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“The Chew” Kicks Off Its Countdown to Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 1

Guest appearances from Amy Sedaris, Chef Fabio Viviani, Sean Astin and Chef Richard Blais, October 29 – November 2

It’s a “Halloween Spooktacular” when the hosts of “The Chew” (weekdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m., ET; broadcast in stereo) unveil their 2012 costumes, share recipes and their favorite tricks, treats and Halloween sweets, Wednesday, October 31. Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome five special trick-or-treaters -- Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd, the hosts of ABC’s “The View” -- who make their first group appearance on the show as they chew the fat and reminisce about Halloween celebrations past and present.

“The Chew” kicks off its month-long Thanksgiving celebration from turkey preparation to stuffing, desserts and sides on Thursday, November 1. The hosts share their favorite recipes, dining etiquette and entertaining tips for the perfect Thanksgiving Day.

Amy Sedaris (“30 Rock”), Chef Fabio Viviani (“Life After Top Chef”), Sean Astin (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and Chef Richard Blais are featured guests October 29 – November 2.

For the week of October 29 – November 2 (subject to change):

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 – Amy Sedaris (“30 Rock”); pumpkin carver Michael Natielo shows off his pumpkin portraits of the hosts; correspondent Evette Rios participates in the Damariscotta, ME Pumpkin Regatta.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 – Spooky cocktails; devilish desserts and scary treats are on the menu as the hosts share some of their favorite Halloween-inspired dishes.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 – “The Chew’s Halloween Spooktacular”; the hosts unveil their 2012 costumes; frighteningly delicious treats; the hosts and audience members partake in a game of “Food Pyramid”; the first group appearance from Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd (“The View”).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 – Chef Richard Blais shares his pre-marathon routine with correspondent Chef Jamika Pessoa as he prepares to run in the New York City Marathon; “The Chew’s” countdown to Thanksgiving begins.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – Sean Astin (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”); Chef Fabio Viviani (“Life After Top Chef”).

About “The Chew”:
Celebrating and exploring life through food, “The Chew” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining. Produced by GorDon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series.

Follow “The Chew” (@thechew) and hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali); Michael Symon (@chefsymon); Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly); Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter ™

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