Monday, September 1, 2014

Food Network's September 2014 Programming Highlights

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Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in September:

  • The second season premiere of Rewrapped on September 8th at 8pm.
  • The season finale of The Great Food Truck Race on September 28th at 9pm.
  • The season finale of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off on September 21st at 8pm.
  • The Chopped Ultimate Champions finale on Tuesday, September 23rd with the winner taking home $50,000 and a new car.
  • A Guy's Grocery Games episode featuring chefs who have appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on September 28th.
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Eating America with Anthony Anderson, Restaurant Impossible, Guy's Grocery Games, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Restaurant Stakeout.
  • An Iron Chef battle where Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Forgione are paired with bartenders on Saturday, September 6th at 11pm.
  • A new season of Nancy Fuller's Farmhouse Rules on Sunday, September 14th.
  • New daytime episodes of Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, Giada at Home, Pioneer Woman, and The Kitchen.
The press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below: 

Snack foods steal the show in September with a new season of Rewrapped on Monday, September 8th at 8pm, as host Joey Fatone and head judge Marc Summers return to task chefs to recreate and transform America’s most beloved snacks. Then, Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri put their mentoring skills to the final test when a panel of top judges reveals which kidtestant has the chops to host their very own series on in the finale of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off on Sunday, September 21st at 8pm. On Tuesday, September 23rd at 10pm, the battle for Chopped kitchen dominance comes to a close in the finale of Chopped Ultimate Champions with the finalists going head-to-head against one outstanding pro for the chance at $50,000. Food Network heats up primetime all month long with premieres of Beat Bobby Flay, Eating America with Anthony Anderson, Guy’s Grocery Games, Restaurant: Impossible and more. In daytime, Nancy Fuller is back to share a glimpse into her Hudson Valley home along with delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy in a new season of Farmhouse Rules on Sunday, September 14th at 12:30pm. Additionally, the daytime lineup offers premieres of Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction, Giada at Home, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. Plus, is the one-stop shop for recipes and advice for every fall occasion. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, September 4th at 10pm – “Ladies First”
Forget the ladies who lunch, these ladies are here to launch a culinary assault! Chefs Natasha Pogrebinsky and Esther Choi throw down in the kitchen with the hopes of convincing Chopped’s Marc Murphy and The Kitchen’s Katie Lee that they have what it takes to beat Bobby Flay!
Judges: Michael Ferraro, Kristin Sollenne, Jeff Zalaznick

Premiering Thursday, September 11th at 10pm – “Risky Business”
Chopped’s Ted Allen and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli bring their discerning palates to Bobby’s arena in order to find the right chef to take down Bobby Flay. There is no room for error as street food king, Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog, and Midwestern chef, Kyle Williams risk it all to battle the king of flavor.
Judges: Joey Campanaro, Michael Psilakis, Joshua David Stein

Premiering Thursday, September 18th at 10pm – “Smile Now, Cry Later”
Comedian Judah Friedlander and Iron Chef Michael Symon team up for a battle that is no laughing matter — finding a competitor to Beat Bobby Flay! They watch West Coast chef Jason Fullilove duke it out against New York’s Billy Oliva to see who has what it takes to book Bobby out of his own arena.
Judges: Leah (Chef) Cohen, Dominique Crenn, George Mendes

Premiering Thursday, September 25th at 10pm – “Ruling with an Iron Fist”
Two of the toughest judges from Iron Chef America, Simon Majumdar and Donatella Arpaia, come to Bobby’s arena to kick him off his throne! Having judged many of Bobby’s battles, these two know exactly what to look for in a contender, as chefs Stephen Durley and Tim Wiechmann face off for the chance to beat Bobby Flay.
Judges: April Bloomfield, Scott Gerber, Maureen Petrosky

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, video highlights, interviews with contestants, bloopers and an exclusive blog interview with Bobby Flay. Plus, check out ongoing blog coverage of the new season in FN Dish. Follow the action on Twitter using #BeatBobbyFlay.


