Food Network's November Highlights

Food Network's November Highlights

Gather around the TV this holiday season with family and friends for Food Network's exciting menu of holiday programming kicking off this November. Food Network turns up the heat with the special premiere of People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive on Thursday, November 1st at 8pm when People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle goes behind the scenes with the 10 chefs in the running for the title. Then, Giada De Laurentiis hosts the new series Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge, tasking five top chefs to create the ultimate dishes for the ultimate food holiday on Sunday, November 4th at 9pm. On Monday, November 5th at 9pm, Jesse Palmer, Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale are back with a new season of HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP when nine of the country's best holiday bakers will compete for the grand prize of $25,000. Then at 10pm, Eddie Jackson and Ree Drummond return for an all-new season of CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE giving top bakers the chance to impress with their creative cookie recipes. Next, Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence help returning recruits with their Thanksgiving meals on Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption on Sunday, November 11th at 10pm. Ina Garten hosts a special Thanksgiving episode of Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro on Saturday, November 17th at 8pm where she and some of her celebrity friends share their favorite holiday sides including BAREFOOT CONTESSA fan Jennifer Garner. On Sunday, November 18th at 8pm, Martha Stewart welcomes four of the country's best cake artists as they craft the most incredible cake tributes to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the special premiere of Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular. On Sunday, November 25th at 8pm, Jonathan Bennett hosts a special Holiday Wars competition giving three teams of cake and sugar artists the challenge of creating the most impressive holiday displays possible. At 9pm, Marcela Valladolid is giving nine food artists the chance to compete for the title of Best Gingerbread Artist in America on Holiday Gingerbread Showdown. Also, don't miss premieres and holiday-themed episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy's Grocery Games and Triple D Nation. In daytime, Giada De Laurentiis is back for a new season of Giada's Holiday Handbook on Sunday, November 11th at 11:30am, helping to plan the perfect holiday menu. Then, country legend Martina McBride is welcoming fans into her kitchen where she will share her favorite family recipes on Martina's Table premiering Sunday, November 18th at 12pm. Also catch new seasons of GIRL MEETS FARM on Sunday, November 11th at 11am and Guy's Ranch Kitchen on Saturday, November 17th at 12:30pm. Catch holiday episodes and premieres of Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro, The Kitchen, THE PIONEER WOMAN and Trisha's Southern Kitchen. FoodNetwork.com is serving up Thanksgiving mains, sides and desserts that will be sure to impress your guests. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Discover.

PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES

Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!

Premiering Saturday, November 17th at 8pm - "Cook Like a Pro: Thanksgiving Sides"

Ina Garten's favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the side dishes, and she's leaving no vegetable unturned for side dishes that will steal the spotlight at the big feast. There's everything from Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding with Homemade Gravy and Cranberry Fruit Conserve to Haricots Verts with Dill and Hazelnuts. Then she shares tasty ideas for Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Bacon, plus Celery Root and Apple Puree. Ina starts with Classic Mashed Potatoes and takes them in three new directions: Truffled Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. In the oven, a colorful Roasted Beet, Butternut SQUASH and Apple Salad bakes along with a make-ahead Root Vegetable Gratin. There are even some cool, side-inspired table setting ideas. Ina also asks friends to reveal their must-have Thanksgiving sides. For Nigella Lawson, its Red Cabbage with Pomegranate, and Marcus Samuelsson has to have his Killer Collards. Ina's biggest fan, actress Jennifer Garner, makes her grandmother Exie Mae Garner's Sweet Potato Casserole in an episode of her "Pretend Cooking Show" shot especially for Ina.

Online, get Ina's favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving and her TIMELESS entertaining tips. Plus, tell us about your Thanksgiving traditions using #BarefootContessa

Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, November 1st at 10pm - "Baked to Perfection"

Pastry chefs Mathew Rice and Thiago Silva fire up the ovens for a chance to bake sweet circles around Bobby Flay. CHOPPED host Ted Allen and master baker Gesine Prado have a sweet tooth and the only cure is beating Bobby!

Premiering Thursday, November 8th at 10pm - "Drop the Mic"

Chopped's Amanda Freitag and comedian Jo Koy show up to boo Bobby Flay out of his kitchen. They invite Washington, D.C.'s Ryan Hackney and Nora Haron from the California Bay Area to bring their kitchen skills and the winning punchline to beat Bobby!

