Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Food Network's October 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 October:
  • Halloween Wars starts on Sunday, October 5th where 5 teams compete for a $50,000 prize.  The series is four episodes long and concludes on October 26th.
  • The start of the Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage tournament on Wednesday, October 8th at 9pm.  With this being on Wednesday nights, new episodes of Restaurant: Impossible get moved to Monday nights.  Regular Cutthroat Kitchen episodes will still be new on Sunday nights as well.
  • The series premieres of Food Truck Face Off on Thursday, October 2nd and Hungry Games on Monday, October 20th.
  • The third season of Southern At Heart on Sunday, October 26th at 12pm.
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Restaurant: Impossible, Guy’s Grocery Games, Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, Mystery Diners and Rewrapped.
  • New daytime episodes of Farmhouse Rules, Barefoot Contessa, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen
  • Special Halloween episodes of Giada at Home, Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy's Grocery Games, Rewrapped, and Farmhouse Rules.

The press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:

NEW YORK – August 28, 2014 – Food Network brings the tricks and treats this October with new primetime series, premiere episodes of fan-favorite series and an all-star tournament. Host Jesse Palmer kicks off the month with new series Food Truck Face Off on Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm, as four talented teams share their culinary dreams before a panel of judges, culminating in a food truck showdown to decide who will win their very own food truck for a year.

Then, primetime gets spooky with a new season of Halloween Wars Sunday, October 5th at 9pm, when five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake decorator and a sugar artist create the most spine-tingling, mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays in hopes of being crowned Halloween Wars champion and earning a $50,000 grand prize.

On Wednesday, October 8th at 9:00pm, host Alton Brown provides the tricks with the premiere of the Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage tournament, as sixteen star chefs battle it out to compete for the chance at up to $75,000 for their favorite charity, with challenges that will test the most cunning of culinary superstars.

The treats continue Monday, October 20th at 8pm with the premiere of new series Hungry Games, in which Richard Blais uses fun hidden camera experiments and man-on-the-street taste tests to uncover the unsuspecting psychology and science about food. Also in primetime are new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Guy’s Grocery Games, Mystery Diners and Rewrapped.

In daytime, Damaris Phillips returns to bring her brand of Southern charm and cooking back to the lineup with a new season of Southern at Heart on Sunday, October 26th at 12:00pm. October also brings premieres of Farmhouse Rules, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. Plus, is the destination for Halloween entertaining, including recipes for creepy cocktails, spooky snacks and savory spreads along with macabre menus and much, much, more. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, October 2nd at 10pm – “Against All Odds”
Crab Claw King, Andy Saintange, stands against tattooed butcher, Bruce Kalman, in the battle of the big men. Chopped judges Scott Conant and Geoffrey Zakarian will decide which chef gets the chance to take down Bobby in his own backyard.
Judges: Donatella Arpaia, Leah (Chef) Cohen, Ed McFarland

Premiering Thursday, October 9th at 10pm – “Sun Up to Show Down”
Sunny Anderson and Katie Lee step out of The Kitchen to determine whether muscle man Mychael Bonner or old-school Italian chef Anna Maria Santorelli has what it takes to take on Bobby Flay.
Judges: Harold Moore, Tracy Weiss

Premiering Thursday, October 16th at 10pm – “Only in New York”
Chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Symon join forces to find a competitor to take down their fellow Iron Chef, Bobby Flay. Tensions erupt as titan Daniel Holzman dukes it out with fellow New York chef Palak Patel for a chance to show Bobby what’s good in the concrete jungle.
Judges: Andrew Carmellini, Todd Coleman, Hugh Mangum

Premiering Thursday, October 23rd at 10pm – “Orange is the New Beat” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!
The Kitchen’s Geoffrey Zakarian and Jeff Mauro are playing the tricks and culinary instructor James Gillespie and restaurateur Rob Maffucci are serving the treats. Only one will survive to battle Bobby in a Halloween trip into the arena.
Judges: Candice Kumai, Lauren Hirschberg, Frank Prisinzano

Premiering Thursday, October 30th at 10pm – “An International Affair”
Chopped’s Ted Allen and Amanda Freitag stop by the arena with one goal in mind: Beat Bobby Flay! Italian-born chef Patrick D’Andrea takes on Canadian chef Rob Feenie for the chance to stare down the master.
Judges: Franklin Becker, Mark Birnbaum, Andrew Friedman

