Sunday, February 2, 2014

Food Network's February 2014 Programming Highlights

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Here are some of the Food Network programming highlights for February of 2014.  The press release came out in December of 2013, so some things may have changed a bit.

  • The final episodes of Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off
  • The season 5 premiere of Worst Cooks in America and the season 2 premiere of Food Court Wars.
  • The series premiere of Buy This Restaurant 
  • New episodes of Chopped on both Sundays and Tuesdays, where they showcase the same ingredient in all three rounds.  Ingredients include pizza, burgers, chocolate, bacon, and beer.
  • New primetime episodes of Chopped Canada, Mystery Diners, Restaurant Impossible, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • New daytime episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, Pioneer Woman, Giada At Home, Guy's Big Bite, The Kitchen, Sandwich King, and 3 In The Bag.

The full press release with episode descriptions is below:

New Season of 'Triple D' Among Food Network's February Highlights

Competition is in the air with the season finale of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off on Monday, February 10th at 9pm as one celebrity contestant walks away with bragging rights and a cash prize for their charity. The battle continues The Following Monday, February 17th at 9pm as Worst Cooks in America debuts its fifth season with 14 hapless cooks aiming to improve their culinary game.

A different kind of amateur gets help in new series Buy This Restaurant premiering on Wednesday, February 5th at 9pm as aspiring restaurateurs search for the perfect space to start their dream. Also, Guy Fieri is back with new episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Friday, February 7th at 10pm, and Tyler Florence heads back to malls around the country in a new season of Food Court Wars on Sunday, February 23rd at 8pm. is the recipe HUB for dishes to warm up the winter months. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off

Premiering Monday, February 3rd at 9pm - "Boardwalk Bites"
The remaining celebrities arrive at the iconic Coney Island boardwalk where they face-off in a mini challenge to create their own twist on French fries to win an advantage in the main challenge. Next, the celebrities make their own signature hot dog to serve to a boardwalk full of hungry customers. Guest judge Chef Amanda Freitag joins the crowd to decide who is top dog and who will be sent home.

Premiering Monday, February 10th at 9pm - "Sink or Swim"
In the final episode, the remaining celebrities from Team Rachael and Team Guy have to prepare a three-course dinner with a five-minute presentation aboard a dinner cruise ship to entertain a panel of judges including Sunny Anderson, Scott Conant, Todd English and Aarón Sánchez. Everything is on the line to win $50,000 for their charity and receive bragging rights as winner of Celebrity Cook-Off!

Online at, get weekly updates with photos and winner recipes and take a personality quiz to determine if you are more like Rachael or Guy. On FN dish, catch Exit interviews from the eliminated contestants and follow the competition on Twitter using #RvG.


Buy This Restaurant

Premiering Wednesday, February 5th at 9pm
Aspiring restaurant owners take the first steps toward achieving their dreams in new Food Network series Buy This Restaurant. With the help of commercial real estate expert Keith Simpson, each hopeful restaurateur searches to find the ideal space to launch their new business. In each episode, Keith shows each novice three different properties that could work for their restaurant concept and helps them visualize how the space can work for their business. From a turn-key operation complete with supplies but little room for creativity to a vacant, dilapidated space that needs renovation but has tons of potential, Keith helps the newbies secure the foundation to run the restaurant of their dreams.


Worst Cooks in America

Premiering Monday, February 17th at 9pm
Worst Cooks in America, the Primetime Food Network series that turns kitchen zeroes into kitchen heroes, returns for a fifth season with a rematch between Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay. This season's fourteen cooking-challenged contestants are split into two teams, one led by Anne and one by Bobby, for a grueling seven-episode 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.

Food Court Wars

Premiering Sunday, February 23rd at 8pm - "House of Doggs vs. Matt's Beignets"
Host Tyler Florence heads to Michigan where husband and wife, Nick and Autumn, combined their love of music with their fondness for food when they opened their rock-and-roll hot dog restaurant. With only seasonal business and a cursed location, they hope to expand their brand so Nick can quit his construction work and focus solely on their hot dog business. Best friends Matt and Matt not only share the same name, but also share a passion for beignets which they hope to transform into a broader, successful culinary concept. These two teams will Face Off to prove that they have what it takes to win over the hungry residents of Traverse City, Mich.