Premiering Thursday, November 15th at 10pm - "Stuffed with Victory" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Geoffrey Zakarian and TV host Sara Haines have a lot to be thankful for at the table this year, and they've brought in Creole Chef Bernard Carmouche and meatball master Daniel Sharp to stuff Bobby Flay like a turkey.

Premiering Thursday, November 22nd at 10pm - "Say Cheese!"

Seasoned farmer and chef Duskie Estes goes up against pasta heir Francesco Buitoni to put Bobby Flay out to pasture. It's up to Giada de Laurentiis and The Kitchen's Sunny Anderson to choose the chef that will plow Bobby down.

Premiering Thursday, November 29th at 10pm - "Cream of the Crop"

The kitchen comes alive when Katie Lee and Valerie Bertinelli team up to see Bobby Flay fall. It's up to them to make the call when Chef Chris Henry from Massachusetts battles Buffalo, N.Y.'s Chef Steve Gedra for a chance at the champ!

Online, find out what it takes to Beat Bobby Flay, where Food Network's own chefs reveal the skills and tactics needed to defeat Bobby. You can also check out behind-the-scenes photos and videos, relive highlights, tour the set and much more. Join the conversation with #BeatBobbyFlay.

Chopped

Premiering Tuesday, November 13th at 9pm - "Thankful Siblings" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Ted Allen, Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy and their siblings crowd THE KITCHEN for a wild Thanksgiving competition! These turkeys are sure to have a blast cooking together, starting round one by tackling a curious green bean creation and a bitter green. There's no bird in the Thanksgiving entrée basket but there's plenty of delicious fall goodness. Finally, a latte and lots more await the final competitors in the dessert basket.

Judges: Scott Conant, Tiffani Faison, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, November 20th at 9pm - "Thanksgiving Pie, Oh My!" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

The chefs learn that instead of the usual appetizer, entrée and dessert baskets, their Thanksgiving-themed rounds will be sides, turkey and pie -- all Turkey Day essentials! In round one, the competitors hustle to make magnificent side dishes using a strange ice cream and soup made from judge Martha Stewart's recipe. The remaining three chefs must attempt to put a creative spin on their turkey plates. Finally, the promise of pies and tawny port makes for a festive pie round.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Martha Stewart

Premiering Tuesday, November 27th at 9pm - "Tea Eggs and Sympathy"

Four chefs enter the CHOPPED Kitchen and lay it all on the line to get it done! The appetizer round has the chefs wondering what exactly a Chinese tea egg is and what exactly they got themselves into by agreeing to compete. Pizza in a strange format and an uncommonly eaten piece of pork appear in the entrée basket. A big, stinky fruit is THE TALK of the dessert round, and the big question is whether the finalists know how to make it delicious.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marcus Samuelsson, Martha Stewart

Online, get to know the competitors, browse photos of the action, and watch video highlights at FoodNework.com/Chopped. Tell us your ideas for grilling with the mystery basket ingredients using #Chopped.

Chopped Champions

Premiering Tuesday, November 6th at 9pm - "Chopped Champs Throwdown: Finale" - TOURNAMENT FINALE!

Four repeat champs are back for the CHOPPED CHAMPIONS Grand Finale and the chance to make a $50,000 meal! The appetizer basket challenges the chefs with a seafood delicacy that requires a high degree of thoughtfulness. An in-your-face shocker in the second basket leaves the remaining chefs racing to make bold plates. And with the prize at stake, the two remaining chefs face off in a dessert round with a basket that is fittingly difficult.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy

Online, learn more about the contestants returning to the chopping block. Get culinary inspiration from the CHOPPED experts and learn the tricks contestants have successfully deployed to transform ingredients into winning dishes. Follow #Chopped for highlights from the competition and tell us what you would do with the basket ingredients.

Christmas Cookie Challenge - Premiering Monday, November 5th at 10pm - SEASON PREMIERE!

Holiday cookies are more than mere sweets -- they are gifts, mementos of childhood, and most certainly made with pride. In Christmas Cookie Challenge, five confident and daring bakers compete to prove their holiday cookie-making skills. Tough-love judges are on hand to crown the holiday cookie master, who will go home with a $10,000 prize!