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, October 8th at 8pm – “Big Hitters”
Four chefs from America’s baseball stadiums arrive in the Chopped Kitchen hoping to be big hitters! In the first basket, they find some typical game-day eats, including Italian sausage. Then in the second round, the chefs are pleased to see a beautiful flank steak. In the dessert round, the judges hope that the desserts are delicious, down to the last blueberry.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy

Premiering Tuesday, October 14th at 10pm – “Mummies and Gummies” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!
In the first basket, a freaky gummy and a funny mummy hit on the Halloween theme. In the second round, the chefs find some awfully scary offal and some more gummy goodness. When the final round rolls around, the remaining two chefs are left spinning about what to do with spider webs made with pretzels and blue cheese.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez

Premiering Tuesday, October 21st at 10pm – “Offal Surprise”
The chefs set out to utilize ramen in a creative way in their appetizer dishes. Then in the entree round, an offal surprise in the baskets is a source of jokes for the judges and stress for the competitors. A New England treat in the dessert basket might make the final two chefs shout for joy, but can they combine it successfully with the other three ingredients in the basket?
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, October 28th at 10pm – “Haricot Flair”
It is no time for monkeying around when banana blossoms are found in the Chopped basket in the appetizer round! The three chefs who make it to the entree round must work with a notoriously stinky ingredient. Will a colorful ingredient in the last basket prompt the finalists to sprinkle a little fun on to their desserts?
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sánchez

Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos, plus video previews and highlights. 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, October 5th at 10pm – “SaBOOtage” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!
In this special Halloween episode, one chef pays a heavy price for a deal with the devil. Later, a chef digs out of the grave, while another does all the cooking over a hell flame

Premiering Sunday, October 12th at 10pm – “Here’s Looking at You, Squid”
Elbows are the perfect pastas for macaroni, so one chef uses a metal plumbing elbow to do all of their cooking. One chef must play ring toss for their calamari rings, while another chef gets the jitters trying to use a coffee maker to make coffee cake.

Premiering Sunday, October 19th at 10:30pm – “Chip Off the ol’ Baklava”
Three chefs receive a special delivery and must rummage through boxes to get their cookware. Next, a chef gets chippy when they have to use tortilla chips as their only tools. Then, a chef finds himself in a sticky situation when they harvest all their ingredients out of a giant pot of honey.

Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 10:00pm – “The Undertater”
One chef tries to outrun a giant boulder of aluminum foil, while two chefs put aside their differences and cook for each other. Finally, a chef loses all of their ingredients and must play a memory game to get them back.

Online, 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.

Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage – Premiering Wednesday, October 8th at 9:00pm
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 $75,000 for their favorite charity. Celebrity contestants include Anne Burrell, Melissa d’Arabian, Elizabeth Falkner, Susan Feniger, Nadia G, Eric Greenspan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Johnny Iuzzini, Brian Malarkey, Jeff Mauro, Damaris Phillips, Michael Psilakis, Aarti Sequeira, Marcel Vigneron, Fabio Viviani, Justin Warner.

Premiering Wednesday, October 8th at 9:00pm – “Superstar Sabotage: Heat One” – TOURNAMENT PREMIERE!
Chefs Susan Feniger, Jeff Mauro, Michael Psilakis and Aarti Sequeira face off in the first heat of the Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage. The chefs will face sabotages including a treadmill station, a hammer carnival game and cooking in a conveyor toaster.

Premiering Wednesday, October 15th at 9:00pm – “Superstar Sabotage: Heat Two”
Chefs Nadia G, Brian Malarkey, Marcel Vigneron and Justin Warner face sabotages including a very high prep table, cooking in a popcorn machine and getting a hand stuck in a cookie jar in before one makes it to the Grand Finale.

Premiering Wednesday, October 22nd at 9:00pm – “Superstar Sabotage: Heat Three”
Chefs Anne Burrell, Eric Greenspan, Johnny Iuzzini and Damaris Phillips battle each other and sabotages including a floating prep station, holding hands with another chef around the kitchen and having their mixing and cooking vessels replaced by lemons.

Premiering Wednesday, October 29th at 9:00pm – “Superstar Sabotage: Heat Four”
There is only one more spot in the Superstar Sabotage finale and chefs Melissa d’Arabian, Elizabeth Falkner, Alex Guarnaschelli and Fabio Viviani each think they have what it takes to get there. But first, they will be faced with sabotages including gambling for ingredients, swapping their knives and utensils for tools made from cheese and cooking in banana leaves.