Premiering Tuesday, September 2nd at 10pm – “Ultimate Champions: Amateur Champs”
In the second competition in the Ultimate Champions tournament, some of the most beloved amateur winners return to the Chopped kitchen for a shot to compete in the finale, against two other “Joes” and an outstanding pro. The huge $50,000 cash prize plus a brand new car will go to the grand champion! In the appetizer round the competitors must use salsa and cheese blintzes in their culinary masterpieces. Then as the entrée round gets started, an off-balance tug-of-war over a piece of equipment has everybody laughing, except for the chef who loses the fight. And grapefruit is among the loot the last two champs find in the dessert basket.
Competitors: Marisa Biaggi, Elda Bielanski, Dinah Surh, Keith Young
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sanchez

Premiering Tuesday, September 9th at 10pm – “Ultimate Champions: Heroes”
With two spots left in the $50,000 Ultimate Champions grand finale, the Chopped kitchen welcomes back four incredible cooking heroes – two firefighters, a police officer and an army vet – who are vying for a chance to return to face two other “Joes” plus an outstanding pro. In the appetizer round, the heroes must get creative in order to make savory dishes with pineapple and fruit and nut bars. Then in the entrée round, the champs find some lovely stalks of spring garlic in the basket, as well as some beautiful lamb chops. And an unpleasantly purple ingredient that the cooks must work into a dessert makes for a challenging last round.
Competitors: Richard Fields, Robbie Myers, Paul Rut, Diana Sabater
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Aarón Sanchez, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, September 16th at 10pm – “Ultimate Champions: Celebrities”
It’s an ultra-exhilarating fourth competition as four Chopped Champions from the world of entertainment and sports compete for the last spot in the $50,000 finale. In the appetizer round, the celebrity champs find a peculiar type of flour and sweet tea in the baskets. Then a can of soup in the entrée round causes various issues for the competitors. And the judges taste banana paste and cream cheese desserts before deciding on a winner.
Competitors: Laila Ali, Brandi Chastain, Gillian Vigman, Carnie Wilson
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sanchez

Premiering Tuesday, September 23rd at 10pm – “Ultimate Champions: Grand Finale” -TOURNAMENT FINALE!
In a Chopped first, three not-at-all-average “Joes” fight it out against one outstanding pro, with $50,000 and a new car on the line! Can a “Joe” conquer the pro? When the competitors get risotto in the first round, they have to decide whether to completely transform it or to greatly enhance its flavor. Then in the entrée round, there is a huge surprise in the basket that not all of the champs are excited to see; and with the grand prize looming large, the last two competitors open the basket to find some booze and some baked goods.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday, September 30th at 10pm – “Short Order Cooks”
Four fourth and fifth graders attempt to stand tall in the Chopped kitchen! The mini-culinary artists find a very kid-friendly ingredient in the first basket: cotton candy. In the second round, the judges are thoroughly impressed by the three remaining little cooks, who are seeking to make delicious entrees from pizza dough and a bitter green. An exciting dessert round features brownie mix as one of the mystery ingredients.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian

Online, meet the competitors, catch behind-the-scenes photos of each round, plus video previews and highlights for each episode. Do not miss a second of the action with ongoing blog coverage on FN Dish and a new episode of Chopped After Hours, as Chopped judges step out from behind the chopping block to put their own spin on some of Chopped’s toughest and strangest baskets. Join the conversation at #Chopped.

