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Food Network's De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay Return for THANKSGIVING LIVE Today

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Food Network experts come together for the second year in a row to help viewers avoid holiday meal-making mishaps on THANKSGIVING LIVE, a two-hour, interactive show hosted by Alton Brown, airing today, November 18th from 12 - 2 pm ET/PT (west coast airing will be taped). Sunny Anderson, Giada De Laurentiis, Ree Drummond, Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli and Aarón Sanchez join Alton in the kitchen to answer viewers' questions and offer up real-time remedies for Thanksgiving Day disasters. The culinary experts also dole out helpful hints, time-saving tips and originals recipes to help keep every home cook cool in the kitchen on Turkey Day.

"Response to last year's first-ever THANKSGIVING LIVE was tremendous, and we are thrilled to bring the Food Network dream team of culinary experts back to offer the best holiday food and entertaining advice, tips and tricks," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. "This truly interactive special gives our audience direct access to the all-star panel, who are uniquely qualified to help viewers create a memorable holiday feast."

Alton, with the help of Food Network experts, takes viewers' Thanksgiving preparation questions about purchasing the turkey and preparing the dressing, to picking wine and selecting the best decorations to make a picture-perfect holiday table décor. Viewers will not only have the opportunity to submit questions in advance via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/foodnetwork) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/foodnetwork use #FNThanksgiving) but can also submit questions during the broadcast. The Food Network team will be answering the Top 10 Thanksgiving questions from exclusive Skype submissions (Username: FoodNetworkThanksgiving).

Complementing the on-air broadcast, Food Network will serve up a three-hour THANKSGIVING LIVE webcast at FoodNetwork.com. Beginning at 11:30am ET, the site will stream a preshow featuring celebrity chef interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of Alton and the cast preparing for the big day. During the show, viewers can participate in a unique, co-viewing social experience implemented on FoodNetwork.com, Facebook.com/FoodNetwork and Livestream.com/FoodNetwork. A mix of real-time conversation including video, photos, Facebook and Twitter posts, all seamlessly integrated into the live video stream, it will allow chefs and viewers to share tips, recipes and commentary. After the on-air broadcast concludes, the online streaming video will continue with exclusive post-show coverage.

"THANKSGIVING LIVE's web-exclusive content offers even more direct access to our experts - have a question about lumpy mashed potatoes? Tweet or post a question about it and Bobby Flay just might answer," said Bob Madden, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Digital - Food Network Category, Scripps Networks Interactive. "Our multi-platform content is sure to make FoodNetwork.com a one-stop shop for holiday food related content."


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