Carla Hall Hosts the Return of Food Network’s “Best Baker in America”





Carla Hall Hosts the Return of Food Network’s “Best Baker in America” and Tests Ten Bakers Skills to Create Desserts from States Across the Country
The new season of eight episodes will launch on Monday, May 3 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Food Network]
CARLA HALL HOSTS THE RETURN OF FOOD NETWORK’S “BEST BAKER IN AMERICA” AND TESTS TEN BAKERS SKILLS TO CREATE DESSERTS FROM STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

New Season Premieres Monday, May 3rd at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – April 6, 2021 – Ten world-class bakers battle it out on the new season of Best Baker in America, premiering Monday, May 3rd at 9pm ET/PT. Food Network’s Carla Hall hosts all the action, tasking the bakers over eight episodes with challenges designed to put their baking skills and technical proficiency to the test for a chance to walk away with $25,000 and the coveted title. During each episode the bakers must create elegant and delicious baked goods from different states across the country in two rounds – a Master Challenge that tests their mastery of the essential baking techniques and prowess working with specific flavors and ingredients. The least successful bakers in the Master Challenge must go head-to-head in a Bake-Off round where they have a chance to save themselves from elimination. Judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith decide which bakers possess the artistry and creativity to advance in the competition. Only one will rise to the top to earn the grand prize and be crowned Best Baker in America!

“Carla Hall’s enthusiasm, charisma and engaging wit, combined with her passion and culinary expertise makes her the perfect host as these talented bakers must impress with their baking skills and delectable desserts to prove that they have what it takes to be the Best Baker in America,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.

This season’s baking challenges focus on creating unique versions of classic American desserts from different states. The ten bakers from different states, gather in the season premiere to begin their first challenge designed to test their limits. They are first challenged to whip up a Kentucky May Day piecaken with bourbon as the feature flavor. For the second challenge, the bakers’ talents are tested in a challenge inspired by Florida’s signature key lime pie. Other episodes during the season challenge the bakers’ abilities to create sweet treats from the mid-Atlantic, Rocky Mountains, Northern Plains, Midwest, the Pacific, and more. Gesine Prado and Jason Smith will deliberate to determine who gets eliminated and who will be crowned the newest winner of Best Baker in America!

Meet the newest batch of bakers and go behind the scenes with Carla, Jason and Gesine at Food Network.com/BestBakerinAmerica. Follow the baking action and share your favorties using #BestBakerinAmerica.

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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.



Food Network Strikes New Multi-Year Exclusive Deal with Guy Fieri





Food Network Strikes New Multi-Year Exclusive Deal with Guy Fieri
The new deal spans three years and includes bringing audiences more of Fieri’s Primetime Emmy-nominated series “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” as well as more episodes of fan-favorites, “Guy’s Grocery Games” and Guy’s most recent ratings success, “Tournament of Champions.”
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK STRIKES NEW MULTI-YEAR EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH GUY FIERI

NEW YORK – April 5th, 2021 – Guy Fieri has signed a new multi-year exclusive deal with Food Network, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. The new deal spans three years and includes bringing audiences more of Fieri’s Primetime Emmy-nominated series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives as well as more episodes of fan-favorites, Guy’s Grocery Games and Guy’s most recent ratings success, Tournament of Champions, along with new projects that Guy is already plotting out for both Food Network as well as for the newly launched discovery+ streamer. With this new deal, Fieri will continue to take an active role in the development and production of his own series through his Knuckle Sandwich production banner and continue to partner with the network and producers from his long-running series. Fieri made his first appearance on the network in 2006 when he won season two of The Next Food Network Star. Additional series that have helped to make Guy a household name include: Guy’s Big Bite, Guy Off The Hook, Guy Fieri’s Road Show, Guy’s Family Road Trip, Guy & Hunter’s European Vacation, Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, and his recent documentary, Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line, as well as numerous holiday specials and guest appearances.

“Guy Fieri infuses his unmatched energy and passion into every show he makes,” said White. “He is truly one-of-a-kind, adored globally for his own love of food and his deep appreciation for the people behind the restaurant scenes. I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue this extraordinary, creative partnership.”

