June is Big for Food Network
It’s not enough for Scripps to be kicking off the brand spanking new Cooking Channel (aka Food Network 2) but they are also rolling out a big month at their flagship stations as well. Check out this mammoth Press Release:
Food Network June 2010 Highlights
Food Network Brews Most Premieres in Network History – Biggest June Ever!
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**FOOD NETWORK JUNE 2010 HIGHLIGHTS**
Food Network Brews Most Premieres in Network History – Biggest June Ever!
If It’s June, It’s New: 85 New Episodes, 7 New Seasons, Sweet New Competition Series
Primetime: Network’s Highest-Rated Series Searches for Newest ‘Star’ and ‘Cupcake Wars’ Erupt
Plus: New Seasons with Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, Marcella Valladolid, and Claire Robinson
NEW YORK – May 21, 2010 – Food Network premieres something new every night in June (May 30th-June 30th) with 85 new episodes, seven new seasons, and a new primetime series – the most premieres in one month in network history. “Grilling Week” (May 30th-June 6th) sizzles with 22 all-new, grilling-themed episodes of primetime and daytime shows including seven season premieres:Best Thing I Ever Ate, Mexican Made Easy, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Paula’s Best Dishes, 5 Ingredient Fix, Grill It! with Bobby Flay,and the network’s highest-rated series, The Next Food Network Star, which returns for a better-than-ever season six onSunday, June 6th at 9pm as 12 chefs compete for a shot at their own Food Network Show, hosted by Bobby Flay with new finalist mentor Giada De Laurentiis. Cupcake bakers battle for $10,000 and opportunities to cater high-profile events in Cupcake Wars, premiering Tuesday, June 15th at 9pm. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR – SEASON 6
The Next Food Network Star
Food Network’s number one series returns this June with the most exciting and intense season yet. Shot in Los Angeles on a brand-new studio set, season six follows 12 hopefuls competing for the ultimate dream job: his or her own Food Network show. Under the watchful eye of mentor Giada De Laurentiis, the finalists strut their star power and culinary chops for host Bobby Flay and the selection committee to see if they stack up against the competition.
Premieres: Sunday, June 6th at 9pm
“Welcome to Los Angeles!”
In the two-hour season premiere episode, 12 contestants meet in Los Angeles to compete for the chance to win their own Food Network show. The competition begins as soon as they arrive at the new “Star Kitchen” set, where Bobby Flay tells the finalists to prepare a dish that best represents their culinary style while using the ultimate culinary blank canvas: chicken and a potato. Next, it’s off to Paramount Studios where Hollywood director Andy Fickman films 15-second promos with the finalists based on their ideal show concepts. Finally, the 12 hopefuls are split into two teams to prepare a six-course lunch for renowned celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, at his Beverly Hills restaurant, Cut.
Premieres: Sunday, June 13th at 9pm
“Sweet to Savory”
The remaining 11 finalists must each perform their part of an 11-step intense assembly line demo, which causes stress levels to flare when some finalists leave their steps incomplete. Then, guest star Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) provides the finalists with their next task: cater a party for him and a hundred friends on the famed Santa Monica Pier. Duff wants to explore his passion for the savory side of food and challenges each finalist to take an assigned classic carnival sweet and transform it into an appetizing savory bite to serve at the soiree.
Premieres: Sunday, June 20th at 9pm
“Grammy Award Celebration”
Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy’s Big Bite) leads the 10 remaining finalists on a crash course in the Hollywood way of life! They first present a dish to camera inspired by a classic film genre including horror, romance, western, and sci-fi. Next, they head to Highlands Hollywood to walk the red carpet at a star-studded MGD 64 after-party for Grammy-award winner Colbie Callait before Guy reveals their next challenge. In teams of two, the finalists must cater the party by making a solo dish and then a collaboration dish using unusual ingredient pairings inspired by Colbie’s Grammy nominations.
