Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Full List of New Food Network Series For 2014

Earlier today some of the new series that will appear on the Food Network this year were announced, which included some more competition shows.  Now, the full list of new series has been detailed by Deadline.com.  The series that were not in the post earlier today are below, and there are even more competition series to come. 

Some highlights include:
  • A series with Rachael Ray tipping deserving waiters and waitresses who have been serving communities for years.  I guess making up for $40 a Day tips?
  • A traveling food show that goes to festivals across America to highlight the foods.
  • A Restaurant Impossible knockoff that makes over diners
  • Another food truck competition show called Food Truck Face-Off, and a competition series called Burnt which doesn't have a clear objective
  • A competition show called Head Set Cook Off that is pretty much a whole show based upon the headset challenge seen on Worst Cooks In America
  • A show where people without restaurant experience buy a restaurant with the guidance of Chad Rosenthal (From season 9 of Food Network Star) and his brother
  • An Ultimate Chopped Champions tournament
  • A Cutthroat Kitchen Celebrity edition
  • A Bobby Flay Thanksgiving Special.  I guess no Thanksgiving Live after everyone talking over each other last year and Giada cutting her finger?

The descriptions of the series not detailed in the last post are below and also at Deadline:

American Festivals (working title) - Series Premiere: July 2014
Every year, dozens of food festivals are held across the U.S. From Maine to New Mexico, these uniquely American festivals draw huge, enthusiastic crowds. Some showcase foods from a specific region and are all about local pride; others simply feature food that’s as American as apple pie. Join host, Anthony Anderson, as he travels to the most colorful and delicious festivals in America, meeting the amazing characters behind each one and tasting a variety of unique and delicious dishes along the way. Produced by Magnetic for Food Network

The Big Tip - Series Premiere: August 2014
All across America there are hardworking and deserving waiters and waitresses who have been serving communities for years. Now, Rachael Ray is on a mission to give back to them. In each episode, Rachael travels to one town to meet three incredible and deserving people. Each of them will get a life-changing tip – but only one will get The Big Tip. Produced by Fly on the Wall for Food Network

American Diner Revival - Series Premiere: September 2014
Diners are an American institution, but they’re struggling to stay alive. Join the host of American Diner Revival as he arrives in town with only three days to revive a cherished diner in desperate need of a makeover. He doesn’t arrive with a construction team in tow, but instead is hitting the ground to connect with locals who have a personal connection to the diner and rally them to help makeover their community’s own beloved diner. But this is an ambush, which means he has to gather all his intel undercover and figure out how to lure the owner away long enough to get the work done. One man is on a mission to prove that towns across America have the power to revive their own diners, they just don’t know it yet! Produced by Bray Entertainment for Food Network

Food Truck Face Off - Series Premiere: September 2014
Food Truck Face Off, hosted by Jesse Palmer, pits two teams against one another to win the ultimate prize – a customized food truck for one year. After presenting their unique concept to an expert panel of judges, two teams are chosen to face off in a truck-on-truck showdown. In the end, the team that earns the most profit emerges victorious. Produced by Peace Point Productions for Food Network

New Food Challenge Show (working title) - Series Premiere: September 2014
Your favorite competitive food series returns with surprising twists and bigger builds! In each standalone episode, four teams of competitors will bake, cook and build their way out of unique culinary challenges. From giant wedding cakes to life-like sugar sculptures to man-sized pastries, the creations will blow you away until one competitor reigns supreme. Produced by Mission Control for Food Network

Burnt (working title) - Series Premiere: October 2014
Burnt is a competition that combines strategy, head-to-head cook-offs, and a big prize for the winning chef. The objective in each episode is to navigate through four rounds of one-on-one chef challenges using cunning and culinary skills to claim the cash prize of up to $20,000. At the heart of the show is the guiding principle that one chef will be in control of who plays or sits out the series of chef vs. chef eliminations, with each round providing a cumulative cash prize. Competitors must conquer all challenges laid before them or face the consequence of getting Burnt. Produced by Our House Media for Food Network

