Chefs Turn Everyday Ingredients from Mystery Refrigerators Into Extraordinary Dishes





Chefs Turn Everyday Ingredients from Mystery Refrigerators Into Extraordinary Dishes in New Competition Series “Raid the Fridge”
Dan Ahdoot hosts the series, premiering Wednesday, September 1 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.
[via press release from Food Network]
CHEFS TURN EVERYDAY INGREDIENTS FROM MYSTERY REFRIGERATORS INTO EXTRAORDINARY DISHES IN NEW COMPETITION SERIES “RAID THE FRIDGE”

Six-Episode Series Hosted by Dan Ahdoot Premieres Wednesday, September 1st at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK – July 22, 2021 – Searching the refrigerator for something to cook is a regular occurrence in households across the country and in the new competition series Raid the Fridge, four professional chefs do just that in a head-to-head battle to turn ordinary items from mystery refrigerators into top-notch dishes. Hosted by comedian, actor and food podcast host Dan Ahdoot, each episode begins with the chef competitors using their intuition to choose a refrigerator based only on how it looks on the outside, with clues from the photos, magnets, calendars and art on the door. But looks can be deceiving and sometimes a bachelor pad’s shelves are better stocked than the family of four, so there’s always an element of surprise. After three rounds of cooking challenges using only the mix of fresh ingredients, packaged items and leftovers from their chosen refrigerator, judges Jordan Andino and Jamika Pessoa determine which chef wins a fridge full of $10,000. Raid the Fridge premieres Wednesday, September 1st at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network.

“This series makes raiding the fridge a fast-paced hour of culinary fun,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel. “The unique approach to cooking with everyday items and leftover food is unlike anything our viewers have ever seen – they may even be inspired by the creativity of these chefs to experiment with what’s in their own refrigerator.”

Dan Ahdoot, a regular on Cobra Kai and The Crew, is passionate about the culture of food. He is a restaurateur, creator and host of the popular food podcast Green Eggs and Dan and recently signed a book deal with Crown Publishing for a comedic food memoir entitled Lost Sole.

Fans can check out Food Network’s social pages for a sneak-peek look inside the fridges every week, and join Dan, Jamika and Jordan on set as they reveal what’s in their refrigerators at home.

Raid the Fridge is produced by Critical Content.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.



Revised Premiere Date – Competitors Taste Their Way to Victory in New High-Stakes Food Network Series





Revised Premiere Date – Competitors Taste Their Way to Victory in New High-Stakes Food Network Series “Money Hungry,” Hosted by Kal Penn
The series will now launch on Sunday, August 8 before moving to Tuesday nights at 10:00/9:00c on August 10.
[via press release from Food Network]
*REVISED PREMIERE DATE*

COMPETITORS TASTE THEIR WAY TO VICTORY IN NEW HIGH-STAKES PRIMETIME SERIES MONEY HUNGRY, HOSTED BY KAL PENN

Five-Episode Series Airs Sneak Peek on Sunday, August 8th at 10pm ET/PT Then Moves to Regular Timeslot Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – July 15, 2021 – In the ultimate test of their taste buds, talented chefs, restaurant critics, cookbook authors and accomplished home cooks are competitors vying to win $50,000 in the new high-stakes primetime Food Network show Money Hungry, which airs a sneak peek on Sunday, August 8th at 10pm (all times ET/PT) before moving to its regular timeslot on Tuesday, August 10th at 10pm. In the five-episode series hosted by Kal Penn, competitors showcase their impressive palates in a series of increasingly complex tasting challenges that push their senses and culinary knowledge to the limits. With each dish dramatically revealed under a cloche, the action begins with sixty seconds of rapid-fire tastings where the competitors must identify specific ingredients, then proceeds to the main course round where the challenges become more difficult with every reveal. Each episode has two guest panelists, who are available to provide limited use “flavor favors” lifelines to competitors. In the end, only those that survive through the final tasting are awarded $50,000.

“Kal’s charm, smarts and enthusiasm about food make him the perfect host for Money Hungry,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel. “We know our viewers will love him in this unexpected role.”