Premiering Monday, November 5th at 10pm - "Christmas Vacation"

Five fantastic cookie MAKERS enter the workshop, but instead of a winter wonderland, they find host Eddie Jackson lounging in a beach chair under a palm tree. The bakers are challenged to create cookies perfect for a Christmas in the tropics, and judges Ree Drummond, Dan Langan and Aarti Sequeira decide who's got it made in the shade and whose holiday is ending early. Then, it's all aboard for the display challenge as the cookie MAKERS must make an entire train -- from the caboose to the cargo car -- out of cookies! Plus they have to load their locomotives with cookies that use fun flavors like peanut butter, hazelnut spread or marshmallows. It's full steam ahead as these cookie engineers race for the $10,000 prize.

Premiering Monday, November 12th at 10pm - "Christmas Surprises"

Host Eddie Jackson brings down his box of Christmas cookie cutters from the attic only to realize that it's actually his Halloween box! Now, five gifted cookie MAKERS must hack the Halloween cutters into classic Christmas cookies. Judges Ree Drummond, Jordan Pilarski and Gesine Prado decide which cookies are frightfully festive and which are just frightful. After Halloween, there's no better way to count down the days to Christmas than with an advent calendar, so the talented bakers race against the clock to bake, decorate and assemble cookie calendars with surprises hidden behind each day. The best calendar earns one cookie maker a date with destiny and a $10,000 grand prize.

Premiering Monday, November 19th at 10pm - "Some Assembly Required Christmas"

Host Eddie Jackson asks five of America's best cookie MAKERS to create two cookies on sticks: one representing the best part of Christmas for kids and another showing the best part for grown-ups. Deciding which three cookie MAKERS move on to the next round is a job for judges Ree Drummond, Dan Langan and Aarti Sequeira. For the display challenge, it's the night before Christmas, but the stockings have not been hung by the chimney with care. So the competitors must craft life-size Christmas stockings entirely out of cookies and incorporate winter fruits like pomegranates, pears or clementines. Only the best of the best gets to stuff their stocking with the $10,000 grand prize.

Premiering Monday, November 26th at 10pm - "Christmas Comes in All Sizes"

Host Eddie Jackson loves traditional nesting dolls because they're the kind of Christmas gift that keeps on giving. So for this decorating challenge, he asks five of America's finest cookie MAKERS to whip up six cookies of the same design that get progressively smaller. It's a tall order for judges Stephanie Boswell, Ree Drummond and Molly Yeh to decide which two cookie MAKERS come up short in the first round. The task gets even tougher in the display challenge as the three remaining cookie MAKERS must craft a Christmas village completely out of cookies. It's mayhem on Main Street as the bakers compete with $10,000 on the line.

Online, you're in for a treat where you'll find our most creative holiday cookies ever. Go behind the scenes of the show on Food Network's Instagram and Facebook pages and watch Eddie, Ree and the other judges take on culinary challenges, including a race to cut out cookies! Weigh in on your favorite cookies and challenges using #ChristmasCookieChallenge.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives & Triple D Nation

Premiering Friday, November 2nd at 9pm - "Triple D Nation: Between the Bread"

Guy Fieri is always down for a good sandwich, so he's stopping in to check out some of the Triple D Nation's latest creations. A food truck in NASHVILLE put down roots and started churning out cheesy concoctions. A Denver diner has gone global, dishing up eats from all over the world. A seafood joint in Miami put their signature dish inside two pieces of bread, and as a bonus, Guy is letting us in on a Fieri family tradition in Northern California.

Premiering Friday, November 9th at 9pm - "Meaty Mashup"

Guy Fieri is digging into all kinds of carnivore creations on this trip. In Little Rock, Arkansas, an old gas station-turned-eatery is pumping bison into a burrito and piling pork onto cornmeal waffles. In Santa Rosa, California, a Vietnamese joint is making phenomenal pho and righteous barbecue pork. And finally, nearby in Napa, California, there's a barbecue spot loading up a monster burger and frying off-the-chain chicken.

Premiering Friday, November 16th at 9pm - "Triple D Nation: From Brisket to Bacon"

It's all about the meat as Guy Fieri crosses the country to stop at some of his favorite haunts. In Denver, a Native American eatery has a new way to serve bison, and a NASHVILLE diner is taking lamb to the next level. Plus, Guy snoops around YELLOWSTONE National Park and finds a brand-new BBQ joint with brisket that's out of bounds!

