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. 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.
Robert Paul Irvine (born 24 September 1965) is an English celebrity chef and talk show host who has appeared on and hosted a variety of Food Network programmes including Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Restaurant: Impossible, A Hero's Welcome, Operation Restaurant, All-Star Academy, Guy's Grocery Games, Chopped: Impossible and Restaurant Express.  Irvine currently operates two restaurants, Robert Irvine's Public House at the Tropicana resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a Fresh Kitchen by Robert Irvine located within The Pentagon. Irvine launched The Robert Irvine Show, a daytime talk show which aired weekdays on The CW between 12 September 2016 and 25 May 2018.
- Fresh Kitchen by Robert Irvine (The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, US), Robert Irvine's Public House (The Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada, US)
Amy Schumer Learns to Cook isn't only the cooking show we want right now it's the show we need. The comedian just announced the upcoming arrival of her at-home Food Network series featuring her husband, Chris Fischer, who is actually an acclaimed chef. The recently released trailer consists of all the wonderful one-liners you might expect, like, "People flip houses. We flip latkes."
Filmed by the couple's nanny, Jane, the eight-episode show will kick off with a double-episode premiere on May 11. Though the title sums up the show quite nicely, the series will follow Amy as she tries her hand at various recipes, including the perfect poached egg, peanut butter cup cookies, fish tacos, chicken wings, and more. Many cocktails are also made and imbibed along the way. As Amy says in the trailer, "Let's start drinking."
"Watching Amy and Chris is intimate, real, fun and just great TV," said Food Network President Courtney White in a press statement. "The nanny holds the camera, as Chris makes incredibly delicious food and Amy's sharp wit delivers laugh out loud moments all the way through." Amy and Chris, meanwhile, simply said, "We hope people like the show, we did our best." We have a feeling their best is pretty damn good. Enjoy a first look at Amy Schumer Learns to Cook ahead.
An acclaimed chef is the newest host to join The Kitchen
Scroll to the "Co-Hosts" tab on The Kitchen's webpage, and it only lists Anderson, Lee, Mauro, and Zakarian. But in an April news release, the network refers to five hosts and includes Alex Guarnaschelli in the lineup. Guarnaschelli is another real chef. She won The Next Iron Chef in 2012 and has been a judge on Chopped. As of this writing, her bio on the Food Network website hasn't been updated to include a mention of The Kitchen, but Variety reported in early 2019 that Guarnaschelli had signed a contract with the network that includes a regular role on the show.
Guarnaschelli has been in the mix with the other four at least since April when The Kitchen was forced to radically alter its format. The COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in all of our regularly scheduled lives, from jobs to school and, yes, even producing TV shows. The Food Network hasn't been calling the hosts of The Kitchen into its studio in Montclair, New Jersey. Instead, the five of them have been filming segments for the show from their separate homes.
The Pioneer Woman: Production on a New Season Begins for Food Network Series
The Pioneer Woman has started filming a new season. Production has begun at Ree Drummond’s home in Osage County, Oklahoma.
Food Network released a press statement detailing the new season. Check that out below.
“Pacific Productions, an independent television production company working on behalf of Food Network, and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) are proud to announce the start of production on a new season of the hit Oklahoma-based show “The Pioneer Woman”. The series is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, and will begin principal photography in mid-July in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
“The Pioneer Woman” is hosted by award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author Ree Drummond and is shot on location at her family’s Osage County ranch. “The Pioneer Woman” serves up real-life stories of people living and ranching in Oklahoma and delicious recipes that range from cowboy favorites to fast family meals and big spreads for easy entertaining.
“We are thrilled to be the production company behind ‘The Pioneer Woman’. Ree is fantastic and filming in Oklahoma has been a real joy for the entire production team working on the show,” said Carl Green of Pacific Productions. “Over several seasons we have been able to reflect the great stories and real-life action of life on a ranch in Oklahoma and the historically rich surrounding areas and community as well as showcase Ree’s wonderful recipes and accessible style of cooking, meal-planning and casual entertaining. ‘The Pioneer Woman’ is a huge success around the world and we are honored to make a program that showcases the very best of what Oklahoma has to offer. “
‘On behalf of the state, it is a privilege to have quality, homegrown talent such as Ree Drummond remain in Oklahoma to unveil new episodes of her hit show The Pioneer Woman this year,’ said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. ‘The Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program has allowed us to build a relationship with Pacific Productions, whose use of the state’s film incentive continues to both build our industry infrastructure with sustainable jobs and support our local businesses, thus enhancing economic impact in the Pawhuska area and southeastern region of the state.’”