Rapid Fire Restaurant (working title) - Series Premiere: October 2014
Go behind the scenes with restaurateur hopefuls as they look to purchase and launch their first restaurant ever. The catch? They have absolutely no idea what they’re doing! Hosted by brothers Chad Rosenthal (Food Network Star Season 9 competitor) and Reid Rosenthal, each episode will feature a unique group of individuals with a dollar and a dream who are looking to open their first restaurant. While each aspirant has basic broad ideas on what they’re looking to do, they’re ill-informed on the finer points of restaurant realty, decoration, marketing, business, and of course, food. That’s where Reid and Chad come in. Reid is an award-winning realtor who is unparalleled in the hospitality space, while his brother Chad is a self-made restaurateur. Together, they are the ultimate yin and yang of the restaurant industry. Produced by Matador for Food Network

Great Holiday Bake-Off (working title) - Series Premiere: November 2014
The search is on to find the greatest holiday baker of all as eight amateur bakers enter the “Holiday Kitchen.” More than anything, these competitors love to bake, but in order to survive week-to-week each must demonstrate that their baking skills are broad enough to carry them into the finale where one will become the first Great Holiday Bake-Off “Grand Champion.” From cookie exchanges, to holiday pies, to yule logs and gingerbread houses, these bakers will show off their skills, their favorite family recipes and also their ability to improvise sweets challenge after challenge. This bake-off is the most delicious and sweetest way to celebrate the holiday season. Produced by Triage for Food Network

Headset Cook Off (working title) - Series Premiere: Q4 2014
In this new series, two professional chefs are hitting the streets in search of a team of two people who cannot cook. These unsuspecting teams can be made up of a husband and wife, two friends, or even a parent/child duo. Once each chef has selected their team, they must race back to the kitchen with their contestants in tow. Over two rounds the two teams will have to construct two complex dishes but there is one major hitch – our professional chefs must recreate each dish guided step-by-step by their chosen team over headset. It’s a game of skill, know-how and most of all communication! Produced by Optomen for Food Network

Wedding Cakes - Premiere: June 2014
Wedding Cakes, is a one hour special showcasing amazing, over-the-top and extreme wedding cakes, as well as the creators behind these fantastic creations. Produced by Sharp Entertainment for Food Network

Ultimate Chopped Champions Tournament - Premiere: August 2014
Chopped Champions returns, with an awesome twist! The competition pool has broadened to include not just professionals, but also celebrities, amateurs, and local heroes, who have all previously claimed a victory in the Chopped kitchen! This five-part event will culminate with a spectacular grand finale episode, featuring one pro vs. three not-at-all-average Joes. Of course, only one ferocious competitor will get to walk away with the prize of $50,000. For the first time in Chopped history, the proven, raw talent of an amazing amateur will be pitted against the polished skill of an outstanding professional. Who will you be cheering for? It is anybody’s guess who will rise to the occasion and become the winner of the Ultimate Chopped Champions Tournament. Produced by Notional for Food Network

Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage - Premiere: October 2014
Sixteen of the food world’s bravest celebrities will mercilessly sabotage each other as they battle it out in an epic, five episode tournament of culinary cage-fighting under the watchful eye of host, Alton Brown. Ultimately the most cunning and skillful star chef will emerge battered, but victorious, with the ultimate in bragging rights and up to $50,000 for their favorite charity. Produced by Embassy Row for Food Network

Thanksgiving Special with Bobby Flay (working title) - Premiere: November 2014
Bobby Flay hosts this entertaining Thanksgiving special just in time for the holiday and shares with viewers the much needed cooking advice, delicious recipes and entertaining tips they need to prepare their own perfect Thanksgiving menus. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network

Best [...] Ever. - Premiere: January 2015
Four specials including Best Burger Ever., Best Pizza Ever., Best BBQ Ever., and Best Breakfast Ever. explore and highlight the best of America’s favorite foods. Produced by Irene Wong for Food Network

