Buddy Valastro Returns to Food Network and TLC This Holiday Season





Buddy Valastro Returns to Food Network and TLC This Holiday Season
TLC’s two-hour special following Buddy’s road to recovery premieres on Wednesday, December 23 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Food Network]
BUDDY VALASTRO RETURNS TO FOOD NETWORK AND TLC THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The Cake Boss Competes Against Expert Craft Masters on Food Network’s Buddy vs. Christmas, Premiering on Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm ET/PT

Follow Buddy’s Journey to Heal His Hand After a Serious Accident at His Home on An All-New Two-Hour TLC Special Premiering on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – October 26, 2020 – Buddy Valastro embarks on an extraordinary new Christmas-themed competition on Food Network as he goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists on Buddy vs. Christmas, premiering on Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm ET/PT. It’s bakers vs. makers as their skills are tested in each of the four episodes, as Buddy and his team of bakers goes up against an award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, an animatronics expert, and a Lego builder. With only 24 hours to capture the spirit of the holidays with their creations, the one that rises to the top with their elaborate design will be crowned winner. From life-size gingerbread houses and snow globes, to incredible toys including drivable sleigh cakes and action figures, and to Santa’s workshop complete with talking reindeer, each creation brings holiday enchantment to life!

“As the Cake Boss, Buddy has mastered the creation of gigantic, life-sized, and incredibly realistic cakes. Now, viewers will be captivated as he takes on his most difficult challenge yet by competing against master builders and expert crafters – it’s cake creations vs. real build designs on Buddy vs. Christmas,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Audiences will be stunned by the remarkable Christmas designs in each episode, with all their spectacular details and special effects, making each one more impressive than the last.”

The cake designs on Buddy vs. Christmas were some of the last cake’s Buddy constructed, as the series was filmed prior to a recent accident at his home, where his right hand was impaled, and he was rushed into emergency surgery. TLC’s two-hour special following Buddy’s road to recovery premiering on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9pm ET/PT, follows the dramatic events as they transpired in real time with footage captured immediately after the incident. It’s a long, emotional journey, from Buddy’s multiple surgeries, to his family anxiously waiting at the hospital, to grueling physical therapy, and to his first days back at the job. As business deadlines loom, commitments for over-the-top cakes stack up, and the holiday season around the corner, the stakes couldn’t be higher. But above all, Buddy faces the ultimate question: Can you still be the Cake Boss if you can’t make cakes?

“Buddy is like family to all of us at TLC, so we are thrilled and relieved for him that he is on the road to recovery following his accident,” said Howard Lee, President and General Manager, TLC. “Knowing Buddy’s determination and spirit, it’s no surprise that he would give it his all in the hopes of returning back to normal. We are proud to document his journey as part of this special.”

For more on Buddy vs. Christmas fans can head to FoodNetwork.com/BuddyvsChristmas each week to watch behind-the-scenes games with Buddy and to get seasonal recipe inspiration just in time for the holidays. Plus, follow #BuddyvsChristmas for tips from Buddy on how to rescue your baking fails and learn his top tips for sweet success. And for more on the TLC special visit TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

Both programs were produced by Cakehouse Media.

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Food Network’s Documentary, “Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line”





Food Network’s Documentary, “Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line,” from Executive Producer Guy Fieri, Chronicles the Experience of Four Top Restaurateurs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The film will have its world premiere at the virtual 2020 DOC NYC festival in November, and will premiere nationally on Food Network on Sunday, December 27.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK’S DOCUMENTARY, “RESTAURANT HUSTLE 2020: ALL ON THE LINE,” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GUY FIERI, CHRONICLES THE EXPERIENCE OF FOUR TOP RESTAURATEURS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Film Provides Intimate Access Into the Lives of Maneet Chauhan, Antonia Lofaso, Christian Petroni, and Marcus Samuelsson During the Most Challenging Moments of Their Careers

Restaurant Hustle Premieres on Sunday, December 27th at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – October 15, 2020 – From Executive Producer Guy Fieri, Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line follows world-class chefs Maneet Chauhan, Antonia Lofaso, Christian Petroni,and Marcus Samuelsson as they each picked up a camera and with the help of friends and family documented the challenges their restaurants faced during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The film will have its World Premiere at the virtual 2020 DOC NYC festival in November, and will premiere nationally on Food Network on Sunday, December 27th at 9pm ET/PT.

When local governments took unprecedented measures to close restaurants across the country, these restaurateurs embarked on an emotional roller coaster as they had to strategize how to save their businesses and keep their employees going. From pivoting to takeout and delivery orders, to serving food to front line healthcare workers and people in need in their communities, each chef’s life and business will be forever changed by the global pandemic.

“During the quarantine, viewers relied on Food Network chefs for help as they struggled in the kitchen to feed their families, but on the other side many chefs themselves were struggling to keep their restaurants afloat after governmental shutdowns. When Guy shared his vision, how this moment in time would likely impact the restaurant industry for years and years to come and how he wanted to bring this critical food story to viewers as a documentary, we immediately knew that it was a project Food Network needed to support,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.

“I’ve traveled coast to coast visiting thousands of restaurants across the country on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and after all the time on the road, it’s clear that restaurants are the heart and soul of their communities,” said Guy Fieri. “When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the impact on the restaurant industry was immediate. Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line provides a real and intimate first-hand look into the lives of four top restaurateurs navigate through it all.”

Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line is directed by Frank Matson and produced by Citizen Pictures.



