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[04/23/13 - 09:11 AM]
Food Network and Cooking Channel Prepare a Feast - On the Menu, Mouth-Watering New Programs and Second-Helpings of Fan Favorites
The former has 15 new and 11 returning series on tap for the coming year.

[via press release from Food Network]

Food Network and Cooking Channel Prepare a Feast

On the Menu, Mouth-Watering New Programs and Second-Helpings of Fan Favorites

Along with FoodNetwork.com & CookingChannelTV.com

Serving-up Delicious Recipes, Tips and Tricks Year Round

NEW YORK - April 23, 2013 - Food Network, celebrating its 20th year of delicious programming along with three year old sibling-net, Cooking Channel, look to again satiate the TV audience appetite, showcasing a line-up of new programming and returning favorites, with over twenty new series and thirty-plus returning shows, as well as a smorgasbord of network specials during Scripps Networks Interactive's New York City upfront presentation. Additionally, SNI's digital team, inclusive of FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannelTV.com, destinations that continue delivering as the 'go-to' for all culinary and entertaining needs, will be highlighting evergreen and convergent digital packages and programs built for the digital space.

"As the leader in food media, Food Network and Cooking Channel have the unique opportunity to engage our passionate audience, across multiple platforms, with entertaining programming to suit any and every taste," said Brooke Johnson, President Food Network and Cooking Channel. "Upfronts are always an exciting time of year for us, sharing what has been marinating and baking in our creative kitchen, all puns very much intended, and as we look to celebrate our 20th birthday later this year, continuing to set the bar, is just what we expect from our slate in the months ahead."

FOOD NETWORK

NEW SERIES/PRIMETIME

Giving You the Business
Series Premiere: April 2013
CEOs of well-known food chains are looking to expand and reward one of their loyal, hard-working employees with the opportunity to own their own franchise. The twist? The employees don't know. The bosses secretly enter them into a hidden-camera competition that will test them on their skills, their honesty and their ability to handle themselves in increasingly outrageous situations. In the end, one will be given the opportunity of a lifetime. Produced by Cineflix for Food Network

Food Court Wars
Series Premiere: July 2013
Food Court Wars pits two teams of aspiring food entrepreneurs against one another as they battle to win their own food court restaurant rent-free for a year. Hosted by Tyler Florence, in every episode a mall in a different city wants to open a new 'local' eatery in the food court that offers a fresh region-specific menu. Stakes are high as teams must test their concept, market their brand, and run their outlet for a full day feeding hungry shoppers. The team whose restaurant makes the most profit wins their eatery space - a prize worth $100,000. Produced by Optomen for Food Network

Bubba's Grills Gone Wild
Series Premiere: July 2013
Bubba's Grills Gone Wild profiles the lives of Bubba, his family and his crew, the creators of the world's most outrageous custom barbecue grills. From car engines to big rigs, Bubba and his team can turn just about anything into a grill. Follow the day-to-day fun and drama as they battle impossible deadlines, and each other, to push the envelope of grill design and fabrication. Produced by Nancy Glass Productions for Food Network

Chef Roulette
Series Premiere: August 2013
This cooking competition takes on a new spin, literally, when Chef Roulette brings four talented chefs together in a high stakes game of chance. Preparing a masterful meal, chefs must learn to expect the unexpected as their entire cooking station and dish may change hands as the wheel turns. The dish they started may not be the one they finish, as the wheel will decide which plate they are completing and ultimately being judged on. Produced by Jane Street for Food Network

The Shed (wt)
Series Premiere: August/September 2013
Follow the lives and exploits of the Orrisons - the (unofficial) First Family of Mississippi. Brad Orrison and his family have amassed a fortune through a chain of Barbecue restaurants ultimately becoming the premier team in nationwide barbecue competitions. The Orrisons are a family full of big characters, big toys, and big laughs, and each episode will chronicle a different component of the Orrison's ever growing family and business empire in the great state of Mississippi. Nothing is too wild for Brad, his family or the "Shed Heads" to conquer... in or out of the Shed. Produced by Mandt Bros./Neil Mandt for Food Network

On the Rocks
Series Premiere: September 2013
After opening his own consulting business and overseeing bar and club openings in seven countries, it's safe to say that John Green knows bars. But if John is coming to your bar it means you are On the Rocks. Luckily for struggling bar owners, it's John to the rescue. In each episode, John travels to bars around the country to help them keep their doors open and get business back to normal. He assesses the bar's problems, confronts the owner and lets them know what needs to be fixed, whether it's newly trained staff or a whole new design, John's got the answers for what ails the bar. Produced by Bodega Pictures for Food Network

