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[12/05/12 - 10:41 AM]
Food Network and Cooking Channel Kick Off New Year with Bobby Flay
Highlights include "Bobby's Dinner Battle," premiering Monday, January 16 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[via press release from Food Network]

FOOD NETWORK AND COOKING CHANNEL KICK OFF NEW YEAR WITH BOBBY FLAY

January Original Programming Slate Includes Digital Series Bobby Flay Fit, Bobby's Dinner Battle Primetime Premiere and New Episodes of Brunch @ Bobby's

NEW YORK - December 5, 2012 - Food Network celebrates 2013 with a brand-new slate of multiplatform programming from culinary superstar Bobby Flay, including his first-ever digital series Bobby Flay Fit. Based on his own experience and proven philosophies in healthy eating and living, Bobby Flay Fit kicks off Monday, January 14th at FoodNetwork.com/fit. On-air, Brunch @ Bobby's begins a third season on Thursday, January 3rd at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT on Cooking Channel, followed by Bobby's Dinner Battle primetime premiere on Wednesday, January 16th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network.

For those looking for a healthy start to the New Year, Bobby Flay Fit is a seven-episode digital series based on Bobby's philosophy that it only takes one week to create healthier habits with moderation and exercise. Featuring recipes, workouts, tips and guests including Michael Symon and Katie Lee, the series offers a blueprint for getting rid of unhealthy habits in favor of staying motivated and fit. Beginning Monday, January 14th, FoodNetwork.com will roll out one themed video daily - Moderation, Motivation, Mix-It-Up, Expect More, Discipline, Support and Wrap-Up. After premiere, all seven episodes will be available to viewat FoodNetwork.com/fit.

Bobby holds the dinner competition of a lifetime in the new five-episode series Bobby's Dinner Battle, premiering Monday, January 16th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. After scouting Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey and New York for outstanding home cooks, Bobby chooses three teams per city to compete against each other to be crowned their city's best. Using their home-grown kitchen skills and creativity, each team has a limited budget and three hours to turn a secret theme into a spectacular three-course dinner party for Bobby, their competitors and special guests.

Brunch @ Bobby's returns to Cooking Channel for a third season on Thursday, January 3rd at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT. Always the quintessential host, he shares his passion for brunch and is totally in his element whipping up dishes sweet and savory. Over the 14 new episodes, Bobby explores brunches from around the world - including Brunch Bites Across Europe, Vermont Bed & Breakfast Style, Best of the Pacific Northwest and a French Countryside Picnic.

Bobby Flay's versatility is evident in the multiple talents he brings to the field as a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media personality. Since debuting on Food Network in 1994, Bobby has continuously hosted programs that bring cooking tips and information on American regional fare to a national audience. His series include Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction, Brunch @ Bobby's (Cooking Channel), Food Network Star, Grill It! with Bobby Flay, Iron Chef America and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. He returns in February to compete a second time against Chef Anne Burrell in a new season of Worst Cooks in America. Bobby has restaurants around the country, including Mesa Grill (NYC, Las Vegas, Paradise Island), Bar Americain (NYC, Mohegan Sun), and Bobby's Burger Palace (multiple locations). He is also the bestselling author of 11 cookbooks.

Bobby's Dinner Battle, Bobby Flay Fit and Brunch @ Bobby's are produced by Rock Shrimp Productions.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring and empowering through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine has tripled its rate base and delivers a circulation of 1.5 million. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24 hour networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), and Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com), is the manager and general partner.





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