Food Network Celebrates the Season with Eight Weeks of Holiday Programming





Food Network Celebrates the Season with Eight Weeks of Holiday Programming Including New and Returning Series, Specials, and Stunts
“Candy Land,” “Christmas Cookie Challenge,” “Holiday Baking Championship,” and “Holiday Wars” are among the featured titles.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH EIGHT WEEKS OF HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING INCLUDING NEW AND RETURNING SERIES, SPECIALS, AND STUNTS

Holiday Lineup Includes Candy Land, Christmas Cookie Challenge, Holiday Baking Championship, Holiday Wars and More

Don’t Miss Exclusive Holiday Digital Content, Including Hacks for the Holidays, New Recipes and 12 Days of Cookies, Plus on Food Network Kitchen App Catch New Series with Vallery Lomas and a Special Seasonal Episode with Michael Symon

NEW YORK – October 14, 2020 – Food Network celebrates the holidays with eight weeks of themed programming including over 40 hours of new premieres, from exciting primetime series and specials to three back-to-back weekends of fan-favorite stars sharing their favorite recipes, tips and tricks to get viewers into the holiday spirit. The seasonal lineup kicks off with the return of Holiday Wars with passionate foodie, host Raven-Symoné on Sunday, November 1st at 8pm ET/PT as cake masters and sugar artists face-off to create mind-blowing holiday displays. On Monday, November 2nd at 9pm ET/PT, it’s exquisite creations made of sugar and spice on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship with host Jesse Palmer and tough love judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Carla Hall. Four beloved kid bakers from previous seasons are back on Sunday, November 8th at 9pm ET/PT competing in a special episode of Kids Baking Championship: Season’s Sweetings as Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge them to create the most spectacular gingerbread cake houses.Then, on Monday, November 9th at 10pm ET/PT it’s the icing on top, as Ree Drummond and Eddie Jackson are back in a new season of Christmas Cookie Challenge, followed at 11pm ET/PT by The Big Bake: Holiday featuring teams of professional bakers crafting out of-the-box holiday-themed cake creations. On Sunday, November 15th at 9pm ET/PT, Kristin Chenoweth hosts all-new competition Candy Land, featuring life-sized, edible lands based on the iconic Hasbro game including Peppermint Forest, Gumdrop Mountains, Lollipop Woods and more. Then, on Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm Buddy Valastro embarks on an extraordinary new competition as he takes on the greatest non-cake artists in elaborate Christmas-themed challenges in new series, Buddy vs. Christmas.

“Though celebrations may look a little different this year, viewers can count on eight weeks of audacious creations, incredible edible works of art and visually stunning sets that are the perfect backdrop to the festive action and entertainment they have come to expect from Food Network during the holiday season,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “And they will be blown away by this year’s competitors who somehow have upped their game once again and still manage to bring the holiday cheer.”

Raven-Symoné hosts the return of Holiday Wars on Sunday, November 1st at 8pm ET/PT as five teams of cake masters and sugar artists face-off to create mind-blowing holiday displays that are as festive as they are delicious. Award-winning cake decorator Shinmin Li and cake artist Erin McGinn judge, as the teams must compete to create eye-popping edible Christmas displays. In each episode the teams are tested in two rounds, and the top four teams will move on to round two for the chance to win a fabulous gift from Santa Claus. The team that jingles all the way to the grand finale will take home Santa’s biggest prize: $25,000. Join the conversation using #HolidayWars to share your favorite holiday creations and check out the competitors’ amazing wintry confections.

The biggest season of Holiday Baking Championship kicks off with a supersized two-hour premiere on Monday, November 2nd at 9pm ET/PT as a dozen of the best holiday bakers whisk, fold, and frost their way through new decadent dessert challenges. Host Jesse Palmer along with judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Carla Hall bring the holiday spice throughout the eight episodes. From holiday wreath cakes to Hanukkah jelly doughnuts, only one baker will ‘sleigh’ the competition for a chance to win the $25,000 grand prize and be featured on the new Food Network Kitchen app. But before the Holiday Baking Champion is crowned in the two-hour grand finale on Monday, December 21st 9pm ET/PT, the judges look back at the competition in a special episode Holiday Baking Championship: Secret Sweets on Sunday, December 20th at 10pm ET/PT. Duff, Nancy and Carla will review how the final four bakers made it to the finale, how they came to some of their toughest decisions, and will feature behind-the-scenes looks at how the show is made. For more baking fun, head online to meet the newest batch of contestants and find everything you need to bake all season long by following #HolidayBakingChampionship. Plus, don’t miss Zac Young in a weekly digital series, Holiday Baking Championship: Extra Sweet, as he joins in on the holiday baking magic whipping up recipes inspired by the challenges and the competitors’ creations.

On the sweetest new competition series, Candy Land, host Kristin Chenoweth guides five teams of professional cake and sugar artists through fantastical challenges to create heavenly confectionary showpieces based on the iconic Hasbro game. Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 9pm ET/PT, each of the six episodes feature the players stepping into one of the eye-popping life-size lands, from Peppermint Forest and Gumdrop Mountains, to Chocolate Mountain and Lollipop Woods, to forage for flavors and unique ingredients to use for their masterpiece designs. Judges Nacho Aguirre and Aarti Sequeira determine which teams advance down the board, and the first to make it to King Kandy’s Castle wins the game and earns the grand prize of $25,000. Following the series premiere, David Bromstad goes behind the scenes to see how the set of Candy Land came to life in the one-hour special premiering at 10pm ET/PT. For more confectionary magic, expert baker Dan Langan creates sensational sweets and cakes that draw inspiration from the classic children’s game in the exclusive web series Inspired by Candy Land, beginning the week of November 9th with new episodes rolling out weekly. Follow all the fun with #CandyLand, including videos with Kristin and the judges and more exclusive content from set.

