The Food Network’s Big Ten Network has been on hiatus for about a month, and the network is now working with the 5-year-old Food Network Star to launch a new Food Network character.
The character is a chef at a food company who works in the restaurant business, and it will debut on March 6, according to a press release from the network.
The show, which is not set to air until June, will be hosted by Food Network star, Jessica S. Johnson, who is a former contestant on “Food Network Star.”
Johnson has also previously starred in “The Bachelor” and “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
The show is expected to be produced by Food Networks parent CBS Corp., and is part of the network’s strategy to create a longer-lasting network.
“Food Networks has been a key element in our growth as an industry, and we are excited to have Jessica Johnson in the fold as a contributor to our Food Network family,” said Craig Ladd, chief operating officer of CBS Corp. and CBS Interactive.
Johnson is the first person to join the Food Network as a food star.
“We are excited about partnering with Food Networks to bring a brand new Food Star to life,” Johnson said in a statement.
The Food Networks character is based on Food Network executive chef and former “Food Channel Star” Chris Churcher, who has a restaurant in New York City.
The network is hoping to introduce more food stars into its lineup, and Johnson is part, according with the release, of a growing number of network celebrities that are also Food Network stars.