Food Network is ordering extra helpings of two program genres that have reliably filled its schedule for some time: road trips that explore how a certain kind of cuisine is served up around the nation, and a bevy of competition programs.
The Scripps Networks-owned outlet on Wednesday unveiled its next programming cycle at a morning presentation. Below, a select list of some of the new series expected to air in 2015 and 2016:
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 vie 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 FoodNetwork.com 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, 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
Untitled Internet Reviewers Series (wt) (TBD 2015) This new series brings together a committee of the toughest online contributors to a struggling restaurant to help identify the issues, make plans, and help execute solutions to guide these flailing restaurants to success. Produced by ITV Studios America for Food Network.
Bobby Flay Fit (January 2016) Bobby Flay shares tips and tricks on achieving a happy, fit lifestyle with a focus on smart choices in menu planning, moderation and exercise. Produced by Rock Shrimp for Food Network