Online, find Superstar Sabotage contestant photo galleries, interviews and 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. Follow the tournament on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, October 3rd at 10pm – “Small Town Standouts”
This trip, Guy hits up some small towns with big flavor. In Parkland, Wisconsin, Guy visits a roadside bar serving sandwiches stuffed with delicious brisket and crispy pork belly. Then it is on to Jackson, Wyoming, to sample an organic spot that whips up ethnic-inspired eats, like the Asian bison bowl and Thai curry soup. Finally, in Lancaster, Oregon, Guy pops over to a farmland favorite firing up a monster burger and a unique twist on pizza.

Premiering Friday, October 10th at 10pm – “One Street Wonders”
This trip, Guy heads to Cincinnati to three righteous restaurants all sitting pretty on one street. First, Guy visits a funky pub where a husband/wife duo dishes out all kinds of creative hot dogs and sammies. Then, Guy gets a taste of Europe with a Belgian spot cooking up waffles and beer cheese pretzels. Finally, Guy travels to a Southwestern spot serving up short rib tacos and a yummy chicken torta.

Food Truck Face Off – Premiering Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm
Four talented teams compete to make their culinary dreams come true by winning their very own customized food truck for a year on new series Food Truck Face Off. On each of the 13 episodes, hosted by Jesse Palmer, four teams present their unique food truck concepts to an expert panel of judges. Based on the viability and quality of their ideas, two teams will be selected to face off in an intense two-day showdown. The team that earns the most will drive away with the grand prize

Premiering Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm – “Showdown on South Congress” -
Host Jesse Palmer hits the streets of Austin, Texas, with two teams of food truck wannabes who duke it out for their very own food truck. On day one, one team wrestles with flavors and fryers while the other proves their concept promises more than it delivers. On day two, the teams are up against rain and parked alongside established food trucks at a popular venue.
Judges: Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh, Andrew Gruel

Premiering Thursday, October 9th at 8pm – “Brawl in Bayfront Park”
Four teams with food truck concepts pitch their ideas to a panel of judges who deem two worthy enough to test their fare on the streets of Miami, Florida. The teams face a steep learning curve filled with missing flavor and chaotic service on day one, while day two finds one team finding their groove while the other is barely holding on. Both will have to pull out all the stops and make every dollar count if they want Jesse Palmer to hand over the keys to their dream!
Judges: Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh, Robyn Almodovar

Premiering Thursday, October 16th at 8pm – “Venice Beach Battle”
From the streets of Los Angeles, host Jesse Palmer unleashes a two day culinary battle between food truck hopefuls. Day one finds one team in fights with customers and the judges, while the other learns that dreams do not always deliver the best dish. On day two, menu fixes and game changes are served up alongside established food trucks, but will they be enough to pull ahead and drive home the prize?
Judges: Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh, Andrew Gruel

Premiering Thursday, October 23rd at 8pm – “Charnow Park Chowdown”
The judges have a tough choice deciding which two teams of food truck wannabes should fight it out in Miami, Florida. Host Jesse Palmer takes the teams through their paces over the two sell days, with manic driving and panic prep fails on day one, and increased competition on day two.
Judges: Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh, Robyn Almodovar

Premiering Thursday, October 30th at 8pm – “South Pasadena Truck Off”
Jesse Palmer is in Los Angeles to see which food truck dreamers have what it takes to win their own customized truck for one year. On day one, the newbies learn a love of cooking is not enough to get through the hazards of running a truck, while day two offers little relief when both teams have to compete against not just each other, but also established food trucks for a busy dinner service outside the Farmers’ Market.
Judges: Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh, Andrew Gruel

Guy’s Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, October 5th at 8pm – “Aisle of Terror” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!
In this spooktastic Halloween episode, four chefs must create dishes that do not scare the judges! Creating a hearty lunch is no easy feat when Guy shocks them with a daunting Red Light Special. In the next game, Guy tricks the chefs into making a savory treat with sweets in Single Aisle Showdown. In the final game, Guy hands the chefs his Grocery List filled with spooky items like bone marrow, blood orange and black garlic. Which chef will get to go on the Shopping Spree, and which will be scared straight out of the grocery store?
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Catherine McCord, Troy Johnson

Premiering Sunday, October 12th at 8pm – “Pasta La Vista, Baby”
With pasta out of reach, can these four chefs make a winning dish in Single Aisle Showdown? Next up, it is an all-you-can-carry challenge as the chefs grab ingredients for their barbecue feast in No Carts Allowed. And in the final twist, the two remaining chefs must make a dessert using One Ingredient Per Aisle. The winning chef makes a final run through Flavortown to win up to $20,000!
Judges: Judy Joo, Beau MacMillan, Marcela Valladolid

