Food Network Premieres New Culinary Competition “Throwdown with Michael Symon”





Food Network Premieres New Culinary Competition “Throwdown with Michael Symon”
Premiering Tuesday, December 7 at 9:30/8:30c with a special double-episode, Michael is joined by his culinary director and right-hand, Katie Pickens, as they challenge the best of the best in the culinary world.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK PREMIERES NEW CULINARY COMPETITION “THROWDOWN WITH MICHAEL SYMON”

New Series Premieres Tuesday, December 7th at 9:30pm with Special Double-Episode

NEW YORK – October 21, 2021 – Michael Symon is an Iron Chef, award-winning restaurant owner, and a New York Times best-selling author for his cookbooks. Now, Michael is on a mission to go up against the best chefs in the game, and on their own turf, in the new Food Network competition series, Throwdown with Michael Symon. Premiering Tuesday, December 7th at 9:30pm ET/PT with a special double-episode, Michael is joined by his culinary director and right-hand, Katie Pickens, as they challenge the best of the best in the culinary world, with Michael taking on that chef’s signature dish and challenging them to a good old-fashioned Throwdown. The catch – Michael doesn’t know who he is going up against and the chefs don’t know Michael is coming. Through four episodes, Michael will cook alongside the opposition, bringing his competitive spirit and creativity to the dishes that he is challenged to make while a crowd of spectators watch on. Each Throwdown has three total points at stake, with a pair of special guest judges blind tasting the dishes along with the audience in attendance, to determine the winner and see who has the ultimate Throwdown bragging rights.

“As a chef, I love being creative and thinking outside the box to come up with new ways of connecting with viewers through my dishes,” added Symon. “On Throwdown, we get to showcase some of America’s greatest chefs and restaurateurs while also getting the opportunity to flex my competitive side, too. Needing to think quickly and take chances in making someone else’s signature dish, all the while not knowing who I’m competing against and battling it out in their wheelhouse, I couldn’t think of a more perfect challenge!”

“As one of the most trusted voices in the culinary world with seven cookbooks to his name, numerous accolades for his restaurants, and the winningest Iron Chef, Michael Symon is a fan favorite and simply one of the best chefs cooking today. But he also might be the most competitive person as well, having competed in countless culinary battles against the world’s premier chefs,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “Michael is in for a new test armed with only his passion for making great food and his ingenuity in the kitchen. And with Michael not knowing who he is going up against in advance, the chefs unaware that they are being challenged by an all-time great, and bystanders watching and cheering along, all the ingredients are there for a Throwdown.”

Throwdown with Michael Symon Episodes Include:

Premiering Tuesday, December 7th at 9:30pm ET/PT

“Battle of the BBQ Burgers”

Michael pulls out all the stops for a Throwdown focused on a couple of the things he does best – Burgers and Barbecue. His mystery competitor, slinging a burger piled high with juicy pulled pork, is former fine dining chef Matt Abdoo from Brooklyn hot spot, Pig Beach. Will Michael be able to bring the sizzle and smoke to come out with a win?

Premiering Tuesday, December 7th at 10:00pm ET/PT

“Georgian Cheesy Bread”

The call comes and Michael is ready to answer! This time the Throwdown challenge is Khachapuri: the rich, savory, cheesy and decadent stuffed bread from the nation of Georgia. His competitors, Ricky and Maria, have mastered this comfort food classic at their hip downtown New York restaurant Tzarevna to the delight of fans and food critics alike. Will Michael’s cheesy bread boat sink or sail to victory?

Premiering Tuesday, December 14th at 9:30pm ET/PT

“Savory Chicken Shawarma”

It’s on every street corner in New York City, but when shawarma shows up as Michael’s Throwdown challenge, can he look past the spinning tower of meat towards victory? Not if the Sussman brothers of Samesa have anything to say about it; they’ve been New York’s shawarma darlings since they began marinating and roasting meat as a pop-up. Michael is confident he can win this one, but will that cockiness cost him the title of Throwdown Shawarma Master?

Premiering Tuesday, December 21st at 9:30pm ET/PT

“Crunchy Asian Fried Chicken”

Michael Symon knows his fried chicken, but this Throwdown is focused on the extra crunchy and flavorful styles popular in Korea and Japan. Michael has stiff competition in Bessou’s Maiko and Emily, whose Japanese-style fried chicken restaurant with global influences leaves diners swooning in its wake. Will it be all cluck or bad luck for Michael?

A favorite chef for millions of Food Network digital fans, Michael Symon is also throwing down on FoodNetwork.com and social all holiday season, sharing his fast fixes and signature spins in fresh recipes and talent takeovers. Also head to Food Network’s social pages to watch exclusive how-to videos with Michael and get all the recipes from the show at FoodNetwork.com/ThrowdownWithMichael. Follow the conversation online at #ThrowdownWithMichael.

Throwdown with Michael Symon is produced by Rock Shrimp Productions.

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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.



Ina Garten, The Iconic Barefoot Contessa, Expands Relationship with Discovery Inc.





Ina Garten, The Iconic Barefoot Contessa, Expands Relationship with Discovery Inc. Across All Platforms with Multi-Year Deal
Her inaugural project under the deal is “Be My Guest” (WT), a new series in development for 2022 with a fresh take on Ina’s signature style of welcoming viewers into her home.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
INA GARTEN, THE ICONIC BAREFOOT CONTESSA, EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH DISCOVERY INC. ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS WITH MULTI-YEAR DEAL

Projects Include Brand-New Multiplatform Series Be My Guest (WT) Slated to Premiere in 2022

NEW YORK, NY – October 18, 2021 – Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, has locked an exclusive multi-year deal with Discovery Inc. to create content across all the company’s platforms, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. The deal expands Garten’s reach even beyond her wildly popular Barefoot Contessa franchise with projects in the works for streaming, linear and podcasts. Her inaugural project under the deal is Be My Guest (WT), a new series in development for 2022 with a fresh take on Ina’s signature style of welcoming viewers into her home. The series is structured as a true multi-platform project with three distinct versions: an hour-long extended cut on discovery+, half hour on Food Network linear and a companion podcast.

“Ina has a huge, devoted fan base who know that each and every Ina premiere is a television event. Ina’s new series showcases her exceptional talents beyond what she has ever shared before,” said White. “I am thrilled that we will be continuing our relationship on multiple platforms for years to come.”

