Food Network Orders Season Three Pick-Up of Hit Primetime Culinary Series “Alex vs America”





Food Network Orders Season Three Pick-Up of Hit Primetime Culinary Series “Alex vs America”
Production is set to begin this month, with new episodes slated to premiere in 2023.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK ORDERS SEASON THREE PICK-UP OF HIT PRIMETIME CULINARY SERIES “ALEX VS AMERICA”

Pre-Production Underway Featuring Acclaimed Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Host Eric Adjepong

NEW YORK – September 21, 2022 – Food Network ordered a season three pick-up of its hit primetime series Alex vs America, it was announced today by Jane Latman, President, Home & Food Content and Streaming, Warner Bros. Discovery. Production is set to begin this month, with new episodes of Alex vs America slated to premiere in 2023. Season two of Alex vs America has reached more than 9.1M P2+ viewers, +44% vs. last season, with the series averaging .6 P18+ and .9 W18+ L3 ratings, an increase of +17% vs. the prior season for both demos. All episodes of Alex vs America are available to stream on discovery+.

“It’s been a dream come true to get back into the culinary arena with Food Network and the immeasurably talented Eric Adjepong to bring viewers a new season of Alex vs America,” said Alex Guarnaschelli. “I am so excited to take audiences along on this journey as I give my blood, sweat and tears – literally! – into every culinary battle, as a new group of chefs showcase their skills to try and defeat me ”

“We are so excited to have Alex get back in the ring to take on a new batch of culinary competitors who all share a motivation to defeat one of the toughest and hardest working chefs on the planet,” said Latman. “With the cameras following every step that Alex makes during the culinary battles, viewers are treated to a raw and fast-paced culinary competition like no other that has made Alex vs America a hit.”

In each one-hour episode, acclaimed chef and Food Network staple Alex Guarnaschelli competes against three culinary superstars at the same time over two rounds. The competitors hail from across the United States but share the same mastery of a culinary genre, one that they have spent endless hours in their own kitchens perfecting and which will be tested in an effort to take down Alex. At the start of each battle, host Eric Adjepong presents Alex and the competitors with the culinary theme for their dishes. In the first round, the competitors can work together to select ingredients and even decide how much time goes on the clock. Each dish undergoes a blind tasting from two judges well-versed in the episodic theme, with only the top three chefs advancing to the next round and the least successful challenger sent home – even if it is Alex. The chef who wins the first round earns the right to select all the variables for the second culinary challenge, with the remaining chefs’ final plates determining who comes out on top, winning bragging rights and a cash prize.

Alex vs America is produced by Knuckle Sandwich Productions and 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 Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products which also include: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.

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Alex Guarnaschelli Returns to Battle Chefs in the Culinary Arena in New Season





Alex Guarnaschelli Returns to Battle Chefs in the Culinary Arena in New Season of “Alex vs America” Hosted by Eric Adjepong
In each one-hour episode, Alex simultaneously takes on three talented and brave chefs from across the United States – all experts in the same culinary specialty.
[via press release from Food Network]
ALEX GUARNASCHELLI RETURNS TO BATTLE CHEFS IN THE CULINARY ARENA IN NEW SEASON OF “ALEX VS AMERICA” HOSTED BY ERIC ADJEPONG

New Season Premieres Sunday, July 31st at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network All Episodes Available to Stream on discovery+

NEW YORK – June 23, 2022 – Will Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s winning streak continue? Food Network will find out when Alex returns with more intense and action-packed culinary battles on the new season of Alex vs America, premiering Sunday, July 31st at 9pm ET/PT. In each one-hour episode, Alex simultaneously takes on three talented and brave chefs from across the United States – all experts in the same culinary specialty. Acclaimed chef Eric Adjepong hosts Alex and the competitors in two rounds of challenges that put their culinary specialty skills to the test as they attempt to defeat Alex for ultimate bragging rights and a cash prize. Will the competitors prevail at beating Alex in her own arena or will she send all the ambitious chefs home with nothing but their disappointment? New episodes of Alex vs America are available to stream weekly on discovery+, beginning July 31st.

“I am so excited to step back into the arena to take on a new batch of chefs from across the country,” said Guarnaschelli. “These competitors are pulling out all the stops to showcase their culinary talent to try and bring me down. They have a lot on the line, but I don’t like to lose so they better bring their A-game.”