Premiering Sunday, October 19th at 8pm – “Fan-Tastic Food”
The chefs are thrown into the deep end when asked to make a five-star seafood dinner using Five Ingredients or Less. Next, the chefs play a new game inspired by an online fan, and lasagna will never be the same! With only two chefs remaining, winning is not as easy as ABC when they try to make their ultimate burger.
Judges: Troy Johnson, Beau MacMillan, Catherine McCord

Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 8pm – “Not Going to Budge It”
It is a clash of the coupons as four chefs attempt to make their best grilled dish in Budget Battle. Next, the chefs must make a decadent breakfast while incorporating the classic peanut butter and jelly combo. The last two chefs must make a Sunday supper using One Ingredient Per Aisle.
Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord

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.

Halloween Wars
Premiering Sunday, October 5th at 9pm – “The Haunted Farm” – SEASON PREMIERE!
Halloween Wars returns for a fourth season, as five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake decorator, and a sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays, in hopes of winning the coveted title of Halloween Wars champion and a $50,000 grand prize. For the teams’ first competition, they must capture all the freights of a terrifying haunted farm. In the end, one team will be eliminated. Includes special guest judge Naomi Grossman from American Horror Story: Asylum.
Judges: Naomi Grossman, Brian Kinney, Shinmin Li

Premiering Sunday, October 12th at 9pm – “Don’t Go Into The Forest”
The four remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist compete to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that evoke the dire warning: whatever you do, don’t go into the forest! One team will be eliminated, leaving the three remaining teams one step closer to the $50,000 grand prize. Includes special guest judge Adi Shankar, film producer of The Grey and Dredd.
Judges: Brian Kinney, Shinmin Li, Adi Shankar

Premiering Sunday, October 19th at 9pm- “Mummies vs. Werewolves”
Three remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go head-to-head to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture an epic battle between terror icons: Mummies vs. Werewolves! Which team will scare the judges the most? Special guest judge actor Francia Raisa, actress from The Secret Life of the American Teenager and the cult horror hit Chastity Bites, helps decide which teams move on to the final battle.
Judges: Brian Kinney, Shinmin Li, Francia Raisa

Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 9pm – “Haunted Carnival”
It all comes down to this epic, final battle. Two teams remain and will compete to create terrifying Halloween-themed displays that capture the twisted, demonic world of a haunted carnival. Only one team can take home the coveted Halloween Wars championship and a $50,000 grand prize. Horror actor Lew Temple, best known for his roles in hits like The Walking Dead and The Devil’s Rejects, helps crown the winner.
Judges: Brian Kinney, Shinmin Li, Lew Temple

Online, check out the Best of Halloween Wars photo gallery, meet the teams and find recipes for Halloween treats. Follow the fun at #HalloweenWars.

Hungry Games – Premiering Monday, October 20th at 8pm – SERIES PREMIERE!
Hungry Games, hosted by chef and television personality Richard Blais, is a deliciously fascinating series that will change the way you think about food. Through a series of fun hidden camera experiments and man-on-the-street taste tests, the series uncovers what goes on when you taste, choose and crave your favorite foods. The psychology and science behind our food decisions will surprise you!

Mystery Diners

Premiering Wednesday, October 1st at 9pm – “Vintage Scams”
Jimmy, owner of Rockabillies in Arvada, Colorado, is concerned about a dip in sales, especially during his restaurant’s summer vintage car show. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Amber and Kyle to investigate and discovers that his staff is breaking multiple rules.

Premiering Monday, October 6th at 9pm – “Partner in Crime”
After noticing multiple register mistakes, Ondrea, owner of Black Rose Tavern in Los Angeles, fears that someone — either on her staff, one of the musicians in her nonprofit charity, or her new business partner — is taking advantage of her. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Amanda and Rob and discovers that someone is using her charity to line their pockets.

Premiering Monday, October 6th at 9:30pm – “Café Coup”
After purchasing Cafe Aldente in Studio City, California, and retaining most of the previous owner’s staff, the new owners believe their employees are still practicing old policies. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Annalisa and Kiel to find out if anyone is ignoring the new rules.

Premiering Monday, October 13th at 9:00pm – “Daddy’s Girl”
When Joe and Fran, owners of Geppino’s Sicilian Kitchen in Moorpark, California, hear customer complaints about stolen items, Joe suspects their daughter’s new boyfriend is to blame. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and Destiney to identify the real thief.

Premiering Monday, October 13th at 9:30pm – “Employee Discount”
Andy, owner of 55 Degree Wine and Link-n-Hops in Los Angeles, believes discrepancies at both his wine shop and restaurant are somehow related. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Destiney and Rob to investigate.