Premiering Sunday, February 2nd at 9pm - "Pizza Perfect"
The chefs learn they will be expected to make a pizza-perfect meal. In the first round, one of the competitors takes a loose interpretation of the theme. Then, some unusual toppings must make their way onto the entrée pizzas. The finalists must make pizza for dessert with candied mushrooms and salted caramel sauce.
Judges:Bruno DiFabio, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli

Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 9pm - "All Burger Meal"
The chefs learn that they will be making hamburgers in some shape or form for every round, starting with veal burgers for appetizers. Then, in the entrée round a little quail egg causes a big headache for some of the competitors. The competitors do not know what to make of a dessert burger, and only one walks away a champion.
Judges:Spike Mendelsohn, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli

Premiering Tuesday, February 11th at 10pm - "Chocolate"
With chocolate in every basket of this themed competition, the chefs must figure out how to make this perennial dessert favorite work in the first two, savory courses. Then, the two competitors who make it to the end must find a way to combine two chocolate ingredients with cherries and a German layer cake.
Judges:Maneet Chauhan, Christina Tosi, Aarón Sánchez

Premiering Sunday, February 16th at 9pm - "Bacon Baskets"
The chefs get some great news before the cooking begins: bacon will be in every basket! In the first one, they find Mangalista bacon and apple chips. Then in the second round, the judges watch to see if the competitors will be able to make dried cherries work with their pork entrees. French toast and bacon are a breakfast classic, but can the final two chefs manage to transform these mystery ingredients into dessert?
Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Adam Sobel

Premiering Sunday, February 23rd at 9pm - "Beer Here"
Chopped brews up some serious competition as all three rounds are devoted to beer. For their appetizers, the four chefs must make sausages work with toasted lager. A tasty triple ale is the beer in the basket for the entrée round. In the final round, the iconic beer and pretzel combination must be made delicious in dessert form.
Judges:Scott Conant, Chris Santos, Greg Koch

Premiering Tuesday, February 25th at 10pm - "Return and Redeem"
Four chefs who lost in previous competitions return, wanting the win more than ever. A bright green dessert and a seafood snack must be worked into the competitors' appetizers. Then in the entrée round, the chefs must contend with quinoa and sour candy. With one more chance to redeem themselves, the two finalists fight to the end, as they make desserts from palm seeds and dulce de leche.
Judges: Geoffrey Zakarian, Amanda Freitag, Scott Conant

Don't miss Chopped After Hours, a web series on, where the Chopped judges step out from behind the chopping block to put their own spin on some of Chopped's toughest and strangest baskets.

Webisodes include:

Premiering Sunday, February 2nd at 10pm - "After Hours: Pizza Perfect"
Judges Geoffrey Zakarian, Amanda Freitag and Alex Guarnaschelli transform unusual toppings into a delicious entrée and Aarón Sánchez joins as host.

Premiering Sunday, February 11th at 11pm - "After Hours: Chocolate Competition"?
Ted Allen hosts as judges Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez and Maneet Chauhan create entrees with chocolate.

Chopped Canada

Thursday, February 6th at 9pm - "Just Desserts"
In this cavity-inducing episode, a different childhood sweet appears in each basket. Four chefs must dig deep as they look to marry candy and fish, duck and snack cakes, and relish and graham crackers in this sweet episode.

Thursday, February 13th at 9pm - "The Trouble with Tuile"
Chefs squabble for first place in the appetizer round, and chemistry finds its way into the kitchen. A creative use of rambutan sets one chef apart from the rest in the entrée round. Will experience trump ingenuity when it comes to incorporating radishes and feta cheese in a show-stopping dessert?

Thursday, February 20th at 9pm - "Clams, Lamb Thank You Ma'am"
Clams prove surprisingly difficult in the first round for these four chefs. Kimchi strikes a tangy note in the entrée round, but a bold use of this one ingredient cannot make up for the quality of others. Durian for dessert is a welcome, but stinky challenge for two chefs whose inventiveness knows no bounds.

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, February 2nd at 10pm - "A Crepe-y Situation"
One chef has their arms full when they are forced to do their entire ingredient shopping without the use of a basket. Then, Alton masterminds a culinary sabotage, and one chef must think on their feet when they have to start their huevos rancheros over from scratch. Meanwhile, another chef attempts not to get bent out of shape even when handed a crooked crepe pan.

Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 10pm - "Melts in Your Pot, Not in Your Hand"
In this exciting episode, two chefs must get creative when Alton hands them peelings and peeled potatoes to make potato skins. Then, one chef goes island-style when they must harvest all their water from coconuts to make pad thai. Finally, a surprise party in the kitchen sends one chef searching for the right gift to complete their cake.

Premiering Sunday, February 16th at 10pm - "Foul Play"
Two chefs learn the true meaning of improvising when Alton forces them to switch dishes and sabotages in The Middle of a challenge. Then, someone has to get innovative when they are given a loaf of sliced bread to use as a bread bowl for clam chowder. Finally, a chef is taken back to their childhood when they must harvest breading from chicken nuggets for their chicken fried steak.

Premiering Sunday, February 23rd at 10pm - "Gluttons for Punishment"
Four chefs return to Cutthroat Kitchen for more punishment and a second chance to outsmart and out-cook their competition. Things start off with a blend when a chef gets to pulverize one competitor's hot dogs in a food processor. Then, one chef goes back to science class when they are forced to cook carbonara with a chemistry set. Finally, it is anything but a day at the fair when Alton hands a chef a cotton candy machine to use as sugar for their brownies.

Online, catch new episodes of Alton's After Show, a post-show conversation with Alton and the guest judges chatting about the strategies and tricks employed by the chefs in each episode. Also, check out highlight reels of the top sabotage moments, and Food Network personalities talking about which of their counterparts they would sabotage. Don't miss bonus footage of Alton and guest judge Giada De Laurentiis, plus an exclusive interview! Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, February 7th at 10pm - "Guy's Hometown Tour" - SEASON PREMIERE
On this special, hour-long trip, Guy takes viewers on a tour of Ferndale, Calif., which is not only his hometown, but one of many small towns in Humboldt County with delicious food and a lot of flair. On the trip, there is a generations-old apple orchard with a special place in Guy's heart, a local watering hole where Guy first experienced work life in the kitchen, an old-school butcher and an artisan cheese maker.

Premiering Friday, February 14th at 10pm - "All Things New York"
This trip, Guy gets a taste of New York in and out of the Big Apple. In Eureka, Calif., a Bronx-bred pizza maker brings unique Neapolitan-style pies to northern California. In Queens, N.Y., a filmmaker turned chef makes a huge proposal and kicks out killer dishes like their spicy atomic fireballs. In New York's Lower East Side, a farm-to-table spot takes fresh and local to a whole new level, serving up standout seasonal sammies.

Premiering Friday, February 21st at 10pm - "Big Time Bites"
This trip, Guy rolls up to some joints that pull out all the stops. In New York's East Village, a neighborhood spot plates up a standout burger worthy of a four-star review. In Eureka, Calif., a popular hangout serves up all kinds of local favorites. Finally, in Ridgewood, N.Y., a rocking Vietnamese joint in an obscure industrial park kicks out authentic dishes.

Mystery Diners

Premiering Monday, February 3rd at 10pm - "Oktobertheft"
When Cindy, co-owner of Speisekammer in Alameda, Calif., fears the German "Dirndl Girls" hired by her ex-husband are causing more harm than good, she contacts Charles to settle the dispute. Mystery Diners Hollie and Nate go undercover and discover what the girls are really up to.

Premiering Monday, February 3rd at 10pm - "Grapes of Wrath"
After noticing that several bottles of expensive wine have gone missing, Michael, owner of Bistro Baffi in Burien, Wash., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Allison, Julie and Benny go undercover and discover someone in the staff is taking much more than a paycheck.

Premiering Monday, February 3rd at 10:30pm - "Greek Tragedy"
After finding broken dishes in his trash on numerous occasions, Nader, who owns My Greek and Italian Restaurant in Tacoma, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brianna and Nadine go undercover and discover someone on the staff is getting carried away with Greek traditions.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Wednesday, February 5th at 8pm - "Mumbo Jumbo"
Julio purchased the San Francisco Mexican restaurant Estrada's six years ago, and it has been anything but a fiesta. Already on the verge of closing once before, Julio and his girlfriend, Bernadette, are more than $400,000 in debt and seriously need Robert's help. Robert quickly realizes that flavorless food and lack of passion from the owners are at the center of Estrada's problems. Robert has two days to make Julio and Bernadette see that change is good and passion is necessary to keeping this 96-year-old restaurant alive.