“I’m so looking forward to filming new shows” said Garten. “With Be My Guest I’m welcoming really fun, interesting people into my barn in East Hampton for good food and conversation. The range of platforms – from streaming and network TV, to audio – offers new and creative ways to connect with new viewers. This is going to be so much fun!”

Ina Garten is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author of twelve cookbooks and the host of Food Network’s Emmy Award-winning Barefoot Contessa. Her latest book Modern Comfort Food was released in October 2020. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey.

Ina’s current series Barefoot Contessa: Modern Comfort Food kicks off a new season on Food Network on Sunday, October 31st at 12:30pm ET/PT and is produced by Pacific Productions.

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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.

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.



“Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco” Season One Joins Food Network Primetime Lineup





“Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco” Season One Joins Food Network Primetime Lineup on Tuesday, November 16th at 10PM ET/PT
The series, which premiered in August on discovery+, also starts streaming its second season Tuesday, November 16 on discovery+.
[via press release from Food Network]
“WELL DONE WITH SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO” SEASON ONE JOINS FOOD NETWORK PRIMETIME LINEUP ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH AT 10PM ET/PT

Season Two Begins Streaming Same Day on discovery+

NEW YORK – October 14, 2021 – Groundbreaking comedian Sebastian Maniscalco combines his passion for food and comedy in Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco, which has its Food Network debut on Tuesday, November 16th at 10pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes. In the seven-episode first season, he takes a deep dive into the gastronomic world from every angle. Filled with his signature social observations, commentary and appearances from his family and famous pals, Sebastian is all in to explore the food-centric topics he has always been curious about. In his first outing, he spends a day on the Pacific to find out what it takes to be a fisherman and see if fish actually tastes better when you catch it yourself – but first he has to overcome a brutal bout of seasickness. In upcoming episodes, he finds himself exploring the similarities between sushi and comedy with comedian Russell Peters, throwing a meat-centric dinner party for guests including Bert Kreischer and Anjelah Johnson, and going on sandwich expeditions with funny pals Rich Eisen, Fortune Feimster, Gillian Jacobs and Oscar Nuñez. Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco, which premiered in August on discovery+, also starts streaming its second season Tuesday, November 16th on discovery+.

“With Well Done I’m mixing my two passions for humor and the culinary arts in a way that translates to anyone who is passionate about food and serious about comedy,” shares Maniscalco. “What better place to share that than Food Network. Excited for those viewers to see what we’ve been up to on season one and can’t wait to share new episodes on discovery+ with season two!”

“Sebastian’s true obsession with food and the culinary arts combined with his one-of-a-kind sense of humor have made Well Done a must-watch,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “We are excited to bring the series to Food Network and launch season two on discovery+ to satisfy our audience who clearly wants more Sebastian.”

After a year off the road, Sebastian Maniscalco is back with his new Nobody Does This Tour. Recognized by both Billboard and Pollstar with top touring awards, Nobody Does This follows a string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows from his Stay Hungry and You Bother Me tours including the United Center in his hometown of Chicago, Boston’s TD Garden, The Forum in LA and New York’s Madison Square Garden. That success follows a number of blockbuster years for the comedian, author and actor the New York Times calls “the hottest comic in America.” In addition to releasing a best-selling memoir, Stay Hungry, and original comedy special also titled “Stay Hungry,” the comic hosted the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards and landed roles in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman as well as Green Book, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. For more information and tour updates visit sebastianlive.com.

Fans can visit Food Network’s social pages for interviews, hilarious moments from the show and see how Sebastian is cooking up some of his favorite foods… well done. Join the conversation online using #WellDoneWithSebastian.

Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco is produced by What’s Wrong with People? Inc. and 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 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.



Holidays Take Center Stage as the Discovery Portfolio of Networks Deliver Over 100 Hours





Holidays Take Center Stage as the Discovery Portfolio of Networks Deliver Over 100 Hours of New Seasonal Premieres
Holiday Central will give fans access to 85 all-new premiere episodes as well as over 330 hours from 450 episodes of seasonal favorites.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
HOLIDAYS TAKE CENTER STAGE AS THE DISCOVERY PORTFOLIO OF NETWORKS DELIVER OVER 100 HOURS OF NEW SEASONAL PREMIERES

PLUS, HOLIDAY CENTRAL ON DISCOVERY+ TO FEATURE 85 PREMIERES WITH OVER 330 HOURS OF CLASSIC HOLIDAY EPISODES FROM ACROSS THE DISCOVERY PORTFOLIO

New Holiday Digital Content Planned for Every Day in November and December, Such as Recipes and Hacks for the Holidays, the Annual 12 Days of Cookies, Plus Go Behind the Scenes and Meet the Cast of Fan-Favorite Shows

NEW YORK – October 14, 2021 – The holidays will be bigger, better and more entertaining than ever as Discovery’s portfolio of networks, led by Food Network, HGTV and OWN, launch the first-ever discovery+ Holiday Central hub on November 1st. Holiday Central will give fans access to 85 all-new premiere episodes as well as over 330 hours from 450 episodes of seasonal favorites. The new series, specials, holiday movies and acquisitions will include both fictional and real-life titles such as Food Network’s first scripted feature Candy Coated Christmas along with fan-favorites Christmas Cookie Challenge, Holiday Baking Championship, and new titles Buddy vs. Duff: Holiday and Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown. Additional titles include HGTV’s House Hunters: Ho Ho Home, White House Christmas 2021 and Holmes for the Holidays, OWN original movies A Chestnut Family Christmas, A Sisterly Christmas and A Christmas Stray, and for fans of Crime, Fruitcake Fraud.

“From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day we see dramatic spikes in viewership on a network like Food Network, so we’ve learned a lot about what audiences want and how they respond to shows that are fun, feel good, fulfill holiday viewing fantasies and bring families together,” said Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery Inc. “This year, if you love holiday programming, you won’t need to go anywhere else because, across our platforms, we’ll have everything from scripted, escapist holiday tales like Candy Coated Christmas or A Chestnut Family Christmas to an extreme tabletop and themed event competition series called Table Wars or an edge of your seat, true crime caper with a holiday twist called Fruitcake Fraud. Food Network, HGTV and OWN will have seasonal offerings, with some new titles as well as our mega library of classic holiday shows available to stream exclusively on the discovery+ Holiday Central Hub. Bring on the holidays — we’re ready.”