Premiering Monday, October 20th at 9:00pm – “Poaching Profits”
Fearing that someone on his staff is using restaurant supplies to operate a competing catering company, Lenny, the owner of Cookin’ With Lenny Smokehouse in Los Angeles, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Amanda and Kiel go undercover to find out what the kitchen is really cooking.

Premiering Monday, October 20th at 9:30pm – “Missing Memorabilia”
The owners of Fenders Moto Cafe and Brew Pub in Portland, Oregon, call Charles when they notice some of their valuable motorcycle memorabilia has gone missing. Mystery Diners Shelby and Leslie go undercover to find out if any employees are responsible.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Monday, October 6th at 10pm – “Paradise Impossible”
Robert Irvine is in the resort town of South Padre Island, Texas, to help the owners of the Padre Rita Grill. This four-year-old business features both food and music, but they are not doing either very well. Robert will have to overhaul the tacky tiki bar decor and get the owners to focus on the bottom line to make life at the Padre Rita Grill paradise.

Premiering Monday, October 13th at 10pm – “An Abundance of Emotions”
Robert visits Abudanza Ristorante in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and meets owner Lou, a proud man with years of restaurant and executive chef experience who is burned out from the job and the demands of caring for a sick child. Robert works to address management issues and the restaurant makeover, but is so moved by Lou and his family that he leaves them with another much needed surprise.


Premiering Monday, October 6th at 8:00pm – “Boy, Ar-Dees Good”
It is the snack that made five-star chefs out of us all – Chef Boyardee’s Beef Ravioli! The three contestants must stuff all their culinary know-how into the Recreate Round to replicate the classic pasta dish. But things go awry when one chef’s pasta dough falls apart. Then in the Innovate Round, both of the remaining chefs decide to make desserts out of the Beef Ravioli! Join host Joey Fatone and find out which sweet can compete on Rewrapped!
Judges: Marc Summers, Daniel Marple, Aarón Sánchez

Premiering Monday, October 13th at 8:00pm – “Sno Ball Free-For-All”
Duck! Hostess Sno Balls are coming! In the Recreate Round, one chef tries to take a shortcut by using mochi instead of marshmallow. Will this gamble pay off? And when the remaining chefs move onto the Innovate Round, it all comes down to a battle between a torte and a tart. Whose sweet is the one to beat? Get ready for a marshmallow kerfuffle, as Joey Fatone hosts this gooey episode of Rewrapped!
Judges: Marc Summers, Gesine Bullock-Prado, Nichole Lipari

Premiering Monday, October 27th at 8:30pm – “Lend Me Your Ear of Corn” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!
No need to choose between trick or treat when the chefs Recreate Halloween’s favorite friend, Candy Corn! In the Innovate Round, will the competitor’s original dishes featuring Candy Corn be ghoulish or delish? Join host Joey Fatone for a howling good time on this episode of Rewrapped!
Judges: Marc Summers, Bill Kelley, Sandra Lee

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.


Barefoot Contessa

Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 10am – “Best of Barefoot: Desserts”
This is all about the desserts in Ina’s hall of fame. Ina shares dishes that are both simple and show-stopping with recipes for make-ahead Frozen Mocha Mousse, shortcut French Apple Galettes, easy Balsamic Strawberries, Fruit Salad With Limoncello, Eton Mess and delicious Skillet Brownies.

Farmhouse Rules

Premiering Sunday, October 5th at 12:30pm – “Camp GiGi”
It is time for Nancy’s annual “Camp GiGi,” where she hosts all 13 of her grandkids for a week of food and fun at the farm. At the end of camp, the whole family enjoys a camp fire and traditional Crab and Shrimp Boil with New Potatoes, as well as Creamed Corn, Banana Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Wafers and Sparkling Apple Cider Punch, before setting off wish lanterns into the sky.

Premiering Sunday, October 12th at 12:30pm – “Bake Fest”
Nancy is hosting a bake sale festival on the farm and is busy with all the preparations. She bakes a batch of her famous Golden Biscuits before picking strawberries at a local farm for her Lattice-Topped Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Avocado is the added ingredient in her BLTA, and she mixes up flavors with delicious results with her Neapolitan Cupcakes. Nancy serves up Strawberry Lemonade Slushies to wash down all the wonderful treats.