Four beloved kid bakers are back to compete on Kids Baking Championship: Season’s Sweetings on Sunday, November 8th at 9pm ET/PT. The bakers must think on their feet, as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge them to create holiday gingerbread houses with a cake twist. Their skills are tested with a surprising curveball of making reindeer treats as well. One winner will rise to the top to take home a baker’s dream prize package of top-of-the-line baking equipment worth over $10,000.

The festive competition continues as co-hosts Eddie Jackson and Ree Drummond challenge cookie makers on the new season of Christmas Cookie Challenge, premiering Monday, November 9th at 10pm ET/PT. Five daring cookie makers must prove their holiday skills through two rounds, as Eddie and Ree are joined each episode by judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith to determine which bakers will have the best Christmas of all, walking away with a $10,000 prize. Head online to see the most creative holiday cookies ever, and on social go behind the scenes to watch Eddie and Ree take on culinary challenges and weigh in on your favorite cookies and moments using #ChristmasCookieChallenge.

The holiday action continues at 11pm ET/PT on Monday, November 9th with The Big Bake: Holidayand host Brad Smith, as three professional baking teams have five hours to design, bake and decorate grand-scale holiday-themed cakes. The bakers need to go big and bold, blowing up their designs to gigantic proportions and thinking outside the bakery box to impress judges Eddie Jackson, Harry Eastwood and a third rotating judge. From frosty friends, to Santa’s workshop, and to giant ginger cake houses, the most ambitious, eye-popping and delicious creations will earn a $10,000 prize. Online, meet the host and judges and browse the best cake creations. Follow #TheBigBake on social to share your favorite moments of the competition and to watch incredible baking highlights.

On Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm Buddy Valastro goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists in the new elaborate Christmas-themed competition series, Buddy vs. Christmas. Buddy’s skills will be tested as he goes up against an award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, an animatronics expert and more. The one that conquers Christmas with their design will be crowned winner by cartoonist and comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quin. For tips from Buddy on how to make baking a sweet success as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes games follow #BuddyVsChristmas.

Food Network helps viewers prep their holiday menus with three back-to-back weekends of themed episodes with trusted stars sharing recipes, tips, tricks and good cheer beginning Saturday, December 5th and concluding Sunday, December 18th. Premiere episodes include: Ree Drummond celebrates the holidays with extra special, and very dressed up, seasonal eats on The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home. For this impressive brunch, Ree makes Smoked Salmon Benedict and elegant Creamy Mushroom Soup that’s party perfect. She also shares her recipe for Hasselback Sweet Potatoes that amp up seasonal sides and even the bread is a festive and delicious masterpiece on Saturday, December 5th at 10am ET/PT.

On Sunday, December 6th at 11am ET/PT join Molly Yeh and her husband Nick for a Chinese food Christmas on Girl Meets Farm. On the menu is juicy Pork Soup Dumplings, Kung Pao Chicken, and a crisp Chinese Cucumber Salad. For dessert it’s a stunning Black Sesame Buche de Noel.

Then at 12pm ET/PT on Sunday, December 6th, Kardea Brown is celebrating the holiday season on Delicious Miss Brownwith her closest family with a traditional Sea Island menu. The stars of the table are Maple-Glazed Cornish Hens, and for sides, she makes the Lowcountry staple Limpin’ Susan with Shrimp and her Grandma’s Green Beans with potatoes and smoked turkey. For dessert, Kardea turns to a Gullah classic, Sweet Potato Pone. It’s a holiday feast to remember!

Ree continues to ring in the seasonal spirit with wonderful recipes for new holiday favorites on The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home on Saturday, December 12th at 10am ET/PT. For the appetizer, she makes Brie & Mushrooms en Croute all wrapped in puff pastry and baked to perfection, then toasts the holiday season with an update on the traditional eggnog, that she serves ice cold in a delicious ginger crumb rimmed glass. She also makes a special cocktail hour gift basket filled with an infused Berry Basil Vodka and Festive Marinated Olives.

Plus, don’t miss additional holiday-themed episodes and premieres of fan-favorite series in December, including Guy’s Grocery Games: Home Delivery, The Kitchen and more.

Across Food Network’s digital platforms, celebrate the many ways fans celebrate the season, including recipes, ideas and stories for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s, including the annual 12 Days of Cookies that will feature exclusive recipes from Kardea Brown, Eddie Jackson, Vallery Lomas and more. Plus on the Food Network Kitchen app, Vallery will be answering all the tough holiday baking questions in her new cooking series and Michael Symon pays homage to his family’s holiday meals while sharing the secrets to creating delicious dishes for any holiday gathering in A Very Symon Holiday. Also, join Antonia Lofaso for on demand classes as she makes the feast of the seven fishes, Giada De Laurentiis for holiday treats, and Dan Langan to learn how to make gingerbread. Plus, ring in the New Year with delicious appetizer recipes from Scott Conant that can be tailored to any size party, large or small, in Countdown to New Year’s. For even more help with holiday meal preparation visit FoodNetwork.com/Holidays to ensure it’s the most wonderful and festive time of year.

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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.