Premiering Friday, November 23rd at 9pm - "Burgers, Bacon and BBQ"

On this trip, Guy Fieri is diving into meaty, savory goodness. In Little Rock, Arkansas, a funky farm-to-table spot is piling up a pimento cheese burger and cranking out homemade brats. In Napa, California, an amazing Asian joint is cooking up kimchi fried rice and prime-time pork ramen. And in San Antonio, Texas, there's a smoking stop for some bomb barbecue.

Online, go behind-the-scenes with Guy, check out full recipes and scan the best DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES across the country. Hop along for THE RIDE on Twitter with #DDD.

Guy's Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, November 4th at 9pm - "Family Food FEUD Thanksgiving" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Two families return to GGG for more Flavortown fun in a three-round Thanksgiving family showdown. Guy Fieri has a member of each family pick from unidentified cans to determine the featured ingredient in their first meal, and then another family member must make a fall favorite using five pounds of ingredients. Finally, the last member of each family must flip a pumpkin pie into a savory Thanksgiving dish in a winner-takes-all final round and a shot at shopping Flavortown for up to $20,000.

Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Beau MacMillan, Damaris Phillips, Carl Ruiz

Premiering Wednesday, November 7th at 9pm - "Teen Chefs"

Four talented teen chefs are taking over Flavortown, and Guy Fieri gets things started by having them flip a chicken pot pie into a high-end dinner. Then, a roll of the DICE decides the parameters of their international dishes, and in the end, one future superstar chef will cook BEYOND their years and win a shopping spree worth up to $20,000.

Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Catherine McCord, Jet Tila, Jonathan Waxman

Premiering Wednesday, November 14th at 9pm - "Judges Thanksgiving Throwdown" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

'Tis the season for giving, but don't tell that to the four all-star chefs competing in Flavortown. They're ready to prove that it's possible to make Thanksgiving dinner with limited ingredients and then use THE LEFTOVERS to make a completely different meal the next day! In the end, one chef will claim the title of All-Star Thanksgiving Throwdown champ and win a guaranteed $20,000

Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Rocco DiSpirito, Aarti Sequeira, Justin Warner

Premiering Wednesday, November 28th at 9pm - "All-Seafood Battle"

Four seafood specialists battle it out in Flavortown. Guy Fieri limits the chefs to just ten ingredients in the first round, and then all the ingredients for their second dish must start with the same random letter. Finally, a new game lays out icy parameters for the chefs' upscale fish dish. In the end, only one chef will throw the others overboard, win bragging rights and shop Flavortown for up to $20,000.

Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Cat Cora, Aaron May, Jamika Pessoa

Online, learn more about your favorite judges, see photo highlights and test your knowledge of Flavortown Market. Tell us which games are your favorite using #GroceryGames.

Holiday Baking Championship - Premiering Monday, November 5th at 9pm - SEASON PREMIERE!

The holidays mean warm embraces, reconnecting with family and distinctive treats to mark this special time. Nine of the best holiday bakers in America are vying for the coveted title of Holiday Baking Champion and the $25,000 prize. Host Jesse Palmer and beloved judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale oversee the festivities.

Premiering Monday, November 5th at 9pm - "Holiday Essentials"

The pumpkin spice phenomenon hits the Holiday Baking Championship! For the pre-heat, nine bakers attempt to wow host Jesse Palmer and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale with creative pumpkin spiciness. In the main heat, the bakers must combine a yule log with a classic holiday treat.

Premiering Monday, November 12th at 9pm - "Plenty of Gratitude" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Everyone has a different favorite pie for Thanksgiving, so for the pre-heat, the eight bakers work in teams to make four different kinds of pies on the same sheet pan! In the main heat, the bakers embrace the stuffed feeling after the Thanksgiving meal by making stuffed cakes featuring seasonal ingredients. Host Jesse Palmer and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale determine the winner.

Premiering Monday, November 19th at 9pm - "Turkey Day Delights" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Cranberries are the most popular accompaniment for turkey, so in the pre-heat, the seven bakers must make a dessert combining cranberry with another flavor of the season. To combat the sleepiness that follows Thanksgiving turkey, the main heat challenges the bakers to impress host Jesse Palmer and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale with a sweet treat that pairs coffee with an unusual flavor of coffee syrup.