“I am obsessed with the ways in which food tells stories, so hosting Money Hungry is a lot of fun,” said Penn. “The culinary knowledge and amazing palates of the competitors was so impressive – I learned a lot and am excited for viewers to see all the action.”

Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer, sometimes-college instructor and emerging foodie. He is known for starring roles including the Harold and Kumar franchise, House, Designated Survivor, and Sunnyside, a comedy he co-created for NBC. Penn has appeared in a number of independent films, most notably Mira Nair’s adaptation of Pulitzer-winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake, about which The New York Times called his lead role a “crackling, star-making performance.” Penn has also taught courses on film and media at the University of Pennsylvania, and in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Originally from New Jersey, he received his BA in Sociology with a specialization in Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a graduate certificate in International Security from Stanford University.

Follow #MoneyHungry on social media for an insider’s look on set with Kal and watch the panelists take on the culinary challenges. Fans can also visit FoodNetwork.com/MoneyHungry to learn more about Kal and the panelists, plus go behind the scenes of the show.

Money Hungry is produced by Good Egg Entertainment.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.



New Food Network Competition Challenges Ice Cream Makers to Create New and Outrageous Flavors





New Food Network Competition Challenges Ice Cream Makers to Create New and Outrageous Flavors in “Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones”
Over four episodes, host Molly Yeh challenges the ice cream makers to capture the essence of a celebrity or pop culture icon in a new and innovative ice cream flavor, inspired by the direction given from the celebrity themselves.
[via press release from Food Network]
NEW FOOD NETWORK COMPETITION CHALLENGES ICE CREAM MAKERS TO CREATE NEW AND OUTRAGEOUS FLAVORS IN “BEN & JERRY’S: CLASH OF THE CONES”

Four-Episode Stunt Premieres on Monday, August 16th on Food Network and discovery+

Hosted by Molly Yeh, “Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones” Features Special Guests Kevin Bacon, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Duff Goldman, Buddy Valastro, and Ben & Jerry

NEW YORK – July 8, 2021 – Six ice cream masters from across the country have been hand-picked for a once in a lifetime opportunity: to create an original Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor of their own. Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones, a new primetime competition, premieres with a special 90-minute episode on Monday, August 16th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and discovery+.

Over four episodes, host Molly Yeh challenges the ice cream makers to capture the essence of a celebrity or pop culture icon in a new and innovative ice cream flavor, inspired by the direction given from the celebrity themselves. In each episode, the competitors use a specially constructed ice cream lab on the Ben & Jerry’s factory grounds in Waterbury, Vermont. After concocting their creations, the competitors hit the streets to have the public vote their favorite flavor, with the winner earning immunity from elimination. Judges Jet and Ali Tila and Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru Chris Rivard determine which competitor was the least successful, sending that ice cream maker home and that flavor to the infamous Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard.

“Viewers are in for an imaginative and entertaining ride, watching along as these gifted ice cream makers create original Ben & Jerry’s flavors, based on inspiration from some of the biggest stars on the planet in food, music, and film. This is the perfect show for the entire family to gather around and watch this summer,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel.

Celebrity inspirations include hip-hop icon and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Food Network’s Duff Goldman and Buddy Valastro, and actor Kevin Bacon. The ice cream makers compete for a chance to impress Ben & Jerry’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield for the grand prize of $20,000 – the exact amount Ben and Jerry hoped to make in their first year of business. The winner will also have the opportunity to have their flavor sampled by fans at an event in their hometown. Fans can view the series on Food Network and stream on discovery+ with new episodes available weekly, beginning August 16th.

“We’ve made a few pints over the last 40 years,” said Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen. “We’re excited to see what these talented competitors come up with, keeping true to the euphoric chunks and swirls Ben & Jerry’s is known for,” added co-founder Jerry Greenfield. “It’s going to be great!”