The holidays have always been celebrated by the linear networks, while this year’s Holiday Central seasonal content hub will create the ultimate holiday destination for viewers. On digital and social, new content every day in November and December across the Lifestyle brands, from Food Network’s annual Twelve Days of Cookies and recipes from appetizers to dessert and every holiday meal in between, it’s a one-stop seasonal celebration for fans.

“discovery+ will be the streaming home for the holidays, with exclusive discovery+ originals and seasonal content from our beloved networks in our brand new Holiday Central hub on the app,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy, Discovery, Inc. “Just as we were home to major cultural events like Shark Week, the Olympics in Europe and Ghostober, discovery+ will once again serve as the ultimate destination for the next seasonal streaming event.”

Beginning November 1st, crafting is hotter than ever as the country’s best makers compete to create stunning and functional pieces. Crafting enthusiast Chrissy Metz joins judges Leann Rimes and Mark Montano to determine who will win the title of Maker Champion in the discovery+ exclusive Meet Your Makers Showdown. Holiday movies are a timeless tradition for viewers of all ages to enjoy and this year’s lineup features new and classic favorites perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. Candy Coated Christmas launches Friday, November 19th exclusively on discovery+, and stars Molly McCook (Last Man Standing) as Molly Gallant, a Beverly Hills marketing executive whose carefully planned life takes an unexpected turn when she takes a business trip to the picturesque town of Peppermint Hollow. The movie also stars Aaron O’Connell (The Haves and The Have Nots), John McCook (The Bold and the Beautiful), Lee Garlington (Broken), Jae Suh Park (The Big Short), newcomer Landry Townsend, Lonzo Liggins, Dia Frampton, and Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman). Whether you are a fan or not, fruitcake usually invokes cheery images of Christmastime gatherings. But Corsicana, Texas – the town where the best, most scrumptious fruitcakes come from – was definitely not a happy place when it was discovered someone had embezzled a whopping $17 million from the acclaimed Collin Street Bakery. How the crime was solved – and the lavish lifestyle the culprits were living on the ill-begotten proceeds – has people in Corsicana and plenty of others, including the FBI, still scratching their heads in amazement. Welcome to Fruitcake Fraud, premiering December 1st exclusively on discovery+. Additional exclusives available only on discovery+ will include Candy Coated Christmas: Behind the Scenes with Ree Drummond on Monday, November 1st and The Pioneer Woman’s Hometown Holidays (WT).

Food Network’s seasonal offerings entertain and inspire, from fan-favorite baking competitions to soon to be new favorites that stretch the imagination as confectionery artists and culinary craftsmen whip up magical creations. Titles include Holiday Baking Championship which returns Monday, November 1st with tough-love judges, Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller, and Carla Hall and host Jesse Palmer, searching for the ultimate holiday baker. Then, on Sunday, November 7th, Holiday Wars is back with the biggest and tastiest season yet, as teams of masterful cake and sugar artists join the battle under the watchful eye of host Maneet Chauhan and judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira. It wouldn’t be the holidays without a Christmas-cookie swap and on Thursday, November 11th, Eddie Jackson and Ree Drummond return as the perfect hosts for the annually anticipated Christmas Cookie Challenge. Cinnamon, spice and everything nice fills the air this time of year, as does the alluring fragrance of gingerbread, with the brand-new series, Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown, which shines a light on gingerbread-obsessed artisans and their extraordinary edible creations, premiering Monday, November 15th. Then, it’s the ultimate face-off, as two titans of baking, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman, take on the holidays as only they can, with bigger, bolder cake builds that embody iconic holiday moments and defy gravity in Buddy vs. Duff: Holiday, premiering Sunday, November 28th.

HGTV has the perfect new holiday series and specials to make the season bright. A special holiday episode of Table Wars, premiering Friday, November 19th, features host Tamera Mowry-Housley, alongside fellow judges Martha Stewart and Chris Hessney who evaluate stunning winter wonderland tablescapes. Also on Friday, November 19th, My Lottery Dream Home: David’s Holiday Extravaganza premieres with host David Bromstad celebrating the holidays in a BIG way in his new Florida home. In House Hunters Ho Ho Home premiering on Monday, November 29th, real estate agent, world-famous strongman and well-known Santa impersonator, Albie Mushaney, is on a mission to spread holiday cheer by helping clients find their forever home in time for the holidays. Fixer to Fabulous Holiday Surprise, available to stream on Tuesday, December 7th, will follow Dave and Jenny Marrs as they gift the Bella Vista Animal Shelter near their hometown in Bentonville, Arkansas, with a very special renovation to get them ready for the busy Christmas pet adoption season. The popular annual special White House Christmas 2021 returns on Sunday, December 12th as HGTV cameras go behind the scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to showcase the magical holiday transformation and give fans a glimpse of the spectacular trees, breathtaking decor, gingerbread creations and much more. Next, in Holmes For The Holidays on Saturday, December 18th, contractor Mike Holmes, his daughter, Sherry Holmes, and son, Michael Holmes, Jr., battle it out in a friendly family Christmas competition to see who can create the most over-the-top light displays, ice sculptures and gingerbread houses. And, in Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop on Sunday, December 19th, master woodworker Ben Napier will welcome father-daughter duo Captain Sig and Mandy Hansen from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch — as well as dancer and TV personality Stephen “tWitch” Boss and his wife, Allison Holker Boss, host of Design Star: Next Gen — to his workshop to make special wood creations just in time for Christmas.