Cutthroat Kitchen (wt)
Series Premiere: September 2013
Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. Ingredients will be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time on the clock lost when these chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to out plot the competition. With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far one chef will go to insure they have the winning dish. Produced by Embassy Row for Food Network

Grocery Games
Series Premiere: September/October 2013
Four talented chefs compete in supermarket-themed cooking challenges as they must navigate their way through the aisles, adhering to "real-world" challenges of shopping on a budget, substituting out-of-stock ingredients, and cooking (and checking out) with five items or less. In the end, the food does the talking, as one-by-one the losing chefs are "bagged," and the last chef standing goes on the shopping spree of a lifetime to make big bucks.

Extreme Tupperware Ladies
Series Premiere: October 2013
Extreme Tupperware Ladies pulls the curtain back from one of America's most iconic brands, giving viewers an insider's glimpse of a vibrant, fun and completely unexpected culture where top saleswomen and men are making millions, and having a ball doing it. Produced by Collins Avenue for Food Network

Bossover (wt)
Series Premiere: October 2013
The restaurant business is a cutthroat pressure cooker where every moment counts and failure is always right around the corner. With success rates at less than 50%, there's a wide range of reasons that can cause closures, but sometimes it's not the food, it's not the location, and it's not the employees - sometimes it's the boss. That's where Joe Bastianich comes in. Restaurants nominate their terrible bosses for a makeover from Joe, and the owner will have to perform his employees' jobs to realize that success must start at the top. Produced by Magilla for Food Network

Restaurant Divided
Series Premiere: October 2013
Restaurant Divided is a reality series that pits two warring factions in a failing, family-run restaurant - each with a different vision of how to save it - against each other to determine who has the best plan. After dividing the entire restaurant space in half, each group is given a limited time and budget to transform their space into their vision for a new restaurant. Then, the two restaurants open and compete, side-by-side, by serving real customers over a period of two nights. The concept that does best overall in customer reviews, critic reviews and profitability will be the one that unites the restaurant again. Produced by Leopard Films for Food Network

Restaurant Express
Series Premiere: November 2013
Robert Irvine has gathered eight aspiring restaurateurs for a bus road trip of a lifetime. Through a rigorous set of challenges, Robert will be looking at every aspect of their business acumen and testing all the skills needed to run their own restaurant. In the end, only one person will remain on the bus, ultimately dropped-off at their final stop: their very own restaurant. Produced by RelativityREAL for Food Network

Beat Bobby Flay
Series Premiere: TBD 2013
In order to beat Bobby Flay, you have to get to him first. This new series is the ultimate throwdown-showdown... . Three culinary masters, each with their own signature dish, a dish that they'd stake their reputations on, travel to New York for the chance to challenge Bobby Flay to a head-to-head cook-off of their specialty. But first, these contenders must battle it out to see who has the culinary prowess to ultimately go one-on-one against Bobby on his own turf. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network

Chef Marks the Spot
Series Premiere: TBD 2013
In this cutting edge, culinary competition, two blindfolded chefs are dropped into a real-world environment far from a standard kitchen and pantry - a carnival, dormitory, boardwalk, shopping mall, airplane, hospital, the Las Vegas Strip, Times Square, etc. After removing their blindfolds, the chefs only have a 50-foot radius to source their ingredients and prepare a masterful meal. Regulated by ankle monitors and armed with only a mobile cooking station, the chefs must use their resourcefulness, creativity, and culinary prowess to impress the palates of a group of judges. In the end, only one chef will be victorious in this one-of-a-kind challenge. Produced by Vidiots for Food Network

Amateur Chefs Competition Show / American Superstar Chef (wt)
Premiere: Q1 2014
The biggest home cook tournament spanning the entire country. Join eight celebrity chefs, each representing their own region of the country, as they pick one home cook to represent them and their region in the tournament of their lives. Through a series of head-to-head competitions coached by their celebrity chef, ultimately, one home cook will be crowned the American Superstar Chef.