In the premiere episode, six ice cream competitors are challenged to start their journey at the end, when they must resurrect flavors from the Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard to use in their creations. Then, actor Kevin Bacon challenges the competitors to make a flavor in his name that incorporates up to six degrees of ingredients. Other episodes feature the ice cream makers creating flavors after Ludacris’ favorite desserts, along with making classic ice cream sandwich cookies from scratch. And see what happens when the competitors base their ice cream flavors on Food Network stars Buddy and Duff. In the finale, the final three ice cream masters meet the legends, as Ben & Jerry’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield reveal their final challenge. All the competitors need to do is follow the Ben & Jerry’s way: Be creative. Have fun. Make great ice cream. May the best flavor win. See which wildly imaginative frozen treat creams the competition and takes home the cold hard cash.

Fans can check out Food Network’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter handles to get a closer look at each week’s winning flavor. Plus, Jet and Ali Tila will reimagine iconic Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors as desserts! Join the conversation all season using #ClashOfTheCones.

Ben & Jerrys: Clash of the Cones is produced by Triage Entertainment for Food Network and discovery+.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.



The Summer Is Heating Up with New Flame-Filled Tournament “Chopped: Playing with Fire”





The Summer Is Heating Up with New Flame-Filled Tournament “Chopped: Playing with Fire”
Ted Allen hosts the new five-part tournament, premiering Tuesday, August 10 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network.
[via press release from Food Network]
THE SUMMER IS HEATING UP WITH NEW FLAME-FILLED TOURNAMENT “CHOPPED: PLAYING WITH FIRE”

Five-Part Tournament Premieres Tuesday, August 10th at 9pm on Food Network

Catch-Up on Prior Seasons of Chopped in its New Streaming Home on discovery+

NEW YORK- July 7, 2021- If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the Chopped kitchen. Ted Allen hosts the new five-part tournament Chopped: Playing with Fire, premiering Tuesday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. Set at the new tournament kitchen, each episode features four talented chefs showcasing their live-fire techniques and skills over three rounds – appetizer, entrée, and dessert – while using the mandatory basket of mystery ingredients to create delicious meals corresponding with the episodic-themed challenges of wild game, steak, surf and turf, and pork. The competitors must impress a rotating panel of judges with their dishes, including Eric Adjepong, Tiffani Faison, Eduardo Garcia, Alex Guarnaschelli and Chris Santos, to earn a spot in the grand finale for the title of Chopped Grand Champion and win $25,000. Who will come out on top of this fired-up tournament, and who will go down in flames? Fans can also catch up on all the action-packed episodes on discovery+ with new episodes available weekly, plus, re-watch every episode of Chopped to date on its new streaming home.

“There is nothing more delectable and entertaining than cooking over a grill during the summer. And these talented chefs are taking it to the next level – Chopped style – working with some of the most primal ingredients over a live flame in the Chopped kitchen. The stage couldn’t be bigger to deliver all the action and emotion in this summertime treat,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel.

Sixteen up-and-coming stars compete to show what hot ideas, techniques, and flavors they bring to the table. During a preliminary battle, the competitors must use wild game in every basket; in the appetizer round, a Korean snack is a crispy, creepy-crawly shocker. The judges wonder what to expect when they chomp down on alligator entrées, and in the dessert round, the two chefs left fighting for a spot in the finale wrestle with a basket that includes some wild sandwiches and a daring dairy. Other episodes feature the chefs making flame-kissed dishes that celebrate the treasures of both land and sea, as they are tasked with using a strange sushi in the appetizer basket that requires raw talent to deal with; and four chefs are ready to take the judges to hog heaven using a prized piece of pork in their entrée basket. The winners from the four preliminary heats meet in the finale with their sights set on taking the tournament title of Chopped Champion. The appetizer basket has the chefs working with a meat you can’t find at the grocery store, while a bucket of something frozen is part of the entrée round puzzle. The two remaining finalists who make it to the dessert round endeavor to give it their all with corn on the cob and a weird cheesecake.

Fans can meet the competing chefs and get a tour of the set at FoodNetwork.com/Chopped. Follow along with the competition on social media using #Chopped and get tips and tricks from the Chopped judges on mastering kitchen tools and appliances, plus find out how to work with some infamously difficult mystery basket ingredients.

Chopped: Playing with Fire is produced by Notional Entertainment.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.