Food Network Takes Viewers Into the Sensational and Edible World of “Candy Land”





Food Network Takes Viewers Into the Sensational and Edible World of “Candy Land”
Kristin Chenoweth hosts the six-episode competition series, premiering Sunday, November 15 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK TAKES VIEWERS INTO THE SENSATIONAL AND EDIBLE WORLD OF “CANDY LAND”

Inspired by Hasbro’s Iconic Game, Six-Episode Competition Series Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth Premieres Sunday, November 15th at 9pm ET/PT

Don’t Miss Behind-The-Scenes Special with HGTV’s David Bromstad Giving Viewers Exclusive Look at the Making of Candy Land Along with Companion Series on FoodNetwork.com with Dan Langan

NEW YORK – October 13, 2020 – Food Network brings out the childhood imagination of five teams made up of professional cake and sugar artists on the new primetime competition series Candy Land, inspired by the classic Hasbro children’s game. Through six episodes, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth hosts and guides the teams through the fantastical world of Candy Land, challenging them to create heavenly confectionary showpieces, all the while being thrown curveballs every step of the way by Lord Licorice that puts the teams’ skills to the ultimate test. Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 9pm ET/PT, each episode features the teams stepping into one of the eye-popping lands come to life, including giant candy canes in the Peppermint Forest, life-size gumdrops at the Gumdrop Mountains, a real life gingerbread house at Chocolate Mountain, enormous and luscious lollipops in the Lollipop Woods, and lemons growing right off the vines in the Lemon Lime Springs. The players must forage for flavors and unique ingredients within each land to use for their sugar masterpieces before presenting to judges Nacho Aguirre and Aarti Sequeira who determine which teams advance down the board game path based on creativity, technical execution, and how well the candies of the land were incorporated. The first team to make it to King Kandy’s Castle wins the game and earns the grand prize of $25,000.

“For almost three-quarters of a century and with over 50 million games sold, Candy Land is one of the most beloved childhood memories for generations of families everywhere, and we are thrilled to be able to collaborate with Hasbro to bring viewers on this immersive journey with such an iconic property,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “And with Kristin Chenoweth’s charismatic presence, she is the perfect guide in capturing the imagination of audiences, making the world of Candy Land truly come alive.”

“Candy Land is what the world needs right now – oh, and also sugar,” said Chenoweth.

Host Kristin Chenoweth welcomes the players to Candy Land before presenting the teams with their first challenge to create mystical and magical creatures the likes of which have never been seen before. Each team must present their work of art to judges Nacho Aguirre and Aarti Sequeira to see which team’s time in Candy Land has come to an end. Other episodes feature the teams designing inventive and edible means of transportation for the citizens of Candy Land, creating beautiful upgrades for the town squares within each land, and a final challenge with the last teams standing thinking outside the box to deliver a one-of-a-kind gift that will need to impress King Kandy.

Whether it is over a 100 pounds of chocolate used for Chocolate Mountain or 1,000 lollipops needed to create the Lollipop Woods, go behind the scenes to see how the breathtaking set of Candy Land comes to life in the one-hour special premiering Sunday, November 15th at 10pm ET/PT. Host David Bromstad (HGTV’s My Lottery Dream Home) treats viewers to an exclusive peek into the making of each land and the creative process of the minds that are undertaking this monumental challenge, along with learning the history of the iconic Hasbro game that continues to be a childhood favorite.

For more confectionary magic, don’t miss expert baker Dan Langan in the exclusive web series Inspired by Candy Land where Dan creates sensational sweets and cakes that draw inspiration from the classic children’s game. The companion series available on FoodNetwork.com premieres the week of November 9th with new episodes rolling out weekly.

For more information on Candy Land, viewers can go to FoodNetwork.com/CandyLand to access insider videos with Kristin and the judges, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the set. Plus, join in on the conversation throughout the season using #CandyLand.

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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.



Food Network Is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Destination Across Platforms





Food Network Is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Destination Across Platforms This November with Best-of-the-Best Recipes, Interactive Content and All-Star Culinary Expertise
Back-to-back weekends of Thanksgiving content lead up to the big day, kicking off the weekend of November 14 and concluding the weekend of November 21.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK IS THE ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING DESTINATION ACROSS PLATFORMS THIS NOVEMBER WITH BEST-OF-THE-BEST RECIPES, INTERACTIVE CONTENT AND ALL-STAR CULINARY EXPERTISE

Network Celebrates with Two Jam-Packed Weekends of Turkey Day-Themed Episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Delicious Miss Brown, Girl Meets Farm, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home, Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out, Turkey Day Sunny’s Way and More

Brand-New Digital Content Rolls Out Every Day of the Month Including Expert Q&As, Curated Menus, Over 150 Food Network Kitchen App Classes and Interactive Thanksgiving Hotline

NEW YORK – October 6, 2020 – Food Network is prepping for food’s biggest holiday with a bountiful schedule of brand-new cross-platform content this November, offering the best Thanksgiving recipes, expert culinary advice and all-star holiday hacks. Back-to-back weekends of Thanksgiving content lead up to the big day, kicking off the weekend of November 14th and concluding the weekend of November 21st. The lineup includes: Ree Drummond and her family sharing their must-have Thanksgiving recipes in The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home on Saturday, November 14th at 10am (all times ET/PT); no-rules holiday ideas from The Kitchen hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian on Saturday, November 14th at 11am; Kardea Brown’s take on Southern side dishes in Delicious Miss Brown on Saturday, November 14th at 12pm; a look at Food Network Magazine guest editor Sunny Anderson’s holiday gathering in Turkey Day Sunny’s Way on Saturday, November 14th at 12:30pm; Molly Yeh’s Thanksgiving on the farm in Girl Meets Farm on Sunday, November 15th at 11am; Michael Symon’s outdoors menu in Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out on Sunday, November 15th at 12:30pm; a Barefoot Contessa one-hour celebration of sides and celebrity guests with Ina Garten on Sunday, November 22nd at 12pm and many more. FoodNetwork.com has a robust roll-out of fresh content every day during the month to help fans prepare for the holiday, including interactive Q&As with culinary experts and almost 2,000 Thanksgiving recipes among the site’s more than 80,000 recipes. Food Network digital typically sees a lift of approximately 50% each November, boasting 84M+ visits and 269M video views across site and social media platforms in November 2019 – making it one of the top five Novembers ever on digital. With over 150 classes this month, Food Network Kitchen app will offer specialty classes with the top names in food, including Alton Brown and Giada De Laurentiis, and a daily Thanksgiving hotline.

“Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but Food Network is always here as a one-stop shop for the best recipes, all-star experts and advice for entertaining,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “However our viewers celebrate food’s biggest day, we are right beside them to help with some inspiration, fun and top-notch menus.”

The weekend festivities kick off Saturday, November 14th at 10am, with Ree Drummond’s master class sharing her family’s must-have recipes for the big feast with her family in The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home. Ree’s Thanksgiving 101 includes her fool-proof Simple Roasted Turkey with an incredible herby butter,Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing that is easy and delicious, Green Beans and Tomatoes in a fast spin on a favorite, a perfect Classic Giblet Gravy and the trick to a doctored up shortcut Cranberry Sauce.

On Saturday, November 14th at 11am, The Kitchen hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian think outside the box for a no-rules Thanksgiving. Think you have to cook the whole bird, can’t combine side dishes and pie is a requirement? The hosts are here with alternative ideas for a brand-new menu.

Kardea Brown is all about the sides on a special Delicious Miss Brown, airing Saturday, November 14th at 12pm. This year she is keeping her favorite holiday intimate with a special meal for Ma and Grandma. Grandma always brings the turkey, so Kardea is taking on the sides. She hopes Grandma approves of her Candied Yams, and no Lowcountry Thanksgiving is complete without Oyster Stuffing. Kardea also adds Sauteed Turnip Greens and Cranberry Custard Pie for a holiday menu to be thankful for.

Sunny Anderson is the first guest editor of the November issue of Food Network Magazine and she is giving thanks this season by inviting artists, designers, chefs, family and friends to help celebrate. Sunny introduces the people who inspire her and hopes they will inspire viewers to create an outdoor holiday to remember in Turkey Day Sunny’s Way, premiering Saturday, November 14th at 12:30pm.

On Girl Meets Farm, airing Sunday, November 15th at 11am, Molly Yeh celebrates Thanksgiving the best way she knows how – with lots of food! She’s making creamy Twice Baked Potatoes, a hearty Brussels Sprout Casserole, sweet and sticky Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham and the most delicious Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon.

Michael Symon heads outdoors to share his favorite holiday dishes – all cooked on the grill, making Thanksgiving an al fresco affair in Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out on Sunday, November 15th at 12:30pm. He shares recipes for Spatchcock Smoked Turkey, “Almost Famous” Family Corn Pudding and Pecan Tassies, while his wife Lizzie serves mulled wine. Throughout the show, Michael will answer frequently asked Thanksgiving questions submitted by fans across Food Network social media platforms. After the show, Food Network digital will post even more of his answers across platforms.

The following week, The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home launches the second all-Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, November 21st at 10am, and this time things are perfect as pie on the ranch and Ree shares four irresistibly easy pie recipes. To start, there’s a celebratory Drunken Pecan Pie and a showstopping Coconut Cream Pie with shortcuts. Then festive leftovers star in Cranberry and Cherry Cobbler Pie and Ree whips up a fast and fabulous Cast Iron Blueberry and Nectarine Galette, proving that the pie’s the limit.

The Kitchen tackles Thanksgiving to-do lists on Saturday, November 21st at 11am. Hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian offer their tips and tricks for last-minute holiday prep in anticipation of food’s biggest day.

On Delicious Miss Brown airing Saturday, November 21st at 12pm, Kardea makes the most of a free day by preparing dishes that make the perfect leftovers. First up is Chicken Pot Pie, which is good at first bite and even better the next day. She also makes plenty of Cheesy Country Ham Grit Balls with Spicy Mayo and some Pan-Roasted Sage and Butternut Squash. Finally, Kardea bakes a Pumpkin Chai Loaf that she’ll enjoy today, tomorrow and days after.

Ina Garten’s favorite part of Thanksgiving is the sides, and she is sharing past classics and new favorites in a one-hour Barefoot Contessa special on Sunday, November 22nd at 12pm. There’s Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding, Homemade Gravy and Cranberry Fruit Conserve, new ideas for sprouts – sautéed, roasted, shredded – taste-tested by Bobby Flay, and then Ina makes the best Haricots Verts with Dill and Hazelnuts. There’s amazing Celery Root and Apple Puree, Classic Mashed Potatoes with Three Variations and make-ahead and marvelous Root Vegetable Gratin. For roasted vegetables, Ina’s got cauliflower, carrots, kale and new favorite Roasted Broccolini with Cheddar. Plus, Chef Massimo Bottura, Jennifer Garner, Nigella Lawson and Chef Marcus Samuelsson share their must-have Thanksgiving dishes. Forget the turkey – Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides.