Don't miss the Restaurant: Impossible Top 5 countdown videos, like Top 5 Dirtiest Kitchens, Top 5 Heartwarming Moments and Top 5 Angry Owners at FoodNetwork.Com/RI. Tweet using #RestaurantImpossible


The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, February 1st at 10am - "Make Ahead Pot Luck"

Premiering Saturday, February 8th at 10am - "Us and Them"
It's a tale of two dinners at the Drummond Ranch - one for the kids and one for the grown-ups. The kids are diving into Baked Ziti, while Ree makes Rib-Eye Steaks with Cowboy Butter, Baked Potatoes with all the toppings and a Cheddar Bacon Wedge Salad for the adults. For dessert, she serves up decadent Molten Chocolate Cakes.

Premiering Saturday, February 15th at 10am - "Shakespeare Movie Night"
Ree hosts a movie night for her daughter's classmates and prepares a Roman-inspired menu to accompany Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Steaming pans of Supreme Pizza Lasagna, a crisp Julius Caesar Salad and Neapolitan Ice Cream make the perfect feast before a tale of Roman intrigue.

Premiering Saturday, February 22nd at 10am - "Bulls Breakfast"


Barefoot Contessa

Premiering Sunday, February 2nd at 11:30am - "Surprise Italian Party"
Ina hosts a surprise, Italian-themed dinner party for a friend. She shares her dinner party know-how and strategies, from menu planning and shortcuts to setting the scene with the help of a florist. Recipes include Parmesan Crisps, Rossinis, White Bean and Arugula Salad, Balsamic Roasted Beef, Parmesan Fennel Gratin and for dessert, Limoncello and Ice Cream.

Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 11:30am - "Wedding Anniversary"
It is Ina and Jeffrey's wedding anniversary, and she has a romantic game plan guaranteed to impress. On the menu: Crispy Mustard Chicken, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Crispy Roasted Kale and Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs. The meal is perfect in an alfresco setting, and the duo take a special trip organized by Jeffrey to the vineyard.

Premiering Sunday, February 16th at 11:30am - "Birthday Boat Party"
Ina sets sail down the Hudson River to celebrate a friend's birthday. They are providing the boat and she is bringing fantastic portable food, like Hot Smoked Salmon, Fresh Dill Sauce and Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting. Plus, she shares foolproof picnic strategies guaranteed to make any alfresco celebration a huge success!

Giada At Home

Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 11am - "Black and White"
Chocolate is the star ingredient as Giada creates three irresistible and unique recipes - Chocolate Fettuccine with Peas and Pancetta, White Chocolate Risotto and a Black and White Italian Cocktail.

Premiering Sunday, February 16th at 11am - "Cocktails and Appetizers"
Giada hosts a poolside cocktail party, but the appetizers are finger food versions of traditional breakfast foods like French Toast Fingers with Ginger Bourbon Maple Syrup, Mini Smoked Frittatas with Chive Crème Fraiche and Melon and Olive Mini Skewers with Black Pepper Herb Honey. Her friends, mixologists Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, join the fun and create the Scotch Bonnet Marmalade to complement the menu.

Guy's Big Bite

Premiering Sunday, February 2nd at 10am - "Grillin' for the Halibut"
Guy has a craving for a sandwich and chips - Guy-style! He makes a Grilled Halibut Sandwich with a good smear of smoky Chorizo Mayo. For the chips, Guy makes Plantain Chips and lightens it all up with a Lentil Avocado Salad.

Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 10am - "Holy Mole"
Looking for a new, savory way to cook with chocolate? Guy's guest KC from KC and the Sunshine Band joins him to make Grilled Chicken Mole and Arepas. Try this meal as a treat for someone special, or even better, cook it together!

The Kitchen

Premiering Saturdays at 11am
Food Network serves up five times the food and fun in the The Kitchen, co-hosted by culinary favorites Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian. From food trend discussions and family meal tips to trivia games and Twitter questions from viewers, the entertaining, one-hour episodes cover all things culinary.

Online at, check out exciting updates, including recipes from the show, behind-the-scenes photos and fun facts from the culinary department. On the FN Dish blog, get one post each week written by one of the hosts, plus special giveaways.

Rachael Ray's 3 in the Bag

Premiering Sunday, February 2nd at 9:30am - "The Best Things in Life are Three"
Rachael shows viewers how a quick and smart trip to the supermarket and one bag of groceries are all that is needed to put together three mouthwatering meals. Today's three pack starts with a Paprika Flank Steak with Watercress and Blue Cheese. Next, it is Chicken in a Sack, and dish three is Tex-Mex Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese, a spicy new twist on a comforting classic.

Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 9:30am - "Three Cuisines, One Bag"
Today's time-saving menu is a delicious international tour for The Taste buds without the airfare. On the menu: Chorizo Stew with Kale, Teriyaki Chicken with Soba and Moroccan Red Harissa Chicken.

Sandwich King

Premiering Sunday, February 2nd at 10:30am - "Smoked Eats"
Jeff smokes out the kitchen today and starts off with a Smoked Tri-Tip smothered with Smoky and Whipped Cauliflower. Then, he serves up a Salmon Loxwich with Smoked Sea Salt Cream Cheese and Caramelized Onions. He also has a Split Pea and Smoked Ham Soup with a Toasted Crostini for dipping.

Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 10:30am - "French Sandwiches"
Jeff spins a Croque Monsieur with a funky Mornay Sauce two ways - a his and hers - making one with roasted asparagus, sundried tomatoes and a poached egg. For dessert, it is Chocolate Eclairs filled with a sweet almond whipped cream and topped off with crushed almonds and smoked sea salt.

Premiering Sunday, February 16th at 10:30am - "Wreck on a Roll"
Jeff starts off his wreck on a roll menu with a smoky BBQ Rib Burger smothered in a pineapple-chipotle barbecue sauce and served on cheesy garlic bread. Next up is a Garbage Salad with a Champagne Vinaigrette topped off with a sweet pepperoncini. For dessert, it's a Wreck in a Glass with all the fixings.

Premiering Sunday, February 23rd at 10:30am - "Dessert Mashups"
Jeff kicks off his dessert mashup menu with Strawberry Waffles and Fresh Berry Gelato. Plus, he serves up Chunnel Cakes with Dulce de Leche Gelato. Finally, Lorenzo and his friends help make some Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Trisha's Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, February 1st at 10:30am - "Indoor Camping"
Trisha's niece and nephews are in town, and they are setting up a living room campout to enjoy a cozy, rainy night indoors. After making her niece's famously delicious Banana Bread, her nephew, Kyle, helps her make Saucy Trout, Spanish Rice and Grilled Zucchini for a camp-friendly meal, followed by a family sing-a-long.

Premiering Saturday, February 8th at 10:30am - "Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate"
Everybody needs a few freezer-friendly desserts in their arsenal. Trisha's friend Julie is chocolate's biggest fan, so Trisha decided to design a decadent, freezer-friendly menu around chocolate. Julie joins Trisha in the kitchen and together they make Colleen's Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Pound Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls and after setting up an indulgent chocolate cocktail party for two, they sip some Chocolate Hurricane Cocktails.


Chocolate/Valentines Weekend

Premiering Saturday, February 8th from 7am - 12pm and Sunday, 9th from 7am - 2pm
Whether you are looking for a fresh take on a chocolate treat or making plans for a romantic dinner for two, Food Network has all the Valentine's Day answers with new episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Giada at Home, Guy's Big Bite, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Rachael Ray's 3 in the Bag, Sandwich King and Trisha's Southern Kitchen.

Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, February 8th at 10am - The Pioneer Woman - "Us and Them"
Premiering Saturday, February 8th at 10:30am - Trisha's Southern Kitchen - "Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate"
Premiering Saturday, February 8th at 11am - The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 9:30am - Rachael Ray's 3 in the Bag - "Three Cuisines, One Bag"
Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 10am - Guy's Big Bite - "Holy Mole"
Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 10:30am - Sandwich King - "French Sandwiches"
Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 11am - Giada at Home - "Black and White"
Premiering Sunday, February 9th at 11:30am - Barefoot Contessa - "Wedding Anniversary"


Bobby Flay Fit

Bobby Flay Fit is back with four new web-exclusive videos covering topics like Bobby's plan for staying healthy while on-the-go and two new workout routines: yoga and boot camp. Plus, new healthy and delicious recipes from Bobby.


Winter Entertaining Guide

Whether it is a game day, a movie night or just an excuse to get together, find the best ideas for fun winter parties. Mix and match recipes from Guy Fieri, Ina Garten and Sunny Anderson for a surefire feast.

5 Weeknight Dinners: Winter

Warm up on winter nights with easy meals you can make on even the busiest of nights. Try comforting classics from Ree Drummond and Rachael Ray that do not require a lot of time in the kitchen.

