Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Food Network Announces New Series For 2015

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Today at the Scripps Network Interactive Upfront (the company that owns Food Network), the Food Network announced the new series that will air on the channel in 2015.  Some of these series were already known and written about, but many are new ones that have just been announced.  There seem to be a lot of traveling shows (similar to Diners, Drive Ins and Dives) and more competition series.

Some of the highlights include:
  • A Michael Symon traveling show where he takes a summer road trip to taste America's best classics - burgers, BBQ, and beer.
  • A Curtis Stone traveling show where he travels to paradise locations to discover their culinary treasures and hidden gems known for their legendary dishes.
  • A traveling show featuring Jamie and Bobby Deen where they seek the best Southern cuisine, which is similar to their past show Road Tasted.
  • A Cutthroat Kitchen competition deep in the wilderness called Camp Cutthroat.
  • A Worst Cooks In America: Celebrity Edition that has Anne Burrell going against Rachael Ray.  Maybe this means no Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-off this year?
  • A four episode series called Chopped: Impossible where competitors compete against Robert Irvine to win Chopped.

Series information and descriptions from (wt = working title)

Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious (April 2015):  Sixteen memorable chefs from previous seasons return to do battle in a five-round tournament. Alton Brown hosts as the chefs vies for a chance to win $75,000. Produced by Embassy Row for Food Network

Spring Baking Championship (April 2015)  Eight bakers must prove their abilities in front of tough-love judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale as they try their spatula at Mother’s Day brunches,family picnics, birthday parties and weddings. Hosted by Bobby Deen.  Produced by Triage Entertainment for Food Network.

American Diner Revival (May 2015) Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag empower locals to save struggling diners. Produced by Bray Entertainment for Food Network

Guilty Pleasures (May 2015) Food Network stars reveal their most intimate, guilty food pleasures. Produced by Authentic Entertainment for Food Network

Craziest Restaurants in America (June 2015)  Series seeks out outrageous and bizarre food establishments,  from an underwater cafe to a zombie-themed bistro. Produced by Milkman for Food Network

Top Five Restaurants (June 2015) Food Network names America’s top five burger spots, the ultimate five steakhouses, the best five BBQ joints and more.  Produced by Authentic Entertainment for Food Network

Burgers, Brew and ‘Que (July 2015) Michael Symon takes a summer road trip to taste the best of the American classics: burgers and BBQ – and beer to wash it all down. Produced by Relativity Lifestyle for Food Network

Beach Eats (wt) (July 2015)  In each half-hour episode, Curtis Stone travels to paradise locations all over the map to track down culinary treasures and hidden gems known for legendary dishes in the region.. Produced by Karga 7 Productions for Food Network

Cake Wars (July 2015) Four bakers compete  to determine who will get to take a magical cake creation to a big event and advance their career as a baker.  Produced by Super Delicious for Food Network

Southern Fried Road Trip (July 2015)  Bobby Deen and Jamie Deen seek the best in Southern cuisine, from shrimp and grits on the Gulf coast to collard greens in Carolina. Produced by Follow Productions for Food Network

Camp Cutthroat (August 2015)  Alton Brown invites the most elite Cutthroat Kitchen alumni to a secret location deep in the wilderness for an extreme culinary throw down. Produced by Embassy Row for Food Network

Crazy Kitchen (wt) (August 2015)  Amateur competitors take on a revolving set of fast, fun games which test their knowledge, quickness, and common sense.  Produced by Electus for Food Network

Guy’s Grocery Games All-Stars (August 2015) In this five-episode stunt, some of Food Network’s and Cooking Channel’s biggest stars take over the grocery store aisles for an all-star supermarket showdown, hosted by Guy Fieri. . Produced by Relativity Lifestyle for Food Network

Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off (August 2015) Host Rachael Ray is joined by a rotating panel of all-star guests in this six-episode series where they mentor and guide  young competitors through a series of cooking challenges and obstacles as these junior chefs vie for their very own series on and the title of Kids Cook-Off champion. Produced by Jane Street for Food Network

Chopped: After Hours (September 2015)  Judges move from the table to the kitchen and take a turn at tackling the tricky ingredients of a Chopped basket.  Produced by Notional for Food Network

Deep Fried America (wt) (September 2015) The host scours the country to find the most inventive and mouthwatering deep fried masterpieces.  Produced by Magnetic for Food Network

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (wt) (September 2015) Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray each lead a team of celebrity-recruits through rigorous culinary skills-training and challenges, with the goal of turning them into skilled cooks. A $50,000 grand prize for charity is awarded to the celebrity contestant who makes the most impressive culinary transformation. Produced by Optomen Productions LLC, an All3 Media Company, for Food Network

Chopped: Impossible (October 2015)  In this four episode stunt, competitors wind up competing against Robert Irvine in a bid to win this contest. Produced by Notional for Food Network

If more series are announced, I will update this post with that information.  Looking back at the series announcement from last year, some of those never aired, so I am not sure if they will air this year or have been scrapped.  Any series that you are looking forward to watching?


  1. This looks frightening! And I hope Anne Burrell crushes Rachael Ray.

  2. Oh, I SO agree. RR drives me up the wall.

  3. Do we really need more Robert Irvine?

  4. I'm actually JudyK...just found out I can sign in on Disqus...haven't been able to sign in for a long time. Maybe I'll just start posting as Judy rather than JudyK.

  5. How many shows does the food network need where the host travels around trying to shill crap from middle-rate diners and sub shops?

  6. Me too! RR gets on my last nerve.

  7. Thank you. Well put.
    I also see they have a new version of Restaurant Impossible with Amanda Freitag and Ty Pennington. It will be interesting to see how the work together and if the show is good.

  8. So...more of the same. ;) I'd watch Chopped: Impossible, though.