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[08/23/10 - 08:16 AM]
Fall Brings Food Superstars and Brand-New Original Series to Cooking Channel Lineup
Newcomers include "My Life in Food," "Bitchin' Kitchen" and "United Tastes of America."

[via press release from Cooking Channel]

FALL BRINGS FOOD SUPERSTARS AND BRAND-NEW ORIGINAL SERIES TO COOKING CHANNEL LINEUP

New Shows from Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay Join Network, Programming Menu Expands With Original Premieres Through November

NEW YORK - August 23, 2010 - This fall, Cooking Channel will air brand-new original shows from culinary superstars Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay, in addition to a full slate of series premieres through November. With a diverse menu of debuts, the network's programming lineup is sure to satisfy any food-loving viewer. Rachael Ray's Week in a Day, her first solely food-focused show in nine years, is dedicated to her fresh groundbreaking cooking concept for busy families, while Brunch @ Bobby's celebrates Bobby Flay's favorite meal of the week.

Also joining Cooking Channel are My Life in Food, an issues-based series from executive producer Al Roker; Bitchin' Kitchen, a wild, irreverent show hosted by chef-comedienne Nadia G.; The Minimalist, based on Mark Bittman's popular New York Times column; Kelsey's Essentials, a fresh take on cooking basics from Kelsey Nixon, and United Tastes of America (working title), an in-depth look at iconic American foods with Jeffrey Saad.

The fall premiere schedule is as follows:

My Life in Food

Premieres: Friday, September 10 at 9:30pm ET

From executive producer Al Roker, My Life in Food takes an intimate look at people whose lives have been transformed through food. From food allergies to obesity to the healing power of food, this show examines the importance of food and how it shapes our lives.

Rachael Ray's Week in a Day

Premieres: Saturday, September 25 at 3pm ET

Her first show in nine years to be solely food-focused, Week in a Day is based on Rachael Ray's bold new cooking concept for busy families - one day of cooking, five days of eating. Rachael shares her secrets for creating an entire week's worth of meals, from scratch, in just one day. Using her recipes, strategies and tips, viewers will learn the tools to eat well every night.

Bitchin' Kitchen

Premieres: Thursday, October 7 at 10pm ET

Hilarious, informative and deliciously demented, Bitchin' Kitchen is based on the wildly popular web series. From one night stand breakfasts to dump ´┐Żem desserts, chef-comedienne Nadia G. rocks the kitchen with her tasty techniques - all while wearing 3-inch stilettos. This bad girls' irreverent take on life and food is wild, hip and totally unique.

The Minimalist

Premieres: Sunday, October 10 at 3:30pm ET

Based on Mark Bittman's popular New York Times column, The Minimalist caters to the modern gourmet whose expectations are high, but time is limited. Filled with signature tips, factoids and recipes, The Minimalist mission is to get people cooking simply, comfortably and well.

Brunch @ Bobby's

Premieres: Saturday, October 16 at 2pm ET

Bobby Flay is passionate about brunch - and Brunch @ Bobby's celebrates his favorite Sunday morning menus. From a relaxed Hamptons kitchen, Bobby is the quintessential host - totally in his element whipping up dishes sweet and savory. From French breakfasts and Italian brunches to his own family recipes, Bobby's take on these delicious recipes all reflect his creativity and love of the meal itself.

Kelsey's Essentials

Premieres: Saturday, November 6 at 2:30pm ET

With a fresh look at cooking basics, Kelsey Nixon inspires the next generation of food lovers with her essential kitchen techniques. Voted "fan favorite" during The Next Food Network Star's fourth season, Kelsey gives her tips on must-have pantry items, useful gadgets and basic cooking techniques. From roasting to baking, Kelsey delivers the basics - and encourages viewers to then make it their own.

United Tastes of America (working title)

Premieres: Tuesday, November 16 at 9:30pm ET

Hosted by Jeffrey Saad, each episode of United Tastes of America focuses on one iconic food staple - donuts, burgers, pizza - and explores it from every angle. The history, process, science and pop-culture significance of each item are examined, along with a look at how today's hottest chefs are reinterpreting them in unexpected ways. Jeffrey was a leading contestant on season five of The Next Food Network Star.

For a taste of more, check out www.CookingChanneltv.com, Facebook.com/Cooking Channel and Twitter.com/Cooking Channel.

COOKING CHANNEL (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today's passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to's. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.





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