Plus, from OWN on Tuesday, November 16th new series The Big Holiday Food Fight makes its debut, with home cooks showcasing their treasured family recipes in a bid to win this fierce competition, all for the chance to see who rules the ultimate holiday table and walks away with a stocking stuffed with $5,000 cash! Additionally, three sensational movies from OWN, each with a unique twist, including, A Chestnut Family Christmas, premiering on Tuesday, November 30th, featuring Meagan Holder (UnREAL),as a talented pastry chef who, while working as a live-in cook and maid, accidentally commits to hosting her family for the holidays. To impress them she poses as the wealthy homeowner, until things go awry, and secrets are exposed in this heart-felt tale with the lesson that success is not defined by material possessions or status, but who you surround yourself with. On Tuesday, December 7th it is the premiere of A Sisterly Christmas, a tale of two sisters, one who loves Christmas, and the other who does not. An early inheritance at Christmastime takes them on a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday vacation, but Christmas proves to be more than they bargained for when they run into their childhood rival, now a snobby socialite, who digs in on these sisters, testing their resolve as women and their bonds of sisterhood. Then, on Tuesday, December 14th, in A Christmas Stray, a tightly wound corporate executive, played by Andra Fuller (LA Complex), finds himself hopelessly stranded in a small mountain town on Christmas Eve, unable to shake the adorable stray dog who ran him off the road, and irresistibly drawn to the free-spirited, local veterinarian played by Rhyon Nicole Brown (Empire), who is sorely in need of some Christmas magic herself.

With all this and much more, the new discovery+ Holiday Central hub celebrates the best of what the season has to offer.

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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 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.

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 79 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, 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.

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Premiering November 19th Exclusively on discovery+ Food Network’s First Scripted Feature “Candy Coated Christmas”





Premiering November 19th Exclusively on discovery+ Food Network’s First Scripted Feature “Candy Coated Christmas”
The title is only one highlight of Food Network’s much-anticipated annual holiday fare, which this year features more than 98 premiere hours of entertainment.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
PREMIERING NOVEMBER 19TH EXCLUSIVELY ON DISCOVERY+ FOOD NETWORK’S FIRST SCRIPTED FEATURE “CANDY COATED CHRISTMAS”

Plus, Step Behind the Camera with The Pioneer Woman in Candy Coated Christmas: Behind The Scenes with Ree Drummond Streaming Monday, November 1st

Meet the cast, watch how Ree makes her famous treats for Bee’s Bakery and enter for a chance to win special Candy Coated Christmas items Join the #CandyCoatedChristmas conversation all holiday season

NEW YORK – October 13, 2021 – Food Network has announced that Candy Coated Christmas, its first-ever scripted feature, will premiere on Friday, November 19 on discovery+. The title is only one highlight of Food Network’s much-anticipated annual holiday fare, which this year features more than 98 premiere hours of entertainment. Candy Coated Christmas will be available exclusively on discovery+, as part of the streaming service’s holiday content, which will include exclusive originals and a wide variety of seasonal programming from across the Discovery portfolio of brands.

“With Candy Coated Christmas, we’ve created a unique viewing experience for the more than 100 million viewers who watch Food Network every year, including the most ardent fans of one of our biggest stars, The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond,” said Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery Inc. “This is a movie gift for anyone who loves the holidays and has a passion for cooking, baking and spending time with family, but it’s also a respite from the daily grind. You can watch, breathe, feel and believe — even if it’s only for two hours.”

Viewers can join Ree Drummond, host of The Pioneer Woman and one of Food Network’s most popular stars, for an exclusive “making of” journey as she prepares to shoot her first acting role. From wardrobe fittings to meeting the cast and crew, and from her first scene to when the director called wrap, Ree will share many memorable moments leading up to her feature debut in the special, including sharing how some of her own recipes were used in the feature and a quick on-set candy-coated trick. Candy Coated Christmas: Behind the Scenes with Ree Drummond, streams Monday, November 1 on discovery+.

“I am so incredibly honored that Food Network asked me to play Bee the bakery owner in Peppermint Hollow,” said Drummond. “If I get to be in just one movie in my life, I want it to be a Christmas movie.”

Candy Coated Christmas stars Molly McCook (Last Man Standing) as Molly Gallant, a Beverly Hills marketing executive whose carefully planned life takes an unexpected turn when she takes a business trip to the picturesque town of Peppermint Hollow. The movie also stars Aaron O’Connell (The Haves and The Have Nots) as mint entrepreneur Noah Winters, John McCook (The Bold and the Beautiful, and real-life father of Molly McCook) as Molly’s father Fred Gallant, Lee Garlington (Broken) as Kim Winters, Jae Suh Park (The Big Short) as Gracie, newcomer Landry Townsend as Dakota Winters, Lonzo Liggins as Patrick, Dia Frampton as Chloe, and Food Network’s own Ree Drummond as bakery owner Bee. Directed by Ellie Kanner (Love and Sunshine) and written by Alex Yonks and Kanner & Joey Plager, Candy Coated Christmas is produced by MarVista Entertainment in association with Go Films. The executive producers are Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment along with Ellie Kanner and Joey Plager.

Fans can head to Food Network and discoveryplus social platforms for a sneak peek at the set of Candy Coated Christmas with Ree and go behind the scenes in Peppermint Hollow. Plus, get to know Molly, Aaron and the cast, watch how Ree makes her famous treats for Bee’s Bakery and enter for a chance to win special Candy Coated Christmas swag. To join the conversation, use #CandyCoatedChristmas this holiday season.

ABOUT CANDY COATED CHRISTMAS

Molly Gallant was counting on seed money from her father to help launch an exciting new venture with her best friend. However, just as she and her dad are supposed to be jetting off to Hawaii for their annual Christmas trip, Molly learns that the family business is facing bankruptcy. The only way to recoup the funds she needs is to sell her late mother’s childhood home in the town of Peppermint Hollow, Washington: the “Peppermint Capital of the World.” Molly fully intends to get the house on the market and get out of the cold to sunny Hawaii by Christmas, but then she meets the current renters, Noah Winters and his family, who warmly welcome her into their home, sharing their holiday traditions with her. It begins to seem as if fate, and the weather, are conspiring to keep Molly in Peppermint Hollow, even as she begins to appreciate the value of family. And she and Noah may discover a new way to make a mint… together.

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cience 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.

ABOUT MARVISTA ENTERTAINMENT

Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global independent studio that produces and distributes a variety of content across the world. With a library showcasing nearly 2,500 hours of content, and with approximately 60 new movies per year added to the company’s development and distribution pipeline, MarVista has become one of the largest suppliers of movies to the worldwide marketplace. MarVista has an expansive distribution footprint spanning more than 125 global territories and is a pre-eminent programming partner to major streamers and cable networks including Netflix, Hulu, Discovery+, Tubi, Disney Networks, Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, NBC Universal, OWN, Nickelodeon, BET and other Viacom Networks, as well as key international platforms.