“Food Network is my home and I’m stoked to continue the partnership with the entire Discovery family,” added Fieri. “The world of food is the ultimate unifier so having a global platform to share real-life stories of some of the most deserving chefs, restaurateurs, home cooks, entrepreneurs and anyone who just loves a good meal is an incredible opportunity. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’re cookin’ up next.”

About Guy Fieri

Chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best Selling author and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Guy Fieri, is one of the world’s most recognizable and influential culinary stars. In 2019, Guy was only the third chef to be honored by receiving a star on the celebrated Hollywood Walk Fame, a rare feat for any entertainer. Guy began his love affair with food at the age of ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel Cart.” After selling pretzels and washing dishes for six years, Guy earned enough money to pursue his dream of studying abroad in Chantilly, France, where he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisines and further strengthened his passion for food. He returned to the US and graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Hospitality Management. Upon his graduation, Guy jumped headfirst into the restaurant business, ultimately opening his own casual dining concepts in Northern California. In 2006, Guy won Food Network’s popular television competition show, The Next Food Network Star and was awarded his own series, the Emmy nominated Guy’s Big Bite. Since that time, Guy has taken food television by storm as host of top-rated TV shows including the iconic, Emmy-nominated Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Tournament of Champions and Guy’s Ranch Kitchen. Additionally, Guy and his team at Knuckle Sandwich, LLC, have created a thriving food and beverage empire. He recently launched Flavortown Kitchen, a 175 location virtual brand to complement his eighty plus scratch kitchen restaurant concepts worldwide. In addition, he’s partnered with legendary rocker and spirits pioneer, Sammy Hagar in Santo Tequila. On land and at sea, from the Las Vegas Strip to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, from South Africa to Colombia and from Costa Rica to Dubai, Guy’s culinary and spirits creations are enjoyed globally, every day. Fieri is repped by WME.

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.



Michael Symon Joins Anne Burrell to Mentor Fan Favorite Recruits Toward a Chance at Redemption





Michael Symon Joins Anne Burrell to Mentor Fan Favorite Recruits Toward a Chance at Redemption in “Worst Cooks in America: Best of the Worst”
The six-episode season premieres on Sunday, April 25 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network and streams the same day on discovery+.
[via press release from Food Network]
MICHAEL SYMON JOINS ANNE BURRELL TO MENTOR FAN-FAVORITE RECRUITS TOWARD A CHANCE AT REDEMPTION IN “WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: BEST OF THE WORST”

Six-Episode Season Premieres Sunday, April 25th on Food Network and Discovery+

NEW YORK – March 18, 2021 – Iron Chef Michael Symon joins Anne Burrell for the first time in boot camp to mentor all-star kitchen catastrophes on Worst Cooks in America: Best of the Worst, where fan-favorite recruits from past seasons return for another chance to transform from culinary disaster to kitchen master. With the red team led by Anne and blue by Michael, the competitors are in for a rigorous culinary boot camp where the team leaders will stop at nothing to improve their recruits’ skills. The challenges are tougher and more outrageous than ever, including a Vegas-themed game show, camping cookout where stoves and ovens are off-limits and a “tour de petit four” dessert relay. In the end, only one recruit is awarded a $25,000 grand prize and bragging rights for their mentor. The six-episode season premieres on Sunday, April 25th at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network and streams the same day on discovery+.

“The returning recruits are some of the most hilarious and outrageous personalities we’ve ever had on Worst Cooks,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “This cast of characters combined with the fun of Michael’s eye-opening first time in boot camp with Anne make this season one of the show’s best.”

The returning recruits are: Jonathan Beyer (New York, New York), Lulu Boykin (Pittsboro, North Carolina), Jefferson Goldie (Chicago, Illinois), Domaine Javier (San Gabriel, California), Stephanie James (Chicago, Illinois), Joey Kinsley (Cleveland, Ohio), Sadie Manda (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and Eric Smart (Los Angeles, California).