Are you a fan of The Pioneer Woman? Will you watch the new season? Tell us what you think.
On the CW’s January schedule: ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ and a vampire shuffle
The CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” will premiere in January.
The CW has revealed its January schedule, including a return date for Season 3 of “The 100,” as well as the debut of the latest DC Comics television adaptation, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”
The network also announced it would be moving its vampire-friendly fare to Friday nights, airing “The Vampire Diaries” at 8 p.m. Pacific time, followed by “The Originals” at 9 p.m.
“Reign,” which is scheduled to have its winter finale on Friday, Jan. 22, will return later in the season, at a yet to be determined time.
The CW’s January of premieres and moves are as follows:
8-9 p.m. — “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (series premiere)
9-10 p.m. — “The 100” (season premiere)
8-9 p.m. — “The Vampire Diaries” (new night)
9-10 p.m. — “The Originals” (new night)
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Food Network Announces January Lineup - Recipes
DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY 2021
New York, NY - December 3, 2020 - discovery+, the definitive non-fiction subscription streaming service, today announced the original series and specials that will be available during its debut month of January 2021. At launch on January 4, discovery+ will have the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service, including more than 50 original titles and over 150 hours of exclusive content. The service will premiere more than 1,000 hours of original content in year one.
"Our launch slate represents an ambitious start for discovery+, cementing our position as the leader in non-fiction, real life entertainment," said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy for Discovery, Inc. "We can't wait for January 4, when we will give fans even more of the shows and stars they love. But we're even more excited to surpass expectations on streaming by mixing genres in new ways, digging even deeper in the documentary space and introducing fans to their new favorite personalities."
discovery+ will also launch with a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. For more about discovery+ and the Verizon partnership, click here.
Original discovery+ titles for January are included below, organized by genre.
· 90 Day Bares All: Get ready for your favorite 90 Day couples to bare it all - the lies, the secrets and everything we couldn't show on TV. Hosted by Shaun Robinson, this companion series to 90 Day Fiancé will put cast members in the hot seat where they reveal pivotal new information and speak completely uncensored. Exclusive content, must-see footage and all the stories behind 90 Day Fiancé!
· 90 Day Diaries: an intimate look into the lives of our couples, told from their perspective. Without producers or crew, the cast members film themselves in their day-to-day lives as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the new challenges it brings to their relationships.
· 90 Day Journey: The ultimate collection of 90 Day Fiancé stories for the 90 Day Superfan are now on demand! Each curated mini-series is made up of every single scene a beloved couple has appeared in across each show in the 90 Day Universe. Now fans can watch each couples' story from the very beginning how and when they want to.
· The Other Way Strikes Back!: Viewers will get a fresh look at the duos that fans have come to know and love, sharing their home lives, behind-the-scenes details missed by cameras and addressing some of the most outrageous, cringe-worthy moments and sassy social media and pillow talk commentary of the second season of The Other Way.
· Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Uncensored: discovery+ offers an updated and uncensored look at the Emmy-nominated series.
· Bobby and Giada in Italy: Longtime friends Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis take viewers on a culinary tour of Italy. It's the ultimate road trip across the most delicious country on earth.
· Cakealikes: This comedic, ultimate cake off competition challenges experts to create life-size cakes that are the spitting image of famed celebrities. Hosted by Tregaye Fraser and judged by hyper realistic cake artist Natalie Sideserf, hilarious food commentator Kalen Allen, and a rotating guest judge, this panel will keep you laughing through every red carpet cake-win and cake-fail!
· Chopped Challenge: Chopped Challenge brings the high drama of Chopped episodes into the homes of Judges Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson and Geoffrey Zakarian as they use their culinary mastery to create delicious and inventive recipes from three rounds of mystery basket ingredients. Intercutting self-shot footage, the judges compete against the clock to answer the ultimate Chopped aficionado question. what would the judges make?