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, September 7th at 10pm – “Chili’d to the Bone”
Things get chilly when one chef must use freezer-burnt ingredients to make a chili cheese dog. Then, host Alton Brown has done it again with a pasta art masterpiece, but it turns out not everyone is an art lover. Finally, one chef feels like they are going around in circles when forced to use a spinning cook station. Judge: Simon Majumdar

Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 10pm – “Tongue Thai-ed”
One chef gets a helping hand from a Buddha. Then, two chefs help each other out by shopping for each other. Finally, Alton becomes the target as one chef tries to shoot for the win. Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Premiering Sunday, September 21st at 10pm – “Crabs of Steel”
One chef has to step up their game when they are forced to work on a traditional Japanese tea table, while another chef becomes crabby when forced to make a crab cake with a toy crab claw in one hand. Finally, a chef looks for a little rest and relaxation as they prepare all their food in a hammock. Judge: Jet Tila

Premiering Sunday, September 28th at 10pm – “Tos-Ta-Da”
One chef is brought back to their childhood when they cook in a high chair. Then, host Alton Brown’s new magic hobby forces two chefs to share a giant saw. The sabotage continues when one chef has all of their cooking vessels replaced with corn husks. Judge: Jet Tila

Online, catch new episodes of Alton’s After-Show, a post-show conversation with host Alton Brown and the guest judges chatting about the strategies and tricks employed by the chefs in each episode. Plus, go behind-the-scenes with an in-depth set tour, video featuring Alton sharing his secret strategies for success, and original series Testing the Sabotages. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, September 5th at 10pm – “Roadtripping’ In Beantown”
This trip, Guy parks the Camaro in Beantown for an all-Boston smorgasbord. Just outside the city in Allston, two restaurants share one kitchen and cook up totally different menus; Mexican street food on one side and gastropub standouts like killer gravlax and dynamite chicken sausage on the other. Then in south Boston, Guy visits an authentic Polish restaurant dishing out righteous pierogi and an old-country fried pork favorite.

Premiering Friday, September 12th at 10pm – “Seriously Saucy”
This trip, Guy tops off some righteous dishes with all kinds of sauce. In Cincinnati, Ohio, a funky cafe puts their creative spin on barbecue chicken and vegan chili. In Boston, a neighborhood spot spices up everything from lemongrass chicken to sloppy Joe’s with some killer specialty sauces. And in Monterey, California, a cool cafe dishes out scratch-made classics, like amped-up biscuits and gravy and brisket chili.

Premiering Friday, September 19th at 10pm – “Cross-Country Classics”
This trip, Guy hits the road for some home-style cooking. In Boston, a funky neighborhood joint cranks out Southern staples, like chicken and waffles and off-the-hook tots. In Jackson, Wyoming, a century-old log cabin houses an eclectic menu of totally homemade standouts, like scratch-made pork ramen. And in Superior, Wisconsin, a sports bar scores with classics like house-cured meat pizza and a super special chicken sandwich.

Premiering Friday, September 26th at 10pm – “Worldwide Flavorfest”
This trip, Guy gets a taste of global flavor. In Cincinnati, Ohio, a Jamaican joint fires up their trademark jerk chicken and spicy snapper. In Boston, a lunch-only spot serves a full plate of authentic Italian, like porcini cascioni and rosettes. In Duluth, Minnesota, locals get a taste of Thailand with dishes like the Bangkok burrito and a killer lamb curry.

Eating America with Anthony Anderson

Premiering Monday, September 1st at 9pm – “Barbecue Festival”
Anthony Anderson heads to Tryon, North Carolina, home of the Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival, to meet featured rival chefs as they prepare their dishes for competition. Anthony tries other tasty offerings, like elk burgers, deep fried pickles and Asado goat, then challenges fest-goers on the carnival-like giant slide and mechanical bull before seeing who takes home the Governor’s Trophy.

Premiering Monday, September 8th at 9pm – “Strawberry Festival”
Anthony Anderson joins the festivities at the Strawberry Festival in Long Grove, Illinois with 40,000 other fruit fans. Fifteen local chefs are competing for the “Best of the Best” dish title and the featured competitors share a few of their secrets. Anthony also steps in as the festival balloon artist, enjoys the wave photo booth and starts his own strawberry-eating competition. The excitement culminates as the judges pick which dish is the “Best of the Best.”

