Over the past several weeks Food Network executives have been quietly meeting internally and with advertisers and Paula Deen to bring her back to the network
. Deen was dumped from the air after her admission that she used the N word and in the wake of the racial and sexual discrimination lawsuit brought against her and her brother. That suit was settled for a ton of money which Paula should have paid before she lost her empire.
Now though it looks like she might have the last laugh because Food Network is trying so hard to bring her back that they have offered her more than she was making previously to help them. The ratings for the network have dropped significantly since her shows were pulled and they are scared she will leave and have a show on a different network. Other cable channels have made offers to Deen and one cable channel offered her several shows which they would package around some of their other country type programming.