Saturday, September 29, 2018

Food Network's October 2018 Programming Highlights

Photo - Food Network
Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in October, many of which have a Halloween theme:

  • The Best of Halloween Baking Championship on Monday, October 1st at 10pm. 
  • Sandra Lee returns to Food Network as host of a competition show called Haunted Gingerbread Showdown which premieres Sunday, October 7th at 10pm.
  • A new series Halloween Cake-Off with Duff Goldman as host on Monday, October 8th at 10pm. 
  • A Chopped Champions tournament starting on Tuesday, October 9th at 9pm
  • Trisha Yearwood has a Halloween special called Trisha’s Halloween Spooktacular on Monday, October 15th at 8pm. 
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Big Food Truck Tip, Bite Club, Diners, Drives-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Halloween Baking Championship, Halloween Wars, Kids Baking Championship, and Triple D Nation.
  • New daytime episodes of Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro, The Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman.

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

*note - Let's Eat is in the press release, but it is no longer on the schedule

Monday, September 17, 2018

Good Eats: Reloaded Premieres October 15th on Cooking Channel

Alton Brown has been promising fans for quite some time that Good Eats would return to television.  When Alton made an announcement about it last year, he said it would be called Return of the Eats, but it appears the show is now called Good Eats: Reloaded.

Alton Brown posted this on his social media accounts: "I’m revisiting the Good Eats library and renovating some classic episodes by adding new scenes, new science and new recipes. The result: Good Eats: Reloaded. Premieres October 15 at 9pm ET on Cooking Channel."

I find it interesting that they chose to put Good Eats: Reloaded on Cooking Channel rather than Food Network.  With the cult following of Good Eats, it would probably have had good ratings on Food Network.

So if you have been waiting for Good Eats to return, you can mark your calender for October 15th at 9pm.

UPDATE - It seems like Good Eats: Reloaded may be separate from Return of the Eats and Return of the Eats will premiere at a later date.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Food Network Star Winner Christian Petroni Competes on Beat Bobby Flay

Christian Petroni Beat Bobby Flay
Photo - Twitter
Christian Petroni, the most recent (co-) winner of Food Network Star will be competing on Beat Bobby Flay tonight at 10pm on Food Network.

The episode is described as: "The tables are turned when past Beat Bobby Flay judges Christian Petroni and Leah Cohen return to the kitchen to take matters into their own hands. Cooking Channel's Laura Vitale and Chef Jet Tila judge the judges to deliver the verdict on who will serve Bobby justice."

Christian has been a judge on the show before, but this is his first time competing on Beat Bobby Flay.  I also don't think this is his "prize" for winning Food Network Star and this was probably filmed a while ago.  Appearing on Beat Bobby Flay was Bobby Flay's hope of a consolation prize for Manny.

I will update this post after the episode airs to let you know how Christian did on tonight's episode of Beat Bobby Flay.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis Appear in New Scooby Doo Movie

Today a new Scooby Doo movie called Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost was released on DVD and online.  Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis appear in the cartoon movie and do the voice over work for their characters.

The description of the movie states:

"Pull up a chair, tuck in that napkin, and get ready for a 5-star meal of mystery with Scooby-Doo and the gang, as we hit the road to visit the Rocky Harbor Culinary Resort to meet Fred’s uncle, world-famous chef Bobby Flay. Mystery Inc. quickly learns that this state-of-the-art cooking resort isn’t all steak and potatoes after they find out about the legend of the Red Ghost, and the unsolved disappearance of Bobby Flay’s great ancestor chef. When the mysterious Red Ghost returns in disastrous fashion to haunt the inn, the gang teams up with Bobby and his culinary pal Giada De Laurentiis, to dig in for clues and serve up justice. Will history repeat itself and find another world-famous chef missing? Get ready to take a bite out of this gourmet mystery filled with loads of good eating, tasty laughs and even better twists and turns!"

Chopped judge Marcus Samuelsson also appears in the movie.  Below is a preview video of the movie and the photo above is of the cartoon versions of Giada and Bobby.