Premiering Monday, November 26th at 9pm - "Holiday Artistry"

The holidays are a time for artistry and decorations, so for the pre-heat, inflatable holiday decorations inspire the six bakers' cute cream puff displays. In the main heat, the bakers dazzle host Jesse Palmer and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale with delicious hand-painted eggnog cakes.

Online, meet the newest batch of contestants and find everything you need to bake all season long. Check out Food Network's Instagram and Facebook pages to see our collection of decadent holiday creations. What's your favorite holiday dessert? Tell us using #HolidayBakingChampionship. After the HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP finale, watch out for an exclusive baking video with the winner!

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown - Premiering Sunday, November 25th at 9pm - SERIES PREMIERE!

Nine food artists from across the nation showcase their detailed workmanship, compelling techniques and fierce personal ambition in a battle for total sweets domination hosted by Marcela Valladolid. Over four episodes, they'll compete for the title of Best Gingerbread Artist in America, a cash prize of $25,000, and to be featured in Food Network Magazine.

Premiering Sunday, November 25th at 9pm - "Santa's Most Incredible Workshop"

Three bakers find fierce competition as they race to create a magical gingerbread "North Pole." Just as they get going, they're thrown a twist and have to think fast while creating a holiday treat that's both delicious and a practical part of their final creations. Host Marcela Valladolid and judges Kerry Vincent, Molly Yeh and Adam Young hand out some high praise and some cold critiques while trying to decide whose gingerbread masterpiece is good enough to give its creator a trip to the grand finale for a shot at $25,000.

Online, find your ultimate gingerbread destination this season, complete with everything you need to know to bake unforgettable gingerbread cookies, houses, loaves and more all season long. Don't miss Food Network's Instagram and Facebook posts showcasing the latest in can-do baking hacks for a holiday spread that's both creative and classic. Join the conversation using #GingerbreadShowdown.

Holiday Wars - Premiering Sunday, November 25th at 8pm - "When the ELVES Call in Sick" - SPECIAL PREMIERE!

It's time for a brand-new holiday season competition packed with tons of Christmas cheer! In Holiday Wars, three teams each with three master cake artists and a sugar artist face off in two jolly challenges to create mind-blowing holiday displays that are as festive as they are delicious. At the end of the battle, one team will jingle all the way home with a $10,000 grand prize.The three teams of confectionery artists face off to see who can make the most mind-blowing holiday display that shows who steps in to save the day after Santa's ELVES call in sick on Christmas Eve. The competition begins with the Snowball Fight Challenge where each team uses cake and sugar to create edible holiday designs in just 45 minutes. One winning team gets a vital advantage going into the Winter Blizzard round where they must create an eye-popping, larger-than-life Christmas display. At the end of this battle, host Jonathan Bennett and judges Shinmin Li and Jason Smith will award one team the $10,000 grand prize.

Join in the holiday cheer and weigh in on your favorite creations using #HolidayWars!

Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular - Premiering Sunday, November 18th at 8pm - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!

Lifestyle icon Martha Stewart welcomes four of the country's best cake artists as they craft the most incredible cake tributes to beloved Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons and floats. From Tom Turkey and Santa's Sleigh to the Grinch and Aviator Snoopy, CAKE MASTERS Buddy Valastro and Yolanda Gampp decide which masterpieces deserve the $25,000 prize.

Online, get an insider's look at Macy's iconic floats. Over on Food Network's Instagram page, Martha shares stories about how she celebrates Thanksgiving - including her most memorable cooking disaster! Visit Food Network's Facebook page for over-the-top seasonal cake displays and baking inspiration, and join the conversation anytime using #ThanksgivingCakeSpectacular.

People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive- Premiering Thursday, November 1st at 8pm - SPECIAL PREMIERE!

Food Network covers People Magazine's search for the Sexiest Chef Alive. Hosted by People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle, this one-hour special goes behind the scenes and into the lives of ten rising-star chefs who are in the running for the coveted title of Sexiest Chef Alive.

Online, we'll learn more about the chefs' talents in THE KITCHEN and beyond. Get to know all the chefs in a series of revealing profiles on Food Network's Instagram Stories, and watch as they play Never Have I Ever on Food Network's Facebook and Instagram pages. Join the conversation anytime using #SexiestChef.

Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge - Premiering Sunday, November 4th at 9pm - THANKSGIVING SERIES PREMIERE!

