How much do they get paid for a season of food shows?

I know that Emeril has a contract for so many million to complete so many years (2010) or so I heard...And that Food Network Star Winners get a small mini series, like 6 half hour shows. But how much do they usually get paid? And how many shows constitute a season? 10, 11, 12 shows? $500 and episode? 25 thousand a series...anybody have any clues or guesses?

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