Premiering Monday, September 15th at 9pm – “Ice Cream Festival” – SEASON FINALE!
Anthony Anderson licks, eats and slurps his way through the Rockwood Ice Cream Festival in Wilmington, Del., along with 40,000 other ice cream super fans. Anthony satisfies his sweet tooth with ice cream concoctions like a bacon salted-caramel sundae and a creative raspberry-chocolate creation. For the cherry on top, he finds out who wins the honor of best “Sundaes on Sunday.”

The Great Food Truck Race

Premiering Sunday, September 7th at 9pm – “High Steaks in OKC”
Tyler meets the teams in Oklahoma City, where he tests their time management skills, penalizing the team who takes the longest to get their day started. The teams must also embrace local favorites, adding a steak dish to their menu on the first day, and then grinding 20 pounds of prime meat by hand to sell the local classic “fried onion burger” on the second. And only four teams will be left to push through the midway point of this competition.

Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 9pm – “Beat Me in St. Louis”
When the final four teams hit the streets of St. Louis, Tyler is there to give them a challenge illustrating how a premium product is as good as money in the bank. The next morning, Tyler gives them a truck stop challenge with the ultimate prize — the winning team will see their week’s till doubled. Emotions are high at elimination as only three teams will get to head southward on the next leg of The Great Food Truck Race.

Premiering Sunday, September 21st at 9pm – “Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy”
The three remaining teams roll into Mobile, Alabama, where Tyler challenges them to cook locally. After enduring sub-zero temperatures, one team walks away with nearly 100 pounds of fresh gulf shrimp free of charge from a local wholesaler. Once they hit the streets of Mobile, Tyler challenges them to add a brunch dish to their menu, and local chef Pete Bloeme is on hand to help Tyler determine the winner of the Truck Stop Cooking Challenge. One team is eliminated on the deck of the USS Alabama, leaving the final two teams primed for the grand finale.

Premiering Sunday, September 28th at 9pm – “Finale at Mile 0 – Winning Keys in Key West” – SEASON FINALE!
Tyler lays down the final gauntlet, as the teams must revisit each of the six lessons learned throughout the race, on an epic Florida road trip. They finalize their menu in Tampa, create a radio spot on the beach, partner up in Naples, take airboats into the Everglades for fresh alligator and then battle head to head in a cooking challenge to double their till, all before arriving in Key West. The teams sell on Duvall Street before being called to the White Street Pier for the final tally announcement, where one team will be crowned the winner of The Great Food Truck Race, driving away with $50,000 and the keys to their very own food truck.

Online, find galleries introducing this season’s food trucks, behind-the-scenes photo highlights from each episode along with video highlights, plus ongoing blog coverage with interviews with winners and runner-ups. Vote for your favorite truck and follow the featured restaurants from the show. Follow the race at #GreatFoodTruckRace

Guy’s Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, September 28th at 8pm -”Triple D Takes on Triple G”
Four chefs from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives meet under Guy’s roof for the ultimate culinary smack down. When thinking of comfort food, radishes and maple syrup do not usually come to mind, but it must for these chefs in Grocery List. Next, discounted, damaged and dented items are on the menu for a delicious dinner party in Clearance Carts. In the final game, Guy doubles up on the chefs by giving them a two-for-one deal with Red Light Special and Cart Swap. Only one will be able to work through the pressure and make it to the Shopping Spree.
Judges: Duskie Estes, G. Garvin, Troy Johnson

Online, catch interviews with host Guy Fieri, photo galleries with episode recaps and highlights; plus get continuing blog coverage on FN Dish. Follow the games on Twitter using #GroceryGames.

Iron Chef America

Premiering Saturday, September 6th at 11:00pm – “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad ’60s Meal”
Iron Chefs paired with bartenders compete in a ’60s meal melee, as Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and David Oertel face-off against Iron Chef Marc Forgione and Natasha David.
Judges: Willie Degel, Judy Joo, Simon Majumdar

Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off

Premiering Sunday, September 7th at 8pm – “Barbecue Bonanza”
For this week’s mini challenge the kids will go back in time to before they were a twinkle in their parent’s eyes as they are challenged to taste retro dishes that their parents were fed when they were children. After the junior chefs each taste their assigned retro offerings, they must recreate it and bring it into modern times. For the main challenge, the kids will be asked to create the quintessential Southern BBQ dish. Seems easy enough, but the twist is each team member must choose one of four Southern ingredients to cook with. It’s a showdown of a whole new level when G. Garvin comes to the kitchen to judge the kids on their backyard BBQs and camera challenges!

Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 8pm – “Plenty of Fish in the Sea”
As the kids near the big finale, Rachael and Guy invite Robert Irvine into the kitchen to coach and mentor the kids in the ultimate “Recipe Unscramble.” Robert presents the kidtestants with a recipe, but its steps, including quantities and ingredients are all scrambled. The kids must first unscramble the recipe as a team. When Robert tells them they have cracked the code, each chef will execute the dish all while having Robert on their side as coach and mentor. In the main challenge, Rachael and Guy will reveal the ultimate seafood display: whole fish, octopus and crustaceans are on call as the kids are tasked to take on these oceanic delights in an effort to impress guest judge Melissa d’Arabian with not only their food, but their camera challenge. Who will rise to the top in this seafood challenge?

Premiering Sunday, September 21st at 8pm – “Food Fest Showdown” -SEASON FINALE!
In the finale, all the mentoring Rachael and Guy have done over the past five weeks is put to the test. Only one epic challenge stands between the junior chefs and their own series on The stars that they have earned throughout the season will play a part, but it all comes down to how well they can cook and perform at Food Network’s first “Kid Chef Food Fest.” The kidtestants will host a food festival where they will cook their signature dishes for a crowd of hungry festival goers. One-by-one they will take center stage and perform a live demo for the crowd that not only highlights their cuisine, but their culinary POV. The festival-goers will taste their food and watch their performances, but in the end it is celebrity chefs Curtis Stone and Brian Malarkey, along with Haylie Duff’s opinion that will matter most, as they name the winner and the recipient of their own series.
After the finale, catch the premiere of the winning kidtestant’s new series on Additionally online, meet the contestants with a photo gallery and casting videos, find highlights from each episode and blooper reels, and enter the Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off Sweepstakes from August 11th to September 26th for the chance to the win a trip to New York City. Join the fun on Twitter with #RvGKids.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Wednesday, September 3rd at 10pm – “Take It or Leave It”
Robert visits El Bistro in Titusville, Pennsylvania, where owner Renae, a single mother of four, bought the restaurant years ago, ready and eager for the challenge. Armed with a business degree and a love of cooking, she had no doubt that her little restaurant would be a big success. Sadly things did not work out that way. Renae is thousands of dollars behind in taxes, her savings are depleted and she has lost her passion and drive. Robert does something he has never done before, he offers to buy Renae out of her own restaurant. The question is, will Renae take the bait and walk away, or is this the kick she needs to jump back in with both feet?

Premiering Wednesday, September 10th at 10pm – “Spicing Things Up”
Robert heads to Falls Church, Virginia, to check out Spicy Bar and Grill. What he finds upon arrival are two clueless owners and a wait staff that is so scantily-clad that Robert is not sure if he is at a restaurant or a strip club! Things are certainly spicy here – but not in a good way. With no leadership or business sense, owners Floyd and Mike have managed to fall $300,000 in debt and their friendship is suffering badly. Robert has to get these owners on some kind of business track, find them a new chef and turn the unprofessional servers into members of a professional workforce. That may be more than even Robert can tackle in just two days.

Premiering Wednesday, September 17th at 10pm – “Military Impossible”
Robert is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the largest U.S. Army installation in the world, where he is on a special mission to breathe new life into one of the only full-service restaurants on the post, the Green Beret Club. Robert must find a way to keep the tradition of the restaurant alive, while giving it a much needed update.