Best-Selling Cookbook Author Pepper Teigen Shares Her Favorite Thai Recipes





Best-Selling Cookbook Author Pepper Teigen Shares Her Favorite Thai Recipes for the Whole Family on the New Special “Getting Spicy with Pepper Teigen”
The special premieres on Saturday, November 6 at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network.
[via press release from Food Network]
BEST-SELLING COOKBOOK AUTHOR PEPPER TEIGEN SHARES HER FAVORITE THAI RECIPES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ON THE NEW SPECIAL “GETTING SPICY WITH PEPPER TEIGEN”

The New Special Premieres on Saturday, November 6th at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network and Will Be Available to Stream on discovery+

NEW YORK – October 4, 2021 – Getting Spicy with Pepper Teigen showcases the Teigen family as they’ve never been seen before, with an inside look at the way they cook and eat. The matriarch of the family, Pepper Teigen, always had a passion for creating easy, flavorful Thai recipes for her entire family, which she first shared in her New York Times best-selling cookbook. Now, on Saturday, November 6th at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network and discovery+, Pepper and her eldest daughter, Tina Teigen, share stories from when the Teigen sisters were young, while making an enticing feast inspired by family recipes that are accessible and filled with the delicious flavors of Thailand. The half-hour special is executive produced by Chrissy Teigen on behalf of her production company Huntley Productions.

“I’m so excited to share my family’s favorite recipes that we’ve been making and eating for a long time,” said Pepper Teigen. “I can’t wait for viewers to see how easy it is to make Thai food at home, and after they try these recipes, I know that fish sauce will soon be the new ketchup and pantry staple!”

“The Teigens have shared their love of cooking and entertaining on their popular social media channels and in their best-selling cookbooks. With Getting Spicy with Pepper Teigen, we are thrilled to bring their fans to Food Network’s linear and DTC platforms for a special look at the whole family in action, cooking and eating together like never seen before,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network & Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc.

While the grandchildren – Pasha, Luna, and Miles – are out on a playdate, Pepper is making their favorite dishes for dinner. With the help of her daughter Tina, Pepper prepares a feast for the whole family. First, is a delicious Tomato, Bacon and Corn Salad with a spicy kick, then it’s caramelized Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, or as Tina likes to call them “Thai Tacos” – it’s one dish that the Teigen sisters cannot get enough of. Then, Pepper puts her special twist on the classic chicken larb, using her favorite guilty pleasure, fried chicken. After returning home, grandkids Pasha and Luna help whip up the perfect sweet treat for dessert, homemade Pineapple Soft Serve.

Fans can head to FoodNetwork.com/GettingSpicy for the full recipes and use #GettingSpicy to share pictures of their favorite homemade Thai dishes. Plus, on Food Network’s social media watch Pepper do a blind taste test of popular Thai ingredients, including jackfruit, rambutan and durian fruit.

Getting Spicy with Pepper Teigen is produced by Huntley Productions and High Noon 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 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.



Food Network’s Molly Yeh Brings Her Midwest Charm to Waco, Texas





Food Network’s Molly Yeh Brings Her Midwest Charm to Waco, Texas Where She Explores Home Renovation Inspiration and the Best Local Bites in “Molly Yeh’s Magnolia Adventure,” Featuring an Appearance by Joanna Gaines
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, October 24 at 11am ET/PT on Food Network and streams the same day on discovery+.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK’S MOLLY YEH BRINGS HER MIDWEST CHARM TO WACO, TEXAS WHERE SHE EXPLORES HOME RENOVATION INSPIRATION AND THE BEST LOCAL BITES IN “MOLLY YEH’S MAGNOLIA ADVENTURE,” FEATURING AN APPEARANCE BY JOANNA GAINES

One-Hour Special Premiering Sunday, October 24th on Food Network and discovery+

NEW YORK – September 15, 2021 – Food Network meets Magnolia in the one-hour special Molly Yeh’s Magnolia Adventure where the Girl Meets Farm host travels to Waco, Texas – the hometown of design superstars Chip and Joanna Gaines – for some creative inspiration. Molly Yeh and her husband Nick Hagen are in the middle of renovating their Midwestern farmhouse and need a break from the non-stop construction, so they head to Waco to explore the city’s Southern hospitality, home design ideas and food spots. After checking out vintage clothing, mind-blowing barbecue, a mouthwatering fried chicken sandwich and, of course, Chip and Joanna’s Magnolia Market at the Silos, Molly and Nick meet with Fixer Upper craftsman Clint Harp to create a custom pegboard, inspired by her culinary icon Julia Child, that will be the centerpiece of their new kitchen. The special culminates with Molly visiting Joanna at the Gristmill, the renovated flourmill where Joanna shoots Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, and over Molly’s homemade cookies they bond over their love of food and home design. Molly, whose series Girl Meets Farm reached almost six million viewers in its most recent season, and Nick’s creative journey Molly Yeh’s Magnolia Adventure premieres Sunday, October 24th at 11am ET/PT on Food Network and streams the same day on discovery+.

“We knew bringing together two beloved and popular experts like Molly and Joanna, each with her own loyal following, would be an exciting offering for their collective fanbase,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “Viewers are sure to be inspired by this special, be it for their next home renovation project or homemade meal.”

Molly Yeh is the star of Food Network series Girl Meets Farm, which celebrates the very best of Molly’s food, with recipes inspired by her Jewish and Chinese heritage and a taste of the Midwest. In 2019, Molly was nominated for both a James Beard Foundation Media Award for “Outstanding Personality/Host” and a daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Culinary Host.” Molly rose to national prominence with the debut of her memoir, Molly on The Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm. She is also the creator of the critically acclaimed and highly popular food and lifestyle brand mynameisyeh, which has been recognized by Saveur and Yahoo as “Food Blog of the Year.” Outside the kitchen, Molly is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and has performed with orchestras around the world. She lives on a sugar beet farm on the North Dakota-Minnesota border with her fifth-generation farmer husband, Nick, their two-year-old daughter, Bernie.

On social, follow #MollysMagnoliaAdventure to go behind the scenes with Molly and Nick as they see the sights in Waco, Texas, get some home design inspiration and drop in for a visit with Joanna Gaines!