Competitors Taste Their Way to Victory in New High-Stakes Primetime Series “Money Hungry”





Competitors Taste Their Way to Victory in New High-Stakes Primetime Series “Money Hungry,” Hosted by Kal Penn
The series launches with a special premiere Sunday, July 25 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.
[via press release from Food Network]
COMPETITORS TASTE THEIR WAY TO VICTORY IN NEW HIGH-STAKES PRIMETIME SERIES “MONEY HUNGRY,” HOSTED BY KAL PENN

Five-Episode Series Airs Sneak Peek on Sunday, July 25th at 10pm ET/PT Then Moves to Regular Timeslot Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – June 15, 2021 – In the ultimate test of their taste buds, talented chefs, restaurant critics, cookbook authors and accomplished home cooks are competitors vying to win $50,000 in the new high-stakes primetime Food Network show Money Hungry, which airs a sneak peek on Sunday, July 25th at 10pm (all times ET/PT) before moving to its regular timeslot on Tuesday, July 27th at 10pm. In the five-episode series hosted by Kal Penn, competitors showcase their impressive palates in a series of increasingly complex tasting challenges that push their senses and culinary knowledge to the limits. With each dish dramatically revealed under a cloche, the action begins with sixty seconds of rapid-fire tastings where the competitors must identify specific ingredients, then proceeds to the main course round where the challenges become more difficult with every reveal. Each episode has two guest panelists, who are available to provide limited use “flavor favors” lifelines to competitors. In the end, only those that survive through the final tasting are awarded $50,000.

“Kal’s charm, smarts and enthusiasm about food make him the perfect host for Money Hungry,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel. “We know our viewers will love him in this unexpected role.”

“I am obsessed with the ways in which food tells stories, so hosting Money Hungry is a lot of fun,” said Penn. “The culinary knowledge and amazing palates of the competitors was so impressive – I learned a lot and am excited for viewers to see all the action.”

Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer, sometimes-college instructor and emerging foodie. He is known for starring roles including the Harold and Kumar franchise, House, Designated Survivor, and Sunnyside, a comedy he co-created for NBC. Penn has appeared in a number of independent films, most notably Mira Nair’s adaptation of Pulitzer-winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake, about which The New York Times called his lead role a “crackling, star-making performance.” Penn has also taught courses on film and media at the University of Pennsylvania, and in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Originally from New Jersey, he received his BA in Sociology with a specialization in Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a graduate certificate in International Security from Stanford University.

Follow #MoneyHungry on social media for an insider’s look on set with Kal and watch the panelists take on the culinary challenges. Fans can also visit FoodNetwork.com/MoneyHungry to learn more about Kal and the panelists, plus go behind the scenes of the show.

Money Hungry is produced by Good Egg Entertainment.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.



Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman Return to Settle the Score as They Face-Off





Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman Return to Settle the Score as They Face-Off in the Most Epic Cake-Off on the New Season of “Buddy vs. Duff”
The Food Network series returns Sunday, July 18 followed by the launch of “Buddy vs. Duff: Baker Battle” on Sunday, August 1.
[via press release from Food Network]
BUDDY VALASTRO AND DUFF GOLDMAN RETURN TO SETTLE THE SCORE AS THEY FACE-OFF IN THE MOST EPIC CAKE-OFF ON THE NEW SEASON OF “BUDDY VS. DUFF”

New Season Premieres on Sunday, July 18 at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and Discovery+

Plus, When The Bakers Are Away, The Teams Will Play In Buddy vs. Duff: Baker Battle Premiering Sunday, August 1st at 10pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – June 9, 2021 – Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) won the king of cake in season one, and Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) took home the crown in season two. Now, these longtime rivals are back to battle in the ultimate baking brawl on Buddy vs. Duff, beginning on Sunday, July 18th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and discovery+. This year, the eight- week competition will span the country as the famed bakers and their teams of cake artists will tackle each cake challenge from their bakeries; Duff on the West Coast in Los Angeles, CA and Buddy on the east Coast in Hoboken, New Jersey. Every aspect of what it means to be a true pastry artist and cake master will be tested as they must build elaborate, enormous cakes that fit the theme each week. From safari cakes, to pirates of the high seas, the bakers’ techniques, decorating expertise, and creative imaginations will be pushed to the limit. The cakes will be on display in an event space that transforms each week to become an immersive world based on the theme for the challenge. 50 professional cake artists from across the country will virtually judge the cake designs to determine which cake master is top tier. The pressure is on as the two biggest names in cake vie to rise to the top and settle the score once and for all!

