Paula Deen's firing by Food Network puts another network -- Fox -- in a pickle.
Deen is slated to return for a guest stint on Fox's hit reality TV cooking show, "MasterChef," in the upcoming weeks. In fact, the show kicked off with much fanfare about the celebuchefs who will be stopping by this season, Deen among them.
Representatives for "MasterChef" said there would be no comment Friday about Deen's appearance. They declined to identify the run date for the episode in which Deen is slated to appear -- or to confirm that the episode will go forward as planned.
Deen's appearance has already been shot. In fact, chef Gordon Ramsay crowed to TV Guide about Deen's appearance when he offered viewers a preview of the season: "Paula Deen [is] back on. Huge success last year with her. And she's great. I wouldn't get on the wrong side of her. She's dynamic, feisty, tenacious but bloody good."