On digital and social, Food Network will be counting down to Thanksgiving with brand-new content launching every day across platforms to help fans navigate what will surely be an untraditional holiday season. Fans will get the best-of-the-best recipes and tips, expert demos, recommendations and interactive Q&As throughout the month. Via self-shot videos, Food Network talent will also be sharing their best shortcuts, their biggest holiday fails, and some untraditional recipes worth inviting to the party.

For even more inspiration, fans will be able to use the Food Network Kitchen app as a direct line to trusted experts to solve their biggest Turkey Day conundrums through daily hotline classes. Network stars including Alton Brown and Giada De Laurentiis will also be giving classes to make sure every feast is a success.



Alton Brown Weaves the Wicked Tale of a Cursed Cookbook in Primetime “Good Eats” Special





Alton Brown Weaves the Wicked Tale of a Cursed Cookbook in Primetime “Good Eats” Special “The House That Dripped Chocolate”
Premiering on Thursday, October 8 and shot in black and white, the story begins when a cook, played by Brown, buys an old candy cookbook that turns out to be cursed.
[via press release from Food Network]
ALTON BROWN WEAVES THE WICKED TALE OF A CURSED COOKBOOK IN PRIMETIME “GOOD EATS” SPECIAL “THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED CHOCOLATE”

Halloween Episode Premieres Thursday, October 8th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK – September 15, 2020 – Just in time for Halloween, Alton Brown tells the mysterious tale of a ghoulish 100-year-old cookbook in the cinematic Good Eats primetime special The House That Dripped Chocolate. Premiering on Thursday, October 8th at 9pm ET/PT and shot in black and white, the story begins when a cook, played by Brown, buys an old candy cookbook that turns out to be cursed. Every time he makes a treat, the tricks get weirder… not to mention more painful.

“Nobody but the incomparable Alton Brown could thrill our viewers with a ghost story about a haunted cookbook,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Good Eats fans and chocolate lovers everywhere are in for a real treat with the tale he has prepared for them this Halloween.”

“I’ve been itching to make a classic-style horror film for decades. I finally got to scratch it,” said Brown. “And, the candy is darned tasty!”

Good Eats, written, produced and hosted by Alton Brown, premiered in 1999 and after running for thirteen years on Food Network, returned in 2019 with Good Eats: The Reboot. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking, and the occasional belching puppet, Good Eats has millions of fans and garnered a coveted Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2007. Good Eats: Reloaded, where Brown revisits fan-favorite episodes, currently airs on Cooking Channel.



Food Network Gets Into the Halloween Spirit with Largest Offering Yet





Food Network Gets Into the Halloween Spirit with Largest Offering Yet Featuring All-New Series, Specials and Returning Favorites to Help Viewers Eat, Drink and Be Scary
Highlights include the new series Outrageous Pumpkins as well as returning seasons of “Halloween Baking Championship” and “Halloween Wars.”
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK GETS INTO THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH LARGEST OFFERING YET FEATURING ALL-NEW SERIES, SPECIALS AND RETURNING FAVORITES TO HELP VIEWERS EAT, DRINK AND BE SCARY

Don’t Miss New Series Outrageous Pumpkins, and New Seasons of Halloween Baking Championship and Halloween Wars

Plus, Specials Halloween Freakshow Cakes, Halloween Wars: Legends, and Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption

NEW YORK – AUGUST 25, 2020 – Food Network delivers thrills and chills dedicated to the scariest season of them all with almost 35 hours of thematic programming, the most ever, featuring out of this world Halloween-themed showcases and sensational works of edible artistry. Food Network is getting viewers into the Halloween spirit with new series Outrageous Pumpkins, returning seasons of Halloween Baking Championship and Halloween Wars, as well as specials Halloween Freakshow Cakes, Halloween Wars: Legends, Road to Halloween Wars and Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption, along with themed episodes of recurring series.

“Food Network has been the go-to destination for Halloween through the years, offering programming that showcases edge of your seat, nerve-wracking competitions with mind-blowing Halloween creations that viewers have come to expect and love,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “With new series like Outrageous Pumpkins taking the action out of the studio, along with returning favorites like Halloween Baking Championship and Halloween Wars, this season is sure to deliver all the frights and delights fans are hoping for.”

On Sunday, September 13th at 8pm ET/PT, Road to Halloween Wars returns to highlight the next talented crop of pumpkin carvers, cake and sugar artists, set to compete on the new season of Halloween Wars. Witness how these Halloween warriors train in the weeks and months before the competition begins, and don’t miss the new season premiering directly after on Sunday, September 13th at 9pm ET/PT. Host Jonathan Bennett returns to challenge six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist, and a master sugar artist, as they create frighteningly fun and intricate edible displays over five episodes that are spooky as they are tasty. Their creations are judged by award-winning cake decorator Shinmin Li, horror film special effects master Todd Tucker, and a rotating panel of celebrity guest judges, including Guillermo Díaz (Scandal), Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2), Marisol Nichols (Riverdale), Katie Sarife (Annabelle Comes Home) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (IT). The last team standing takes home $50,000.

For the first time ever, three teams composed of reigning Halloween Wars champions face off against each other to see who will be victorious in the two-episode special Halloween Wars: Legends, airing on Sunday, October 18th at 9pm ET/PT and Sunday, October 25th at 9pm ET/PT. Each episode features the returning champions competing in Halloween-themed challenges that feature twists and turns at every corner, as the teams aim to impress judges Shinmin Li and Todd Tucker with their amazingly spooky Halloween displays for $20,000 and ultimate Halloween Wars bragging rights!