At the start of each battle, Eric Adjepong presents Alex and the competitors with the culinary theme for their dishes. In the first round, the competitors can work together to select ingredients and even decide how much time goes on the clock. Each dish undergoes a blind tasting from two judges well-versed in the episodic theme. Only the top three chefs advance to the next round, with the least successful challenger sent home, even if it is Alex. The chef who wins the first round earns the right to select all the variables for the second culinary challenge, with the remaining chefs’ final plates determining who comes out on top. During the season Alex and the formidable competitors are faced with creating masterful dishes from varying culinary disciplines, including French cuisine, dessert, vegetarian, modernist cuisine and more. Fans of Alex can also see how she prepares different recipes and techniques inspired by the challenges in the digital companion series, Alex vs America Prep School.

“Alex Guarnaschelli is one of the most feared chefs in any culinary competition. She has taken on the best of the best and triumphed, and now has her sights set on a new crop of supremely talented chefs that share the same culinary specialty and drive to best Alex,” said Jane Latman, President, Home & Food Content and Streaming, Warner Bros. Discovery. “This season of Alex vs America will have viewers feeling like they are in the arena with Alex, as she attempts to keep her streak alive.”

Go behind-the-scenes with Alex during the competition at FoodNetwork.com/AlexVsAmerica. Plus, follow along with the cooking battles on social media and check out exclusive content from Alex and Eric using #AlexVsAmerica.

Alex vs America is produced by Knuckle Sandwich Productions and 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 Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products which also include: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.

discovery+ discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. With the largest-ever content offering at launch, discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular passion verticals 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 the discovery+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



Food Network Fast-Tracks Season Two Pick-Up of “Alex vs America”





Food Network Fast-Tracks Season Two Pick-Up of “Alex vs America” with Alex Guarnaschelli and Host Eric Adjepong
Hosted by renowned chef Eric Adjepong, each episode features three culinary superstars competing over two rounds against Alex and each other.
[via press release from Food Network]
FOOD NETWORK FAST-TRACKS SEASON TWO PICK-UP OF “ALEX VS AMERICA” WITH ALEX GUARNASCHELLI AND HOST ERIC ADJEPONG

Food Network Viewers Can Also Watch Alex on Chopped, The Kitchen, and Return of Supermarket Stakeout

NEW YORK – February 3, 2022 – Food Network’s hit freshman series, Alex vs America, received a season two pick-up just ahead of the network’s TCA panel featuring acclaimed chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Alex is an Iron Chef and Food Network staple, entertaining millions of viewers each week as a judge on Chopped, co-host of The Kitchen, and leading the fun on Supermarket Stakeout. On Alex vs America, Alex shares her competitive side as one of the most accomplished chefs in any culinary arena, as she takes on three brave chefs per episode. Heading into the finale, Alex vs America has been seen by nearly 6M P2+ viewers. On average, the series has ranked as the #2 cable program among P25-54 and W25-54 within its Sunday 10pm timeslot, a +78% increase vs the prior six-weeks, and +28% vs Food Network’s 2021 freshman premiere average.

“Alex vs America has become must-see programming for Food Network viewers, featuring Alex’s full arsenal of talent on display with her sharp wit, raw authenticity, and culinary competitiveness. We are thrilled to have Alex step back into the arena for a new season, and with new episodes of Supermarket Stakeout, Chopped and The Kitchen, audiences are reminded why Alex is one of the most revered chefs today,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc.

Hosted by renowned chef Eric Adjepong, each episode of Alex vs America features three culinary superstars competing over two rounds against Alex and each other. The competitors hail from different states, but they all share the same mastery of a specific ingredient or dish, one that they have spent endless hours in their own kitchens perfecting and which will be tested in an effort to take down Alex. At the start of each battle, Alex and the competitors learn their challenge, with the chefs having the ability to work together in selecting variables for their dishes as well as the amount of time they give themselves and Alex to cook with. Each finished plate will undergo a blind tasting, with only the top three chefs advancing and the least successful from the challenge being immediately sent home – even if it is Alex! In the end, it all comes down to what’s on the plate. Will the final two chefs outcook Alex, earning bragging rights and a cash prize? All episodes of Alex vs America are available to stream on discovery+.

“I knew that I had a real passion for competitive cooking when we first started talking about this show, and this experience has turned that passion into a full-on obsession,” said Guarnaschelli. “Getting to work with the charismatic and supremely talented Eric Adjepong is icing on a nearly perfect cake, nearly perfect because as I have said before, I really love winning and absolutely hate losing even more.”