Undercover Critics
Series Premiere: Q1 2014
Restaurant critics are armed with hidden cameras, looking to unveil the good, the bad and the ugly of established restaurants. Undercover Critics will give restaurant owners a second chance to improve on their faults and flaws, before any review is actually published. After visiting the restaurant, our Undercover Critics will reveal themselves, letting the owner know about the visit and handing over the 'would-be/could-be' negative review. With a laundry list of things to fix, we'll see owners do whatever it takes to turn a bad review into a great one before it hits the press. Produced by RelativityREAL for Food Network

RETURNING SERIES/PRIMETIME

Chopped All-Stars
Season Three Premiere: April 2013
Season 3 of Food Network's top-rated series Chopped All-Stars returns, as sixteen culinary competitors battle it out for the title of All-Star champion and a $50,000 prize for the winner's charity. The five-part competition series, includes four chefs going head-to-head each week in themed episodes featuring Food Network chefs vs. Cooking Channel chefs, an all-out battle of the Mega Chefs, the much-anticipated battle of the Chopped judges, and a can't miss culinary showdown as four celebrities with a shared love of cooking compete against each other in the Chopped kitchen. Judged by a rotating roster of Chopped regulars, the competitors are challenged to create delectable courses in a limited amount of time from the ingredients in the renowned Chopped mystery basket. The winner of each episode will compete for the grand prize. Produced by Notional for Food Network

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Season Seventeen Premiere: April 2013
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're 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

Mystery Diners
Season Three Premiere: April 2013
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. 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's really going on when the boss isn't around. Produced by T Group for Food Network

Restaurant: Impossible
Season Six Premiere: April 2013
Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible, but Chef Robert Irvine takes on the challenge. With a little ingenuity and a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse, one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turns the tide of a failing restaurant and paves the road to a successful future. Produced by Shooters/Marc Summers for Food Network

Iron Chef America / Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions
Premiere: May 2013
In this Tournament of Champions, Iron Chefs battle Iron Chefs to see whose cuisine will reign supreme. Participating in this battle of the best are Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jose Garces, Michael Symon, and Masaharu Morimoto. Joined by a rotating panel of judges including G. Garvin, Trisha Yearwood, Simon Majumbar, Donatella Arpaia, Ree Drummond, Aaron Sanchez, Jeffrey Steingarten and Bobby Flay, these Iron Chefs are put to the ultimate test to earn the title of best of the best. Produced by Triage for Food Network

Food Network Star
Season Nine Premiere: June 2013
Long-running hit primetime series Food Network Star returns for season nine with twelve talented hopefuls competing for the ultimate prize: their own Food Network show. Culinary superstars Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are all back for the new season, this year in a hybrid mentor/judge role. An audience vote will again determine who possesses the personality and kitchen chops to be the next Food Network Star. Produced by Triage for Food Network

Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell
Season Three Premiere: August 2013
Superstar chef Anne Burrell hits the pavement to help prominent restaurants around the country find their most valuable employee - the Executive Chef. Chef Anne puts four top-level candidates through the ultimate job interview as she tests their culinary chops and business savvy in kitchen challenges that run the gamut. From testing their resourcefulness by creating a delicious dish using only four ingredients, to assessing their ability to pair their own dishes with a signature beer from the restaurant's menu, these chefs are in for the challenge of their lives. For the final two chefs it all boils down to one night of service when they are handed the keys to the restaurant and, potentially, the job of their dreams. Produced by Smart Dog Films and Mannahatta Productions

The Great Food Truck Race
Season Four Premiere: August 2013
The Great Food Truck Race's fourth outing will have more drama, more twists, more strategy, but most of all, more dreams. Hosted by Tyler Florence, this season's not a competition between current food truck operators - it's between people who desperately want to be. Eight teams of hopefuls will have their dream truck handed to them before they race from city to city trying to prove they have what it takes to own and operate a successful food truck, and the winning team will get to keep their truck and immediately launch their food empire. Produced by RelativityREAL for Food Network

Halloween Wars
Season Three Premiere: October 2013
Food Network puts viewers in the Halloween spirit serving up a deliciously scary series, Halloween Wars, for a third season. The four episode competition 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 SuperDelicious for Food Network

Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off
Season Three Premiere: January 2014
Food Network icon Rachael Ray and best-selling cookbook author and successful restaurateur Guy Fieri, return to coach and mentor new celebrity contestants for the third season of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. The celebrities are divided into Team Guy and Team Rachael, as they compete in intense weekly challenges that are sure to have them working, fighting and laughing along the way. The losing team must send its two bottom-rated contestants to face off against each other, with one member sent home each week in a blind tasting elimination challenge. The last celebrity standing will join the ranks of winners, Lou Diamond Phillips and Dean McDermott, and win $50,000 for the charity which they are playing for. Produced by Jane Street for Food Network