Bobby Flay Fit - Premiere: January 2015
Based on his own experience and proven philosophies in healthy eating and living, Bobby Flay Fit features chef Bobby Flay sharing tips and tricks on achieving a happy, fit lifestyle with a focus on smart choices in menu planning, moderation and exercise. Featuring delicious healthy recipes, cooking techniques that don’t skimp on flavor, workouts, and more, Bobby offers a blueprint for staying motivated and fit. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network

Also if you are interested in the shows announced for the Cooking Channel, they are also in the link above at Deadline.com.


  1. American Festivals and Great Holiday Bake-Off look
    interesting. And I really hope New Food Challenge Show is as good as Food
    Network Challenge! I miss that show! I’m looking forward to most of the
    specials, especially the celebrity version of Cutthroat Kitchen.

    I can’t believe they’re serious with the shows that are
    like shows they already have. Then again, Food Network used to run Restaurant
    Stakeout and Mystery Diners, so I shouldn’t be surprised.

  2. Didn't they have a food festival series already with Tyler Florence?

    Recently there was a group of people who went around giving big tips to waiters and waitresses, inspired by the last wish of the brother of one of the group who died. I watched a bunch of their videos and it was very inspiring and moving. They may still be going around doing it, but the new Rachael Ray show sounds close to that idea (plus the end of "Undercover Boss"). I wish FN had just perhaps hired those people instead, but Ms. Rachael DOES have some amends to make for those crappy "$40 a Day" tips...

    It's a little bit wearying to see how often they are going back to the same people--enough Bobby Flay already! And another grilling show!--and making Xerox copies of shows that are already successful. I almost don't WANT them to have a hit show because it means we'll get three or four low-grade copies of it. Really wish they'd try and experiment a bit, try something fresh ("Rewrapped," for example, is clever).

    Did I miss any announcement of "Food Network Star"?

  3. I think they just were announcing "new" series rather than returning series with new episodes..
    Food Network Star should start in June 2014 and filming should already be complete. The judges were posting pictures of the filming in March on Twitter.

  4. Challenge is coming back? That's great news if they use the same people. I loved Keegan and Kerry and Claire Robinson. I'd also love to see some of the talented regulars again like Vinny Garcia and Richard Ruskell and Orlando and, oh, several more. If they let Robert Irvine anywhere near that show, I'll be devastated.

    Kitchen Casino is dreadful and shouldn't last long. I enjoyed Rewrapped though. I also like GGG even though I don't watch DD&D because I can't stand the yelling and ridiculous catch phrases. I think Guy does a good job with the former.

  5. I also hope it's the same people on Challenge.

  6. Who cares. Does anyone even watch the Food Network? I'd rather watch my local School District's announcement board. It's the Food Network people don't stress it or lose sleep over it. It's not ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX.

  7. Food Truck Face Off has already aired on Cooking Channel. It's hosted by Spike Mendelsohn. I wonder whether Food Network used the Cooking Channel airing as a test case—as it did with Save My Bakery before giving time to the show on the parent channel.

  8. Here is your answer - June 1st and all the info you need about the show/contestants - http://www.foodnetworkgossip.com/2014/04/food-network-star-season-10-begins-june.html

  9. Have you seen it? If so, was it any good?

  10. It was so-so. More like Food Court Wars in format, except that it started with three teams of wannabes, tested their concepts, and eliminated one. The remaining two teams got food trucks for 1 day, and the one making the most money got a lease on the truck for a year.

    The "formal" FN version seems to have a new host, and it's possible the format has been tweaked as well.

  11. dwight mannsburdenApril 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    aww. I liked Thanksgiving Live, if they'd just given Giada the boot, instead of the bandage.

  12. I agree. I would love to see Thanksgiving Live return sans Giada.

  13. Thanks! Sounds like a show I'd at least give a shot.

  14. I have missed FNC and glad it's coming back.