22 April 2015

Also on the table, tasty offerings from FoodNetwork.com & CookingChannelTV.com to satisfy any entertaining and meal-planning needs.
 
NEW YORK – Food Network and Cooking Channel deliver a bountiful menu of sweet and savory programming sure to satisfy every appetite and craving. The 2015 line-up showcases over 40 new series and more than 30 returning favorites, plus an extra serving of 15 specials all presented during Scripps Networks Interactive’s seven-city upfront tour. Additionally, FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannelTV.com continue to serve as the online destinations for audiences and users for all their culinary and entertaining needs, highlighting evergreen and convergent digital packages and programs built specifically for the digital space.
 
“Entertaining and engaging are at the forefront of our 2015 development plans for both Food Network and Cooking Channel,” said Brooke Johnson, President Food Network & Cooking Channel. “Food Network will continue to build off the success of fan-favorites with more eventized and exciting stunts, including some sweet additions to the menu with new baking and holiday-themed programming. Cooking Channel is packing its lineup with even more passionate foodies that share recipes as well as glimpses into their lives, while both networks will continue to push the boundaries of food exploration with exciting food travelogues sure to engage and inspire viewers, offering up more of the programming they love.”
 
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NEW SERIES/PRIMETIME
Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious
Series Premiere: April 2015
It is an evilicious fight-to-the-finish when sixteen of the most cunning, conniving and memorable chefs from previous seasons return to do battle in a five-round tournament. Host Alton Brown will be unveiling new challenges to test even the craftiest of competitors, and determine who will go head-to-head for a spot in the not-to-be-missed finale and the chance to win up to $75,000 in this Evilicious tournament. Produced by Embassy Row for Food Network
 
Spring Baking Championship
Series Premiere: April 2015
It is time for the country's top bakers to take on springtime treats as eight bakers enter the kitchen to show off their superb baking skills and know-how. In order to survive the challenges week-to-week and win the $50,000 grand prize, they must prove their abilities in front of tough-love judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale. From Mother’s Day brunches and family picnics to birthday parties and weddings, there is a lot of spring baking to do. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to kick off spring! Produced by Triage Entertainment for Food Network
 
American Diner Revival
Series Premiere: May 2015
Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag are on a mission to revive classic American diners across the country. Heading to Main Streets across the U.S. they are empowering locals to save their own struggling diner. With only days to transform a cherished diner in desperate need of a physical and menu makeover, they’ll hit the ground to rally the locals and help ambush the unsuspecting owner with a surprise of a lifetime. It's a good old-fashioned barn raising – let the American Diner Revival begin! Produced by Bray Entertainment for Food Network
 
Guilty Pleasures
Series Premiere: May 2015
In Guilty Pleasures, your favorite Food Network stars reveal their best kept, most intimate, guilty pleasure food secrets for the first time ever! We visit the locations and meet the chefs who make these crazy, ooey-gooey, "I-can't-believe-I'm-eating-this” food masterpieces! From a 24-layer chocolate cake, to a mega-bacon cheeseburger, to a filet mignon covered in fried oysters, Guilty Pleasures shows off dishes whose very names make your stomach rumble. Produced by Authentic Entertainment for Food Network
 
Craziest Restaurants in America
Series Premiere: June 2015
Craziest Restaurants in America travels coast to coast to count down the most unique, most outrageous, most outstanding, and even the most bizarre food establishments that dish out delicious meals and memorable dining experiences. From an underwater cafe to a zombie-themed bistro, these are the restaurants that leave customers saying, “Wow!” Produced by Milkman for Food Network
 
Top Five Restaurants
Series Premiere: June 2015
For the first time ever, Food Network is naming America’s top five burger spots, the ultimate five steakhouses, the best five BBQ joints and more! From pizza and ice cream to tacos and fried chicken, each episode is taking on one of America’s favorite foods and telling you exactly where to get the best. We’ll meet the makers and culinary masterminds behind these ultimate food creations as the battle for top spot is finally crowned. Produced by Authentic Entertainment for Food Network
 
Burgers, Brew and ‘Que
Series Premiere: July 2015
Meat lovers rejoice! Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of the American classics: burgers and BBQ. Whether it is mouth-watering, mile-high cheeseburgers or slow smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, Michael is going to eat and meet his way through some of the best All-American spots to get your grub on. And, what better way to wash it all down than with local beers and brews, sure to make any meal a perfect 10. So, get ready to get full because you do not want to miss the delicious flavors of Burgers, Brew and ‘Que. Produced by Relativity Lifestyle for Food Network
 