“This past year has been lifechanging for Buddy and Duff; Buddy suffering a horrific injury to his dominant hand, and Duff welcoming a daughter and becoming a first-time father. These momentous events have given them a newfound appreciation for life and family, in addition to a stronger motivation to prove their incredible talents with the best cake designs these bakers have ever created in order to to break their tie in this fierce cake competition,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.

Throughout the season they will be challenged to impress with ancient world-inspired cakes, dazzle with souped up dream car cakes equipped with lights, engines, and hydraulics, and make mouths water with a decadent feast of savory foods made entirely of cake. If that’s not enough, they must also design cakes showcasing a bug’s world, and then they head to the high seas with pirate ship cakes and explore architectural wonders around the world. In the supersized two-hour finale on Sunday, September 5th at 8pm ET/PT, Buddy and Duff face the most monstrous challenge yet as they are tasked with creating monster cakes. After weeks of intense competition, it all comes down to these final creations.

Before the competition begins, fans can relive last season in a special lookback on Buddy vs. Duff: Preheat on Sunday, July 18th at 8pm ET/PT. For fans craving more cake competition, on Sunday, August 1st and 8th at 10pm ET/PT, don’t miss Buddy vs. Duff: Baker Battle, as Duff’s and Buddy’s teams kick them out of their bakeries to show what they can do without them in their own cake challenges to prove which team is the best.

Plus, each week fans can head to FoodNetwork.com/BuddyvsDuff to see a member from team Buddy and team Duff compete in a head-to-head mini challenge showing off their carving, sculpting and decorating skills. Also, Buddy and Duff will compete in their own mini challenge too! Follow along with the competition on social media and tell us who you want to win using #BuddyVsDuff.

Buddy vs. Duff is produced by Triage Entertainment.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.



Food Network and Cooking Channel Plan Robust Slate for Second Half of Year





Food Network and Cooking Channel Plan Robust Slate for Second Half of Year with Over 30 New Titles and More Than 25 Returning Shows
“The world of food is varied and vast, a rich tapestry of flavors and tastes, and having the opportunity to expand our offerings across Food Network and Cooking Channel as well as the new discovery plus platform has inspired the team to push boundaries and explore all things food like never before,” said Courtney White.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK AND COOKING CHANNEL PLAN ROBUST SLATE FOR SECOND HALF OF YEAR WITH OVER 30 NEW TITLES AND MORE THAN 25 RETURNING SHOWS

APPROXIMATELY 400 HOURS OF FOOD-FOCUSED PROJECTS ARE PLANNED TO PREMIERE ACROSS FOOD NETWORK, COOKING CHANNEL AND DISCOVERY+

NEW YORK – June 1, 2021- Food Network and Cooking Channel continue to prime the pipeline with a rich and diverse slate of food genre projects planned for the second half of 2021 across both linear networks and the discovery+ streaming service. With more than 30 all-new titles set to launch beginning in June through December, in addition to over 25 returning fan-favorites, the schedule’s wide array of formats ranges from innovative competitions to intimate docu-series, wanderlust satiating-travelogues to pull-up-a-chair in-the-kitchen shows full of recipe and entertaining ideas with engaging new food personalities. Audiences can look forward to delicious and palate-expanding journeys in No Recipe Road Trip with the Try Guys (WT), a new show inspired by comedic sensations The Try Guys’ hit web series, Without a Recipe, and stops around the world in The Globe with host Robert Irvine and lead-judge Daniela Soto-Innes as four chefs compete within an immersive set made up of LED screen projectors that transports the competitors anywhere on earth. Then, there is Money Hungry, hosted by Kal Penn, a unique contest that requires the abilities of a super taster combined with a wide-reaching culinary knowledge to complete a series of increasingly difficult taste tests encompassing the entire world of flavors. Plus stay tuned for more hysterical info on comedian, social observer, and exasperated food lover Sebastian Maniscalco’s forthcoming project as he explores his own hot button questions in the world of food. And if you thought Chrissy Teigen’s recipes were crave-worthy, just remember who taught her everything she knows. It is a family affair as Pepper Teigen opens up her home and shares her Thai-inspired recipes and personal stories with a little help from her family in Dishing with Pepper Teigen.