Molly Yeh’s Magnolia Adventure is produced by Bodega Pictures.

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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.

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, HGTV and Travel Channel Ready Fourteen Halloween Series and Specials





Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel Ready Fourteen Halloween Series and Specials for a Cross-Brand, Cross-Platform “Ghostober” Viewing Extravaganza
This year, the larger-than-ever “Ghostober IV” is designed to appeal to viewers who live for the creepy, scary, adrenaline-inducing stories that define Halloween.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
FOOD NETWORK, HGTV AND TRAVEL CHANNEL READY FOURTEEN HALLOWEEN SERIES AND SPECIALS FOR A CROSS-BRAND, CROSS-PLATFORM ‘GHOSTOBER’ VIEWING EXTRAVAGANZA

Actor Anthony Anderson, Paranormal Superstar Zak Bagans, Actress/Food Fan Alyson Hannigan, Director Eli Roth and Apparition-Hunting Siblings Jack and Kelly Osbourne Among Celebrities Set to Appear in Halloween-Inspired Shows
NEW YORK (September 10, 2021) – Halloween lovers who can’t wait for their favorite time of the year can get ready to experience a season of amplified fright and freakish fun when Discovery, Inc.’s Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel come together to deliver 14 series and specials – more than 50 hours of shows – as part of the Ghostober programming event on the three networks and on discovery+. This year, the larger-than-ever “Ghostober IV” is designed to appeal to viewers who live for the creepy, scary, adrenaline-inducing stories that define Halloween.

Several of the series and specials will be led by fan-favorite celebrities and supernatural experts. Emmy(R) nominated actor and producer Anthony Anderson (Black-ish, To Tell the Truth) and his mischievous mom, Doris Bowman (To Tell the Truth), star in the tricks-filled real estate show House Haunters on discovery+. Actress Alyson Hannigan hosts Outrageous Pumpkins, an ode to astounding carved creations on Food Network. Paranormal superstar Zak Bagans makes his Food Network debut on Halloween Wars, stars in Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel special on discovery+ and collaborates with director Eli Roth in the new discovery+ series, The Haunted Museum. Jack and Kelly Osbourne hunt for ghosts aboard the RMS Queen Mary in Jack and Kelly Osbourne: Night of Terror on discovery+. From haunted houses and creepy culinary treats to ghoulish ghost stories and poltergeist-laden paranormal investigations, “Ghostober IV” is an annual programming treat for Halloween fans.

“Halloween is a big holiday for our lifestyle brands, and while in past years each brand has delivered on themed programming in its own way, this year we joined forces to build on Travel Channel’s popular ‘Ghostober’ special event,” said Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer, Discovery, Inc. “We combined the ghost-themed series and specials from Food Network and HGTV with Travel Channel’s compelling content to curate an incredible season of scary, fun and bingeable shows across platforms. With stars like Anthony Anderson, Zak Bagans, Doris Bowman, Alyson Hannigan, Jack and Kelly Osbourne and director Eli Roth bringing the creative for these series and specials to life, fans of Halloween can watch scary stories and visual treats all month long.”

Expanding beyond the small screen and building on the successful partnership from 2019, discovery+, Travel Channel and Food Network are bringing the “Ghostober” excitement to Six Flags Fright Fest(R) at 13 Six Flags Theme Parks, from September 10 through Halloween. The partnership includes a “Ghostober” themed haunted attraction at Six Flags Magic Mountain and a Food Network specialty dessert item celebrating the return of the series Halloween Wars, and available for a limited time only. Additionally, “Ghostober” and Halloween Wars trailers will air across the nation on the Six Flags TV network.

New “Ghostober” series, specials and returning favorites launch in September beginning with a new season of HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (September 13). This time, the bakers create killer treats that pay homage to quintessential 1980s horror films. The baking fun continues when HALLOWEEN WARS (September 19) returns with a new season featuring Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans, who lends creepy inspiration from his Haunted Museum collection to challenge the teams to create frightening confections. But it only gets scarier as disastrous cooks face their fears in the kitchen and tackle terrifying ingredients in the new special, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: HALLOWEEN REDEMPTION 2 (September 26).

October kicks off with an especially personal Ghost Adventures lockdown. Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley return to the place where their journey began in the emotionally-charged special, GHOST ADVENTURES: GOLDFIELD HOTEL (October 1), to settle once and for all a mysterious, evil feud that’s been cast over this haunted Nevada town. Then, fear kicks up a notch with horror anthology series THE HAUNTED MUSEUM (October 2). Produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth, each episode tells frightening tales inspired by some of the most terrifying, cursed artifacts on display in Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.

October isn’t complete without some OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS (October 3), and this new season, hosted by Alyson Hannigan, takes the pumpkin-carving tradition to another level as talented carvers compete for the grand prize. Then, bringing in the Halloween “tricks” are actor Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and his mom Doris Bowman (To Tell the Truth), as they host the new series HOUSE HAUNTERS (October 7). The duo takes over properties to devise humorous gags to scare, startle and surprise visitors – it’s a hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank show that’s full of Halloween fun.

If scares are your preference, then check out ELI ROTH PRESENTS: A GHOST RUINED MY LIFE (October 8), a new series from the master of horror that recounts real-life stories of hauntings that have taken a terrifying toll on unsuspecting people. Then, medium Amy Allan and retired homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi are back on the case with a brand-new season of THE DEAD FILES (October 23), as the duo combine their unique skills to help solve paranormal mysteries plaguing property owners. Brother-sister duo Jack and Kelly Osbourne reprise their ghost hunting roles together in the two-hour special JACK AND KELLY OSBOURNE: NIGHT OF TERROR (October 24), an eerie investigation inside the supremely haunted RMS Queen Mary ocean liner. The pair are in for a night of fright with unsettling and aggressive paranormal activity, laced with classic Osbourne expletives and sibling squabbles, of course.

Finally, on the scariest night of the year comes the revival of the series that started it all. Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti, along with a few other familiar faces, take on epic haunted locations in a sneak peek of the brand-new season of GHOST HUNTERS (October 31).

New episodes of PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA, THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED and THE ALASKA TRIANGLE also drop throughout the month. Join the scares this “Ghostober,” only if you dare!