Premiering Sunday, October 19th at 12:30pm – “Adventure on the Hudson”
Nancy and her family are hitting the high seas of the Hudson River, to have a picnic on one of the uninhabited islands of the waterways. They enjoy Grilled Striped Bass with Fire Roasted Onions and Peppers, German Potato Salad and Grilled Banana Pound Cake with Chocolate Sauce.

Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 12:30pm -”Murder Mystery Farmhouse Dinner” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!
Nancy is hosting a Murder Mystery Farmhouse Dinner with some friends on Halloween. She makes Garlicky Chicken Parmesan, Green Broccoli Cauldron Soup, Blood Red Velvet Cake and Hemlock Cocktails for the party, which is complete with costumes, characters and a classic whodunit!

Giada at Home

Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 10:30am – “Halloween Goodies” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!
Giada De Laurentiis hosts an “old school” Halloween party for Jade and her friends. Giada transforms her backyard into a pumpkin patch and the kids decorate pumpkins and snack on traditional treats like Chocolate, Almond and Cherry Brittle, Peanut Butter Candy-Filled Zeppole, Orange-Spiced Apple Cider and White Chocolate Caramel Apples.

Guy’s Big Bite

Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 11:00am – “Pork and Beans 2.0″
Guy Fieri fires up his outdoor kitchen to take Pork and Beans to the next level. For the grand finale, Guy grills up dessert! Guy dishes up a crowd-pleasing Grilled Pound Cake with Spiced Cranberry Pear Compote.

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, October 25th at 10am – “Tasty Treats To Go”
Ree cooks up four of her favorite tasty treats to share with the people she loves. She prepares Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls for Pastor Ken, sticky sweet Baklava to enjoy over coffee with Grandma Edna Mae, White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies to bring to Cookie Sunday at church, and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries for the perfect birthday gift.

Southern at Heart – Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 12pm
True Southern cooking is an act of love, and host Damaris Phillips continues to take on the traditions of the South with achievable, bright recipes designed to help build confidence for new cooks. Southern at Heart captures her infectious spirit and celebrates the flavors of Kentucky, where locally- sourced special ingredients and romantic backstories are turned into sure-fire crowd pleasers that will inspire anyone to elevate their cooking.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, October 4th at 10:30am – “All Things Miniature”
Trisha and her friend Glenda are having a tea party for two, combining Glenda’s love of a good theme party and Trisha’s love of all things miniature. They enjoy bite-sized and individually portioned Creamy Asparagus Soup, Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches, Mini-Stuffed Peppers and Mini Monkey Bread Muffins, all served on miniature dishware!

Premiering Saturday, October 18th at 10:30am – “Surprise Supper”
Trisha and her band have booked a gig at a historic venue in Trisha’s hometown and she decided to make them all a surprise dinner before the show. Her bandmates Steve and Heather come over to help her cook a comforting crowd-friendly meal of Slow Cooker Stout Beef Stew, Lettuce Wedge with Blue Cheese Dressing and Texas Sheet Cake with Chocolate Ganache. Then, it is off to the venue to share their delicious meal.

Premiering Saturday, October 25th at 10:30am – “Blue Plate Special”
Friend and fellow Oklahoman resident, Ree Drummond, is coming over to make classic diner food dishes with Trisha. While they cook Chicken Fried Steak, Spinach with Bacon and Onions, Baked Macaroni and Cheese and Chocolate Pie, they share their favorite things about Oklahoma, cowboys and childhood memories of eating blue plate specials with their families.


Sweets and Treats Weekend Block- Premiering Saturday, October 25th from 7am – 12pm and Sunday, October 26th from 7am – 2pm
Get ready for a tasty Halloween with a weekend block of sweet recipes. Premiere episodes include:
Premiering Saturday, October 25th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman – “Tasty Treats To Go”
Premiering Saturday, October 25th at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen -”Blue Plate Special”
Premiering Saturday, October 25th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 10am – Barefoot Contessa – “Best of Barefoot: Desserts”
Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 10:30am – Giada at Home -”Halloween Goodies”
Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 11:00am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Pork and Beans 2.0″
Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 12:00pm – Southern at Heart
Premiering Sunday, October 26th at 12:30pm – Farmhouse Rules – “Murder Mystery Farmhouse Dinner”


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  1. Loooove Damaris. I cannot WAIT for the new season of her show!

  2. And the Next Food Network Star is......Lenny McNab!........who is currently MIA.

  3. Love Halloween Wars. Look forward to it every year.

  4. Thank God Lenny is MIA. What a phoney baloney (among other things).

  5. Damaris Phillips is awesome! So glad she's getting a 3rd season of Southern-At-Heart. Her teaching is informative and builds confidence. Her enthusiasm is fun to watch and everything that lady makes turns out fantastic. :) More! More! Let's put her on in the daytime during the week, too.