Worst Cooks in America
Season Five Premiere: TBD 2014
Worst Cooks in America, the primetime Food Network hit that turns kitchen zeroes into kitchen heroes returns for a fifth season. The cooking-challenged contestants are split into two teams for a grueling competition designed to turn them into competent cooks. A $25,000 grand prize will be awarded to the winning contestant who has achieved the most successful culinary transformation, along with a victory for their team leader. Produced by Optomen for Food Network

RETURNING SERIES/DAYTIME

Sandwich King
Season Four Premiere: April 2013
Jeff Mauro, season-seven winner of Food Network Star and hoagie aficionado, returns to Food Network daytime for a fourth season of Emmy-nominated Sandwich King. Mauro takes Food Network viewers on a mouthwatering journey as he visits his favorite restaurants and heads back to the kitchen to add his own spin on these sandwiches and more, proving you can make any sandwich into a meal, and any meal into a sandwich. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network

Guy's Big Bite
Season Fourteen Premiere: April 2013
Guy Fieri's bleached blonde hair, goatee and skateboarder shorts make a strong statement - you are what you eat! Whether it's his Mojito Chicken, Pepperoni Lasagna or Jambalaya Sandwich, one thing is certain, Guy Fieri's food is as fun, fearless and fundamental as his larger-than-life Emmy-nominated personality. Produced by PreSliced for Food Network

Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen
Season Two Premiere: May 2013
For Jamie Deen, it's all about food and family. As a husband, father, and cook, Jamie puts his personal and professional skills to the test to create great family dinners. Jamie always welcomes a helping hand, whether his son Jack joins to make dessert or Grandma Ginny (aka Paula Deen) comes over to help put the finishing touches on the meal. In the Deen family, there's nothing more fun that being Home for Dinner. Produced by Follow Productions for Food Network

Trisha's Southern Kitchen
Season Three Premiere: May 2013
Music superstar and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood brings her family-inspired recipes and food traditions to Food Network with Trisha's Southern Kitchen. Each themed show invites viewers into Trisha's kitchen for her favorite meals, nostalgic stories and visits from family and friends, giving viewers a one-of-a-kind look into Trisha's life, and unique how-to tips and techniques for down-home dishes. Produced by Ellen Rakieten Productions for Food Network

The Pioneer Woman
Season Five Premiere: June 2013
Award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author Ree Drummond brings her signature wit and down-home recipes to Food Network for a fourth season. Shot on location at her Oklahoma ranch, The Pioneer Woman serves up a slice of frontier life along with the "accidental country girl's" step-by-step recipes for creating wholesome, hearty family meals and elegant menus for entertaining. Produced by Pacific for Food Network

Barefoot Contessa
Season Nine Premiere: June 2013
As America's hostess, Ina Garten shares her elegant tips, techniques and easy recipes, and throws open the doors of her Hampton's home for more delicious food, dazzling ideas and good fun. Throughout the season, Ina offers up fresh ideas and ventures out of the kitchen to learn from experts and help cook meals for people in her community. Produced by Pacific for Food Network

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction
Season Three: June 2013
2012 Emmy award-winning, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction is back with quintessential grill master, Bobby Flay taking outdoor grilling to a whole new level in this high-impact cooking series. Bobby pulls out all the stops and delivers a one-two culinary punch, showcasing his expert grilling techniques in surprising new ways. Using abundant, flavor-packed ingredients and the grilling tools he loves most, Bobby transforms a backyard into a Mecca of barbecue deliciousness. The grilling maestro steps up his game - from charcoal, to smoke, to the global Q - and proves why he's truly addicted to barbecue. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network

Paula's Best Dishes
Season Premiere: June/July 2013
Paula Deen's cooking up something new as she rescues viewer recipes, shares stories and traditions with friends and strangers alike, and learns the secrets of some of America's best cooks. The queen of southern cuisine dishes up good times and great food with the gang! Produced by Follow Productions for Food Network

Giada at Home
Season Premiere: August 2013
Giada De Laurentiis shares her love for entertaining California-style. Be Giada's guest as she puts together unique meals for gatherings with friends and family. Whether it's a festive bash or an intimate meal, in her own kitchen or at the beach, it's a day of memorable food and fun with multiple Emmy-nominated Giada at Home. Produced by Citizen Pictures for Food Network

Rachael Ray's Week in a Day
Season Premiere: September 2013
If you've ever wished there was an easier and better way to get dinner on the table every night, you need Rachael Ray's Week in a Day. The woman who taught America how to make a meal in 30 minutes is back with an even bigger promise: one day of cooking, up to five days of eating! In every episode, Rachael will show you five meals you can put together in a single day. So when you come home from a hard day of work, the hard work in the kitchen's already done. Using the recipes, strategies, and tips from Week in a Day, you can eat well every night -- even on those days when the clock is working against you. Produced by PreSliced for Food Network