In the premiere episode, Anne and Michael welcome eight returning recruits who are all eager to finally master the kitchen. The action begins with a culinary time trial game to see who has improved since their last stint in boot camp and who has reverted back to their old ways. The recruits then must remake the dish that got them sent home last time. After teams are chosen, the teams are tasked with replicating their mentor’s dishes, which includes butchering whole ducks, and the least successful competitor is sent home. In the finale on Sunday, May 30th at 9pm, the two most improved recruits put their culinary skills to the test and serve a three-course restaurant quality meal to a panel of food experts. After a blind taste test, judges Einat Admony, Cliff Crooks and Sohla El-Waylly decide who wins $25,000 and bragging rights for their team leader.

Fans can meet the returning recruits, get exclusive cooking tips, and take an extended look at Anne and Michael’s boot camp demos with the digital companion series Extra Helping. Head to FoodNetwork.com/WorstCooks to relive past seasons with Anne and watch as Michael reacts to some of the worst dishes in Worst Cooks history. Tell us about your biggest kitchen disaster and follow the competition on social and using #WorstCooks.

Worst Cooks in America is produced by Objective Media Group America and All3 Media America.

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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.

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What Martha Stewart Says Goes on “Chopped: Martha Rules”





What Martha Stewart Says Goes on “Chopped: Martha Rules”
The five-episode stunt premieres Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network.
[via press release from Food Network]
WHAT MARTHA STEWART SAYS GOES ON “CHOPPED: MARTHA RULES”

Five-Part Tournament Premieres Tuesday, April 13th at 9pm on Food Network

NEW YORK – March 15, 2021 – Lifestyle expert, acclaimed cookbook author and Emmy(R) Award-winning television personality, Martha Stewart is taking over the Chopped kitchen in the new, five-episode stunt Chopped: Martha Rules, premiering Tuesday, April 13th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. Set in an outdoor kitchen in Kennebunkport, Maine, Martha calls the shots and changes all the rules, any way she wants, as sixteen fearless chefs must compete and learn to pivot to stay in the running for the $50,000 grand prize. Hosted by Ted Allen, each hour-long episode features four chefs working with a mystery basket of ingredients through three rounds – appetizer, entrée, and dessert – as they are challenged to create unique and delicious meals in a limited amount of time. But Martha has big surprises in store, turning Chopped upside down with curveballs thrown at the competitors every step of the way, including Martha taking control of the clock knocking the chefs off their game and adding a surprise fifth chef to battle against the competitors that make it to the dessert round. Joining Martha at the judges table are Marc Murphy and Marcus Samuelsson, who determine the winners from the preliminary heats that will meet in the finale for a chance to take home the pay day. Which champion can keep their head in the game, no matter what obstacles Martha throws in their path, and who will be chopped?

“Martha Stewart is the definitive authority for all things lifestyle, and there is no one better at making all the rules,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Set in one of Martha’s favorite locations, beautifully rustic and scenic Kennebunkport, the challenges presented to the chefs have Martha’s signature style written all over them.”

The first group of competitors set out to make a stellar first impression, but Martha has a twist for them concerning the pantry, as the chefs will only have access to 10 essential pantry staples. Maine-inspired basket ingredients like blueberry pie and clam chowder set the scene for a sensational coastal feast. In another episode the chefs learn that Martha plans to have them switch cooking stations – and dishes – at any time. Extreme creativity and serious agility must be on display as the chefs need to stay focused and confident under the most peculiar and demanding of circumstances. And in the finale, Martha plans to pull out all the stops to make the road to $50,000 as rife with challenges as possible. In the appetizer round the chefs wonder what’s going on, when instead of a fourth ingredient, they spot some footwear in the basket. The entrée round sees the last three chefs working with a bountiful collection of New England-inspired gastronomic goodness, and an extra mandatory task in the dessert round promises to be both time-consuming and educational.

Fans can meet the chefs and learn more about Martha and her pantry essentials on FoodNetwork.com/Chopped. Follow along with the competition on social media using #Chopped.

Chopped: Martha Rules 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.