· Lovely Bites with Chef Lovely: Lovely Bites invites viewers to the Lovely home and lovely world of Chef Connie "Lovely" Jackson as she prepares fabulous bites for special occasions.
· Tregaye's Way in the Kitchen: Tregaye Fraser is a youthful, modern mom - and professional chef! - who's not afraid to push the boundaries of traditional cuisine. and not afraid to push her kids' palates, finally solving the age-old question of "Mom, what's for dinner?"
· American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda: Lt. Joe Kenda, one of the toughest, most experienced homicide detectives in ID history, is back exclusively on discovery+ with an all new series. Over the years, Kenda has heard about cases that defy logic - investigations so confounding that they feel more scripted in Hollywood than reality. In American Detective, Kenda trades in his own case files to bring viewers astounding investigations from across the country, with each episode featuring a different homicide detective whose tireless efforts helped put a killer behind bars and bring justice for the victim.
· Onision: In Real Life: Greg Jackson, known to the world as "Onision," discovered YouTube when the platform was still burgeoning in the digital world. And as the power of YouTube grew, the character "Onision" grew with it. Jackson amassed millions of subscribers across multiple channels, luring in viewers with his off-kilter, opinionated and dark humor. But while his channels were twisted, his real life might be more sinister. This cutting-edge investigative series explores the mystery, controversy and alleged criminality surrounding Greg Jackson, bringing forward new research and revelations about the man that the YouTube community loves to hate.
· Frozen in Time: Maureen McCormick and designer Dan Vickery overhaul homes that are stuck in a design time warp. Dan will update the structure, while Maureen sources beautiful decade-specific pieces to give the home a refreshed look and a wink to its original era.
· House Hunters: Comedians on Couches Unfiltered: America's favorite past time - watching and commenting on House Hunters - will get a fun new twist in this pithy new series led by comedians Dan Levy and Natasha Leggero. The series will feature eight popular comedians as they deliver hilariously unfiltered color commentary on classic episodes of House Hunters. The celebrity lineup includes Seth Rogen, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, JB Smoove, Chelsea Peretti, Whitney Cummings, Margaret Cho and NBA star-turned-comic, Blake Griffin.
· Home Town: Ben's Workshop: Master woodworker Ben Napier will share his expertise in craftsmanship and carpentry with celebrity guests including astronaut Scott Kelly, tennis legend Martina Navratilova, comedian Loni Love, and country singer Chris Lane. In this four-episode series, Ben's visitors are in for a fun Southern experience - building iconic wood projects and making surprise visits to donate them to the community or a neighbor.
· HGTV's House Party: This exciting new talk show features interviews with top HGTV talent, including David Bromstad, Tarek El Moussa, Jasmine Roth, Alison Victoria and more. Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Allison Holker Boss, Derek Hough and Margaret Cho are among the many HGTV superfans who stop by to join the fun. Each episode features games, DIY challenges and some good old-fashioned gossip.
· Tarek's Flip Side: Star house-flipper Tarek El Moussa has a lot to celebrate in his personal life. In this series, the real estate and home renovation expert shares the stories behind his proposal to fiancée Heather Rae Young and candidly reveals a few wedding plans. Along the way, Tarek takes his daughter Taylor on a tour of his latest house flip. He wants to know what she thinks of the project and hopes he can inspire her to get an early start in the family business.
· Christina: Stronger By Design: Christina Anstead, star designer and home renovation expert, starts a fresh chapter in her life and reflects on what inspires her as she as rethinks her own home's design, including a bedroom refresh and a beautiful tablescape for her backyard. Christina also shares her personal wellness journey, her routine for self-care and a few of her favorite go-to beauty regimens with her makeup artist and best friend Shannon. The pair, along with friend Cassie, chat about life, motherhood, friendships and new beginnings.
· Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines: Infused with her warmth and passion for all things family, Joanna Gaines spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes, where they come from, and why she finds herself returning to them time and time again. New episodes will rollout weekly.
· Magnolia Network: A Look Ahead: Chip and Joanna give a first look at some of the stories, people and projects that inspired the couple to create a network.
· Road to Launch: Chip and Joanna catch up with some of the extraordinary storytellers and highlight the exciting selection of shows coming to Magnolia Network.
