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What is happening with Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2024

Season 38 of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives may be winding down, and it does not look like the show will be coming to an end, anytime soon.

Did you know that the now iconic Guy Fieri’s signature look was invented especially for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?

Well, this beloved host and long-time mayor of Flavortown recently revealed that his extremely meme-worthy fashion choices on the show were actually born out of necessity.

Apparently, Fieri was instructed to show up on the first day of filming for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with a collared shirt. And in classic Fieri-fashion, he showed up in a bowling shirt, as it was the only shirt he owned that had a collar.

The current Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

There is no doubt that the fan-favorite “Triple-D” has come a long way since the filming of this pilot episode (which, if you can believe it, premiered all the way back in 2007). But it seems like both Fieri and the show are still going strong.

Food Network has not yet officially announced its plans for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ next season, but this should not be much of a cause for concern, as the show is still currently finishing up its 38th season (as of January 2024).

And it does not seem like Fieri is planning to slow down on his mission to visit some of the most mouth-watering independent eateries across the United States, any time soon.

A run-down of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives season 38

Whilst there is no news about the 39th season of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives which is on the horizon, the series has slowly and steadily been airing its 38th season (in the usual Fridays at 9 p.m. Eastern or 8 p.m. Central timeslot) since September 2023.

This season is all set to conclude at the end of January 2024, as follows:

Episode Title Premiere date
Episode 1 From Chicken to Caribbean September 1, 2023
Episode 2 Variety of Flavor September 8, 2023
Episode 3 Champion Chefs September 15, 2023
Episode 4 From Chicken to Noodles October 13, 2023
Episode 5 East, South, West October 20, 2023
Episode 6 Sandwich-Fest October 27, 2023
Episode 7 Meaty to Meatless November 10, 2023
Episode 8 Wrapped, Pied and Fried November 17, 2023
Episode 9 Flavor Explosion December 8, 2023
Episode 10 Southern, Western and North of the Border December 15, 2023
Episode 11 From Noodle to Strudel January 5, 2024
Episode 12 Hearty Handfuls January 12, 2024
Episode 13 Great Taste, Surprising Place January 26, 2024

Everything we know about Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives season 39

As mentioned above, Food Network has not yet released any official updates about the next season of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

However, it is really only a matter of time until Fieri returns for another round of his Flavortown shenanigans, as he penned another three-year deal with the network in November of 2023.

And, if you have been keeping a close eye on the Food Network website, you may already know that the “Smokin’ Southern Decadence” episode (the sixth installment of a six-part mobile restaurant special) has officially been listed as this season’s premiere episode.

So while we do not know exactly when this new season will start airing, we do know that it will start with a real barbeque-themed bang.

The other Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives show you should be watching

We may not have many details about the next season of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives just yet, you could be missing out on some crucial Triple-D content in the meantime.

Fieri and his various shows have become such a staple on Food Network that it is quite easy to miss one of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives franchise’s biggest hidden gems.

In the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives spin-off, Triple D Nation: Fresh and Fried, sees Fieri return to some of the most successful Triple-D restaurants featured on the show in the past. The show is currently airing its fifth season on Food Network.

All about the real-life Diners, Drive-ins and Dives experience

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives fans have been travelling to the restaurants featured on the show for pretty much as long as the show has existed.

However, Fieri seemingly still has dreams to make the show even bigger and has recently announced plans for a real-life Triple-D experience.

The so-called Flavortown Fest, which is being hosted in Fieri’s ‘original’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio between June 1 and 2, 2024, will feature “two full days of awesome music, the best chefs, real deal food from around the nation and a whole lotta fun”.

Tickets for Flavortown Fest 2024 can be purchased via the official website.