Earlier today, Scripps Network Interactive held an upfront in New York City to announce new 2014 programming for Food Network and Cooking Channel. According to Deadline, there are 35 new primetime and daytime series planned for the next several months. Familiar faces abound, and hope you're not sick of food competitions yet: There are plenty more competition shows set to debut.
For Food Network, there are of course new Bobby Flay shows: Bobby's Grilling Guide showcases "expert grilling techniques," while in Bobby Flay Fit, the chef shares tips and tricks on achieving a healthy lifestyle and sweats a lot. Chopped is also expanding to include a Chopped Teens Tournament. Some other new shows: The Valerie Bertinelli Project, which features '70s icon Bertinelli and her husband cooking family recipes, and Rewrapped, which as previously promised, is hosted by former *NSYNC member Joey Fatone.
A show with the working title of Game of Cones pits "ice cream connoisseurs" against each other to create the most unique ice cream desserts. Rachael Ray is getting a new show on the network called The Big Tip, which follows Ray as she travels to various towns and tips "deserving waiters and waitresses." (Perhaps this is Ray's attempt to change her reputation as an awful tipper.)
Meanwhile, Cooking Channel will have new shows like Proper Pub Food (in which chef British Tom Kerridge demonstrates how to make dishes "inspired by British pub classics"), Compete to Eat (where two chefs take over home kitchens and use what's on hand to prepare three courses in an hour), and Rev Run's Sunday Suppers (featuring the former Run-D.M.C. member cooking Sunday dinner for his family). Actress/person with famous sibling Haylie Duff has a new show called Real Girl's Kitchen with Haylie Duff, where she shares recipes and explores Los Angeles and New York City. And fallen ex-Food Network star Paula Deen's son Bobby Deen is returning with a show called the Bobby Deen Project (working title), where Deen visits families across America and does healthy makeovers of their traditional meals.