· The Courage to Run with Chip Gaines and Gabe Grunewald: In this documentary special, Chip Gaines fortuitously meets professional runner and rare cancer fighter Gabe Grunewald. Together they set out to train for a marathon, and along the way find a friendship that alters Chip's perspective forever.
· Premiere episodes from 10 upcoming Magnolia Network original series, including:
· The Lost Kitchen: In brave pursuit of following her passion, Erin French opened a restaurant in her hometown of Freedom, Maine. Travelers from all over the world gather at The Lost Kitchen to enjoy Erin's locally-inspired and sourced menu.
· Family Dinner: Host Andrew Zimmern visits families across America to explore how the cultural, regional, and historical facets of who we are inform what and how we eat.
· The Fieldhouse: At The Fieldhouse, physical and personal challenges are tackled head-on. Owner Justin Bane and his staff change lives by restoring and rehabilitating clients from the inside out at this cutting-edge fitness facility in Abilene, Texas.
· First Time Fixer: First-time house flippers take their home renovation dreams into their own hands and experience the risk and reward that comes with trying something new.
· Home on the Road with Johnnyswim: Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez of the musical duo Johnnyswim document their three-month cross-country tour, while juggling their growing family and finding new adventures in each city along the way.
· Restoration Road with Clint Harp: Carpenter Clint Harp hits the road in search of incredible historical structures across the country that are in need of restoration, while exploring their origins and dreaming of their futures.
· Super Dad: Father and DIY expert Taylor Calmus, along with his team of skilled builders, help aspiring DIY dads turn their kids' outrageous backyard dreams into playtime realities.
· Point of View: A Designer Profile: Giving a behind-the-curtain look into the mind of interior designers, this anthology series lets in on their creative processes and introduces the inspirations and influences that shape their designs.
· Self Employed: Entrepreneur Jonathan Morris travels the country to share the inspirational stories and new challenges of small business owners and their journeys to building their dream jobs.
· Growing Floret: Erin and Chris Benzakien have spent the last decade building their family-run business Floret Farms in the fertile Skagit River Valley of Washington State. Now considered one of the most well-known flower farms in the world, they've decided to risk everything by adding and rehabilitating 24 new acres of land to expand their business.
· Say Yes to the Dress: In Sickness and In Health: During the COVID epidemic, brides have had their wedding dreams crushed. The team of Randy Fenoli and Hayley Paige will stop at nothing to help these women still have their special day.
· Dr. Pimple Popper: This is Zit: Dr. Sandra Lee shares all the gory details behind some of her most difficult pops. Watch intimate excavation videos of blackheads so big and cysts so goopy, they have to be seen to be believed.
· Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue: Gold recovery expert Freddy Dodge helps struggling mine owners in this six-part series. If he can increase the owner's weekly gold haul, he gets a cut of the profits, but if he fails. he doesn't charge a dime.
· Race Across the World: How would you race across the globe. if you couldn't fly and didn't have a phone? In this real-world adventure series, five teams of two are racing from point A to B. without flying. Each team must travel across the globe by whatever means they can: foot, car, bicycle, boat, bus, ferry, motorbike, horse . with only the price of a flight ticket in their pocket (which will have to cover their food and accommodation), it's set to be the ultimate globe-trotting expedition. Who will make it in the quickest time and win a big cash prize?
· Mysterious Planet: Narrated by David Schwimmer, Mysterious Planet is an epic journey to the ends of the earth. Combining humor with the awe and beauty of the natural world, this special looks to unlock the greatest mysteries behind the world's most incredible species.
· Six Degrees with Mike Rowe: Mike Rowe poses questions that no one has ever asked, and then, (with a little help from his old buddy Chuck), provides unforgettable answers that prove every single thing is connected.
· BattleBots: The Bounty Hunters: Builders from around the globe get a chance to call their shot in a series of six all-new, two-hour events. Six of the most feared Bots in the sport of robot combat. Six one-of-a-kind bounty prizes.
· Elephant Hospital: Take a trip to the world's largest hospital devoted solely to treating elephants: the Elephant Hospital in Lampang, Northern Thailand, which cares for over 100 sick, injured or neglected animals each year. With unique access to the daily challenges faced by the vets and volunteers on site, this is a heart-warming series full of uplifting, extraordinary and unexpected stories.