Cliff Crooks Puts Struggling Chefs Through Their Paces in Food Network’s New Series





Cliff Crooks Puts Struggling Chefs Through Their Paces in Food Network’s New Series “Chef Boot Camp”
Look for the series to premiere on Thursday, April 8 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from Food Network]
CLIFF CROOKS PUTS STRUGGLING CHEFS THROUGH THEIR PACES IN FOOD NETWORK’S NEW SERIES “CHEF BOOT CAMP”

Series Premieres Thursday, April 8th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK – March 5, 2021 – Food Network’s newest series, Chef Boot Camp, takes a deep dive into one of the most critical and essential elements of restaurants everywhere – the chefs running the kitchen. The success of a restaurant starts and ends with the food they serve and trouble in the kitchen can jeopardize everything. Enter Cliff Crooks, Culinary Director of a global restaurant brand whose job entails making sure the entire enterprise runs smoothly, including hiring and firing the chefs for each kitchen. Now Cliff is taking his decades of expertise and embarking on a new mission to help struggling chefs from restaurants across the country prove that they deserve to keep running their kitchens. Nominated by their respective restaurant owners, each episode Cliff will put a trio of underperforming chefs through a grueling series of challenges to test their real-world culinary skills and fitness for the role. With their jobs on the line, these chefs will attempt to not only survive but thrive in Chef Boot Camp and prove to their owners they have the talent and passion it takes to succeed. Chef Boot Camp premieres Thursday, April 8th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network.

“Cliff Crooks knows what it takes for a restaurant to be successful and in Chef Boot Camp, he brings his tremendous experience and a commitment to excellence to struggling restaurateurs and their kitchen staffs,” said Courtney White, Food Network President. “Cliff’s investment in these chefs is evident every step of the way as he gives everything he can to help them improve and succeed.”

In each episode, three struggling chefs embark on a three-day boot camp with Cliff who will assess their skills in the kitchen and address their areas for improvement. After an introduction to each chef that reveals what brought them to boot camp, he gets a firsthand look and taste of one of their signature dishes to begin to understand what the issues may be. Next, the chefs must demonstrate fundamental cooking techniques of a classic dish which they must create on time and to Cliff’s satisfaction, showing their skills, knowledge, and ability in the kitchen. Then, the chefs must bring it altogether – working a fast-paced, live dinner service at one of Cliff’s restaurants, and then, finally, whipping up a creative, new dish for their restaurant owners to demonstrate their growth and progress from boot camp. Some will rise to the challenge while others will not, with the fate of their career in the hands of chef Cliff.

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. Chef Cliff has appeared as a contestant on Top Chef and a judge on Hell’s Kitchen and Chopped Junior, and will also be seen on Food Network’s Tournament of Champions. 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.

Fans can get to know Cliff and learn some of his best cooking tips at FoodNetwork.com/ChefBootCamp. Follow along with the competition on social media using #ChefBootCamp and tell us about your biggest cooking mistakes.

Chef Boot Camp is produced by Left/Right Productions for Food Network.

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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.



Robert Irvine Faces New Culinary Missions in the Return of “Dinner: Impossible”





Robert Irvine Faces New Culinary Missions in the Return of “Dinner: Impossible”
Through four, hour-long episodes, Robert battles the elements while using limited resources to cook against the clock.
[via press release from Food Network]
ROBERT IRVINE FACES NEW CULINARY MISSIONS IN THE RETURN OF “DINNER: IMPOSSIBLE”

New Episodes of Dinner: Impossible Premiere Thursday, March 11th at 10pm on Food Network

Don’t Miss New Episodes of Restaurant: Impossible, Thursdays at 9pm on Food Network, as Robert Irvine Continues His Mission Helping Struggling Restaurant Owners

Catch-Up on All Episodes of Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible on discovery+

NEW YORK – March 1, 2021 – World class chef and host of the long-running hit series Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine returns with new episodes of fan-favorite Dinner: Impossible, premiering Thursday, March 11th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. In each seemingly impossible mission, Robert and his team of sous chefs are challenged to overcome extraordinary obstacles and conditions that push Robert to his physical and mental limits, as he must prepare and serve delicious meals to groups of hungry and expecting guests before his allotted time runs out. Through four, hour-long episodes, Robert battles the elements while using limited resources to cook against the clock. From the majestic and historic island of Oahu, Hawaii, to the streets of Sin City, and an abandoned mining town in Cerro Gordo, California, Robert will attempt to rise to the challenge and prove that dinner is possible. Viewers can also stream the return of Dinner: Impossible on discovery+, with new episodes available weekly beginning March 11th.