New series Outrageous Pumpkins premieres on Sunday, September 13th at 10pm ET/PT. In this four-part series hosted by Alyson Hannigan, a traditional Halloween pastime is taken to the next level as seven expert pumpkin carvers compete at an outdoor pumpkin playground for the title of Outrageous Pumpkin Champion and a sweet $25,000 Halloween treat. Each week the carvers compete in two outrageous challenges that test their creativity and pumpkin prowess as they sculpt gravity-defying scenes that celebrate Halloween, with puppeteer and artist Terri Hardin and master pumpkin carver Ray Villafane judging their every move.

Ten talented bakers from across the country compete to create terrifyingly tasty treats on the new season of Halloween Baking Championship, premiering Monday, September 14th at 9pm ET/PT. Hosted by Carla Hall, the competitors nerves and skills are tested like never before as they bake their way through a haunted house brimming with challenges through seven episodes. Judges Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young join Carla to determine whose devilishly delicious desserts earn $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion. For more Halloween Baking Championship, don’t miss special episodes highlighting the best, most outrageous, and funniest moments from previous seasons on Monday, September 14th at 10pm ET/PT and Monday, September 21st at 10pm ET/PT.

Four former Worst Cooks recruits come back to Boot Camp in the new Halloween special, Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption, premiering Sunday, October 11th at 10pm ET/PT. Chefs Anne Burrell and Carla Hall welcome back the culinary hopefuls for a shot at redemption, as they must learn how to make a holiday spread for the scariest night of the year – Halloween. The recruits start by making a dish using a mystery ingredient they have been assigned; after Anne and Carla 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 bragging rights, the recruits must impress a panel of culinary experts, including a whole party of Halloween fanatics.

Get into the Halloween fun on the four-episode series Halloween Freakshow Cakes, with double premieres on Sunday, October 18th at 10pm ET/PT and Sunday, October 25th at 10pm ET/PT. In each episode of this one of-a-kind cake showdown co-hosted by Vivian Chan and Zac Young, three sinister cake artists step into a side-show tent to whip up the freakiest cakes imaginable. The baker who showcases the most wildly imaginative and hair-raising cake design wins $10,000 and the title of Halloween Freakshow Champion.

For more seasonal fun, viewers can also look forward to Halloween-themed episodes of The Big Bake, as well as special themed episodes of Delicious Miss Brown, Girl Meets Farm, The Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman in Food Network’s weekend daytime lineup.

Check out FoodNetwork.com for your ultimate Halloween destination to watch exclusive clips, browse photo galleries and meet the judges and teams from #HalloweenWars, #HalloweenBakingChampionship, #OutrageousPumpkins, #WorstCooks and #FreakshowCakes. And don’t miss entertaining Halloween tips and expert advice from your favorite stars – guaranteed to make your holiday go creep in the night!

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Chef Carla Hall Joins Food Network’s Talent Roster





Chef Carla Hall Joins Food Network’s Talent Roster with New Exclusive Multi-Platform Agreement
“The shows that I’ve been a part of over the years have been near and dear to my heart, and I’m looking forward to being on both the creative and talent side,” said Carla Hall.
[via press release from Food Network]
CHEF CARLA HALL JOINS FOOD NETWORK’S TALENT ROSTER WITH NEW EXCLUSIVE MULTI-PLATFORM AGREEMENT

NEW YORK – August 10, 2020 – Chef, best-selling author and television personality, Carla Hall has struck an exclusive new multi-platform deal with Food Network, it was announced today by network president, Courtney White. The agreement consists of projects across Food Network’s linear and digital platforms, including an expanded role hosting Halloween Baking Championship, joining Holiday Baking Championship and a recurring presence within the Food Network Kitchen app. The longtime network contributor will now also be looking to develop and bring to fruition new passion projects for Food Network audiences.

“Carla Hall’s charismatic personality along with her passion for food comes through in everything she does – as a host and judge she has captivated our audience with her engaging wit and culinary expertise,” said White. “I am so excited that Carla has joined our Food Network family, and our team is looking forward to working with her to create content and shows that entertain fans across all of our platforms.”

“The shows that I’ve been a part of over the years have been near and dear to my heart, and I’m looking forward to being on both the creative and talent side,” said Carla Hall. “Officially becoming part of the Food Network family will be a complete joy. I’m excited to say YES to this new adventure!”

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Carla Hall believes food connects us all, and she strives to communicate this through her cooking. After graduating with a business degree from Howard University, Carla traveled through Europe, where she realized her deep-rooted passion for food could be her career path. She completed her culinary training at L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland, and worked in several professional restaurant kitchens in and around the Washington D.C. area. Her approach to cooking blends together her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on traditional favorites. She shares her recipes in her cookbooks, Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration, Carla’s Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World and Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You. She has competed in top television culinary series and is also recognized for her work on the award-winning daytime program The Chew. Carla currently lives in Washington D.C. with her husband, Matthew Lyons.