SPECIALS

Guy & Rachael's Kids Cook-Off (wt)
Series Premiere: September 2013
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri team up again, this time they are challenging the most impressive, determined and downright adorable contestants ever - kids! They'll mentor and guide all along the way, as these young chefs prove to themselves and America that you don't need a driver's license to be an amazing cook. Produced by Jane Street for Food Network

Food Network's 20th Birthday Special
Premiere: November 2013
Take a look back at the last 20 years as we revisit Food Network's start and see just how far we've come. Hear from the beloved chefs and hosts who helped make Food Network what it is today. Food Network is celebrating our 20th birthday and audiences are invited to the party!

Thanksgiving Live!
Live Premiere: November 2013
The experts at Food Network come together to answer viewers toughest questions about holiday meal-making on Thanksgiving Live!, a two-hour, live-interactive show. They address the perennial holiday problems from dry turkey to lumpy gravy, as well as demonstrate helpful tips and delicious recipes.

Your Dish Is My Command
Premiere: December 2013
Join Rachael Ray as she fulfills the dream of some of her biggest fans by cooking with them. Produced by Rachael Ray for Food Network

COOKING CHANNEL

NEW SERIES/PRIMETIME

Pizza Cuz
Series Premiere: May 2013
Pizza Cuz is a cross-country pizza exploration through the taste buds of pizza aficionados Francis Garcia and Sal Basille, owners of the growing pizza empire, Artichoke Basille's Pizza. In each half-hour episode, these first cousins from Staten Island travel everywhere the pizza pie can take them - from San Francisco to Philadelphia - tasting, meeting, and discovering all things pizza. Produced by No Regrets for Cooking Channel

Tripping out with Alie and Georgia (wt)
Series Premiere: June 2013
Cooking Channel's Classy Ladies web series stars and best friends, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, set out across America to bring viewers a unique and authentic spin on traveling with your BFF - and along the way share all the wild and crazy happenings they encounter. In each episode, the duo finds clever ways to bring their experiences home to share with friends, as well as toast them with a new and undoubtedly unique cocktail. Produced by Linguini Pictures for Cooking Channel

The Freshman Class
Series Premiere: June 2013
The Freshman Class follows four aspiring chefs from day one of classes at the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge through their final exams at the end of their first semester as they embark on the journey to earn a culinary degree. These students are chasing their dreams all the while taking a big risk - culinary school is expensive, difficult, and offers no guarantees. Follow the journey and get an insider's look into the trials and triumphs of being a culinary student. Produced by Punched In The Head Productions for Cooking Channel

Restaurant Takeover
Series Premiere: August 2013
Restaurant Takeover challenges two restaurant industry top guns to help rescue a failing restaurant. With only six days to overhaul and re-launch a local eatery for review by their customers, these culinary cavaliers have their work cut out for them. Produced by Tricon for Cooking Channel

Food Fanatics (wt)
Series Premiere: September 2013
In this 6-part series, host Eden Grinshpan meets America's greatest and funniest online foodies and takes a ride to their favorite and most delicious hangouts and haunts. Each episode, Eden visits 3 different cities and hooks up with the funniest bloggers, youtubers and tweeters and begs them to take her to their favorite place in the city for a fun-filled, downright tasty time. At each location Eden will meet the chef, chow down and find out what makes this joint the best in town to her new best blogger friend. Is it the ribs, the chowder or the dumplings? As usual Eden is ready for anything! Produced by Noise Productions for Cooking Channel

Ching's Menu Makeover
Series Premiere: October 2013
Changing the face of Chinese food in America one menu at a time, Ching He-Huang travels across the country to help struggling restaurants update and revitalize their menus and make over their run-of-the-mill establishments. Produced by Lion TV for Cooking Channel

Donut Showdown
Series Premiere: October 2013
Donut Showdown takes the donut to epicurean heights with an exciting competition between some of the best donut makers in the country. Each episode pits three donut makers against each other in a series of challenges, but only one can walk away with the $10,000 prize. Produced by Architect Films for Cooking Channel

