FOOD NETWORK – On-Air Highlights – September ’16

FOOD NETWORK - On-Air Highlights - September '16 1




Paul Hollywood City Bakes (COOKING CHANNEL)

Celebrity chef Paul Hollywood rekindles his baking roots as he travels the globe in search of the family bakeries, corner delis and luxury hotels which have created the baking heritage of entire cities. During these city breaks, Paul is inspired once again to produce delicious recipes in the very place they originated as he goes “back to the floor” in hotel kitchens, rediscovers family recipes and meets new baking heroes from around the world.

  • Premiering Saturday, September 3rd at 9:30amET/6:30amPT – “New York”

In New York, Paul Hollywood discovers how doughnuts have been recreated with fresh, innovative flavors. He also meets Jim Lahey, an internet sensation for inventing a new, unbelievably simple way of baking bread at home.

  • Premiering Saturday, September 10th at 9:30amET/6:30amET – “Paris”

Paul Hollywood is excited to visit Paris for the first time, and sees the classic croissant and baguette baked in their origin city. He also turns the classic eclair into a “Choux Eiffel Tower” to create a stunning special occasion bake.

Valerie’s Home Cooking (FOOD NETWORK)

  • Premiering Saturday, September 3rd at 12pm – “Summer Grilling Send Off”

With summer ending and shorter days ahead, Valerie Bertinelli throws one last backyard soiree with her friends and family – husband Tom, chef Stuart O’Keeffe, actress Mackenzie Phillips, and Larry and Angela Robinson. She prepares an all-grilled menu: Salmon Burgers, Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Goddess Dressing, Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges and even a Grilled Pound Cake with Grilled Peaches, served with a Cinnamon Simple Syrup.

Cooks vs. Cons (FOOD NETWORK)

  • Premiering Sunday, September 4th at 10pm -“Chowder Chowdown”

A hearty challenge is set for the pros and amateurs when chowder must be prepared with carnival treats. The waft of the fairgrounds intoxicates some, but one cook falls into a deep-fried funk! Then, will the judges undress the cons in the second round as they try to use the surprise ingredient of salad dressing?

Host: Geoffrey Zakarian Judges: Richard Blais, Monti Carlo

  • Premiering Sunday, September 11th at 10pm – “Ballpark Snack Attack”

Professional cooks and amateurs play ball in a cheesesteak playoff, as ballpark snacks must be worked into a winning dish. The judges call a fair game, but for one cook, it’s a clear strikeout! Then, the remaining contestants embrace the Italian kitchen during a pasta sauce challenge.

Host: Geoffrey Zakarian Judges: Katie Lee, Marcus Samuelsson


The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off (FOOD NETWORK)

  • Premiering Sunday, September 4th at 9pm – “Things Get Berry Interesting”

The five remaining teams head up the Pacific Coast Highway to Ventura County with host Tyler Florence, where they are the main attraction at the California Strawberry Festival. The teams must create a one sweet and one savory dish featuring the locally-grown strawberries. A team uses their family network to attract customers, tensions develop from another team’s disorganization, rivalries form between the trucks while jockeying for selling turf and a team is eliminated.

  • Premiering Sunday, September 11th at 9pm – “An Eggcellent Adventure”

Four teams head inland to Santa Barbara Wine Country with host Tyler Florence where they face an ostrich egg hunt.  The trucks then must sell in the Danish village of Solvang, where the challenge is steeped in local culture. After some setbacks and a busy weekend, one team is sent home after


  • Premiering Monday, September 5th at 9pm – “Garfield”

The one and only Garfield brings his birthday smile and big appetite to Cake Wars! Four incredible cake artists compete to have their creations at the center of a party celebrating everyone’s favorite lasagna-obsessed cat, as well as take home $10,000. Gregg Berger, the voice of Odie on The Garfield Show, steps in as guest judge to help host Jonathan Bennett and judges Florian Bellanger and Waylynn Lucas.

  • Premiering Monday, September 12th at 9pm – “Powerpuff Girls”

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup fly into Cake Wars to celebrate the iconic animated series The Powerpuff Girls! Four bakers will need their own superpowers as they compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of the party and take home the $10,000 prize. Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides, the voice actresses behind The Powerpuff Girls, serve as guest judges with host Jonathan Bennett and judges Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas.