Premiering Wednesday, September 24th at 10pm – “Drama at Mamma’s”
Robert travels to Mamma Lucrezia’s restaurant in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, which is losing thousands of dollars a month and causing multiple family rifts. The decade-old restaurant is owned by feuding sisters Maria and Stefania, who are also faced with a competing Italian restaurant across the street, which happens to be owned by their brother. With excellent food coming from the kitchen, Robert focuses on the hurt feelings and trust issues holding these sisters back.

Restaurant Stakeout

Premieres Wednesday, September 3rd at 9pm – “Grand Opening Stakeout”
Pat closed the doors on the Brookside Grill in Highland Mills, New York, due to problems with his former partner. Now he tempts fate to re-open the Grill with new partners. Willie must re-ignite the Brookside Grill, or else Pat’s dreams will go up in smoke for good.

Premieres Wednesday, September 10th at 9pm – “Million Dollar Stakeout” – SEASON FINALE!
After opening a successful pizza restaurant with his brother, Anthony thought branching off on his own, with Trovato’s Due in Oakland Park, New Jersey, would be a piece of cake. Now, he is drowning in a million dollars of debt and has called in Willie for help. Can Willie tame Anthony’s stubborn nature before the damage is done?


Premiering Monday, September 8th at 8pm – SEASON PREMIERE!
Rewrapped challenges three chefs to recreate and innovate some of America’s iconic snack foods and favorite guilty pleasures. They are first challenged to duplicate the original item from scratch, then the two remaining chefs must invent an entirely new dish using the original treat as an ingredient. Hosted by Joey Fatone, an expert panel of judges led by head judge, Marc Summers, determine the winner based on taste, creativity and likeness to the original product. Along with bragging rights, the winner also receives a year’s supply of that episode’s beloved snack.

Online, find a photo gallery of the set, ongoing blog coverage, video highlights and check out the highlights from Season One. Join the fun at #Rewrapped.


Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

Premiering Sunday, September 7th at 11am – “Bobby’s Basics: A Taste of the Mediterranean”
Bobby Flay showcases his passion for Mediterranean food while revealing ways to make time spent at the grill even easier. He shares his signature technique for Grilled Corn on the Cob, and dips into his produce bin to whip up a crunchy Carrot Slaw and a smooth Grilled Eggplant Dip. Finally, he reveals his unique trick for grilling fish while infusing tons of flavor and pours a glass of rosé wine with a fruity addition to keep things cool.

Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 11am – “Bobby’s Basics: Quick and Easy Southern Grilling”
Bobby Flay is grilling an authentic Southern barbecue menu that is anything but low and slow! His Southern-inspired menu includes customizable barbecue sauce, the secrets to blending spice rubs, Sweet and Sour Succotash and Grilled Sweet Potatoes served with a flavorful compound butter. Bobby even mixes up a peach-flavored variation on a mint julep for a true taste of the South.

Farmhouse Rules

Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 12:30pm – “Aunt Jean is Back in Town” – SEASON PREMIERE!
Nancy Fuller’s Aunt Jean is back in town, and Nancy is treating her to one of her favorite dishes, Fish and Chips with a Tangy Tartar Sauce and Super Simple Succotash on the side. Nancy also visits a woman who makes handcrafted bitters for the Honey Pear Icebox Trifle with Soft and Easy Ginger Snaps.

Premiering Sunday, September 21st at 12:30pm – “School Garden”
Nancy Fuller’s daughter Lorinda, a school principal, is in town to help Nancy’s local school start a garden, just like Lorinda did in North Carolina. Once the garden is up and running, Nancy invites a few of the kids to see her farm and enjoy a delicious dinner with some of the ingredients they grew. They all enjoy Pasta Primavera with Handmade Linguini, Herb-Buttered Corn on the Cob, Zesty Garden Vegetable Bread Salad and S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Premiering Sunday, September 28th at 12:30pm – “Farm Girl Meets City Boy”
Nancy Fuller and her husband, David, are back at the country club where they first met, where David is competing in a golf tournament and Nancy is catering. Nancy dishes up Prime Rib Sandwiches with Horseradish Sauce, Sweet Potato Steak Fries, Gopher Bars and a Back Nine Cocktail for all the golfers to enjoy.