“The world of food is varied and vast, a rich tapestry of flavors and tastes, and having the opportunity to expand our offerings across Food Network and Cooking Channel as well as the new discovery plus platform has inspired the team to push boundaries and explore all things food like never before,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel. “We cannot wait to share these exciting new shows, new faces and extraordinary food moments with our audience.”

Action-packed competitions are also in the works, including Ben and Jerry’s: The Cold Wars (WT), an all-new ice cream competition like no other with the iconic and premiere ice cream purveyors, Ben and Jerry, where teams of future flavor gurus create wildly imaginative and out-of-this-world frozen treats in a bid for the grand prize. Then, it’s go small or go home as competitors battle in the world’s BIGGEST tiny food competition, Tiny Food Fight with Chef Darnell Ferguson and comedian Mamrie Hart at the helm. Sweetening things up, Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark, hosted by Sunny Anderson, is set in a candy wonderland. In the wee hours inside Hersheypark, brave confectioners navigate the eerily deserted amusement park solving clues and molding chocolate like champs and spinning sugar into gold in an all-out fight or fright competition. And in Battle of the Brothers, premiering on June 17th on discovery+, it’s a high-stakes contest pitting brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio against one another as they each lead a team of aspiring chefs through a culinary gauntlet designed to impart the wisdom earned over a lifetime in the restaurant industry

New titles also include the recently announced Grill of Victory, premiering June 21st on Food Network, a competition just in time for summer as America’s best backyard grillers go head-to-head to prove their merit for the chance to win a customized, outdoor kitchen and entertaining space of their dreams, Spice of Life (WT) with Hawa Hassan who will visit experienced chefs at home and in restaurants to learn the stories of their favorite traditional recipes from around the world, and in Preview Dinner Project (WT), follow along as chefs create their pop-up preview dinner event in hopes of making their dream a reality. Viewers will also be transported to destinations near and far, from the fabulous frontier wedding of Ree Drummond’s daughter Alex as she marries her college sweetheart Mauricio Scott in The Pioneer Woman: Ranch Wedding, premiering June 26th on Food Network, to an off-the-hook Hawaiian adventure as only Guy Fieri can provide in Guy: Hawaiian Style.

In addition to these exciting new shows, a treasure trove of new holiday offerings for Thanksgiving aficionados and gingerbread lovers are also on the menu, along with two dozen additional titles slated to premiere in 2021, providing something for every season and taste. Plus, audiences can still count on over 25 returning favorites such as BBQ Brawl, Beat Bobby Flay, Buddy vs. Duff, Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Dinner: Impossible, The Great Food Truck Race, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Restaurant: Impossible along with intriguing new spins on iconic series such as Chopped: Alton’s Maniacal Baskets and Buddy vs. Duff: Baker Battle.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

COOKING CHANNEL (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today’s passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to’s. Cooking Channel is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

discovery+ (www.discoveryplus.com) is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.



Food Network Picks Up “Chef Boot Camp”





Food Network Picks Up “Chef Boot Camp” Starring Breakout Talent Cliff Crooks for Second Season
Production on the eight-episode second season will begin this summer.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK PICKS UP “CHEF BOOT CAMP” STARRING BREAKOUT TALENT CLIFF CROOKS FOR SECOND SEASON

Eight Episode Season Scheduled to Start Production This Summer

NEW YORK – May 26, 2021 – Food Network has picked up primetime series Chef Boot Camp led by charismatic culinary director Chef Cliff Crooks for an eight-episode second season, it was announced today by network president Courtney White. In season one, which premiered April 8th, Cliff is a tough yet supportive culinary drill sergeant to three struggling restaurant chefs who have been nominated by their establishment owners for their lackluster performance in the kitchen. With their jobs on the line, Cliff takes them through a series of grueling food challenges to determine who has the talent and passion to succeed and who is better off leaving the restaurant for good. Chef Boot Camp is produced by Left/Right Productions.