Five top chefs face off to create ultimate Thanksgiving dishes. Host Giada De Laurentiis and judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni put the creative chefs to the test, challenging them to prepare the most delicious and innovative turkeys, side dishes and desserts to ever hit a dining room table. The winner goes home with holiday bragging rights and $25,000.

Premiering Sunday, November 4th at 9pm - "They're Called "Classics" for a Reason"

Five of the country's most creative chefs put their spin on every food lover's favorite holiday. In the first round, they take one classic Thanksgiving side and re-invent it. The winner gets an advantage in the final round, where they are asked to make an entire Turkey dinner in just one hour and incorporate an ingredient from the very first Thanksgiving. One chef will be eliminated, while the rest move on for a chance to win $25,000.

Premiering Sunday, November 11th at 9pm - "Pies, Sides and a Leftovers Surprise"

The four remaining chefs take Thanksgiving classics to new heights. In round one, the chefs turn Thanksgiving sweet pies into a holiday side. The winner receives a huge advantage in round two, where the chefs take on everyone's favorite part of the holidays...leftovers! One chef will be eliminated and the final three will head to the finale for a chance to win $25,000.

Premiering Sunday, November 18th at 9pm - "A Feast to Remember" - SEASON FINALE!

In the finale, the remaining three chefs are pushed to the limits of their creativity. In the first round, one chef will be eliminated as the competitors are faced with crucial kitchen equipment being off-limits. Then, in the final head-to-head round, the last two chefs must make a full Thanksgiving meal in just three hours. Only one chef will walk away with the $25,000 prize.

Don't miss Giada's tips on making an unforgettable feast and solving holiday-party problems on Food Network's Instagram page. Plus, online Alex solves a series of Thanksgiving cooking challenges from rescuing a raw turkey to fixing lumpy mashed potatoes. Stay tuned to Food Network's social platforms as Carla and Christian go head-to-head in a turkey-carving battle!

Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption - Premiering Sunday, November 11th at 10pm - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!

Hosts Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence welcome back four former Boot Camp recruits for Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption. The much-improved recruits team up to make a Thanksgiving feast for a chance at culinary atonement and $5,000 worth of kitchen equipment

Online, uncover the very best of the worst at and across Food Network's social platforms. Catch up with the returning recruits and learn kitchen tips and tricks from the mentors. Share your biggest Thanksgiving disasters using #WorstCooks.

DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES

Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro

Premiering Sunday, November 4th at 12:30pm - "Cook Like a Pro: Salads for Four Seasons"

Ina Garten is sharing her pro tips for sensational salads for every season. For an all-in-one spring dinner, her Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisee Salad is unbeatable, and Tarragon Shrimp Salad is perfect for an easy and delicious summer lunch. Then for autumn, Ina makes Faro Tabbouleh with Feta, a twist on a classic dish, and her Tricolore Salad with Orange is an incredible winter side dish.

Premiering Sunday, November 11th at 12:30pm - "Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Thanksgiving" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Ina Garten is sharing pro tips on pulling off the ultimate make-ahead, low-stress Thanksgiving feast. She's preparing Accidental Make-Ahead Turkey where all the cooking and carving are done in advance, there's wonderful Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy with Onions and Sage, an incredible Leek and Artichoke Bread Pudding and two fabulous sides -- Sweet Potato Puree and the easiest Peas and Pancetta. Thanksgiving has never been so effortless and easy.

Premiering Sunday, November 18th at 12:30pm - "Cook Like a Pro: Beefed Up"

Ina Garten is setting her sights on beef and sharing her tips for preparing it roasted, ground, sliced, sautéed and seared just like a pro. She starts with the perfect steak, an easy and elegant Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms. Then she turns humble ground beef into the most delicious Individual Meatloaves, and there's even beef for breakfast in Roast Beef Hash with Eggs. For a stellar first course, Ina makes Filet of Beef Carpaccio sliced wafer thin.

Premiering Sunday, November 25th at 12:30pm - "Cook Like a Pro: Cocktail Party Rules"

Ina Garten is sharing her recipe for pulling off a perfect cocktail party, so get the invitations ready. Her spread includes five incredible appetizers, starting with crazy-delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Louis and elegant and easy no-cook Herbed Fromage Blanc, which is simple to make for entertaining a crowd. Then she prepares Lamb Sausage in Puff Pastry and Zucchini and Gruyere Frittata Squares, all washed down with an ice cold Classic Daiquiri. Ina also reveals pro tips for everything from shortcut hors d'oeuvres to how to send out the invites and the best way to set up the bar and food table.

