Hey couch potatoes and couch foodies… this post is for you. Food Network dishes out new shows in both primetime and daytime for the 2009-2010 season. New primetime programs include another sign that we’re out of television ideas: What Would Brian Boitano Make?
- Chefs vs City (wt) – Chefs Chris Cosentino and Aaron Sanchez battle two local foodies in a different city each week. Premieres July 2009.
- Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin – Wildlife expert and conservationist, Jeff Corwin explores regional cuisine in a variety of locales from Thailand to Peru. Premieres September 2009.
- Worst Cooks In America – Chefs Anne Burrell and Beau MacMillan transform 12 hopeless home cooks in this competition-style series. Premieres January 2010.
- Foods That Changed the World (wt) – Alton Brown leads a new mini series relating how foods have influenced human history and how mankind has evolved. Premieres third quarter 2010.
New Food Network daytime “In the Kitchen” series include:
- Sandra’s Money Saving Meals – Sandra Lee demonstrates for viewers how to maximize cost-savings through recipes and budgeting tips. Premieres May 10 at 12p.
- What Would Brian Boitano Make? (wt) – Series features Olympic gold medal figure skater, Brian Boitano, who is also a fabulous cook, showing off fabulous food and entertaining advice. Premieres August 2009.
- 5 Ingredient Fix – Host Claire Robinson proves tasty dishes need only five ingredients or fewer. Airs Saturdays at 930a.
- Take on the Takeout (wt) – Danny Boome’s goal is to prepare healthier, better tasting and less expensive versions of favorite take-out meals. Premieres 2010.
- Viva Daisy! – Season two premieres July 2009.
Returning primetime series consist of The Next Iron Chef: Season Two in October 2009; Ultimate Recipe Showdown: Season 3 in second quarter 2010; and The Next Food Network Star: Season 6 in June 2010.