Food Network Sues Producer of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

The Food Network’s hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is under some serious, behind-the-scenes turmoil as of late. Back in May, the show’s producer David Page sued the network claiming it had breached contract, apparently not letting spikey-haired host Guy Fieri tape more shows and even tried to replace Page as a producer.

According to a new report, The Food Network has filed a $1.5 million countersuit against the former producer of the show, claiming that Page created an “intolerable” work environment for the show’s staff. Apart from allegedly not delivering footage on time, promoting the show on its website in violation fo the contract, Food Network has made available a series of quotes from e-mails between Page and other staff members to the tune of:

“a vile uninformed piece of sh–,” “you are one f**cked up dumba** loser,” ““I hope you die so I can dance on your f**ing grave,” and “lets assume im a genius from now on. . . lets all assume i know what the f*** im doing. . . this is no longer a democracy.”

No response yet from Page’s people, but The Food Network claims to own copyright over the show. This may serve as some inkling to caring audiences that regardless of Page’s presence, the show has an opportunity of continuing. More on this as it comes.



Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.



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  • Anonymous

    Fieris ego has exploded, he’s gonna be here today gone tomorrow if he keeps up!

    • guest

      Fieri? Did you read the article? It has nothing to do with him; David Page sent those emails. 

  • Sf_whisky_lover

    Guy and his people taped a segment in my friends bar in November of last year that was to air in February. Months later, after not hearing anything, we read about a potential lawsuit involving the producer. Then, in April someone told us that no new episodes would be broadcast until a legal matter was handled. After seeing Guy and his enormous ego first hand, I’m shocked that this is the first lawsuit he’s been involved in. His staff works long hours, deals with usually very excited, but not at all camera savvy, mostly drunk people for hours on end. We got the feeling that compared to actually having to work with Guy, they saw all of those things as a walk in the park…

  • Sf_whisky_lover

    Guy and his people taped a segment in my friends bar in November of last year that was to air in February. Months later, after not hearing anything, we read about a potential lawsuit involving the producer. Then, in April someone told us that no new episodes would be broadcast until a legal matter was handled. After seeing Guy and his enormous ego first hand, I’m shocked that this is the first lawsuit he’s been involved in. His staff works long hours, deals with usually very excited, but not at all camera savvy, mostly drunk people for hours on end. We got the feeling that compared to actually having to work with Guy, they saw all of those things as a walk in the park…