Beach Eats (wt)
Series Premiere: July 2015
In each half-hour episode, Curtis Stone travels to paradise locations all over the map to track down culinary treasures and hidden gems known for legendary dishes in the region. Whether it’s a sandy conch fritter stand with glorious sunsets on a tropical island, or a thatched-roof taco hut with wide ocean views nestled on the beach, an intimate café with a waterfront terrace, or a steakhouse along a remote jungle road, Curtis does his best to unearth some of the best known – and unknown – delicious eats in paradise. Produced by Karga 7 Productions for Food Network
 
Cake Wars
Series Premiere: July 2015
In this new series all about cakes, four bakers compete against each other in two grueling rounds to determine who will get to take their magical cake creation to a big event and take a giant leap in their career as a baker. Each episode puts one cake artist on the map and stuffs their pockets with a cash prize. This is war so it will not be a pretty battle, but in the end, the cakes will be eye-popping and amazing. Not to mention yummy! Produced by Super Delicious for Food Network
 
Southern Fried Road Trip
Series Premiere: July 2015
Southern pride and southern food go together like biscuits and gravy. And, no one knows the south and good ol’ southern cooking quite like Bobby Deen and Jamie Deen. Now, they are going on a Southern Fried Road Trip to find the best of what America has to offer. From shrimp and grits on the Gulf coast to collard greens in Carolina and to beignets on Bourbon Street, the Deen brothers will get a taste of the south while celebrating all the people and places that put the pride of Dixie into all that they do. Produced by Follow Productions for Food Network
 
Camp Cutthroat
Series Premiere: August 2015
In this special summertime series, Alton Brown invites the most elite Cutthroat Kitchen alumni to a secret location deep in the wilderness for an extreme culinary throw down: this is Camp Cutthroat. Unencumbered by the restraints of a soundstage, Alton's diabolical sabotages, aided by his camp counselors, hit new levels of mischief and mayhem as he is now free to deploy any fiendish obstacle his heart desires. Produced by Embassy Row for Food Network
 
Crazy Kitchen (wt)
Series Premiere: August 2015
The table is set for the ultimate contest of food smarts and culinary know-how! In this kitchen, amateur competitors take on a revolving set of fast, fun games which test their knowledge, quickness, and common sense. With each victory, contestants win bigger cash prizes, and a moving conveyor belt brings a new, tougher challenge down. Could you identify a popular snack food using only your ears Or perhaps just your nose Together with a teammate, could you taste and identify matching ice cream flavors all while you are both blindfolded Put yourself to the test in Crazy Kitchen (wt)! Produced by Electus for Food Network
 
Guy’s Grocery Games All-Stars
Series Premiere: August 2015
In this five-episode stunt, some of Food Network’s and Cooking Channel’s biggest stars take over the grocery store aisles for an all-star supermarket showdown! Host Guy Fieri throws in some curveballs when all-star chefs are paired up with sports stars in one episode, while in another Guy’s Grocery Games judges must go head-to-head. It will be a Flavortown fight-to-the-finish as these culinary superstars compete to win up to $20,000 for their charity of choice. Produced by Relativity Lifestyle for Food Network
 
Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off
Series Premiere: August 2015
Host Rachael Ray is joined by a rotating panel of all-star guests in this special six episode series where the challenges are big and the competitors are – kids! Rachael and guests will mentor and guide these young competitors through a series of cooking challenges and obstacles as these junior chefs vie for their very own series on FoodNetwork.com and the title of Kids Cook-Off champion. Produced by Jane Street for Food Network
 
Chopped: After Hours
Series Premiere: September 2015
The tables are turned on the set of Chopped, when the judges move from the table to the kitchen, and take their turns at tackling the tricky ingredients of a Chopped basket. In each competition, the judges will put their culinary skills and creativity to the test to create delectable dishes in 30 minutes or less. Produced by Notional for Food Network
 
Deep Fried America (wt)
Series Premiere: September 2015
There is no shortage of delicious food in the states, and the host of Deep Fried America (wt) scours the country to find the most inventive and mouthwatering deep fried masterpieces. Whether it be battered and deep-fried, barbecued, or ooey, gooey and greasy, saddle up for this journey to track down the most delicious deep fried food around. Produced by Magnetic for Food Network
 
Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (wt)
Series Premiere: September 2015
In new series, Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (wt), Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray are put to the ultimate test, taking kitchen-challenged celebs from zeroes to heroes! Anne and Rachael each lead a team of celebrity-recruits through rigorous culinary skills-training and challenges, with the goal of turning them into skilled cooks. A $50,000 grand prize for charity is awarded to the celebrity contestant who makes the most impressive culinary transformation, in addition to delivering victory and bragging rights for their team leader. Produced by Optomen Productions LLC, an All3 Media Company, for Food Network
 
Chopped: Impossible
Series Premiere: October 2015
Restaurant: Impossible’s Robert Irvine joins as a guest at the judges’ table, in this four episode stunt where the challenges and baskets are close to impossible! The chef competitors are in for the competition of a lifetime as the clock starts ticking in the Chopped kitchen. The impossible competition comes to a dramatic close as the winners of the first three episodes find themselves competing against Robert himself in their bid to be named Chopped Champion. Produced by Notional for Food Network
 
Halloween Baking Championship
Series Premiere: October 2015
Six of the country’s top bakers battle it out in a four-episode culinary battle to create Halloween’s spookiest and most irresistible treats. From mummy meringues, creepy cakes and bat wing whoopie pies to towering confections of terror, one of these bakers has what it takes to land the $25,000 prize and title of Halloween Baking Champion! Produced by Triage Entertainment for Food Network
 
Iron Chef America: Teens (wt)
Series Premiere: October 2015
The Chairman has had an epiphany— he wants to find the next generation of culinary talent that could one day join the most elite cooking fraternity in the entire world: The Iron Chefs. To that end, he has invited a number of America’s best young cooks to engage in a culinary contest where they must demonstrate that they have all of the attributes required to one day claim the title Iron Chef. Produced by Triage Entertainment for Food Network
 
Guy’s Grocery Games Tournament of Champions
Series Premiere: November 2015
For the first time ever, Guy's Grocery Games is going to crown a grand champion! In this five-episode tournament, Triple G is bringing back some of its most skilled, most memorable, and fiercest winners to return to the grocery store aisles for a champion-on-champion supermarket showdown! Host Guy Fieri deals out the challenges as only he can to keep these fierce competitors on their toes, as they shop, prepare, and plate three different dishes using whatever they pull off the shelves. The rules are simple: Win your episode and earn a spot in the finale where the finalists will compete to become the grand champion. It will be a Flavortown fight-to-the-finish as the final four compete to win up to $40,000. Produced by Relativity Lifestyle for Food Network
 
Holiday Wars (wt)
Series Premiere: November 2015
Food Network puts viewers in a real-life holiday wonderland with new series, Holiday Wars (wt). In this six-episode competition, teams comprised of sugar artists, bakers and food artists must work in unison to create delicious edible holiday displays. One team is eliminated each week, judged not only on the look of their creations, but also on the taste of the cookies and treats they create, with the winner taking home a large cash prize. It is a holiday dream come true! Produced by Super Delicious for Food Network
 
Untitled Internet Reviewers Series (wt)
Series Premiere: TBD 2015
An online review can make or break a business with a click of the mouse, but what if those reviewers are the same people who can help save a business This new series brings together a committee of the toughest online contributors to a struggling restaurant to help identify the issues, make plans, and help execute solutions to guide these flailing restaurants to success. Produced by ITV Studios America for Food Network
 
Bobby Flay Fit
Series Premiere: January 2016
Based on his own experience and proven philosophies in healthy eating and living, Bobby Flay Fit features chef Bobby Flay sharing tips and tricks on achieving a happy, fit lifestyle with a focus on smart choices in menu planning, moderation and exercise. Featuring delicious healthy recipes, cooking techniques that do not skimp on flavor, workouts, and more, Bobby offers a blueprint for staying motivated and fit. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network
 
RETURNING SERIES/PRIMETIME
Chopped
Season Twenty-Four Premiere: April 2015
Hosted by Ted Allen, this culinary competition show is all about skill, speed and ingenuity. Four challengers compete before a panel of three expert judges and take everyday items and turn them into an extraordinary three-course-meal. After each course, a contestant gets “chopped” until the last competitor left standing claims victory. Each week, a rotating panel of culinary elite judges will decide whose dishes shine the brightest and whose dish is on the chopping block! Produced by Notional for Food Network
 
