The latest preview for the upcoming daytime food talk show The Chew features Mario Batali and crew hovering over stylized platters of food, dancing with potted tomato plants and bursts of laughter in fits of unbridled, enthusiasm.
Or as popular food blog Eater.com notes, "Everyone is on some serious...happy pills."
Batali will be joined by some familiar faces from the food and TV world, including fellow Iron Chef and restaurateur Michael Symon, Top Chef alum Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, best known for his stint on What Not to Wear, and "nutrition expert" Daphne Oz, daughter of resident medical expert on the now defunct Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr . Mehmet Oz .
The daily, one-hour daytime talk show will emulate the formula of women's ABC talk show The View, led by Barbara Walters, but will center around food, entertaining and nutrition - a testament to the rising interest in food programming among TV audiences.
"It's about food but it's about dishing really. We love to catch up, we love to hear about what's going on, get the low down," Oz says in the trailer.
The show generated some heat among TV audiences when it was first announced in April, as it's one of two new daytime talk shows that will replace some of TV's longest running soap operas, All My Children and One Life to Live. Both will continue their run, however, as online episodes.
The series premieres September 26 at 1 pm. ET/12 PT on US network ABC.
New programming at The Food Network, meanwhile, includes a competition show pitting two of the most colorful and bubbly Food Network personalities Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray in Guy vs. Rachael; a food show with country music star Trisha Yearwood; and seasonal shows like Halloween Wars in which people compete in pumpkin-carving contests.
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