station Diner 105 lb burger conquered

Miki Sudo announced that the 10 person team consisting of herself, Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dan Kennedy, Darrron Breeden, Geoff Esper, Brandon Clark, George Chiger, Nick Wehry and Andrew Puhl completed the 105 pound burger challenge at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ and claimed a $5,000 prize. Flux Happens has videos of the start and end of the challenge. Molly Schuyler was the last member eating.

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On Thursday night's episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, "The Situation" attempted the Super "Brooke Burger Challenge" at the Headliner in Neptune, NJ.
An emergency at an eating contest will be an incident in tonight's episode of 9-1-1 on FOX.
Homer faced off against the sea monster Cthulhu in the opening segment of last night's Simpsons, which was the 29th installment of the Halloween-themed "Treehouse of Horror" series. A brief clip can be viewed on twitter.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark will appear in an upcoming Travel Channel program recorded at Greek Village Grill in Lakewood, OH. LakewoodObserver has pictures of the recording on Tuesday.
Journalist Gersh Kuntzman announced he was interviewed for an upcoming ESPN documentary about competitive eating, which will include Takeru Kobayashi.
Youtube has a clip from Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party of Martha Stewart, Snoop, Don Cheadle and Sherri Shepherd competing in a hot pepper eating contest.
The Celebrity Cafe has an interview with Casey Webb, host of Man v Food. He is not sure if he will be brought back for a fourth season.
The Krystal Square Off and Johnsonville Bratwurst telecasts from 2006 will be rerun on ESPN 2 on August 8 as part of its "The Ocho" themed day focusing on rarely televised sports.
Minnesota competitive eater Kai "Kai Eats World" Chan will appear on Wednesay's episode of TKO: Total Knock Out on CBS (trailer).
On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Carolla criticized Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest and proposed that every 10th hot dog in the contest should be a chili cheese frankfurter which had to be eaten conventionally.
Derek Jacobs will attempt the Roc-A-Fella's Bomber pizza challenge with host Casey Webb on Monday's episode of Man v Food recorded in Cincinnatti.
The Ringer calls the wing eating contest held at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo on tonight's episode of The Batchelorette "A COMPLETE SHAM".
Leah Shutkever announces she will appear on tomorrow's episode of You vs. Chris & Kem on the British channel ITV2 at 10pm. (Trailer video).
The broadcast of the Nathan's Finals on ESPN2 was the highest rated cable program for July 4 despite a ratings decline from .45 in 2017 to .43 this year.
ESPNMediaZone reports that Adam Amin will replace Indy 500 annoucer Paul Page as the play-by-play voice for the coverage of the contest on ESPN2 at noon Eastern. Paul Page most famous line covering Nathan's was probably calling the champion "Joey Chitwood".
The ESPN schedule for July 4 is out. The men's Nathan's finals will be televised live on ESPN2 at noon Eastern and rerun three times later that day. The women's contest has yet to be added to the ESPN3 streaming schedule. (ESPN2 will broadcast First Take at 10am when the female division takes place.)
Gadget guru Katie Linendoll says she was the runner-up for the host of Man v Food to Adam Richman. She says she completed a big sandwich at Katz's Deli as part of her audition.
Gideon Oji, Juan Rodriguez, Juan Neave, Sarah Reinecke, Matthew Raible, Andrew Kogutkiewicz, Tanner Varner, Michelle Severino, Mark Williams Michael Blue and Andrew Webber are expected to compete in the Canteen sandwich eating contest in Ottumwa, IA on Saturday. In January, the contest organizers claimed the event would be televised on ESPN, but the competition is not listed in the ESPN schedule for June 2.update Ottumwa Courier has an interview with Sarah Reinecke about competing in the contest.
Yesterday, George Takei ("Sulu" from Star Trek), retweeted a tweet about a Molly Schuyler mini-documentary.
Foodbeast.com has a writeup of an interview Adam Richman did with Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling. The former Man v. Food host claims that Munchies in Sarasota, FL put an entire bottle of ghost chili extract into its 420 hot wings challenge, which made breathing difficult.
Last night's episode of WWE Smackdown Live had a pancake eating contest where the objective was to break Matt Stonie's record of 113 pancakes in 8 minutes. Joey Chestnut was also mentioned.
MLive.com has has an article about tonight's episode of Man v Food, which will feature three restaurants in western Michigan. The challenge will be the DC Challenge at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The program will conclude the second season of the relaunch with Casey Webb; a third season with the new host has been announced. Broadway World reports that ratings have been improving.
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