· P.S., Burn This Letter Please: A box of letters, held in secret for nearly 60 years, ignites a five-year exploration into a part of LGBTQ+ history that has never been told. The letters open a window into a forgotten world where being yourself meant breaking the law and where the penalties for "masquerading" as a woman were swift and severe.
· Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line - Director's Cut: a self-shot documentary from Executive Producer and Co-Director Guy Fieri that follows four of America's favorite chefs - Maneet Chauhan, Antonia Lofaso, Christian Petroni and Marcus Samuelsson, as they each picked up a camera and with the help of friends and family, documented the challenges their restaurants faced as COVID-19 swept across the United States.
· The Impossible Row: Documenting adventurer Colin O'Brady and his crew's attempt at the world's first completely human powered ocean row across The Drake Passage, the most dangerous 600 miles of open ocean on Earth.
· Beyond Borders: More people have been to space than flown around the world in a single prop plane. And this was not lost on filmmaker Juan-Peter Schulze (JP) and influencer / travel vlogger Louis Cole as they set off on a dangerous mission to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine, 1974 Cessna T210L airplane named Baloo. This adventure wasn't just to see if it was possible, but to experience the many cultures and societies that make up our beautiful planet. The trip was emotionally and physically draining, pushing them to their limits and forcing the pair to face situations which, if handled badly, could have had dire consequences. From losing critical equipment over oceans, past the point of no return, to confronting fighter jets at ten thousand feet on the other side of the world. This is Beyond Borders.
· Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure: Dame Judi Dench and conservationist David Mils are setting out on a trip of a lifetime to uncover the lush rainforests, magical wildlife and spectacular coastlines of Malaysian Borneo in this two-part series.
· JonBenet Ramsey: What Really Happened?: This feature-length documentary exploring the JonBenet Ramsey case, one of America's most notorious and captivating unsolved murder mysteries, showcases the exclusive and previously unheard audio diaries of legendary detective Lou Smit, who worked on 200 murder cases and was brought out of retirement in Denver to work on this homicide. Police immediately suspected her parents John and Patsy Ramsey of the murder, but after reviewing the evidence, Lou thought otherwise and he recorded it all.
· Extreme Everest: An adrenaline-fueled adventure to the world's highest peak. Ant Middleton isn't afraid to take on a challenge. But there's one dangerous mission he's not yet carried out . to scale the most famous, unforgiving and tallest mountain in the world, Everest.
· Monster Garage: Jesse James team gets seven days to complete a project. If they succeed, they each walk away with $5K. If they don't, Jesse's free to destroy the monster - by blowing it up.
· Auto Biography: A premium documentary strand that tells the most surprising and phenomenal stories about iconic cars and legendary drivers that have changed the motoring world and continue to do so today.
Paranormal & The Unexplained
· Amityville Horror House: Exclusive archive reveals frightening, new secrets from George and Kathy Lutz's brief stay in one of America's most wonderous haunts.
· Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel: The Ghost Adventures team investigates a LA hotel with a long history of unnatural deaths and dark forces have been looming over the hotel for over a century.
· Ghost Adventures: Top 10: Zak, Aaron, Billy and Jay present the best evidence of the paranormal, the existence of these varied phenomena and the many ways the afterlife manifests.
LAUNCHING JANUARY 14, 2021
Paranormal & The Unexplained
· UFO Witness: Decades ago, the United States Air Force commissioned Project Blue Book, a top-secret investigation to review every UFO sighting on record. Now, one of the original scientists who worked on the project, Dr. Jennie Zeidman, has agreed to open up her archives to be reexamined by the next generations of UFO investigators.
LAUNCHING JANUARY 21, 2021
Fascinating Families & Extraordinary Lifestyles
· Toddler's & Tiaras: Where Are They Now?: It's been over 10 years since the brand-building hit first premiered, and this series catches up with some of our favorite toddler beauty queens - now young women.
Additional original series and specials will be announced at a later date.