Giada at Home

Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 10:30am – “Giada’s Quick and Easy Favorites”
Giada De Laurentiis cooks up four quick and easy recipes that can be prepared in just minutes like Calabrian Chili Pasta, Red Snapper Open-Faced Sandwiches, Kale and Hummus Salad and Easy Bananas Foster.

Premiering Sunday, September 21st at 10:30am – “Cooking with Raffy and Buzz”
Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy team up in the kitchen to prepare recipes inspired by family favorites. The menu includes Escarole Pie, Pizza Rustica and Pizza with Buzz, a favorite of Raffy’s husband.

Premiering Sunday, September 28th at 10:30am – “Ciao Chow!”
Giada De Laurentiis creates four Italian small plates and serves them dim sum-style to her girlfriends. The menu features Jade’s BBP, Hazelnut Brittle, Crispy Fig and Gorgonzola Ravioli and Breakfast PLTs.

The Kitchen

Premiering Saturdays at 11am
Spend a fun and food-filled morning in The Kitchen with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian. These five talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, they will cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join them in The Kitchen.

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

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, September 6th at 10am – “Working Calves at Tim’s”
The family is pitching in at Ladd’s brother’s farm, and Ree is packing a cowboy-approved tailgate lunch. She cooks up Spicy Baby Back Ribs, Twice-Baked Potato Casserole, Slow-Cooked Jalapeno Corn, Roasted Green Beans and rounds off the meal with two delicious Dump Cakes; Pineapple and Peach and Cherry.

Premiering Saturday, September 13th at 10am – “16 Minute Meals: Pasta Pronto”
Ree’s crazy for pasta, and is whipping up four meals pronto. Ree knows how to please a crowd, so she dishes up Chicken Mozzarella Pasta, Shrimp Scampi for her and the girls, Pasta Puttanesca for a solo meal and Quick Shells and Cheese for the boys.

Premiering Saturday, September 20th at 10am – “One Thing Leads to Another”
Black beans are the center of Ree’s menu today. She uses the key ingredient in fabulous Mango Guacamole and flavorful Taco Pizza. She uses beans to bulk up Grilled Veggie Burritos and makes a quick Black Bean Burger for a fast and delicious feast.

Premiering Saturday, September 27th at 10am – “Sister Time”
Ree’s sister Betsy is visiting the ranch, and they have planned a great girls’ night. On the menu for their evening of cooking, eating and having fun are Frittata, Kale Citrus Salad, Mystery Rolls and Lemon-Lime Pound Cake.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, September 6th at 10:30am – “Updated Classics”
Trisha and her nephew, Bret, cook up a classic lunch of Sloppy Joes, Green Salad with French Dressing and Mama’s Home Cooked Fries before going for a driving lesson in her dad’s classic car. After the drive, they head back to the house for a sweet Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake treat to end their special day.

Premiering Saturday, September 13th at 10:30am – “Simple Weeknight Solutions”
Trisha shares some of her go-to easy recipes with her friend Julie, a working mom, to make any weeknight simple, tasty and stress-free! They prepare Lemon Citrus Fish, White Rice Herb Pilaf and Mrs. Carter’s Skillet Apple Pie.

Premiering Saturday, September 20th at 10:30am – “Feeding Hungry Boys”
Trisha’s nephew Kyle and two of his college friends are visiting for a weekend of fun and some home-cooked food! While the boys are having fun on the lake, Trisha whips up a protein-packed meal of Sausage and Peppers, Garth’s Pasta Salad, Power Balls and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Premiering Saturday, September 27th at 10:30am – “Boxed Lunch”
Trisha’s mom used to make her dad boxed lunches when he was working on the farm, and now Trisha’s doing the same for Garth. She makes a Turkey Meatloaf Sandwich, Gwen’s Coleslaw, Mari’s Oatmeal Cookies and Pineapple Sweet Tea, which she packs up to share with Garth out on the ranch.


