Celebrity chef Paula Deen is “going digital, y’all!”
Deen is launching her own digital network, her company announced on Wednesday. Expected to debut in September 2014, the interactive digital site will give viewers access to Deen and her famous Southern home cooking via their computers, smartphones and tablets.
This is the latest step in the embattled Southern chef's comeback. She took a hard hit in 2013 when she admitted using the N word in a deposition, and subsequently lost her shows on the Food Network and several major sponsors, including Walmart.
From her studio in Savannah, Georgia, Deen will welcome special guests, including her husband, Michael Groover, and her sons, Jamie and Bobby Dean.
Deen recently announced a 20-city tour, which will kick off in Tennessee on June 21, with fans at the debut live show getting the first look at the chef's new digital network.