12 May 2016

Ten-Episode Season Premieres Saturday, June 11th at 12:30pm ET/PT  

NEW YORK – May 12, 2016 – Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series Patricia Heaton Parties returns to Food Network for its sophomore season on Saturday, June 11th at 12:30pm (all times ET/PT) with ten brand-new episodes filled with Patricia Heaton’s favorite party-friendly foods, home entertaining how-to’s and special guests.  Every week, the award-winning actress shares easy-to-make recipes, creative cocktails and décor tips for creating unforgettable get-togethers for every occasion.  From a meat and potatoes meal with her Everybody Loves Raymond pals Anna Romano and Monica Horan Rosenthal, to a camp-inspired party with comedians Chris Kattan and Molly Shannon, each episode celebrates friends, family and food.
 
Patricia Heaton Parties became a fast hit with our viewers last year and we are excited to serve up her second season,” said Didi O’Hearn, Senior Vice President, Programming and Development, Food Network. “Patricia’s passion for food and entertaining, combined with her quick wit and sense of humor make her a pleasure to watch.”
 
In the season two premiere, Patricia invites her childhood friend Sally Block and comedian Andy Kindler over for a groovy night of 1970s themed favorites.  Creamy Pistachio Cheese Log, Rumaki Done Two Ways and Waldorf Salad are on the menu, topped off with a Harvey Wallbanger cocktail and dip-dye napkin session.  Upcoming episode themes include movie night, all-American BBQ and birthday brunch.
Patricia Heaton stars in ABC’s critically acclaimed comedy, The Middle, as Frankie, a super mom who is trying to find balance between her family and career in the mid-west.  She is, perhaps, best known for her role as Debra Barone on the classic series Everybody Loves Raymond. She won two Emmy® Awards for the role and was nominated seven times. In addition to her Emmy® wins, Patricia is the recipient of the Best Comedy Actress award from Viewers for Quality Television, a SAG Award and three SAG nominations in the Best Actress category for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond. Patricia added another executive producer title (and Emmy® Award) to her impressive collection with Patricia Heaton Parties.  She is a mother to four sons and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Patricia Heaton Parties is produced by Critical Content.
 
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