Food Network Announces January Lineup
New Bobby Flay series premiering, plenty of favorites returning
Food Network’s January schedule has been released, and it’s full of interesting programming.
The biggest standout of the bunch is Bobby Flay’s new show, Bobby's Dinner Battle, premiering Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. The network has canvassed the country looking for the best home cooks in each city, and each week Flay will travel to a different city and pit cook against cook, with each having three hours and a limited budget to prepare a three-course dinner party adhering to a secret theme.
Returning shows include fan favorite Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off, premiering Sunday, Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. In the six-episode series, eight celebrity contestants travel to the West Coast to battle it out as Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri work to make sure that a member of their team emerges the winner. The series takes the celebs to various locations, including Mel’s Diner, the Underwood Family Farms, and a Los Angeles dinner theater.
Also on the lineup is Chopped Champions season four (premiering Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10 p.m.), in which winners of competition show Chopped will compete to win a grand prize of $50,000, and Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (premiering Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m.), where chef Burrell will challenge four high-caliber chefs to a series of challenges in order to determine which is best-suited to take the reins as executive chef at an acclaimed restaurant.
The network is also launching a new web series hosted by Bobby Flay, Bobby Flay Fit , premiering a new episode every day during the week of Jan. 14. The series is based on Flay's philosophy that with moderation and exercise it only takes one week to create healthier habits. Each episode will have a different theme, and special guests include Michael Symon.