“Cliff is an exciting addition to Food Network – he demands a lot from those under his Chef Boot Camp tutelage and at the same time genuinely wants to inspire and re-ignite their passion for food,” said White. “He is a fantastic talent who immediately resonated with our audience and we knew quickly they wanted to see more of him.”

Chef Cliff Crooks has been cooking in prominent kitchens throughout New York City for more than 20 years. Prior to joining BLT Restaurant Group in 2010 as Executive Chef of BLT Steak New York, he held positions at Salute!, Blue Water Grill and Gramercy Tavern. Cliff has appeared as a contestant on Top Chef and a judge on Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped Junior and Worst Cooks in America. He recently competed on Food Network’s Tournament of Champions and will be seen on the upcoming series Battle of the Brothers. After more than two years of leading the kitchen at BLT Steak New York, the hospitality group’s flagship restaurant, Crooks was named Culinary Director of BLT Restaurant Group and has since played an integral role in inspiring culinary growth among his staff while demonstrating a strong commitment to the brand’s ethos of exceeding expectations through outstanding food and hospitality.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.



Alton Brown Returns to the Judges’ Table with the Craziest Baskets Yet on New Tournament





Alton Brown Returns to the Judges’ Table with the Craziest Baskets Yet on New Tournament “Chopped: Alton’s Maniacal Baskets”
Hosted by Ted Allen, each one-hour episode of the out of this world competition features Alton harnessing the power of his broad social media following, as he joins forces with his fans to come up with maniacal ingredients that are sure to have the competitors in disbelief.
[via press release from Food Network]
ALTON BROWN RETURNS TO THE JUDGES’ TABLE WITH THE CRAZIEST BASKETS YET ON NEW TOURNAMENT “CHOPPED: ALTON’S MANIACAL BASKETS”

Alton Brown Taps Social Following to Pick Mystery Ingredients in New Five-Part Stunt

Tournament Premieres Tuesday, June 22nd on Food Network and discovery+

Plus, Starting June 22nd Fans Can Catch All Prior Seasons of Chopped in its New Streaming Home on discovery+

NEW YORK – May 17, 2021 – Alton Brown, the culinary science mastermind, returns to the Chopped judges’ table to confound sixteen bright-eyed chefs with the zaniest and brainiest baskets ever, in the new five-part tournament Chopped: Alton’s Maniacal Baskets, premiering Tuesday, June 22nd at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. Hosted by Ted Allen, each one-hour episode of the out of this world competition features Alton harnessing the power of his broad social media following, as he joins forces with his fans to come up with maniacal ingredients that are sure to have the competitors in disbelief as they must utilize them to create unique and delicious dishes over three rounds – appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The judges’ panel consisting of Alton, Maneet Chauhan and Marcus Samuelsson select the winners from the four preliminary heats who will face-off in the grand finale featuring the biggest maniacal twist yet to see which chef goes home with the $50,000 cash prize. Think victory will come easily in any of the battles? Not with Alton Brown in town. Fans can also stream the tournament on discovery+ with new episodes available weekly beginning June 22nd, plus, catch up on every episode of the series to date with all seasons available on discovery+ beginning that same day.

“Alton Brown is truly one of the most passionate and brilliant culinary minds in the world today. With his hilarious and scientific approach to looking at food, Alton has amassed a loyal social following and there is nobody better at stumping the Chopped competitors with eccentric mystery ingredients that are sure to bring a smile to viewers’ faces. This is Alton’s world and we are just living in it,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.

“When the Chopped producers said they wanted to ask my fans for basket suggestions, I knew we were in for a wild ride. But I wasn’t prepared for this. No-one, is prepared for this. Honestly, in this case ‘maniacal’ is a soft, fuzzy puppy compared to this stuff. It’s just… wrong,” said Brown.