“We are so excited to bring Dinner: Impossible to a new generation of fans, upping the ante with new missions that blend edge of your seat action and compelling emotion that teeter on the impossible, as Robert is pushed to the limit and beyond,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Robert Irvine has never met a challenge he won’t accept, and it’s his lunch pail work ethic and devotion to helping people in need that continue to make him a must-watch on Food Network.”

“Dinner: Impossible wasn’t just my first-ever television show and the way American audiences were introduced to me, it was where I met my wife Gail. Naturally, the show has always held a special place in my heart,” said Robert Irvine. “Over the years it’s been incredibly gratifying to learn that it meant so much to the fans, too. I’m so proud to announce we are coming back, and it is going to be bigger and better than ever, with breathtaking locales, production that is cinematic, and challenges that are downright diabolical.”

In the premiere, Robert Irvine is whisked away on a helicopter for his first mission in Oahu, Hawaii – to make a feast without a kitchen for local residents using only produce and proteins he can gather on the legendary Kualoa Ranch. Robert and his team take on the weather as they harvest their ingredients to pull off the impossible. In another episode in Hawaii, Robert’s mission is to prepare a five-star dinner for soldiers of the historic 25th Infantry Division to celebrate their 79th anniversary. Using only a mobile army field kitchen and meal rations, Robert must create a high-end dinner in just seven hours; but in order to earn more ingredients, Robert must conquer a series of demanding, military-style challenges. While in Las Vegas, Robert must cater three wedding receptions in only six hours, and don’t miss as Robert travels to an abandoned mining town in Cerro Gordo, California, to prepare a meal for a group of paranormal enthusiasts, including Amy Bruni and Adam Berry from Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits, that would even please the local spirits that continue to haunt the property.

A culinary staple of Food Network, Robert continues his quest to help failing restaurants across the country in Restaurant: Impossible, with new episodes beginning Thursday, March 11th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. In each episode, Robert visits struggling restaurant owners to help them turn around their fortunes in just two days. Viewers can catch up on previous episodes on discovery+.

Visit Food Network’s social media platforms to celebrate the return of Dinner: Impossible with exclusive videos from Robert and fan Q&A’s. Plus, get the first look as Robert travels to an extra-special destination for an important mission. Follow along at #DinnerImpossible and #RestaurantImpossible for updates on Robert’s continued mission to help restaurant owners during the pandemic.

Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible are produced by Lando 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.



Food Network Strikes New Deal with Comedy Sensations and YouTube Stars the Try Guys





Food Network Strikes New Deal with Comedy Sensations and YouTube Stars the Try Guys
Pre-production is currently underway on “No Recipe Roadtrip with the Try Guys” (working title), a special which is inspired by “Without a Recipe,” with production slated to begin later in Q1.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK STRIKES NEW DEAL WITH COMEDY SENSATIONS AND YOUTUBE STARS THE TRY GUYS

NEW YORK- February 24, 2021- Food Network has announced an upcoming special with the award-winning, comedy group the Try Guys. Best friends and creators, the Try Guys feature Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang doing what they do best, trying anything and just about everything, and sharing the experience with their fans. The group has earned the admiration of a loyal and growing audience with over 13 million fans across social platforms. Known for their viral videos on YouTube, which have amassed more than 2 billion views to date, along with their high-energy live shows, podcast, book and more, the guys have tried everything from swimming with sharks, to surviving the wild, to even baking and cooking without a recipe! The latter creates the basis for their popular series, Without a Recipe, in which the Try Guys attempt to make everything from pizza to cookies to ice cream and more, all without the benefit of a recipe, and all yielding some surprising and always hilarious results. Pre-production is currently underway on No Recipe Roadtrip with the Try Guys (working title), a special which is inspired by Without a Recipe, with production slated to begin later in Q1.