RETURNING SERIES/PRIMETIME

Eat St.
Season Four Premiere: April 2013
Eat St. is a lip-smacking celebration of North America's tastiest, messiest, and most irresistible street food. From Tijuana-style tacos served out of an Airstream trailer to classic dogs with all the fixin's and sirloin burgers slathered in bacon jam, food cart fare is the hottest culinary trend around. The stars of the show are the vendors - food mavericks with creative takes on mobile meals and inspiring stories. Seeking out the very best curbside eats all over North America, Eat St. is a grease-stained roadmap to the ultimate street food experience. Produced by Paperny for Cooking Channel

Road Trip with G. Garvin
Season Two Premiere: May 2013
Acclaimed cookbook author, host and larger-than-life personality, Chef Gerry Garvin, aka 'G.', takes viewers on a tour of his native South, to explore the best eats this part of the country has to offer. Travelling to Atlanta and Houston, North Carolina, South Carolina and more, G. visits a different city each episode to discover the hidden gems and the people behind the magic. From traditional ethnic food and urban farms to BBQ pit masters extraordinaire, G.Garvin leaves no stones unturned in his quest to find the hottest, most delicious spots in the country. Produced by PowerHouse for Cooking Channel

Man Fire Food
Season Two Premiere: June 2013
Roger Mooking explores cooking at its most basic as he features the cooks who take the fundamental formula of fire and food to make delicious culinary creations. Along the way, he samples fire-cooked favorites from local joints on back roads and byways from coast to coast. Produced by Irene Wong for Cooking Channel

Kelsey's Essentials
Season Five Premiere: July 2013
Kelsey Nixon inspires a new generation of food lovers with her fresh take on essential cooking basics. In her fifth season, she gives savvy tips on must-have pantry items, shares the latest gadgets and highlights essential kitchen techniques like roasting, baking, and knife skills. Whether she is sharing unique entertaining tips and food gift ideas or classic yet sophisticated recipes for sauces, stews, and eggs, Kelsey is a master at using the basics to create dishes that are anything but ordinary. She targets the DIY home cook - breaking down the steps, teaching proper technique and making everyone feel comfortable in the kitchen. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Cooking Channel

Chuck's Eat the Street
Season Two Premiere: August 2013
Every city has one - a single street where block after block, restaurant after restaurant, meal after meal, you can experience a magical, mouthwatering tour through cultures and cuisines of every conceivable variety. Chuck Hughes takes a tour of America's great food streets, tasting his way through cities and learning about the people and history that have made these flavors special. Produced by AMS for Cooking Channel

Not My Mama's Meals
Season Four Premiere: August 2013
Bobby Deen takes his mother's recipes and transforms her Southern comfort food into lighter, leaner, yet still delicious dishes. Each week, Bobby recreates one of his Mama's (Paula Deen) famous meals with healthy substitutes that cut down on calories and fat, but still deliver on taste. Produced by Follow Productions for Cooking Channel

Unique Eats
Season Six Premiere: August 2013
Unique Eats spotlights America's most exciting and revolutionary restaurants and gives a first-hand look and the last word in everything extreme in food today. From high-end dining rooms to casual neighborhood treasures, and even roving eateries with no permanent addresses, Unique Eats seeks out the most amazing examples of modern dining across America. Produced by Irene Wong for Cooking Channel

My Grandmother's Ravioli
Season Two Premiere: October 2013
Mo Rocca learns treasured family recipes and a lot more, from grandparents across the country in My Grandmother's Ravioli. While he was growing up, Mo's grandmother prepared sumptuous Sunday dinners for the family, with "Momma's" ravioli as the main event. Although he could never forget those meals, Mo never learned her recipes. Now he's doing the next best thing: visiting other people's grandmothers and grandfathers who lovingly, and patiently, teach Mo traditional specialties. In addition to making food that will take viewers back to their childhood, the grandparents share their inspiring personal stories and funny family anecdotes in each episode. Produced by CBS Eye Too Productions for Cooking Channel

NEW SERIES/DAYTIME

America's Best Bites
Series Premiere: April 2013
Host Natalie Forte scours the country to feature those hidden gems and local favorites in each episode of America's Best Bites. Produced by Tribune and Oakbrook for Cooking Channel

RETURNING SERIES/DAYTIME

Luke's Greater Mekong
Series Premiere: May 2013
Luke Nguyen returns to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam. Starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Luke travels through the Mekong Delta and north along the coast to the World Heritage city of Hoi An. Along the way he prepares dishes in locations that represent the real Vietnam, in all its chaotic vibrancy. Produced by SBS for Cooking Channel