The sixteen chefs must brace themselves for shocking ingredients in each basket, selected with the help of Alton’s conspiring fans. A Scandinavian delicacy with a challenging texture awaits in an appetizer basket, while sticky beans and a peculiar salad are the basket surprises in the entrée round. For the dessert basket, the chefs have their work cut out for them to make great dishes from the wild ingredients presented. The tournament heats up in another episode as the competitors brace themselves for a unique style of apple pie in the entrée round that has everyone asking ‘why?’ And the competitors are faced with an unusual pudding consisting of pork in the dessert basket to see which chef is worthy to join the winners of the other preliminary heats. In the finale, Alton has a big announcement that is sure to get the chefs fired up for their appetizer basket. Then, the final three challengers open their entrée baskets to discover that one of the items is staring back at them. Finally, a weird wedding cake is part of the dessert round puzzle that the chefs must solve to determine who is crowned the Chopped Grand Champion.

Fans can meet the competing chefs, learn more about Alton and get insight into his maniacal basket ingredients at FoodNetwork.com/Chopped. Follow along with the competition on social media using #Chopped.

Chopped: Alton’s Maniacal Baskets is produced by Notional Entertainment.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.



Viewers Are Invited to Attend “The Pioneer Woman: Ranch Wedding”





Viewers Are Invited to Attend “The Pioneer Woman: Ranch Wedding” as Ree Drummond’s Daughter Gets Married
Viewers will have a front row seat to these dream nuptials, from all the planning and preparation for the spectacular big day on a Food Network special premiering Saturday, June 26.
[via press release from Food Network]
VIEWERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND “THE PIONEER WOMAN: RANCH WEDDING” AS REE DRUMMOND’S DAUGHTER GETS MARRIED

The New Hour-Long Special Premieres on Food Network on Saturday, June 26th at 11am ET/PT and Will Be Available to Stream on Discovery+

NEW YORK – May 13, 2021 – Join the guest list to the fabulous frontier wedding as Ree Drummond’s daughter Alex Drummond marries her college sweetheart Mauricio Scott. Viewers will have a front row seat to these dream nuptials, from all the planning and preparation for the spectacular big day on a Food Network special premiering Saturday, June 26th at 11am ET/PT and also on discovery+. The hour-long special tells the whole love story of the couple from when they met to the day they say ‘I do.’ Witness the pair tie the knot, swear lifelong love in a magical ceremony, and dance the night away celebrating at their wedding reception – all in the wide-open Oklahoma countryside.

“Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes, all access look into all the details and preparation for this spectacular wedding,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.

“It was such a meaningful, memorable night for our whole family, and I can’t wait to share it with Food Network viewers who have actually become like our extended family over the years,” said Ree Drummond.

With only 10 days left until the big day, the Drummond family is working to get everything set up not just for 500 wedding guests, but for a big bash in the middle of their isolated ranch. Ree has a lot on her plate, from deciding which mother-of-the-bride dress to say yes to wearing as her eldest daughter walks down the aisle, to navigating thunderstorms as they threaten the wedding timeline, the special documents all the highs and lows leading up to the wedding. It’s an epic weekend of celebrations filled with memories the Drummonds will cherish forever, from the rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s family, to Ladd Drummond getting a first glimpse of his daughter in her wedding dress, to the open air ceremony on the prairie, and to the reception in a stunning floral-decked sail tent.

Every wedding detail has been planned and has the Pioneer Woman touch, including the amazing elegant eats with an Osage County twist, the fabulous country cocktails, and the gigantic multiple tier wedding cake with white lace frosting and a floral design. To add to the stunning ceremony is a special performance from musician Travis Linville, then multi-lingual Texan band Drywater keeps the party going and guests dancing all night long. It’s a one-of-a-kind celebration not to be missed!

Head to FoodNetwork.com/PioneerWoman to stay up to date on the new The Pioneer Woman: Ranch Wedding special. Plus, follow @FoodNetwork on social media to check out more clips of Ree and her family at home on the ranch.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.