Online, browse Ina's top recipes, watch videos and brush up on your entertaining skills. Share photos of your best kitchen creations inspired by Ina using #BarefootContessa.

Giada's Holiday Handbook - Premiering Sunday, November 11th at 11:30am - SEASON PREMIERE!

Giada De Laurentiis wrote the book on holiday entertaining, and on Giada's Holiday Handbook, she's sharing her tips and tricks to pulling off a holiday season's worth of parties. Learn fun and elegant ways to make your parties exciting and stress-free as Giada shares step-by-step how to build the perfect celebration. From planning a delicious menu and signature cocktails, to coming up with fun decorations, music, and take-away gifts for guests, Giada will help you kick off the holidays in style!

Premiering Sunday, November 11th at 11:30am - "Holiday Kick-Off Brunch"

Giada De Laurentiis kicks off the holiday season with a buffet brunch that features the flavors and ingredients of autumn. Her menu includes Bacon Cranberry Scones with Citrus Basil Butter, Sweet Potato and Kale Spanish Frittata, Smoked Salmon Waffles with Waffle Bar and Apple Raspberry Sangrias.

Premiering Sunday, November 18th at 11:30am - "Giada's Italian Thanksgiving" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Giada De Laurentiis is ready to host this year's family Thanksgiving dinner. She's putting Italian twists on classic holiday dishes like Polenta Popovers with Lemon Butter, BAKED Turkey Parmesan, Sweet and Salty Mashed Potatoes and Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Soufflé.

Premiering Sunday, November 25th at 11:30am - "Small Bites Pot-Luck Party"

Giada De Laurentiis is hosting an open house and her guests are bringing their favorite family holiday appetizers to share with the group. She's also making a variety of Italian-themed appetizers like Goat Cheese-Stuffed Baby Peppers, Crispy Chicken Meatballs, Shrimp Fra Diavolo Bites, Chocolate Christmas Tree Brownies and a Whiskey Spritz cocktail.

Online, get Giada's best tips for holiday entertaining and browse her tried-and-true recipes. Tell us what dish your family can't live without during the holiday season using #HolidayHandbook.

Girl Meets Farm - Premiering Sunday, November 11th at 11am - SEASON PREMIERE!

Cookbook author, food blogger and Midwest transplant Molly Yeh is embracing her country life on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota. In her cozy farmhouse kitchen, Molly makes dishes inspired by her Jewish and Chinese heritage that are not only delicious but also beautiful to look at. With her fresh and tasty ideas, Molly brings multicultural Midwestern inspiration and fun to kitchens across America.

Online, try all of Molly's recipes and watch video exclusives from her kitchen. Over on Food Network's Facebook and Instagram pages, hear from Molly and get an insider's look behind the scenes. Weigh in on your favorite dishes using #GirlMeetsFarm!

Guy's Ranch Kitchen - Premiering Saturday, November 17th at 12:30pm - SEASON PREMIERE!

Guy Fieri invites some of his heavy-hitter chef friends over for a spontaneous cook-off where everyone comes up with big flavors and tasty dishes that can be made in anyone's kitchen.

Online, browse behind-the-scenes photos of your favorite chefs, watch video extras and get the recipes. Use #GuysRanchKitchen to tell us which dishes are your favorite.

Martina's Table - Premiering Sunday, November 18th at 12:30pm - SERIES PREMIERE!

County music legend Martina McBride is considered royalty in the music world, but she also finds creative inspiration in her kitchen and loves crafting the perfect menu. Whether it's a birthday celebration for one of her daughters or a buffet-style menu catered for her band and road crew, Martina's table is a place where delicious memories are made.

Online, go behind the scenes with Martina and some famous friends in a series of exclusive Q&As and trivia challenges on Food Network's Facebook and Instagram pages. FoodNetwork.com will have all of Martina's must-try recipes and insider videos to bring you closer to Martina's Table in Nashville. Join the conversation anytime using #MartinasTable.

The Kitchen - Premiering Saturdays at 11am

Spend a fun and food-filled morning in THE KITCHEN with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian, who bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, to the "Cookbook Club," we'll cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join us in The Kitchen. Everybody knows every great party ends up in The Kitchen!