SPECIALS

Giada in Paradise: Thailand
Special Premiere: April 2013
In this episode of "Giada in Paradise," Giada travels to Thailand for an exotic taste of paradise. From the turquoise waters of Phuket to Chang Mai with its lush rice paddies and wild terrain, Giada takes us on a glamorous once-in-a-lifetime adventure, exploring one of the world's most fascinating cuisines. Produced by Citizen Pictures for Cooking Channel

Bite Me - Austin
Special Premiere: September 2013
Nadia G and her outrageous crew take an epic bite out of Austin, Texas. When the boys are a no-show for the start of the new show, Nadia does some spiteful shkoffing at one of the finest new restaurants in town. Luckily, after a series of bizarre culinary detours (and some fierce shoe-shopping by Nadia G), the boys arrive in time for the master Pig Pickin' that Nadia has planned. Panos reports on organic pig farming and the Spice Agent uncovers the spicy secrets of Texas BBQ. A final stop for deep-fried bacon-wrapped hotdogs sends Hans looking for healthy Austin alternatives. Produced by Tricon for Cooking Channel

Deen Brother's Christmas
Special Premiere: December 2013
It's that time of year again, and everyone is making their holiday plans. The Deens are no different, but this year Bobby and Jamie have a treat for everyone - they're cooking the Christmas meal for the entire family. The boys come together in the kitchen and prepare a huge feast for Paula and the entire family. The Deen Christmas meal is sure to be delicious. Produced by Follow Productions for Cooking Channel

DIGITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Below represents a selection of both evergreen and convergent digital packages that can be relied upon to enhance and deliver audience engagement.

FOODNETWORK.COM

Chopped All-Stars Second Screen Experience
April 2013
Beginning April 7th, Food Network will offer the Chopped All-Stars TV Sync Experience. Partnering with Yahoo!'s second-screen mobile application, IntoNow, Food Network is creating a custom experience that will bring fans into the world of Chopped like never before. This unique two-screen offering will allow viewers access to exclusive content including commentary, photos, behind-the-scenes details, culinary tips, polls and trivia. Fans can also use the IntoNow app to add a caption to memorable moments from every episode and keep up with the Chopped judges on Twitter.

Chopped: After Hours
April 2013
Join the Chopped judges in a web-only series in which the judges move from the table to the kitchen and take their turns at tackling the tricky ingredients of a Chopped basket. After 10 select episodes of Chopped, host Ted Allen will invite viewers to go to FoodNetwork.com/Chopped to watch the judges cook with one basket from that episode. In each web series episode, the judges will put their culinary skills and creativity to the test to create delectable dishes in 30 minutes or less.

Cinco de Mayo
April/May 2013
We'll give you all the recipes and ideas you need to make your 5th of May fiesta the most fun yet. Aarón Sánchez, an expert in Mexican cuisine, along with Bobby Flay, known for his pepper passion, share their South-of-the-Border favorites, from tacos to margaritas.

Memorial Day
April/May 2013
Kick off your summer with FoodNetwork.com as your guide for this fun, festive three-day weekend. Get recipes for appetizers, picnic salads, patriotic desserts, summer cocktails and main dishes (burgers, grilled fare, hot dogs and more). Plus, get party-planning tips from Food Network stars for the ultimate outdoor fest.

Grilling Central
May-September 2013
Make your summer sizzle with the hottest roundup of grilling recipes around. This summer, plan the ultimate party with recipes from Bobby Flay, Trisha Yearwood and Ree Drummond. Get in on our star summer smackdown featuring Melissa D'Arabian, Jeff Mauro, Justin Warner and other former Star contestants, and sound off about your faves. We'll be celebrating summer big this year with lots of great entertaining and party planning ideas. Don't miss all the fun!

Tailgating
June-November 2013
Whether you're rooting for the home team or just rooting for a good time, Food Network's tailgating bites will have people cheering straight through to the fourth quarter. Try mouth-watering meatballs from Jeff Mauro, championship-worthy chili and 50+ dip recipes. Food Network's all-star team of chefs shows you how to root for your favorite team in style with menus, videos and so much more.

Back to School
July/August 2013
Everyone knows a home cook's toughest critics are the kids. FoodNetwork.com is going back to basics with Back to School fare that's simple, wholesome and 100% kid approved! Food Network's top talent share healthy, hearty meals to make the morning fuel-up fun. For the lunch bunch, we've got simple sandwiches and safe lunch-packing tips. We're even serving up after school snacks with a nutritional punch.

