by Matt Kothe
Media Relations Specialist
26 September 2017

Compelling programming has always been the foundation of Scripps Networks Interactive’s success. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer who loves home projects, an avid food fan or a world traveler, our portfolio of networks always has something to pique—and then keep—your interest.

This relentless focus on creating high quality content paid dividends when finalists for the upcoming Cablefax Program Awards were announced today, with HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel garnering a combined 27 finalist nods across 13 different categories. From the return of the legendary Iron Chef series with Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet to the emergence of breakout hits like HGTV’s Home Town and the continued popularity of Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown, there’s been plenty of programming success to celebrate for Scripps Networks in 2017. The experts at Cablefax clearly agree!

Winners will be announced at the Cablefax Awards Gala in Los Angeles on November 7. Keep reading for a complete list of finalists from the Scripps Networks family.
Best Actor/Actress/Host – Family Friendly
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman – Food Network

Best New Program
Iron Chef Gauntlet – Food Network

Best Host – Food
Ree Drummond – Food Network
Guy Fieri – Food Network
Giada De Laurentiis – Food Network
Andrew Zimmern – Travel Channel

Best Host – Reality Competition/Game Show
Ted Allen – Food Network
Alton Brown – Food Network
Bobby Flay – Food Network

Best Host – Other
Josh Gates – Travel Channel
Drew and Jonathan Scott – HGTV 
Lara Spencer – HGTV
Andrew Zimmern – Travel Channel

Best Show or Series – Family Friendly
Kids Baking Championship – Food Network

Best Show or Series – Food
Chopped – Food Network
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives – Food Network
Food: Fact or Fiction? – Cooking Channel
Bizarre Foods – Travel Channel

Best Show or Series – Other
Expedition Unknown – Scripps Networks Interactive

Best Show or Series – Reality Professions
Flip or Flop – HGTV
Love It or List It – HGTV
Home Town – HGTV

Best Show or Series – Reality Competition/Game Show
Holiday Baking Championship – Food Network
Chopped – Food Network

Best Show or Series – Talk Shows
The Kitchen – Food Network

Best Online/Mobile Extras for a Linear Show
Chopped After Hours – Food Network

Best Online-Only/Mobile-Only Show
HGTV Happy – Scripps Networks Interactive
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