First Lady Michelle Obama Announces New Effort to Make Healthier, MyPlate Recipes Easy to Find and Share
WASHINGTON, DC &ndashToday, five of America&rsquos largest media companies, as well as Pinterest, announced a new collaboration in support of Let&rsquos Move! to make it easier for their millions of online visitors to put nutritious meals on the table every day. Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith, Food Network and Time, Inc. in collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America and USDA&rsquos MyPlate have identified thousands of nutritious recipes that meet the guidance that supports USDA&rsquos MyPlate, and are labeling, compiling and promoting these recipes on their most popular cooking websites, which collectively garnered 150 million views in January alone. More than 3,000 recipes have been identified across 18 websites, and today nearly 1,000 of these recipes have been collected on a new Pinterest page associated with the effort, providing a one-stop-shop where parents, beginner home cooks and even the most experienced chefs can find and share healthier recipes.
&ldquoAs a mom, I know how challenging it can be to think of new meal ideas that your kids will like and that will be good for them,&rdquo said First Lady Michelle Obama. &ldquoThis partnership takes the guess work out of finding healthier recipes and gives parents the information and the tools they need to make healthy choices for their families every day.&rdquo
Followed by Two All-New Episodes of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines on Food Network and Cooking Channel at 8pm ET
NEW YORK – December 28, 2020–Mark your calendars, on January 3 rd fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines will get the opportunity to see a little more of what the couple has been working on for their new Magnolia Network when two specials simulcast ahead of the January 4 th series debut on discovery+. In the one-hour special The Making of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, airing Sunday, January 3 rd at 7pm ET across Food Network, HGTV, Cooking Channel and DIY, viewers will see just how Chip and Joanna transform a historic gristmill into the stunning home of Joanna’s new cooking show. Then, immediately following at 8pm ET, Food Network and Cooking Channel will premiere two new episodes of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines. In the first episode, “A Family Tradition,” Joanna makes a cherished family favorite — Grandpa Stevens’ classic Lebanese dish, Fatayer, served with a Lebanese salad, Hummus and Baklava for dessert. In the second episode, “A Friendsgiving Feast,” Joanna shares one of her favorite meals to make as the seasons change — a rich and delicious Friendsgiving casserole, Cranberry sauce, Green Beans Amandine and Cherry Almond Crisp for dessert.
“Over the years, I’ve come to realize the impact that food has on our lives. It bolsters our traditions and it maintains our fondest memories and our notion of home and family. With just one bite, food can bring you back to a specific moment in time,” said Joanna Gaines. “Season one of my cooking show is filled with tried and true, family favorites that do just that. Recipes that remind me of my childhood, or my heritage, or lazy Saturday mornings at home with my family. This cooking show is a celebration of family, community, and traditions around the table. I hope you enjoy Magnolia Table as much as I’ve enjoyed filming it. It’s an honor to get to share some of my favorite recipes with you!”
discovery+ will feature an exclusive first look at content from the Magnolia Network, the forthcoming multiplatform joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Magnolia Network preview includes advance access to some of the Gaineses’ most-anticipated projects, including the newest iteration of the show that started it all with Fixer Upper: Welcome Home complete first season of the cooking series Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines Road to Launch, featuring intimate conversations between the Gaineses and various talent from the upcoming Magnolia Network programming slate the documentary Courage to Run, which chronicles a fortuitous meeting that inspired Chip to train for and complete his first marathon and premiere episodes from ten upcoming Magnolia Network original series. The preview will be exclusive to discovery+ until the launch of Magnolia Network later in 2021.
Earlier this spring, Magnolia Network previewed its upcoming original slate with A Look Back & A Look Ahead on DIY Network, giving viewers a sneak peek of the incredible stories waiting to be told on the network. More than 2.5 million total viewers tuned in for the four-part special, delivering the highest-rated day in DIY Network history among P25-54. Additionally, Food Network hosted a special one-hour event In the Kitchen with Joanna Gaines in April, which netted the single highest-rated weekend daytime telecast in Food Network history.
The channel originally launched on 5 November 2001 as UK Food, as a channel dedicated to cookery programmes that had previously been broadcast on the increasingly crowded UK Style channel. The channel uses a large amount of programming from the BBC's programme archive. The channel is familiar to a former international channel run by BBC Worldwide called BBC Food, as both use similar programming and both have a similar format. The channel changed its name on 8 March 2004 to UKTV Food.