This year’s bigger-than-ever “Ghostober” is complemented by exclusive digital and social content on every platform, all month long. Check out the original digital series “Haunted Hotspots” on Travel Channel’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, plus exclusive videos, photos and more from your favorite shows and hosts. And stay tuned for a brand-new podcast launching just in time for Halloween! (Details to be announced.) Follow the scares on Travel Channel (@travelchannel), Food Network (@foodnetwork), HGTV (@HGTV) and discovery+ (@discoveryplus) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok handles, using #Ghostober to join the conversation.

“Ghostober IV” and Halloween-Themed Programming Lineup (by date):

PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA New Episodes

Thursdays beginning September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED New Season

Fridays beginning September 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

THE ALASKA TRIANGLE New Season

Fridays beginning September 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP

New Season

Premieres Monday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network

This season pays tribute to 1980s classic slasher movies, kicking off with host John Henson welcoming the competitors to Camp Devil’s Food Lake where only their baking skills will help them survive. Each week the bakers must create killer cakes, creepy cupcakes and more to showcase their skills in challenges that pay homage to quintessential horror films. Judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young determine whose desserts earn $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion! (Seven episodes including three super-sized, two-hour episodes and four one-hour episodes) #HalloweenBakingChampionship

HALLOWEEN WARS (featuring Zak Bagans)

New Season

Premieres Sunday, September 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans has spent the last 15 years experiencing the scariest supernatural encounters ever recorded, and for the first time he shares those experiences with the eight Halloween Wars teams of expert cake and sugar artists in the new season. Over the course of the season, Zak takes inspiration from his collection of dangerous and mysterious artifacts from his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas to challenge the teams to create intricate cakes that are as frightening as they are tasty. One team will be eliminated in each episode by a panel of judges featuring award-winning cake decorator Shinmin Li, and chefs and cookbook authors Aarti Sequeira and Eddie Jackson, and the last team standing will earn $25,000. (Seven one-hour episodes) #HalloweenWars

WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: HALLOWEEN REDEMPTION 2

New Special

Premieres Sunday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network

Four ghoulishly disastrous Worst Cooks recruits return for another stab at boot camp and they will once again face their fears in the kitchen and tackle terrifying ingredients. With coaching from chefs Anne Burrell and Michael Symon, the culinary hopefuls will create a spooktacular feast for a panel of culinary experts. The recruits start by making a dish using a mystery ingredient they have been assigned; after Anne and Michael pick their teams, the chefs will teach them to make a buffet for a Halloween gathering in order to win a kitchen upgrade worth $5,000 and culinary redemption. (One hour-long episode) #WorstCooks

GHOST ADVENTURES: GOLDFIELD HOTEL

New Special

Begins Streaming Friday, October 1 on discovery+

The GHOST ADVENTURES crew heads back to Goldfield, Nevada, to settle – once and for all – a mysterious evil feud that’s been cast over the town. In a highly personal and emotionally charged investigation, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley revisit the haunted town where their journey began … and head back inside the infamous Goldfield Hotel, a landmark with a bloodied past. New frightening paranormal incidents call the GAC back in their final attempt to unmask a vengeful presence that only grows stronger – and more menacing – by the day. (Two-hour special) #GhostAdventures

THE HAUNTED MUSEUM

New Series

Begins Streaming Saturday, October 2 with Two-Episode Binge on discovery+

The creepy collection of haunted artifacts housed inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum are getting the spotlight in THE HAUNTED MUSEUM, a new horror film anthology series produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth. The series presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas museum. Bagans, a devoted collector of the macabre, is opening his museum vaults and sharing the secrets and stories behind a curated selection of his most prized haunted items through scripted shorts produced by Roth and his accredited team and with featured commentary from Bagans. (Nine episodes) #TheHauntedMuseum

OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS

New Season

Premieres Sunday, October 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network

OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS with host Alyson Hannigan takes the traditional Halloween pastime to the next level. Seven extraordinarily talented pumpkin carvers duke it out in an outdoor pumpkin competition that defies imagination. Each week, the carvers dive headfirst into the most insane, eerie and outrageous challenges executing their intricate Halloween designs to impress judges Terri Hardin and Marc Evan. Only one will earn the coveted title of Outrageous Pumpkin Champion and take home $25,000. (Four one-hour episodes) #OutrageousPumpkins

HOUSE HAUNTERS

New Series

Begins Streaming Thursday, October 7 on discovery+

Emmy(R) nominated actor and producer Anthony Anderson, star of the ABC sitcom Black-ish, along with his mom and co-host of ABC’s To Tell the Truth, Doris Bowman, will combine their love of all things home – and mischief – to host the new discovery+ series HOUSE HAUNTERS. During this hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank series from the producers of Impractical Jokers, Anthony and Doris will take over properties and devise hilarious gags for unsuspecting house hunters, real estate agents, handymen and even a few HGTV stars, including Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project) and Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt (100 Day Dream Home). Throughout House Haunters, with dozens of hidden cameras in place and working from a nearby unmarked van, Anthony and Doris will scheme to scare, startle and surprise visitors to the homes – executing humorous high jinks with creepy dolls come to life, mysterious pests on the loose, home decor that has a mind of its own or seemingly haunted spaces. (Six half-hour episodes) #HouseHaunters

ELI ROTH PRESENTS: A GHOST RUINED MY LIFE

New Series

Begins Streaming Friday, October 8 with Two-Episode Binge on discovery+

From master of horror Eli Roth, A GHOST RUINED MY LIFE shares the shocking stories of hauntings that have left emotional (and sometimes physical) scars on those unlucky enough to have experienced them. Equal parts terrifying and evocative, every hour-long episode will expose viewers to the real-life stories of survivors who have been dragged through hell and back and now struggle to rebuild their shattered lives. (Eight one-hour episodes) #AGhostRuinedMyLife

THE DEAD FILES

New Season

Premieres Saturday, October 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan are back on the case. Utilizing his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each haunted location. Allan, a physical medium who sees and communicates with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there. Keeping their findings hidden from each other, the team avoids all contact with one another – coming together only at the very end to reveal their shocking discoveries to the property owners, and each other. (Six one-hour episodes) #DeadFiles

