Food network shows have been on a steady rise over the last few years, but that’s not going to change anytime soon.
As of May 10, there were 734 of them on Food Network, up from 644 a year ago.
“Our network shows and brands continue to evolve to include a diverse mix of consumers,” Food Network Vice President of Diversity, Affirmative Action and Equality, Katie Siegel, said in a statement.
“We continue to strive to attract and retain the best talent and entertainers, but we also work to ensure all of our shows and programs have diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”
The network is also making it easier for viewers to search for shows on their preferred streaming service.
Starting today, you can search for a show on the streaming service by entering a keyword or hashtag.
For example, if you want to find the most recent Food Network show about the art of baking, you might type “baking show.”
Food Network has been a leader in diversity, but shows like Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, and The View are still missing.
The most recent iteration of the network, The Bachelor, had a big season with its first-ever black Bachelor, Candice Swanepoel.
However, the network has recently made some strides in diversity.
The latest edition of The Bachelor had an even greater number of women than last season, including the debut of Bianca Del Rio and Ashley Graham.
The new season of The Bachelorette has a lot of new faces, but the contestants have also been getting a lot more diversity.
In addition to The Bachelor and The Borneo, the series is now airing on the Discovery Channel and Lifetime.