Premieres: Sunday, June 27th at 9pm
Bobby Flay turns up the heat on the remaining nine finalists as he uncovers nine varieties of peppers, and the finalists race to grab the one they want to cook with. Then, he reveals the exciting payoff: The challenge winner’s recipe earns a spot on the menus of his Mesa Grill restaurants. Bobby then introduces well-known chefs Jonathan Waxman, Susan Feniger, and Eric Greenspan who each head up a team of three finalists. The chefs reveal their all-time favorite dish to their teams who are then asked to create their take on the selected dish. The finalists frantically cook up dishes to present to the chefs, hoping to impress them enough to win the challenge.
It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network’s tastiest competition yet! Each week, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig. Whether a special Ace of Cakes anniversary celebration, a star-studded magazine party, or an A-list celebrity golf tournament, these Cupcakes Wars really heat up. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of MadMac) serve as judges, and Justin Willman hosts.
Premieres: Tuesday, June 15th at 9pm ET/PT– SERIES PREMIERE!
“SeaWorld Birthday Bash”
Four creative cupcake bakers go head-to-head in hopes of having their sweets featured at a seaside birthday party. Contestants include: Lindsay Morton of Dollhouse Bakeshop Shoppe (Santa Monica, Calif.), Brett Thompson of Milk (Los Angeles), Allyson Fiander of Daddy Cakes (Topeka, Kan.) and Tracey Buchanan of Sweet Bakery & Café (Ellicot City, Md.).
Best Thing I Ever Ate
Premieres: Monday, May 31st at 9pm
There’s nothing like the sound of meat hitting the grill to get your mouth watering. But it’s not just about your typical burgers and steaks! How about a succulent Mongolian pork chop, delicious southern rib tips, juicy diver scallops, or grilled oysters? From California and Georgia to Texas and Tennessee, Food Network stars Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman, Cat Cora, Ted Allen, Adam Gertler, and Michael Chiarello reveal The Best Thing I Ever Ate – “Grilled.”
Throwdown with Bobby Flay
Premieres: Wednesday, June 2nd at 9pm
Brooklyn’s Nick Suarez makes a habit of annihilating his competition in amateur cook-offs all over New York City, and his hot dogs have become a force to be reckoned with. His newest creation, “Brooklyn’s Cheesiest Dog,” gets put to the test against Bobby Flay in this Throwdown as they fight to the finish for the “Top Dog” title.
Mexican Made Easy
Premieres: Saturday, June 5th at 9:30am
Marcela treats friends to her Mexican Shrimp Burgers inspired by a classic Puerto Vallarta street food and tops them with a Mexican-style aioli with avocado, chili, and lime. To finish her festive seafood menu, she prepares Grilled Avocado and Scallop Salad and a side of Jalapeno Buttered Corn.
Paula’s Best Dishes
Premieres: Saturday, June 5th at 11:30am
Paula and her son Bobby take their cooking skills to the grill, starting with some scrumptious hand-held food: Grilled Bacon and Cheese Jalapeno Poppers and hearty Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Vidalia Onion Skewers. They pair the meal with tasty Grilled Cheesy Olive Bread, and then take it one step further by grilling dessert – a sinfully delicious Grilled Pear Cobbler with Grilled Pear Topping.
5 Ingredient Fix
Premieres: Saturday, June 5th at 12:30pm
“Big State BBQ”
Claire packs bold flavors into this hearty BBQ menu! She starts off with a braised Beef Brisket for maximum juiciness and intense flavor, and she pairs it with cheesy Orange and Blue Grilled Romaine Salad and bourbon-spiked Three B’s Beans. This BBQ dinner will be one for the record books!