Chopped All-Stars
Season Four Premiere: April 2015
Chopped All-Stars returns, as sixteen culinary competitors battle it out for the title of All-Star Champion and a Chopped-record-breaking $75,000 prize for the winner’s charity. The five-part competition series, hosted by Ted Allen, includes four chefs going head-to-head each week in themed episodes with some of the toughest baskets yet, and a can’t-miss culinary showdown as four chefs with a shared love of cooking compete against each other in the Chopped kitchen. Judged by a rotating roster of Chopped regulars who decide who gets “chopped” each week, including Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian, the competitors are challenged to create delectable courses in a limited amount of time from the ingredients in the renowned Chopped mystery basket. Produced by Notional for Food Network
 
Cutthroat Kitchen
Season Eight Premiere: April 2015
Cooking skills are not enough to win in Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, chefs must also be crafty, clever and willing to sabotage their opponents. Led by Alton Brown as the kitchen’s cunning provocateur, this game features a briefcase filled with $100,000 in cash, four competitors, three rounds of cooking and auctions where chefs bid on items to help themselves or hinder their opponents. Produced by Embassy Row for Food Network
 
Guy’s Grocery Games
Season Five Premiere: April 2015
Four talented chefs compete in supermarket-themed cooking challenges as they must navigate their way through the aisles, adhering to “real-world” obstacles doled out by host Guy Fieri. Whether it is shopping on a budget, substituting out-of-stock ingredients or grabbing groceries at closing time, the contenders have to shop, prepare, and plate three different dishes using whatever they can pull off the shelves. Ultimately, the food does the talking, as one-by-one the losing chefs “check out,” with the last chef standing going on a shopping spree of a lifetime worth up to $20,000! Produced by Relativity Lifestyle for Food Network
 
Beat Bobby Flay
Season Five Premiere: June 2015
Skilled chefs compete for the opportunity to cook against culinary master Bobby Flay. The action starts with two talented cooks going head-to-head in a culinary battle using an ingredient of Bobby’s choice, in front of a studio audience and a rotating cast of guest stars whose goal is to pick the challenger with the skills to potentially Beat Bobby Flay. The winner proceeds to round two for the ultimate food face-off against Bobby, but with an advantage: the contender makes their signature dish, and Bobby has only minutes to come up with his own interpretation of the dish. After a blind taste test, a panel of judges ultimately decides if the challenger has the chops to Beat Bobby Flay or if Bobby’s food reigns supreme. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network
 
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Season Twenty-Three Premiere: June 2015
Host Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America's classic "greasy spoon" restaurants that have been doing it right for decades. These days they are booming again – being run by a whole new generation of owners, and catering delicious homemade food to fans young and old alike. It might be a shack on the side of the highway in Tarpley, Texas or a sports bar in Vegas famous for stromboli, but across the board, these are the kind of places that make America great. Produced by Citizen Pictures for Food Network
 
Food Network Star
Season Eleven Premiere: June 2015
Food Network Star returns for season eleven with twelve talented hopefuls competing for the ultimate prize: their own Food Network show. Culinary superstars Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are back to host the new season with guest mentors joining the action throughout the season. Tune in to find out who possesses the personality and kitchen chops to be the next Food Network Star. Produced by Triage Entertainment for Food Network
 
Mystery Diners
Season Ten Premiere: June 2015
When a restaurant owner suspects employees of not doing their jobs – whether it be stealing, lying, mistreating customers or generally doing lousy work – they call in the Mystery Diners. Led by host Charles Stiles, these Mystery Diners are undercover operatives who go into restaurants, bars and food service establishments with hidden cameras and perform surveillance to find out what is really going on when the boss is not around. The Mystery Diners will pull out all the stops to find out the truth in locations that will really test their skills! Produced by T Group for Food Network
 
Chopped Grill Masters
Season Two Premiere: July 2015
Chopped Grill Masters returns featuring sixteen off-the-hook pitmasters and grilling pros in a five-week tournament event. These competitors, who share a passion for high heat, big meat, and cooking over an open flame, take the competition, hosted by Ted Allen, outside to compete for a spot in the Grill Masters grand finale for a chance at the grand prize of $50,000! Produced by Notional for Food Network
 
Chopped Teen Tournament
Season Two Premiere: August 2015
In this returning five episode stunt hosted by Ted Allen, sixteen talented teenaged chefs bring their energy and ambition to the Chopped kitchen! The culinary whiz kids must create the perfect appetizer, entrée and dessert as they navigate through each round. The winner from each episode will head into the grand finale round with a huge prize on the line - $25,000 and a culinary school scholarship. The teen chefs are given ingredients that would stump even top professionals, and in the end, only one can be named the Chopped Teen Champion. Produced by Notional for Food Network
 
