NEW YORK- Summertime is sizzling as Food Network and Cooking Channel fire up the programming pipeline with 350 premiere hours planned for the second half of the year. Returning fan-favorites will be complemented by 13 new series and 25 pilots, all rolled out for audiences to devour.
"Summer has long been a time to enjoy seasonal offerings and as the halfway mark on the calendar, an ideal place for both Food Network and Cooking Channel to sweeten the programming line-up for the rest of the year," said Courtney White, Senior Vice President Programming. "Entertaining stories, trusted experts and personalities, and most importantly mouthwatering food, work together to reinforce the leadership position these brands have long been known for."
Food Network's schedule will include new series such as: Dessert Games, the Guy Fieri-hosted docu-series Guy's Big Project, I Hart Food, a travelogue hosted by new-to-the-network Hannah Hart, and all-new cooking series Bobby & Damaris (wt). Also launching are all-new episodes of Texas Cake House plus new seasons of fan-favorites - Chopped Grill Masters, Halloween Baking Championship, Halloween Wars, Holiday Baking Championship and Christmas Cookie Challenge. Rounding out the Q3/Q4 slate are delicious new pilots ranging from food-first travel adventures, innovative competitions, and deep dives into everything from bacon to baking and everything in between. Cooking Channel dishes out new series Monster Food as well as Late Nite Eats, and U.K imports Choccywoccydoodah and Heston's Fantastical Food, as well as returning favorites - Big Bad BBQ Brawl, Carnival Eats, Cheap Eats, Food: Fact or Fiction? and Man Fire Food, plus a variety of pilots to satisfy every taste.