“The Try Guys bring with them an incredible energy and extraordinary sense of humor, that is irresistible paired with their devil may care attitude as they live up to their Try Guys name in the challenges and adventures they try and take on,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Their enthusiastic fan base is a testament to their ability to entertain and we are excited to bring their creativity and comedy to our fans.”

“We’re very excited to partner with Food Network for this special project,” said the Try Guys. “Working with the most iconic brand in the food space is a dream come true, and we know our fans are going to love it.”

The Try Guys is an award-winning comedy documentary series that has garnered over 2 billion views with its witty take on daily life and social issues. On camera, the Try Guys are a comedy quartet known for their wild willingness to try anything and everything, from labor pain simulators to Alaskan dog sledding. They are the founders of the independent production company 2nd Try, authors of the New York Times-bestselling book The Hidden Power of F*cking Up, and data-driven video producers who have cracked the science of making uplifting viral entertainment for the digital landscape. They made their feature film debut with the documentary Behind The Try which premiered number one on iTunes.

Try Guys are represented by ICM Partners and Ginsberg, Daniels, Kallis.

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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.



Food Network Takes Extreme Culinary Adventure to New Heights in Majestic Six-Episode Event





Food Network Takes Extreme Culinary Adventure to New Heights in Majestic Six-Episode Event “The Great Food Truck Race: Alaska”
The new season premieres on Sunday, March 7 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network and streams the same day on discovery+.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK TAKES EXTREME CULINARY ADVENTURE TO NEW HEIGHTS IN MAJESTIC SIX-EPISODE EVENT “THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: ALASKA”

Hosted by Tyler Florence and Shot On-Location in Alaska’s Cities and Remote Regions, Epic Icy Road Trip Begins March 7th on Food Network and discovery+

NEW YORK – February 4, 2021 -The Great Food Truck Race heads north to Alaska for the wildest culinary journey in series history this March, where fighting blistering cold, raging winds and short daylight hours are part of every week’s action. Hosted by Tyler Florence and shot on-location in Alaska, the six-episode season begins with seven teams of aspiring food truck owners greeted with their own truck – but first, they must break the keys out of 200-pound blocks of ice. These teams are not just battling each other, they are battling the elements of this beautiful but treacherous region to avoid elimination and reach the end of the road’s $50,000 grand prize. Each week, the caravan of competitors hits a different location for high-stakes challenges that test their cooking chops, business skills and ability to face harsh weather conditions from blizzards to icy mountain roads. The Great Food Truck Race: Alaska premieres on Sunday. March 7th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network and streams the same day on discovery+.

“Alaska is the most magnificent and most challenging location yet for The Great Food Truck Race,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Cooking talent and selling strategies are not enough to make it, this time teams also have to battle the raw Alaskan elements in each and every challenge.”

This season’s competitors are: BFD – Saint James, New York (Kate Wurtzel, Harry Poole, April Nothdurft); Meatball Mamas – Danville, California (Aly Romero, Flora Londre, Jocelyn Denson); Metro Chili – Staten Island, New York (Anthony Cucurullo, John Sullivan, David Consiglio); Querencia Mia – Albuquerque, New Mexico (Marie Yniguez, Queneesha Meyers, Michael Neu); Some Like It Tot – Tecumseh, Oklahoma (Nela Edwards, Drew Cowen, Kali Honey Cowen); Tasty Balls – Houston, Texas (Misti Buard, D’Ambria Jacobs, Nadia Ahmed) and The Oink Mobile – Georgetown, Texas (Heather Clauser, Tyler Clauser, Emily Clauser).

In the premiere episode, Tyler welcomes seven aspiring food truck teams to Flattop Mountain overlooking Anchorage to the biggest, boldest road trip ever. In order to get the keys to their trucks, the contestants must break the keys out of 200-pound blocks of ice and that’s just the beginning of their culinary adventure. The teams compete to see who can prep and sell the most food, with the least successful truck heading home. The route then hits Palmer, home to some of the largest vegetables in the world; deep sea fishing in Homer; panning for gold and Alaskan crab challenge in Seward and a scavenger hunt in the arctic remote village of Talkeetna. In the season finale on Sunday, April 11th at 10pm ET/PT the two remaining teams go head-to-head in Fairbanks and the last team standing is awarded the $50,000 grand prize.