“Delicious Miss Brown” Returns with New Season





“Delicious Miss Brown” Returns with New Season Filled with Family, Friends and Fresh Dishes from South Carolina’s Lowcountry
Season three kicks off on Sunday, September 6 with a Labor Day grilling menu of Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Skewers, Sweet and Savory Grilled Corn, Sweet Heat Baked Beans and Spiked Mojito Pops shared with friends under the Southern sun.
[via press release from Food Network]
“DELICIOUS MISS BROWN” RETURNS WITH NEW SEASON FILLED WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FRESH DISHES FROM SOUTH CAROLINA’S LOWCOUNTRY

Shot On-Location in Kardea Brown’s Hometown of Charleston, Season Three Premieres with Labor Day Grilling-Themed Episode on Sunday, September 6th at 11:30am ET/PT

NEW YORK – August 3, 2020 – Just in time to wrap up summer and head into fall, cook and caterer Kardea Brown is back with a brand-new season of Delicious Miss Brown to share more of her cherished family recipes and Southern traditions. Growing up on the Sea Islands of Charleston, South Carolina surrounded by a big food-loving family of Gullah/Geechee descent, Kardea’s passion for storytelling through food began when she was a child learning to cook alongside her mother and grandmother. Season three kicks off on Sunday, September 6th at 11:30am ET/PT with a Labor Day grilling menu of Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Skewers, Sweet and Savory Grilled Corn, Sweet Heat Baked Beans and Spiked Mojito Pops shared with friends under the Southern sun. Upcoming episodes include a tailgate cookout with friends, berry-picking and brunch with her nieces and nephew and holiday-inspired menus for a delicious Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“Kardea’s vibrant personality has really charmed our viewers and her recipes truly celebrate her family’s Gullah/Geechee heritage,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Family, friends and food are more important than ever right now – and Delicious Miss Brown is an intimate look at all three from Kardea’s joyful point of view.”

In the season three premiere, Kardea hosts some great friends to relax and grill under the Southern sun and she has the perfect meal planned. She grills up her Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Skewers with Sweet & Savory Grilled Corn and Sweet Heat Baked Beans on the side. Then to cool off she serves Spiked Mojito Pops. Grilling under blue skies with the girls… there’s nothing better!

Kardea Brown is a contemporary Southern cook born in Charleston, South Carolina. She is of Gullah/Geechee descent, a term used to describe a distinct group of African Americans living in the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia who have managed to preserve much of their West African language, culture and cuisine. Kardea created the pop-up New Gullah Supper Club, where the menu pays homage to the dishes her grandmother and mother passed down to her. She has also appeared on Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped Junior, Cupcake Championship and Farmhouse Rules.

Viewers can learn more about Kardea on Food Network’s Facebook and Instagram pages and share favorite dishes on social media using #DeliciousMissBrown. Fans can also get closer to Kardea’s kitchen on the South Carolina coast and find her recipes and videos at FoodNetwork.com/DeliciousMissBrown.



Food Network and Robert Irvine Agree to New Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Deal





Food Network and Robert Irvine Agree to New Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Deal
This two-year deal includes new episodes of the long-running, hit show “Restaurant: Impossible,” as well as additional content developed by Robert Irvine across the Discovery portfolio.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK AND ROBERT IRVINE AGREE TO NEW MULTI-YEAR, MULTI-PLATFORM DEAL

Agreement Includes New Spinoff Restaurant Impossible: Back in Business, New Episodes of Restaurant: Impossible and Additional Content Across Linear and Digital Platforms

NEW YORK – July 17, 2020 – World class chef, cookbook author and philanthropist, Robert Irvine has struck a new multi-year deal with Food Network, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. This two-year deal includes new episodes of the long-running, hit show Restaurant: Impossible, as well as additional content developed by Robert Irvine across the Discovery portfolio, with mid and short-form projects for both linear and digital platforms, including the Food Network Kitchen app. A culinary staple of Food Network, Robert will also continue his quest to help struggling restaurant owners across the country in the new spinoff series Restaurant Impossible: Back in Business, which premieres Thursday, July 30th at 9pm ET/PT. In the aforementioned series, Irvine helps previously featured restaurants affected by the current pandemic. The series will be accompanied by an all-new after show with Robert and other members of the RI family going behind-the-scenes of each episode and answering questions from fans. The most recent season of Restaurant: Impossible has been a hit with fans both on-air and online with L3 ratings up double-digits for P25-54, W25-54, and up triple-digits for M25-54 vs. year ago benchmarks, and social media interactions up 25% vs last season. Complementary content for the series has garnered over five million video views across social media platforms to date, with #RestaurantImpossible trending on Twitter during seven of the season’s 10 premieres.

“Robert Irvine’s tireless commitment to helping restaurant owners in need, along with his passion and support for service members and first responders has made Robert a fan favorite over the years,” said White. “I could not be more excited for Robert to remain in the Food Network family, as he continues to captivate viewers with the Restaurant: Impossible franchise, along with delivering future projects that are sure to help and inspire.”

“I’m beyond grateful to have had Food Network as my professional home for so many years – and positively thrilled that our partnership will continue for the foreseeable future,” said Irvine. “The biggest thanks, however, I reserve for our fans, whose enthusiasm and support make it all possible. We have a lot of work to do, with more restaurants than ever needing a helping hand. Now let’s get to work!”

Robert Irvine is a chef and entrepreneur, best known for his work as host of Restaurant: Impossible on Food Network, which is now airing in its 17th season. As a philanthropist focusing on veterans’ and first responder’s issues, he created the Robert Irvine Foundation to support service members, veterans, and first responders, including those wounded, ill or injured, through resiliency, health and wellness support programs and their families in need, including caregivers of wounded service members as well as support of surviving family members. Robert has hosted or appeared on Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Next Iron Chef, Restaurant Express, Chopped: Impossible, Guy’s Grocery Games: Impossible, A Hero’s Welcome, among others. Robert is also the author of four cookbooks, the most recent of which, Family Table, serves as a guide for bringing families back together around the dinner table. Robert launched Robert Irvine Magazine, a free digital magazine focusing on healthy recipes, fitness advice, and motivation for success in all areas of life.