Comfort Food

During the cold winter months, satisfy your craving for hearty food with recipes like meatloaf, casseroles, slow-cooker favorites and homemade cookies. Sample stick-to-your-ribs classics from Ree Drummond, Sunny Anderson and Trisha Yearwood. #UltimateComfortFood

Big Game Bash

Score big with a super easy, super fun party plan that will have guests cheering for more than just the game. Serve Guy Fieri's tailgating classics, monstrous sandwiches from Jeff Mauro and beer-based cocktails from Sandra Lee. Plus recipes for chili, sweets, snacks and more. #BigGame

Valentine's Day

Add some delicious romance to Valentine's Day this year or jazz up a dinner for one! Try Ina Garten's make-together meal, learn how to pick the perfect champagne or browse chocolate desserts from Giada De Laurentiis, Tyler Florence and The Neelys.

Help Around the Kitchen

Make 2014 the most organized year yet. Learn tricks from Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay for keeping your kitchen clean and efficient, and get daily tips to help save time and money.

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  1. I LOVE Cutthroat Kitchen! That's currently my favourite show on the Food Network.

    I'll be interested in the new season of Chopped, seeing two groups
    using the same basket ingredients. I also like Rachael Vs. Guy and
    Chopped Canada. And I'm looking forward to seeing more from Food Court
    Wars; I hope this show is stronger in season two.

    I'm not around for daytime, but I DVR The Kitchen. I watch Sandwich King sometimes; I just love how Jeff Mauro is with his kids!

    I may watch Worst Cooks In America.

    I have no desire to see Buy This Restaurant or Mystery Diners. I think Restaurant Impossible has jumped the shark.

    And "New Season of 'Triple D' Among Food Network's February Highlights"?! Seriously?!

  2. Are there only ten chefs in the world? Why don't they recycle some of these clowns, like Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, and Fat Anne Burrell. They seem to be on every show.

    Cutthroat Kitchen is a stupid show about a sadistic deviant who wants to make cooking into some weird perverted game.

  3. It's really cool that Spike is judging hamburgers on Chopped. Like him or not, his Good Stuff Eatery does fabulous burgers, and he knows his stuff.

  4. I have to wonder whether Buy This Restaurant is set up to drum up business for Restaurant: Impossible after the newbies start floundering.

  5. Ratings for last night's 'Buy This Restaurant' preview episode were a disaster: 547,000 viewers and 0.2 in the 18-49 demo, dropping 60% from the 1.33m/0.5 demo from 'Rachael VS Guy' and dragging down an original episode of 'Mystery Diners' to 803,000 viewers/0.4 demo (source: Futon Critic). Doesn't bode well for tomorrow's premiere.

  6. Thanks for the info. I'm not surprised that the Buy This Restaurant preview tanked.

  7. I can't believe they renewed Food Court Wars. That show was boring as all get out.

  8. Yet I'll bet they have 12 more imitators in development.

    They're never going to learn...


    He must've taken being kicked off RvG harder than anyone thought!

  10. Enjoyed your comments.
    I'll never get tired of Chopped but find Cutthroat Kitchen completely contrived. Still, I understand those who enjoy it--just not my taste.
    Am really liking The Kitchen and did not expect to.
    Unlike you, I love Mystery Diners, but, like you, have no desire to watch Restaurant Impossible and agree it has jumped the shark--FN is now trying to build new shows around the same, tired premise, and it's overload.
    Someone please tell FN that the cupcake thing died a long time ago--it's yesterday's news--talk about BORING.
    I love Worst Cooks and am looking forward to it...reminds me of Julia Child and her setting the kitchen on fire live on t.v. while cooking a chicken. I actually saw that as a teenager and never laughed so hard in my life.

  11. I didn't expect to like The Kitchen as much as I do. I found Katie Lee a
    bit annoying in the first episode, but now I like everyone on the show
    and how they all interact.

    As for Mystery Diners, I used to watch it occasionally, but it's just not my thing.

    used to watch Cupcake Wars. I don't know if cupcakes are current or not
    as a food trend, but the show itself did die long ago. I feel like I'm
    watching the same episode every time I see it with the over-the-top
    drama that precedes every commercial break.

    I saw a Worst Cooks
    re-run last night. I may watch this season. I enjoyed the re-run more
    than I remember enjoying the show last year.