Justin Warner won last year's season of Food Network Star. The Season 8 winner was one of the most popular in the past several years and everyone had really high expectations for his show and future with the network. Because he was on Alton Brown's team, his mentor Alton was supposed to produce the initial six-episode run of Justin's show. Even people who didn't particularly like Justin or his quirky style of cooking were interested to see what the combined team of Alton and Justin would come up with for the show.