Food Network Orders Giada De Laurentiis Series

'In the Kitchen' set to debut in fourth quarter

Food Network has ordered 26 half-hour episodes of new content from host Giada De Laurentiis. The pickup includes new episodes of Giada EntertainsGiada’s Holiday Handbook andGiada’s Summer Entertaining (wt). Production is slated to start this summer and the first episodes targeted to roll out in the fourth quarter.

"Giada De Laurentiis is an expert in her field and a much sought-after guide for home cooks looking for help for their own gatherings," Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development, Scripps Networks Interactive, said in a release. "With new episodes on the way, our viewers can continue to count on inspirational recipes and entertaining ideas from season to season to help elevate their own celebrations and get-togethers all year-round."

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