As part of the rebranding of all UKTV's channels to a unique name and identity, UKTV Food rebranded as Good Food on 22 June 2009, the last of UKTV's brands to do so. The name was based on that of the BBC Good Food cookery magazine, published by Immediate Media Company.  The channel and the magazine continue to be operated separately.
On 1 April 2019, it was announced that UKTV co-owner Discovery Inc. would acquire the BBC's stake in Good Food. 
On 5 September 2019, Discovery announced that Good Food would merge with Food Network and close on 12 September 2019, with its programmes moving to the sister channel.  Good Food was removed from Virgin Media on 11 September, while the channel itself was shut down on 12 September 2019, after which the channel space created in 2001 by UK Food ceased to exist. The last programme to be shown was a repeat of Choccywoccydoodah.
Good Food +1 Edit
The network also operated a time shifted version of the channel Good Food +1, which shows the same schedule an hour later for catch up purposes. The timeshifted channel does not use any special branding, with the occasional exception of a change in Digital on-screen graphic (DOG). The timeshift channel was available on Sky and Virgin Media.
Good Food HD Edit
On 13 July 2009, Virgin Media revealed that they were "currently in active talks" with UKTV about launching a high-definition version of Good Food on their cable television platform.  Good Food HD launched on 31 August 2010 on Sky, broadcasting a HD simulcast of the channel's schedule.  As part of Virgin Media's deal to sell its share of UKTV, all five of UKTV's HD channels were added to Virgin's cable television service by 2012.  Good Food HD was added to Virgin Media on 7 October 2011. 
When UK Food channel launched in 2001, the channel adopted a branding package based around circular shaped foods with a spiral pattern located in the centre when looked at from above. The channel's logo at the time featured the name, stylised as UK Food, and a two lined spiral extending outwards from the right of the name. The majority of UKTV channels had some pattern located there to distinguish the channel, and this spiral also featured in the idents themselves as well as channel promotions. 
Following the rebranding as UKTV Food, the channel's identity was altered. The swirling motif was retained within the idents [ clarification needed ] themselves: indeed many of the previous idents survived rebrand reuse. The primary difference was the addition of the two lined UKTV logo, aligned to the left of the screen.  The channels colour was orange, and was used in different shades as the background colour to all promotion end boards and static slides both on the channel and for promotion across the network.  
Following the rebrand to Good Food, the idents changed to sequences involving the coming together of ingredients to events such as a picnic barbecue, a dinner party and a family Sunday roast. The idents finished with an endboard featuring the circular Good Food logo in the centre of a screen with food imagery in the background, such as fish outlines, knife and fork or wine glasses. 
The channel aired programming from the BBC's programming archive and programming aired on other domestic and international channels bought in by the channel. These programmes included:
- 4 Ingredients
- Ace of Cakes
- Alive and Cooking
- Barefoot Contessa
- Chefs in the City
- Dinner Impossible
- Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield
- Good Chef Bad Chef
- Iron Chef Australia
- James Martin's Brittany
- James Martin's Mediterranean
- Luke Nguyen's Vietnam
- Man v. Food
- Market Kitchen
- Mary Berry at Home
- MasterChef (Also shown on BBC One)
- MasterChef Australia (Also shown on W)
- MasterChef Ireland
- Mitch and Matt's Big Fish
- Monster Munchies
- My Restaurant Rules
- New Brititsh Kitchen
- Nigella Bites
- Oliver's Twist
- Paul Hollywood's Bread
- Rachel Allen: Bake!
- Rhodes Across India
- Rhodes Across Italy
- Rhodes Across the Caribbean
- Saturday Kitchen
- The Best in Australia
- Top Chef
- Top Chef: Just Desserts
- World's Weirdest Restaurants
- The Great British Bake Off
The Good Food website, originally devised and launched by Ian Fenn and Ally Branley, provides a number of services including information on programmes shown on the channel, recipes, message boards, and a wine club. Recipes come from the various shows on Good Food and some include videos taken from the demonstrations. In September 2006 Good Food's website overtook the BBC Food site in popularity for the first time, achieving a 10% market share, against the 9.63% the BBC Food site dropped to, having held the top spot since it began.  The channel's website now redirects to Food Network's UK website.