Why did Adam Richman stop doing eating challenges on Man vs. Food?

Adam Richman and Food Freaks Grilled Cheese Truck at Brooklyn's Bounty Wine & Food FestAdam Richman (born May 16, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) explained his food challenge retirement on his “Man v. Food” blog.

He said that after doing 59 food challenges for the show, the “spectacle diminishes over time,” and viewers would have eventually become bored if the show continued.

Richman further explained that his viewers are the “secret ingredient to take the show to the next level.” Watch Man v. Food Nation Wednesdays at 10:00pm/9:00pm Central Time on the Travel Channel.

Updated on Sunday, March 04 2012 at 12:16AM EST