Fans can meet the competing teams and browse photo highlights of the competition at FoodNetwork.com/FoodTrucks and share on social who they think should take home the grand prize using the hashtag #GreatFoodTruckRace.

The Great Food Truck Race: Alaska is produced by Critical Content for Food Network and discovery+.

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 spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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.



Guy Fieri Is Back with the Toughest Bracket-Style Culinary Competition “Tournament of Champions II”





Guy Fieri Is Back with the Toughest Bracket-Style Culinary Competition “Tournament of Champions II” with a New Wild Card Play-In for the Final East and West Coast Seeds
The action-packed, sports-like tournament kicks off on Sunday, March 7, and each 90-minute episode is filled with unpredictable action, fierce rivalries, and shocking upsets.
[via press release from Food Network]
GUY FIERI IS BACK WITH THE TOUGHEST BRACKET-STYLE CULINARY COMPETITION “TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS II” WITH A NEW WILD CARD PLAY-IN FOR THE FINAL EAST AND WEST COAST SEEDS

Fans Can Build Their Own Bracket on Twitter For A Chance to Win Weekly Prizes Throughout the Tournament

Plus, Don’t Miss Extended Episodes and Extras on discovery+

NEW YORK – January 27, 2021 – Guy Fieri is back with the toughest bracket-style culinary competition where 16 of the best chefs from the East and West coasts go head-to-head in sudden-death cooking battles on Tournament of Champions II. The action-packed, sports-like tournament kicks off on Sunday, March 7th at 8pm, and each 90-minute episode is filled with unpredictable action, fierce rivalries, and shocking upsets. The chefs’ skills will be pushed to the limit in each round, as they face new ingredients, tougher cooking styles and more interesting equipment options on the randomizer machine that determines the parameters for each cook-off, including the protein, produce, equipment, cooking style, and time. The pressure is intense, and emotions are high as the elite chefs enter this blind competition not knowing who their opponents will be, or what cooking challenges they will face, and will have their dishes judged blindly by a panel of distinguished experts. Hunter Fieri follows all the action backstage during the deliberation, capturing the reactions of the chefs as their dishes are judged, getting the raw emotions of elation and frustration as bracket victors move on while others face elimination. The chefs will only go as far as their dishes take them – win and advance or lose and go home. Fans can also stream extended episodes of the tournament and after show on discovery+ featuring even more nail-biting action and behind-the-scenes conversations with Guy and the competitors.

“Over 12 million viewers devoured the edge-of-your-seat culinary battles on Tournament of Champions last year, with the finale ranking as the #1 cable program in its timeslot and becoming one of Food Network’s highest-rated telecasts since 2019,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “The new season is like a pressure cooker and will captivate audiences with intense rivalries, redemptions, and rematches. There’s no way to predict what will happen in this sudden-death competition.”

“This year, the stakes are even higher because every time a chef wins a round, we are donating $10,000 in their name to their favorite local restaurant that is in need,” said Guy Fieri.

The chefs representing the East Coast are: Madison Cowan, Maneet Chauhan, Darnell Ferguson, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Christian Petroni and Bryan Voltaggio. The chefs showing off their chops from the West Coast are: Cat Cora, Antonia Lofaso, Brian Malarkey, Aaron May, Jet Tila, Michael Voltaggio, and defending champion and last season’s winner Brooke Williamson. For the last bracket slots on the East and West Coast, Guy has invited eight chefs to prove their worthiness in the arena and battle in a wild card tournament to earn the coveted 8th seeds. Before the competition begins, fans can relive last season with Guy in a special lookback at season one on March 7th at 7pm as he highlights the biggest victories, the most surprising upsets, the wildest moments, and the most outrageous randomizer combinations.