The Great Food Truck Race
Season Six Premiere: August 2015
The Great Food Truck Race’s sixth outing will have more drama, more twists and more strategy than ever before. This season invites eight new teams to hit the road and cook their way across America. Each week, the teams that sell the most food will race on to the next round. The losing team drives home and in the end, one food truck will remain...and the team behind the wheel will earn the $50,000 grand prize. Produced by RelativityREAL for Food Network
 
Halloween Wars
Season Five Premiere: October 2015
Food Network puts viewers in the Halloween spirit serving up the fifth season of deliciously scary series, Halloween Wars. The four-episode competition, hosted by Rossi Morreale, places five teams – comprised of cake decorators, candy makers and pumpkin carvers– working in unison to create the ultimate Halloween-themed display. One team is eliminated each week, with the winner taking home $50,000. Produced by Super Delicious for Food Network
 
Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage
Season Two Premiere: November 2015
Sixteen of the food world's bravest celebrities will mercilessly sabotage each other as they battle it out in this returning, epic, five-episode tournament of culinary cage-fighting under the watchful eye of host, Alton Brown. Ultimately, the most cunning and skillful star chef will emerge battered, but victorious, with the ultimate in bragging rights and up to $75,000 for their favorite charity. Produced by Embassy Row for Food Network
 
Holiday Baking Championship
Season Two Premiere: November 2015
The search to find the greatest holiday baker continues as ten bakers enter the Holiday Kitchen where they show off their superb baking skills and know-how. In order to survive the challenges week-to-week and win the $50,000 grand prize, they must prove their abilities in front of tough-love judges: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season. Produced by Triage Entertainment for Food Network
 
Kids Baking Championship
Season Two Premiere: January 2016
Hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are back again to lead ten talented kid bakers through tasty challenges designed to find the most impressive and creative baker. At stake, a sweet prize package that includes a $10,000 grand prize. Only one will take the cake to become the Kids Baking Champion! Produced by Triage Entertainment for Food Network
 
Worst Cooks in America
Season Eight Premiere: January 2016
Worst Cooks in America is back for a new season aimed at transforming kitchen disasters into confident cooks. Two teams of kitchen-challenged recruits will compete in a grueling culinary boot camp designed to turn them into skilled cooks. A $25,000 grand prize is awarded to the contestant who makes the most impressive culinary transformation, in addition to delivering victory and bragging rights for their team leader. Produced by Optomen Productions LLC, an All3 Media Company, for Food Network
 
NEW SERIES/DAYTIME
Giada in Italy
Series Premiere: July 2015
There are certain places on earth that tug at the heart and draw you back time and again, for Giada De Laurentiis that place is Italy. Rich in culture and character, Italy is the place that shaped Giada’s sensibility and sparked her culinary passion. Now, she embraces the future by reconnecting with the past, returning to where it all began. This series follows Giada back to her birthplace for an extended holiday, as she revisits family, friends, and the flavors that inspired her life’s work. Produced by Linguine Pictures for Food Network
 
Valerie’s California Kitchen (wt)
Series Premiere: August 2015
Television superstar and best-selling cookbook author, Valerie Bertinelli, welcomes you into her Los Angeles kitchen as she prepares meals for friends, family and celebrity neighbors. Valerie and her husband fell in love while making dinner together and now they enjoy nothing more than opening up their home and their hearts to the people they love. At their dinner parties you will find a mix of actors, musicians and celebrity chefs, as well as sumptuous family recipes and delicious Valerie originals. Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions for Food Network
 
Rachael Ray at Home Series (wt)
Series Premiere: September 2015
A new lifestyle cooking series with host, Rachael Ray, at home in upstate New York. Produced by Pre-Sliced for Food Network
 
Giada’s Holiday Handbook
Series Premiere: October 2015
Giada’s Holiday Handbook is the ultimate resource for creative, doable and fun entertaining ideas. In each episode, host Giada De Laurentiis tackles an entertaining or holiday-focused theme, and offers a clever and accessible plan for pulling off the perfect party. Whether it is a big holiday bash or an intimate meal with the family, Giada can help you make it a success! Produced by Linguine Pictures for Food Network
 
Giada Entertains
Series Premiere: January 2016
Giada De Laurentiis has the entertaining help you need for special occasions of every shape and size. Throughout the series, Giada shares her favorite recipes, tips and advice on how to ent
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