09 September 2015

Two-Time Emmy® Award-Winning Actress Patricia Heaton Serves Up Her Favorite Party-Friendly Bites, Cocktails and Decor in New Series Patricia Heaton Parties

Six-Episode Series Joins Food Network Daytime Line-up on Saturday, October 24 at 12 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK - Two-time Emmy® Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton has been entertaining viewers for years on-screen, and now she's flipping the script and inviting the audience home to share her favorite party-friendly food and home entertaining how-to's in the new series Patricia Heaton Parties.  Drawing inspiration from her family, travels and themes like Halloween, football tailgates and anniversaries, Patricia's delicious take on easy-to-make appetizers, creative cocktails and party décor always deliver a memorable celebration.  The six-episode series premieres Saturday, October 24th at 12pm ET/PT.

"While everybody knows Patricia Heaton as a talented and hilarious actress, until now only her family and friends have experienced her fantastic at-home parties," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network.  "Audiences will now get a humorous and intimate look, at home with Patricia, as she shares her tips and ideas for entertaining."

Halloween is a big deal for Patricia at home and on-set and in the premiere episode, she has The Middle co-stars Brock Ciarlelli, Charlie McDermott, Jen Ray, Eden Sher and makeup artist Tyson Fontaine over for a Halloween to remember.  With Tombstone and Coffin Grilled Cheese, Smoky Tomato Soup, Zombie Punch with Eyeball Ice Cubes, Spooky Salad with Blood Dressing and Candied Pretzel Parts, this menu is filled with treats and a few of Patricia's culinary tricks.  Upcoming episodes feature Patricia and her husband David Hunt's 25th wedding anniversary celebtration, a backyard meal with her sons and a special ladies night.

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 will add another executive producer title to her impressive collection when Patricia Heaton Parties premieres this fall. She is a mother to four sons and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Patricia Heaton Parties is produced by Relativity Television.

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