It’s a high-stakes competition unlike any before. Simon Majumdar and Justin Warner deliver real-time play-by-play as all the action unfolds in front of a live audience. Deciding who advances in each round is a rotating panel of expert judges including, Scott Conant, Giada De Laurentiis, Traci Des Jardins, Rocco DiSpirito, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai, and Jonathan Waxman. Unexpected challenges, major upsets and surprises fill this tournament, which concludes in a supersized two-hour episode on Sunday, April 18th at 8pm. Only one chef will emerge as the champion and will drive off with an all-new SUV! Throughout the competition, join Guy as he sits down with Justin and Simon in the after-show as they break down what went wrong and what went right for each chef, and share never before seen footage from the battles.

For a second year, Food Network is partnering with Twitter to launch a digital-only competition where fans can fill out their own personalized brackets for a chance to win up to $5,000 in prizes. Viewers can head to Food Network’s Twitter page from March 14 through March 21 for an individualized bracket experience sponsored by Hyundai featuring exclusive content, including videos with Guy and each of the 16 contestants. Fans will be able to share their brackets on social media and track their standings as the competition unfolds.

Fans can join the conversation on social to participate in weekly live Twitter parties using #TournamentOfChampions. Across Food Network’s Facebook and Instagram, find an insider’s look at the competition, as well as all-new videos with Guy, the competitors, the commentators and the judges every week. And on FoodNetwork.com/TournamentOfChampions, fans can browse behind-the-scenes photos and binge-watch clips.

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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 spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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.



Sunny Anderson Hosts New Food Network Baking Competition “Easter Basket Challenge”





Sunny Anderson Hosts New Food Network Baking Competition “Easter Basket Challenge”
The five-episode series premieres Monday, March 1 on Food Network and discovery+.
[via press release from Food Network]
SUNNY ANDERSON HOSTS NEW FOOD NETWORK BAKING COMPETITION “EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE”

Bakers Compete in Easter-Themed Challenges with Judges Jordan Andino and Claudia Sandoval

Series Premieres on Monday, March 1st on Food Network and discovery+

NEW YORK – January 25, 2021 – Host Sunny Anderson transports viewers into a whimsical world of Easter treats in the primetime baking competition Easter Basket Challenge, premiering Monday, March 1st at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Through five one-hour episodes, seven talented and Easter-obsessed bakers take on culinary challenges to create tasty and imaginative holiday masterpieces. Watched throughout the competition by judges Jordan Andino and Claudia Sandoval, the expert bakers must interpret the outrageous themes presented to them and showcase delicious Easter confections and unbelievable edible displays. One baker is eliminated each episode, with the final three competitors duking it out for the Bunny Money prize – a golden egg filled with $25,000! For fans who can’t wait for Easter, all episodes of Easter Basket Challenge will be available to stream on March 1st on discovery+.

“Whether the bakers are making Easter bonnets for a holiday fashion challenge or creating edible masterpieces from a playful game of Bunny Pong, Easter Basket Challenge is a joyfully entertaining competition that families will love,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “With Sunny Anderson’s inviting personality, there is nobody better at transporting viewers into this festive world featuring Easter-themed delights.”

In the premiere episode, Sunny challenges the bakers to create jelly bean-inspired pop art pastry tarts and oversized sweets worthy of inclusion in an art museum. The competitors must wow the judges, with one baker’s time in the competition coming to an end. The bakers take on an Easter classic with Peeps taking center stage in a later episode, as the competitors pay tribute to the colorful marshmallow confection with an edible Easter Parade float. And in another thematic challenge, the bakers rock the runway with their tasty takes on fashion trends using Easter candy as inspiration, including a strut down a catwalk with Easter bonnets. The finale includes the crafty competitors making a three-foot tall panoramic Easter egg, with lots of cotton tails and a few Easter fails along the way, as the last baker standing takes home the grand prize and bragging rights as the Easter Basket Challenge champion.

To get a first look at the competition, follow #EasterBasketChallenge on Food Network’s social platforms, and check out Facebook and Instagram to go behind the scenes with Sunny Anderson, Jordan Andino and Claudia Sandoval.

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.

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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 spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.