Premiering Saturday, November 3rd at 11am - "Bounty of Fall Flavors"

The Kitchen celebrates fall's finest flavors starting with Geoffrey Zakarian's Fall Stout Pot Roast with Autumn Vegetables. Next, we break down the basics of the season's heartiest greens and Sunny Anderson makes her Sausage Creamed Collards. Katie Lee pours on some sweetness with a Maple Pudding Cake and Jeff Mauro makes his souped-up Veggie-Packed Autumn Minestrone. Dan Churchill, the host of Feast with Friends, then stops by with his Pesto Falafel with Butternut SQUASH Hummus. The hosts top it all off with Poached Pears paired with sweet and savory toppings and a Poached Pear Champagne Spritzer.

Online, access all the co-hosts' cooking short-cuts, recipes and tips. Whether you need menu inspiration for an upcoming party or want to remake the ingredients already stowed in your pantry, FoodNetwork.com has you covered. Also, bookmark new recipes and advice, browse behind-the-scenes photos, take audience polls and much more. Join the conversation in #TheKitchen.

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, November 3rd at 10am - "Good Morning Drummond Ranch"

It's the tale of three prairie breakfasts as Ree Drummond welcomes the morning at the Drummond ranch. She makes a pairing of Savory Breakfast Kabobs and Sweet Breakfast Kabobs with Shortcut Doughnut Holes and Honey Yogurt Dipping Sauce for the hungry cattle workers. Her Pancake Pockets are a filling grab-and-go breakfast for the boys, and an Egg In a Hole Sandwich is portable, over-the-top and perfect for the head of the family.

Premiering Saturday, November 10th at 10am - "Ask Me Anything: Thanksgiving" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Ree Drummond is tackling a fun, Thanksgiving-themed Q and A, where the answers include an awesome Thanksgiving Breakfast Casserole and Pumpkin Tiramisu, her favorite holiday dessert. She also serves up Nan's Cranberry Sauce, classic finger foods like Celery Logs with Pimento Cheese and Apple Pie Martinis to toast the big day. It's all about turkey tips and festive cooking on the ranch.

Premiering Sunday, November 18th at 10:30am - "Best of Drummond Family Favorites"

Ree Drummond is serving up delicious family favorites from the past. THE LINEUP includes Ranch Chicken Sandwiches, one of Ladd's all-time top lunches that are perfect to pack up and take to the fence-fixing crew. Deliciously different Wild Rice Pancakes make a great dinner for Ree's breakfast-loving daughters, and hearty Bean with Bacon Soup is Ladd's favorite comfort food. Finally, Lemon Bread Pudding is always a winner with Ree's father-in-law, who is hopelessly devoted to dessert.

Premiering Saturday, November 24th at 10am - "Low-Carb Party Bites"

Ree Drummond is preparing for a party by making a tasty lineup of low-carb appetizers. She starts with her irresistible Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms and make-ahead Zucchini Roll Ups. BAKED Brie a la Ree and Jalapeno Cheese Crisps are a knock-your-socks-off cheese duo. Finally, stunning Salmon and CUCUMBER Bites and the simplest Spanish Marinated Olives prove that you can enjoy cocktail hour with barely a carb in sight.

Online, find all Ree's recipes, watch exclusive video tours of the Drummond ranch and town, peek inside her kitchen and watch full episodes. Join the conversation with #PioneerWoman.

Trisha's Southern Kitchen - Premiering Saturday, November 10th at 12pm - NEW SEASON!

Premiering Saturday, November 10th at 12pm - "Turkey Day, The Easy Way!" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Trisha Yearwood is super-organized and her Thanksgiving festivities are no different. To keep this holiday as stress-free as possible, she's making an array of make-ahead dishes that are perfect to hold and heat up on Thanksgiving Day. There's even a slow-cooker sweet treat to send everyone home with for the next day's breakfast!

Premiering Saturday, November 17th at 12pm - "No Leftover Left Behind" - THANKSGIVING EPISODE!

Trisha Yearwood and her sister Beth get creative with their Thanksgiving leftovers. No other holiday provides such a wealth of odds and ends like Thanksgiving, so Trisha has come up with some fun and inventive recipes to give her leftover pumpkin, greens, turkey, cranberry sauce and more another shot!

Premiering Saturday, November 24th at 12pm - "Glam Bites"



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