JACK AND KELLY OSBOURNE: NIGHT OF TERROR

New Special – “The Queen Mary”

Begins Streaming Sunday, October 24 on discovery+

Jack Osbourne introduced his sister, Kelly, to the paranormal last year and turned her skepticism into a curiosity of the unknown. Now, he’s bringing her to the queen of all haunted locations – the RMS Queen Mary. For decades, people have ventured onto the ship, docked in Long Beach, California, for a glimpse at the other side. However, since it shut down to the public in early 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic struck, the hallowed halls of this once-elegant ocean liner have grown silent – but hardly empty. The skeleton crew of security and maintenance workers have experienced unsettlingly aggressive paranormal activity including scratches, threatening footsteps thundering down the hall and vivid apparitions. Now, Jack and Kelly will come aboard to investigate the infamous ghost ship alone. (Two-hour special) #NightofTerror

GHOST HUNTERS

New Season Sneak Peek – Special Halloween Event

Begins Streaming Sunday, October 31 on discovery+

The revival of the series that started it all is here! GHOST HUNTERS comes exclusively to discovery+ with a brand-new season featuring original team leader Jason Hawes, joined by Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti. A special Halloween event kicks off the new run, as the TAPS team take back the paranormal reins in epic haunted locations. Joining the hunt inside one of America’s scariest prisons are a few familiar faces and special guests, including Amy Bruni and Adam Berry (Kindred Spirits, Ghost Hunters). (One-hour episode) #GhostHunters

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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 “No Recipe Road Trip with the Try Guys” to Series





Food Network Picks Up “No Recipe Road Trip with the Try Guys” to Series with Additional Five Episode Order
Pre-production is currently underway on the additional episodes.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK PICKS UP “NO RECIPE ROAD TRIP WITH THE TRY GUYS” TO SERIES WITH ADDITIONAL FIVE EPISODE ORDER

Series Features Social Media Stars and Award-Winning Comedy Group The Try Guys

NEW YORK – September 10, 2021 – Food Network has announced it has picked up an additional five episodes of No Recipe Road Trip with the Try Guys. An award-winning comedy group, The Try Guys are comprised of best friends and creators Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang. The social media stars, known for their viral videos on YouTube, including their popular series Without A Recipe upon which the new series is based, have seen their fanbase grow and amassed more than 3 billion video views to date. Fans can’t seem to get enough of their irreverent humor, dynamic personalities and easy rapport, with a seemingly unending ability to generate creative, compelling, buzzworthy content that keeps their audience coming back for more. The Guys will take their no recipe mentality on the road, testing their mettle in kitchens across America attempting to whip up a variety of classic dishes and restaurant specialties, for some surprising and hilarious results. Pre-production is currently underway on the additional episodes.

“The Try Guys’ trademark approach to food, combined with their overwhelming popularity has us very excited,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network & Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “When we screened the pilot, we knew our audience would love a full series featuring this foursome’s audacious spin on cooking. We’re eager to leverage and grow their following as we broaden their reach on Food Network.”

“We’ve loved making this show and couldn’t ask for a better creative partner for our first foray into TV,” said the Try Guys. “We’re thrilled to bring this show to our incredible fans and share our love of food with a new audience.”

The Try Guys is an award-winning comedy documentary series that has garnered over 3 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.

No Recipe Road Trip with the Try Guys is produced by Beyond Productions. Try Guys are represented by ICM Partners and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.

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Robert Irvine Returns with New Season of “Dinner: Impossible”





Robert Irvine Returns with New Season of “Dinner: Impossible”
Back with new episodes of the fan-favorite series, “Dinner: Impossible” combines action-packed culinary missions with heartwarming emotion that has endeared Robert to a new generation of viewers.
[via press release from Food Network]
ROBERT IRVINE RETURNS WITH NEW SEASON OF “DINNER: IMPOSSIBLE”

New Episodes Premiere Tuesday, October 5th at 10pm on Food Network

Catch-Up and Stream Previous Episodes of Dinner: Impossible on discovery+

NEW YORK – August 26, 2021 – World-class chef and host of the long-running hit series Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine returns with a new season of Dinner: Impossible, premiering Tuesday, October 5th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Back with new episodes of the fan-favorite series, Dinner: Impossible combines action-packed culinary missions with heartwarming emotion that has endeared Robert to a new generation of viewers. In each one-hour episode, Robert and his team of sous chefs must overcome extraordinary obstacles and conditions that push Robert to his physical and mental limits, while preparing and serving delicious meals to groups of hungry and expectant guests through different thematic challenges before his allotted time runs out. Over six episodes, Robert and his team travel to locations in California, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina and Ohio. For fans that can’t get enough, past episodes of Dinner: Impossible are available to stream on discovery+.

“Every mission of Dinner: Impossible has me thinking ‘Have I met my match, can I do this?’ With new locations and culinary challenges that make the seasoned chef look like an amateur, audiences are in for quite the journey this season,” added Irvine. “I am forever grateful for continuing to make shows that resonate with viewers on such a personal level, and this new season is sure to deliver.”

During the season Robert heads to the famous Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH., to celebrate the 150th anniversary by hosting a dinner for super-fans at the park. Robert is challenged to take four of the park’s most popular menu items and put his over-the-top spin on them along with creating dishes inspired by some of the park’s favorite rides. However, Robert and his team better buckle up for this thrilling adventure as they can only use food found within the park’s concession stands for their dishes. Other episodes feature Robert in Asheville, NC., where he and his team compete against three of the state’s best food trucks in a local food truck showdown. With a limited budget and beer needing to be used in every dish, the truck that makes the most money wins. And in Albuquerque, NM., Robert must prepare a New Mexico-themed feast for stadium employees of the local minor league baseball team. Facing bad weather, limited ingredients, and frozen food, can Robert pull off this impossible dinner?

“Through the years, viewers have come to think of Robert Irvine as superhuman, with his uncanny ability to overcome any obstacle in his way. On Dinner: Impossible, the missions are fiercer, and the stakes couldn’t be grander, as Robert faces off against the most arduous challenges to make the impossible possible,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc.

Visit Food Network’s social media platforms to celebrate the return of Dinner: Impossible with exclusive videos from Robert and fan Q&A’s. Follow along each episode using #DinnerImpossible.

Dinner: Impossible is 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.