Halloween
September/October 2013
Welcome to your one-stop destination for planning the ultimate Halloween party. Scare up some fun with all-new recipes for ghoulishly great treats and spooky party foods from your favorite Food Network stars. Get tips to hosting a bloody good party; topical videos from your favorite Food Network chefs; and recipes for Halloween treats that both kids and adults will love!

Thanksgiving
October/November 2013
Foodnetwork.com is the number one food site for all things related to Thanksgiving. Come celebrate with us as we give you hundreds of kitchen-tested, 5-star recipes to help you create a delicious, memorable meal for family and friends, whether you're on a budget, crunched for time or want to host a classic dinner. We'll also give you the best entertaining tips and strategies to host a perfect party. From Alton Brown's five-star rated turkey recipe to Ree Drummond's cornbread stuffing and Paula Deen's famous pumpkin pie, Food Network serves up delicious ideas for every course.

Holiday Central: Merry, Bright and Easy All Season
November/December 2013
Spread joy this holiday season to friends and family with delicious, easy recipes from Food Network's Holiday Central. From baked goods and cocktail parties to elegant dinners on a budget, we'll show you classic and modern recipes that put a new twist on Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Our guide brings together all these end-of-the-year holidays, with recipes and ideas from Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis and more.

12 Days of Cookies
December 2013
Celebrate the season with a 12-day holiday cookie countdown! We asked 12 Food Network chefs for their best holiday cookies, and they baked up family favorites you're sure to love. Sign up for our exclusive newsletter and get amazing cookies delivered every morning, as well as hundreds of other kitchen-tested holiday cookies to make the season delicious.

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Cinco de Mayo
April/May 2013
Throw a kickin' Cinco de Mayo party with the best Mexican recipes anywhere: perfectly-mixed Margaritas, creamy guacamole, spicy salsa, easy tacos, plus enchilada and fajita recipes that can't be beat. Trying to stay slim for summer? We've got recipes to keep your fiesta full of flavor but with half the calories. Olé!

Mother's Day
May 2013
Whether Mom prefers breakfast in bed or a fresh spring meal, Cooking Channel has all the recipes needed to celebrate Mother's Day. Browse best breakfast and brunch recipes or plan an impressive spring dinner in honor of Mom. Plus, get the best Mother's Day dessert recipes, including an impressive no-bake strawberry cheesecake, perfectly piped cupcakes, and a Mother's Day cake.

Grilling: 100 Way to Love Summer
May-September 2013
May kicks off the grilling season, and Cooking Channel has loads of recipes, tips, how-to's and inspiration to keep viewers satisfied all season long. Cooking Channel serves up all the classic dishes from fan-favorite chefs including G. Garvin, Roger Mooking, Chuck Hughes and more. We'll share 100 amazing ideas to squeeze every last drop of fun out of summer! www.cookingchanneltv.com/100

Back to School: Best College Eats
August/September 2013
Get the skinny on the cheesiest, greasiest, most decadent and delicious college eats across the US. Cooking Channel hosted a community-voted bracket battle to find the Best College Eats in the nation. Indiana's Sink the Biz fries proved to be a serious contender as they went toe to toe with Gonzaga's Chocolate Chip COG Cookies. Devour the decadence, campus by campus, and find out how your alma mater stacks up www.cookingchanneltv.com/college.

Across the Country: Regional Comfort Foods
September-November 2013
We're going across the country - this time in search of the best comfort foods. What's the number one comfort food in the South? In the Midwest? Is clam chowder the top pick in the East? We'll crowd source for ideas then serve up the winners in our Across the Country package.

Thanksgiving 1-2-3
October/November 2013
Whether you're a first-time Thanksgiving host, looking to spruce up your feast or are stumped about your potluck picks, Cooking Channel has the Thanksgiving recipes you need - turkey, starters, sides and sweets - plus how-to's and decorating ideas to help you become a Turkey Day pro as you customize the perfect experience for family and friends. Tap into top Cooking Channel chefs like Kelsey Nixon and Bobby Deen to keep the day as easy as 1-2-3 www.cookingchanneltv.com/thanksgiving.

Holiday Cookie Cavalcade
December 2013
Whether you're making cookies for a party, giving them as gifts or hosting a cookie swap, Cooking Channel has the holiday cookie recipes, step-by-step directions and baking tips to satisfy your sweet tooth all season long. Nutty shortbreads, spiced jam and booze-spiked glazes: Only the creative minds of top Cooking Channel chefs could concoct such delicious cookie creations. Get all these recipes and more and cookingchanneltv.com www.cookingchanneltv.com/holiday.

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