Grill It! with Bobby Flay
Premieres: Saturday, June 6th at 10:30am
“Wild & Crazy Wahoo”
Tailgating has taught Jenn Karlman a thing or two about grilling, and her favorite dish to grill is Wahoo! Bobby grills Wahoo with Puttanesca Tomato Sauce and then whips up Caramelized Plum-Ricotta-Black Pepper Crostinis and a Plum Prosecco Cocktail. Jenn puts together a Gourmet Wild Wahoo Sandwich served alongside a Warm Spinach Salad with Grilled Rum Pears and a Blue Hawaiian Cocktail.
Aside from new series and seasons, don’t miss all-new episodes of Food Network’s popular primetime and daytime shows as well Food Network’s featured competitions series, Iron Chef America and Food Network Challenge.
Primetime: Diners Drive-ins and Dives, Chopped, Good Eats, Dinner: Impossible, Chefs vs. City Unwrapped
Daytime: 30 Minute Meals, Giada at Home, Barefoot Contessa, Guy’s Big Bite, Sandra’s Money Saving Meals, Cooking for Real, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Down Home with the Neelys, Alex’s Day Off, Big Daddy’s House
Iron Chef America
The heat rises in Kitchen Stadium as the American Iron Chefs face off against fierce new competitors.
Premieres: Sunday, June 20th at 10pm
“Flay vs. Thiam”
Brooklyn’s Chef Pierre Thiam takes on Iron Chef Flay in a culinary showdown. Will the judges adore Chef Thiam’s Senegalese cuisine, or will Iron Chef Flay’s southwestern spin reign supreme?
Premieres: Sunday, June 27th at 10pm
“Symon vs. Brown”
New York’s Chef Ed Brown enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Symon. Will Chef Brown wow the judges with his unique use of the secret ingredient, or will he feel the singe of defeat to Iron Chef Symon?
Food Network Challenge
Food Network gets the competitive juices flowing with Food Network Challenge with the biggest and most exciting food battles from around the world. Claire Robinson (5 Ingredient Fix) hosts as competitors vie for bragging rights and a $10,000 cash prize.
Premieres: Sunday, May 30th at 8pm
A battle of the sexes sparks this grill-off! Melissa d’Arabian (Ten Dollar Dinners),Aida Mollenkamp (Ask Aida) and Sunny Anderson (Cooking for Real) face off against Michael Symon (Iron Chef America), Aaron McCargo, Jr. (Big Daddy’s House) and Adam Gertler (Kid in a Candy Store), and the $10,000 grand prize goes to charity. With only three rounds for the chefs to please both sharp mystery clients and a panel of discerning judges, which gourmet group will win the prize? Visit FoodNetwork.com’s “Grilling Central” for Web-exclusive grilling tips from the stars!
Premieres: Sunday, June 6th at 8pm
“Toy Story 3 Cakes”
To celebrate the release of Toy Story 3, four cake designers bake cakes inspired by the movie’s classic characters, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and Mrs. Potatohead. With $10,000 on the line, the competitors must make their creative cakes come alive like the Toy Story 3 toys.
FoodNetwork.com serves up online extras for the new season of The Next Food Network Star featuring Web-exclusive videos and photos, fan favorite vote, behind-the-scenes footage, look back at past contestants, and more!
· The Web-exclusive video library features finalist bios, sneak peeks of new episodes, “Meet the Judges” video, “Tips From a Winner” with season five champion Melissa d’Arabian (Ten Dollar Dinners), and recaps of past seasons.
· Catch up with the finalists from seasons past in “Where Are They Now?”.
· The Sneak Peek Photo Gallery shares behind-the-scenes photos from the show and new set in Los Angeles.
· Live chats: Fans can participate in live chats during all premiere episodes featuring a variety of guests, including judges Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson.
· Bobby’s Instant Re-Flays:Bobby Flay tweaks finalist recipes to take them to next level.
· Star Lounge: Chat with Food Network stars, judges and superfans in the one-stop shop for blogs, chats and daily updates.
· Fan Favorite: Vote every day (up to 10 times a day) for your favorite finalist to determine who will be named Fan Favorite.