Food Network Star Kids (FOOD NETWORK)

  • Premiering Monday, September 5th at 8pm – “Team Livestream”

In a test of communication skills, the six junior finalists must work in teams of two to prepare a tasty two-item Sunday dinner, then livestream a tip about their meal. Mentors Tia Mowry and Donal Skehan, along with special guest mentor and online video personality, Gabriel Conte, will determine which team had the most successful livestream. At the end of the day, one junior finalist is eliminated.


  • Premiering Monday, September 12th at 8pm – “Fake It Till You Make It”

It’s all about confidence for the five junior finalists when they must sell an audience on an unusual ingredient. Then, the kids must use a different odd ingredient in a dish and present it to mentors Tia Mowry and Donal Skehan. One junior finalist’s dish will not make the cut and be sent home.

Chopped Junior (FOOD NETWORK)

  • Premiering Tuesday, September 6th at 8pm – “Beginner’s Duck”

Talented 11- and 12-year olds are ready to prove their culinary expertise to the judges. First, they set out to make pleasant pheasant dishes in the appetizer round, then the entrée basket features something gummy and some yummy ducks. For dessert, one of the competitors must quickly come up with a back-up plan when a key element doesn’t turn out right.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Bridget Moynahan, Marc Murphy, Angelo Sosa

  • Premiering Tuesday, September 13th at 8pm – “Curry Hurry”

A new group of ambitious junior chefs must win over a special panel of judges. First up, an odd egg and a unique version of chicken and waffles are found in the basket. Orange noodles and a red paste are among the colorful ingredients that the young chefs must promptly address in the entrée round, and the two finalists must find creative ways to turn Italian pudding and sweet sushi-shaped sandwiches into original desserts.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Tiffany Derry, Busy Philipps, Aarón Sánchez


Haylie’s America – Premiering Thursday, September 8th at 10pmET/7pmPT – SERIES PREMIERE! (COOKING CHANNEL)

Haylie Duff is taking her fresh approach to comfort food and hitting the road, exploring trending new hot spots, old-school mainstays and everything tasty in between. From a hearty, Texas-sized homecoming dripping in gourmet queso, to an indulgent “cheat day” in California, to a deep-sea oyster excursion in New Orleans, it’s a true “day in the life” experience alongside Haylie and her best friends and family, as she uses her entertaining sense of food adventure to navigate her very own cross-country culinary road map.


Burgers, Brew & ‘Que – Premieres Friday, September 9th at 10pm – SEASON PREMIERE! (FOOD NETWORK)

Meat lovers rejoice! Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of the American classics: burgers and barbecue. Whether it’s mouthwatering, mile-high cheeseburgers or slow smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, Michael is going to eat and meet his way through some of the best All-American spots to get your grub on. And, what better way to wash it all down than with local beers and brews, sure to make any meal a perfect 10. So, get ready to get full, because you don’t want to miss the delicious flavors of Burgers, Brew & ‘Que.

  • Premiering Friday, September 9th at 10pm – “Barbecue in The Big Apple”

Michael Symon is joined by his good buddy Michael Strahan at their favorite New York City burger spot for juicy, award-winning creations. Then, they bounce around The Big Apple dining on meatball sliders, succulent St. Louis style ribs, pastrami-topped pizza and barbecue as authentic and anything found in Texas. Finally, Michael attempts to work it off by donning a cowboy hat and throwing himself into his first ever lesson in the Texas Two-Step.

Guy’s Big Bite (FOOD NETWORK)  

  • Premiering Sunday, September 11th at 9:30am – “Guy’s New Favorite Burger”SEASON PREMIERE!

Guy Fieri has tasted burgers from coast to coast, and now he’s sharing one of his all-time favorites. It’s the juicy, cheesy Pimento Cheese Stuffed Burger stacked high with a fried heirloom tomato, Homemade Spicy Ranch Dressing, crispy bacon and cabbage slaw. Spicy Baked Shredded Potato Nuggets seasoned with homemade barbecue seasoning finish off the plate. So money!