  6. Mystery Diners is the fakest show outside of the Kardashians...

  7. "Backdoor to the Chuckwagon" with Lenny and Pioneer Woman, coming soon to Betamax.

  8. Me too! I'm also looking forward to Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage. I'm going to give Food Truck Faceoff a shot; it looks interesting.

  9. I disagree; Myster Diners is the most fake show period.

  10. "Makin Bacon"! with Lenny and Ree!

  11. "Lenny and Ree" sounds like "Donny and Marie"

  12. Restaurant Steakout is a close second.

  13. You wound me to the quick, sir!

  14. True... and yet, I watch both shows.

  15. Anyone notice that Texas team was basically racist? The one girl called them "those people". Those people? GTFO here you racist POS. I'm glad you lost. Are tears bigger in Texas as well?

  16. I look at it like if someone is dumb enough to pay $25 for a burger out of a truck, they don't deserve to keep that money in the first place.

  17. Am I the only one that thinks entire show is staged? No way this structure is real. You mean to tell me FN is paying for 5 or 6 teams to drive across the country for 6-7 weeks? Do you know how expensive that would be? Even 1 person on the road for 6 weeks would run $10K. And they are picking the tab up for 5 or 6 teams? Not to mention airfair and each team being followed around by a TV crew. It's easily a 50-60 person project. They can't spend a lot of money because if a show isn't making ratings, they can it after one or two episodes. I think they send a production team to travel to 5 or 6 cities, shoot stock footage and then shoot the show in 3 or 4 days. The contestants stay in one city and go along with what's being said.

    It's also not natural to mention a city in conversation. If you go to Vegas on vacation and see your friend when you get home, you don't say "Wow, Las Vegas was such a terrific city! I loved the the people of Las Vegas. The people of Las Vegas are so friendly! I wish I could stay in Las Vegas, but now I am home in Chicago! Chicago is a fantastic city too!"

    And Tyler is always MIA during the show. He talks for 30 seconds at the beginning, calls from a "secret location" in the middle and then shows up at the end for 30 seconds.

  18. I think you meant to say "cross dressing episode, not "crossover episode". Willie and Charles met while cross dressing!

  19. Apparently, those shows are real money makers. I read the grocery store set used for Guy's Grocery Games cost $750,000 to build and stock, and they donate and replace all the perishables frequently. GGG is a small show. Food Truck Race would have a much bigger budget since it's a more elaborate setup. If everyone involved wasn't making money off these shows or could write them off as a loss against something else, they wouldn't do them.

    Tyler does show up at the trucks at different times over the season. Sometimes he quietly grabs people out of lines waiting for the trucks to act as a "secret shopper".

    As for the contestants staying in one city, etc....'better loosen the tin-foil hat a little.

  20. I saw Food Truck Face Off. It was okay, but I like Restaurant Start Up on CNBC a LOT more! Does anyone else watch that show?

  21. I only watch Willies show now, at least he has some decent advice. It usually mostly the same thing though. Get some systems in place, set policies, train staff, empower people. Knock it out and move on to the next one.

  22. Then John Taffer comes in wearing a bikini....

  23. I like Hungry Investors better than RS.

  24. Tinfoil hat? LOL. Sorry but I disagree. It's reality TV. A lot of it is based off stock footage and people are told what to say. It does not take 7 weeks to travel to 7 cities across the US. Like I said earlier, these shows only continue if they meet TV ratings criteria.

    Look at a show like Pawn Stars. The entire show is faked. Go back and watch some of the episodes from the first few seasons. You'll see one customer is from American Restoration. It's RIck's son who pretends to bring in a Coke machine and "meets" the guy that will restore it. (Rick is his father in real life) You know the "Beard of Knowledge"? They actually borrow stuff from his museum and have him evaluate how rare it is. That's why he never places a value on the items he looks at; they all belong to his museum!

    If anyone is wearing a tin foil hat, it's you for thinking what you see on TV is real. LOL.

  25. Yeah....tin-foil hat. You need to step away from the TV for awhile. You take these reality shows waaay too seriously.

  26. I hadn't heard of that show. I checked out an episode, the creole one. It looks like a cross between Restaurant Startup, Kitchen Nightmares and Restaurant: Impossible. I had to laugh at the Gordon Ramsay wanna-be investor, John somebody or other, trying to write his name in the grease on the exhaust hood. It came out looking like the Ebola virus. Seeing the owner who lost think he won was a first, that I've seen anyway. I'll have to watch the other episodes on On-Demand.