Fans of Alex can also catch new episodes of her Food Network primetime series Supermarket Stakeout returning this spring with fresh and fast-paced outdoor cooking battles.

To get a behind-the-scenes look at how Alex prepares for the competition, visit FoodNetwork.com/AlexVsAmerica. Plus, follow along on social media, check out exclusive content with the judges, and get a tour of the set using #AlexVsAmerica.

Alex vs America is produced by Knuckle Sandwich Productions and 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 over 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, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 6 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.



Host Eric Adjepong and Skilled Chefs from Across the Country Challenge Alex Guarnaschelli





Host Eric Adjepong and Skilled Chefs from Across the Country Challenge Alex Guarnaschelli in the New Primetime Series “Alex vs America”
The new competition series premieres Sunday, January 2 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.
[via press release from Food Network]
HOST ERIC ADJEPONG AND SKILLED CHEFS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY CHALLENGE ALEX GUARNASCHELLI IN THE NEW PRIMETIME SERIES “ALEX VS AMERICA”

Five-Episode Competition Series Premieres Sunday, January 2nd at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network and discovery+

discovery+ Subscribers Can Also Get a Sneak Peek of the First Episode Ahead of the Premiere on Saturday, December 25th

NEW YORK – November 29, 2021 – Alex Guarnaschelli is one of the most accomplished and revered chefs in the culinary arena, having won virtually every battle she has ever competed in. Now, over the course of five weeks, 15 brave chefs from across the United States take their best shot at beating Alex for the ultimate culinary triumph in the new competition series, Alex vs America, premiering Sunday, January 2nd at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Hosted by the acclaimed chef Eric Adjepong, each episode features three culinary superstars competing over two rounds against one another as well as against Alex. These competitors might hail from different states, but they all share the same mastery of a specific ingredient or dish, one that they have spent endless hours in their own kitchens perfecting and which will now be tested in an effort to take down one of the country’s most formidable chefs.

At the start of each battle, Alex and the competitors learn what the challenge will be, with the chefs having the ability to work together in selecting variables for their dishes as well as the amount of time they give themselves and Alex to cook with. Each finished plate will undergo a blind tasting, with only the top three chefs advancing and the least successful from the challenge being immediately sent home, even if it is Alex. In the end, it all comes down to what’s on the plate. Will the final two chefs outcook and outshine Alex, earning bragging rights over an award-winning Iron Chef? Or will Alex’s legendary winning streak continue, sending all the ambitious competitors home with nothing but their disappointment? Fans can also stream Alex vs America on discovery+ with new episodes available weekly, starting with an early look at the premiere on Saturday, December 25th.

Added Guarnaschelli, “Truth is, I have loved competitive cooking for as long as I can remember, first watching, then judging and competing myself. Now, I finally have the opportunity to invite other adrenaline-junkies to join me in doing what we love, cooking our butts off, and Alex vs America is literally my dream come true. That said, what I have learned the hard way is, while I love winning, I hate losing more.”

“As a trusted culinary voice on The Kitchen to her no-holds-barred judging on Chopped, or seamlessly shifting into hosting competitors on Supermarket Stakeout, there truly isn’t anything that Alex Guarnaschelli cannot do,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “On Alex vs America, she has a bullseye on her back, as these talented chefs set their gazes on defeating Alex. Sounds easy enough but these competitors will quickly learn why Alex is one of the most respected chefs with an innate ability to conquer any obstacle in her way. Viewers are in for a fast-paced and action-packed competition.”

In the premiere episode, three shellfish experts challenge Alex in two intense rounds of cooking. Hailing from Hawaii, Louisiana, and Maine, these chefs are betting their skills with shellfish can give them a chance at beating Chef Alex. In round one, the chefs seal their fate by choosing the variables they and Alex will cook with. The chefs advance to the second round only if they can defeat Alex. In another episode, Alex goes head-to-head against three chocolatiers to create sweet and decadent desserts. And it gets hot in the arena when Eric Adjepong welcomes three spice experts to attempt to take on Alex. Their strategy picking ingredients could help them succeed, but will it be enough to wow the judges with their unique take on spice and go home with the win?

Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how Alex prepared for the competition at FoodNetwork.com/AlexVsAmerica. Plus, follow along with the cooking battles on social media, check out exclusive content with the judges, and get a tour of the set using #AlexVsAmerica.

Alex vs America is produced by Lando Entertainment.

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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.

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service and 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.