Sugar Showdown – Premiering Wednesday, September 14th at 10pmET/7pmPT – SEASON PREMIERE! (COOKING CHANNEL)

Sugar Showdown is a fun and intense competition series that celebrates all things sweet and delicious. Three expert bakers enter the Sugar Showdown studio with host Josh Elkin and compete in episodes that feature cakes, pies, cupcakes or donuts. First, the competitors must make their best dessert incorporating one mystery ingredient. After three distinguished judges eliminate one competitor, the finalists must make creations based on a theme. One baker will be crowned the champion, winning bragging rights and $10,000.

  • Premiering Wednesday, September 14th at 10pmET/7pmPT – “Viva Italian Donuts” – SEASON PREMIERE!

Three bakers compete in a speedy elimination round using basil and their mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for Host Josh Elkin is joined by judges Zane Caplansky, Harry Eastwood and Yolanda Gampp and the chance to win $10,000 in a Viva Italia-themed donut showdown.

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition– Premiering Wednesday, September 14th at 9pm – SEASON PREMIERE! (FOOD NETWORK)

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray lead teams of celebrity recruits through a rigorous culinary boot camp as they try to teach them kitchen skills. They only have eight weeks to turn these kitchen disasters into kitchen masters, but in the end, one celebrity will earn $50,000 for the charity of their choice.

  • Premiering Wednesday, September 14th at 9pm – “Celebrity: Celebrity Dish-Asters”

The new cast of celebrity recruits quickly learn that boot camp is no walk down the red carpet! To assess everyone’s skill, Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray have the celebrities cook a dish using some unique ingredients from their swag gift bags. Then, they teach them a simple steak and eggs dish, which proves to be much harder than expected for the clueless cooks. After Anne and Rachael pick teams, one celebrity is sent back to Tinseltown.




Burgers, Brew & ‘Que (FOOD NETWORK)

  • Premiering Friday, September 16th at 10pm – “Phenomenal Philly Food Feast”

With a day off from his concert tour, musician Nick Lachey hooks up with Michael Symon in Philadelphia, one of the best beer cities in the country with a food scene to match. From Chef Jose Garces’ over-the-top bourbon burger, to true German smoked sausages, to authentic Italian pizza, everything they eat pairs perfectly with Philly’s endless array of local and European brews.

  • Premiering Friday, September 23rd at 10pm – “Meat Plus Music Makes Mario’s Michigan”

Michael Symon is in the Traverse City area of Northern Michigan with Mario Batali, a longtime summer resident who takes Michael on a tour of his treasured local spots. They enjoy heavenly smoked fish straight from Lake Michigan, delicious brews at his favorite up-and-coming watering hole and the region’s famous olive burgers where they end the night rocking out to one of Mario’s favorite bands.

  • Premiering Friday, September 30th at 10pm – “Salty and Smoky in the Windy City”

For Anthony Anderson, Chicago represents great childhood memories and outrageous adult shenanigans. He hooks up with his old pal, Michael Symon, to discover some of the city’s legendary food institutions for sensational smoked sausages and indulgent burgers, and to discover some of its best new treasures for phenomenal pork and rare brews. Along the way, he helps settle a dispute Michael has with a local chef by referring a wild and hilarious sumo-style wrestling match.

Paul Hollywood City Bakes (COOKING CHANNEL)

  • Premiering Saturday, September 17th at 9:30amET/6:30amPT – “London”

At London’s historic Cliveden House Hotel, Paul Hollywood recreates his idea of heavenly baked perfection, the Classic Afternoon Tea. Paul’s scones are light, his sandwiches cut just-so, and his beautiful cakes are no bigger than three bites each!

Valerie’s Home Cooking (FOOD NETWORK)

  • Premiering Saturday, September 17th at 12pm – “Quick and Easy Movie Night”

Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are inviting their best friends over for movie night! Valerie’s quick and easy menu, perfect for a backyard viewing party under the stars, includes Crab Boil Sliders, S’mores Popcorn, Lemon Dijon Potato Salad and a homemade Limeade and Mint Soda.


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