  27. Thanks, Mitt! I'll have to check that out.

  28. Willie's show is definitely a lot better! I watch Mystery Diners, because... well, I guess, because it's there, and I watch just about everything on Food Network except for DDD.

  29. Epic, do you regularly watch Restaurant Startup? I really like that show. I also like The Profit on CNBC.

  30. likable. the K was omitted. Think it through next time before commenting or you may be liable for libel.

  31. Or they don't care and have read and lived enough to get past their ancestor's hocus pocus. You are a dinosaur not an elephant and thirty years behind the times. The Romans in Augustus' time loved three things: Veal Marsala, pagan gods, and gay sex. Benvenuto.

  32. Maybe the Green Lantern was killed by his Chicken Francese (defeated by lemons) and it affected his mental health. Everyone make up a reason out of whole cloth - it's fun!

  33. Don't be stupid - Green Lantern faked his death so he could run off with Martian Manhunter. The Chicken Francese later suffered amnesia, murdered Prince, and stole his identity. To this day, no one has noticed that Prince is really a giant chicken in a purple pirate shirt.

  34. I like Willie's show too. Yes, a lot of it is the same thing, over and over, but that's because that's what so many places need work on. When I did QA for hotels, it was the a lot of the same things, just like in restaurants. I think Willie really helps people though.

  35. I like Hungry Investors too. I always feel bad though, that they have to tell one person no. Well, unless the person is a jerk like some of them have been.

  36. Me too. I like Willie.

  37. I'm watching Hungry Investors now. So far, I like it.

  38. I watched all of RS, I liked it, although I suffered some career choice regrets when I saw a graphic designer get paid $2500 for designing a solid black rectangular box with 5 or 6 white Impact font letters inside it for a logo.

    I haven't seen The Profit, or Shark Tank...not really too interested. The one that I thought I would hate, but turned out really liking it was Bar Rescue. I saw it listed in the On-Demand section along with Hungry Investors. Only 2 episodes, but I needed some background noise and queued them up. I'll have to say it looked like the most real show of that type I've seen. I played in local and small time road bar bands on and off for 35 years and saw first hand, practically every behavior from the owners, workers and customers shown on BR. None of it seems that staged, even the fight between the female manager and server, even though mostly rolling around on the ground looks fake, that's how most bar fights go...that and a lot of pushing and shoving. No flat out brawls like you see on TV. They're usually too drunk, which is why they get into fights in the first place.

  39. Eeek, you're right. That was true character assassination. I need to watch my step around here.

  40. I think he put an act on for the camera, the way he tried to snow Robert by telling him he'd never done any of the things people said he had. I'd believe the majority vs. the 1 telling a different story.

  41. Agreed. Most partners would want to support their loved one. Stefania kept calling it her mom's restaurant, which bugged me. The mother died long before the restaurant came about and it's just named after her mother. She has some issues I think.

  42. I don't think they touched on the dad much. I think, and I could be very wrong, but I think they said the dad owned a pizzeria.

  43. There's no reason you couldn't have gone back and edited.

  44. Late to the party here, but this episode has had me scratching my head ever since it originally aired.

    I'm still curious to know EXACTLY what was going on with this place. Specifically, what was the full story with the seemingly crazy/psychotic brother who opened up his restaurant across the street...???

    I mean, sure: we all have family members with whom we don't get along. But the brother actually went through all of the effort and expense to open up a legitimate business for the sole purpose of - supposedly - antagonizing and causing financial ruin for his sister.


    Something there just didn't add up. And neither Robert nor any of the family members ever did get all the way to the bottom of it.

    There was something happening there that was way beyond run-of-the-mill 'family discord.' And, honestly, I can't even imagine what it would be. But it's way more than just a simple case of 'we're siblings, and we don't get along.'

    I mean, was the crazy brother so well-off financially that he could afford to open up a restaurant just so he could yank his sister's chain...??? Indefinitely...??? As we know from watching RI, restaurants aren't cheap to open and operate. And even if money isn't a factor - although I can't imagine that's the case - that's a lot of time and effort to invest into pissing off some family member who you don't get along with.

    In contrast, the stuff that was going on between the younger sister and the older sister's girlfriend - those things were more in line with the standard types of 'family drama' associated with any family-run businesses. That stuff made sense and almost was kind of expected.

    But I really want to know what was going on with the brother and his restaurant-as-taunting-enterprise that he was running across the street.

    Again, the various facts that were discussed during the episode just didn't add up.