Quick and Easy Weekend Block- Premiering Saturday, September 13th from 7am – 12pm and Sunday, September 14th from 7am – 2pm

Join Food Network’s cooking experts for a full weekend of hints, tip and tricks for saving time in the kitchen. Premiere episodes include:
Premiering Saturday, September 13th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman – “16 Minute Meals: Pasta Pronto”
Premiering Saturday, September 13th at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Simple Weeknight Solutions”
Premiering Saturday, September 13th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 10:30am – Giada at Home – “Giada’s Quick and Easy Favorites”
Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 11am – Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction – “Bobby’s Basics: Quick and Easy Southern Grilling”
Premiering Sunday, September 14th at 12:30pm – Farmhouse Rules – “Aunt Jean is Back in Town”


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  1. Thanks! I just set my DVR to record Saturday's new episode of Iron Chef. I love Chef Alex!

  2. Surprisingly, I found that in spite of initial trepidations, I rather like Rewrapped. Maybe it's because I grew up on all the snack foods featured, especially since a lot of the brands are local to the mid-Atlantic seaboard, such as Utz's and Wise.

    And of course, it was a thrill to see Ype Von Hengst of the DC-area Silver Diner win the Twinkie challenge!

  3. What, no Lenny?

    And sadly no Amy Thielen.

  4. 11 pm on a Saturday night? Are they trying to get rid of Iron Chef?

  5. I'm delighted that Rewrapped has been renewed. I've always liked Marc Summers and I also like Joey Fatone. I had no idea who he was when he showed up on the first Rachael vs. Guy but I've since become rather fond of him. I also like GGG which surprised me because I'm not a big fan of Guy and can't stand his DD&D persona. I do hope to see a lot less of Melissa as a judge.

  6. I like Rewrapped too. Part of it is due to snack food nostalgia. Part of it is due to Joey Fatone.

  7. Apparently, they don't have room in the schedule for Lenny opening an advent calendar while sitting on the toilet.

  8. Isn't it usually on around that time? I DVR everything, so I don't pay attention to that sort of thing.

  9. Same for me with everything you said - except I've liked Joey since his days with NSYNC, (yes, I will admit to that).

  10. I found it rather interesting that Restaurant Impossible would be doing one of the clubs on Fort Bragg, NC. We were stationed at Pope AFB, now closed, which adjoins Fort Bragg and that episode will likely bring back a lot of memories. Looking forward to it!

  11. It used to be 9 or 10 pm Sunday evening.Which is reasonable if you factorin that most people have to go to work Monday morning. Saturday night is a bad time for key demographics, 11 pm is even worse as older folks are off to bed. I'll watch, but I'm not anyone's demographic.

  12. ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺!!!!!

  13. I don't care what anyone thinks......that was some stinkin funny stuff with ole Lenny covering the toilet seat with his fat a#*!!!!!! Add to that eating from an Advent calendar and you have there one creative genius. Will be watching for where he poops up next!!!

  14. I wondered the same thing. It's just a very weird time to air new programming, and it seems like an expensive show to produce to use as something to burn off too.

  15. People still stay up to watch Saturday Night Live though, right? So you could watch Iron Chef before that.

    Who do you think is their key demographic? It seems pretty broad, considering the variety of people who post here.

  16. Enough of Jersey Show reject Guy Ferry being on every show and sticking his hands into food and eating like a pig.

  17. Wait for our sex tape "Backdoor of the Chuck Wagon"

  18. Saturday Night that dinosaur still on? I thought it went belly up after Belushi and Ackroyd left! lol

  19. I tend to think of the first few years as the Golden Age of SNL and the Hartman/Lovitz era as the Silver Age. Every other season pretty much bites.

  20. I don't watch it, but enough people stay up late to watch it that it's still on the air after all these years. So people do stay up on Saturday night.

  21. I'm not quite sure the words "creative" and "genius" mean what you think they mean.

  22. Did you know he's the announcer on Family Feud? I find that just so random. God help us if he's the next Don Pardo *sniff*