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Series Premiere of THE SHED Among Food Network's August Highlights

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Food Network kicks off August with the series premiere of The Shed on Monday, August 5th at 10pm. The series chronicles the Orrison family as they run their ever-growing BBQ business in Mississippi. Another fresh barbecue face joins the Food Network Primetime lineup in new series Bubba-Q premiering Monday, August 19th at 10:30pm.

No grill is too outrageous for Bubba and his crew, and this series follows his journey and highlights his unprecedented grill creations. Competition heats up on new series Cutthroat Kitchen hosted by Alton Brown on Sunday, August 11th at 10pm, as four chefs are given $25,000 to spend on either helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. As Alton monitors this chaos in the kitchen, the chefs will do anything to ensure they have the winning dish.

Food Network hits the road with season four premiere of The Great Food Truck Race on Sunday, August 18th at 9pm with eight food truck teams vying for their chance to win their own truck and $50,000. As one journey begins, Food Network Star season nine comes to an end as one contestant rises above the rest. After the episode on Sunday, August 4th, viewers get a chance to vote for their favorite contestant to determine who walks away with the prize in the season finale on Sunday, August 11th at 9pm.

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The Shed - Premiering Monday, August 5th at 10pm

Food Network introduces the (unofficial) First Family of Mississippi and barbecue royalty in the new series The Shed. The six episode series chronicles the exploits of the Orrison clan, founders of The Shed, one of the most popular barbecue joints in Mississippi. The self-proclaimed "ShedHeds" have amassed hundreds of awards and something of a cult following. Follow the Orrisons and their ever-growing business empire on their outlandish and unexpected adventures - nothing is too wild for the ShedHeds and their colorful cast of characters. Customers come out of the woodwork for The Shed's famous barbecue and co-owners and siblings Brad and Brooke, along with their mother, Mama Shed, and father, Daddy-O, who all have their hands full throughout the series. From catering barbecue feasts and bayou weddings to Brad and Brooke's playful sibling rivalry and barbecue competitions with the whole gang, it's never a dull moment at The Shed. Experience a full summer rush, ShedHed style!

  • Premiering Monday, August 5th at 10pm- "Marketing Geniuses"

When Mama Shed's misfired marketing idea leads to an unplanned ribs giveaway, Brad decides he can do a better job. Brooke disagrees, and challenges Brad and Daddy-O to the first-ever guys vs. girls Shed marketing contest. The girls struggle to create a Shed calendar (which puts Hazel in a very sticky situation), while the guys invent the one and only "Pig-a-Pult" to launch sandwiches into the sky. Not to be outdone, The Shed Pimps come up with their own marketing scheme, which, conveniently for them, revolves around setting up a kissing booth they promote on social media.

  • Premiering Monday, August 12th at 10pm- "Welcome to the Shed"

The wild summer rush is in full swing at Mississippi's hottest barbecue restaurant, so it's up to Brad, Brooke, and Mama Shed to hire new help, and fast. The job interviews are as unique as The Shed itself, including on-stage auditions, a trip to the legendary Shed "junkyard", and a visit with the one-and-only Shed Pimps. Meanwhile, a hungry alligator has crept out of the bayou and into The Shed Garden farm, so it's up to Daddy-O, Big Hoss, and Coal Miner to lure the critter away from their tomatoes.

Cutthroat Kitchen- Premiering Sunday, August 11th at 10pm

Cooking skills aren't enough to win in Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen - in this new competition series, chefs must also be crafty, clever and willing to sabotage their opponents. Led by Alton Brown as the kitchen's cunning provocateur, this game features four competitors, three rounds of cooking and auctions where chefs bid on items to help themselves or hinder their opponents. In each episode, four chefs are greeted by Alton with a briefcase filled with $100,000 in cold hard cash and each contestant receives $25,000 to spend wisely over the course of the game on auction items to help themselves or sabotage their competitors. After each cooking challenge is given, chefs have sixty seconds to gather ingredients in the pantry and then regroup for an auction to bid on culinary curveballs, such as the exclusive use of salt or not allowing their opponents to taste their dishes. A chef will be eliminated after each of the three rounds, and the last competitor to survive wins the money they have left in their bank.

After the show, viewers can visit FoodNetwork.com/CK to watch Alton and each episode's judge revisit the chefs' biggest missteps and most surprising triumphs.

Bubba-Q - Premiering Monday, August 19th at 10:30pm

Bubba is a Texas-born, Texas-raised good ol' boy who lives and breathes Texas barbecue, but for now, you won't find this grill master in the Lone Star State! Bubba and his family have taken Philadelphia by storm, wowing them with their over-the-top custom grill designs. There is no job too big and no idea too outrageous for Bubba and his crew, as the most unexpected items are masterfully transformed into jaw-dropping, fully-functioning grills.


The Great Food Truck Race - Premiering Sunday, August 18th at 9pm

  • Premiering Sunday, August 18th at 9pm - "I Left My Food Cart in San Francisco" - SEASON PREMIERE!

Season four starts in Los Angeles under the Hollywood sign where host Tyler Florence greets the eight teams fighting for their chance to win the grand prize of $50,000 and their own food truck. For the first challenge, the teams must go high class, selling one signature dish in Beverly Hills, but that dish must be sold for at least $20 a pop. The second challenge sends the teams 380 miles north to San Francisco, where they can only sell a new and different signature dish. The team to sell the least amount with their two signature dishes is sent home.

  • Premiering Sunday, August 25th at 9pm- "A Strange Brew in Portland"

The seven remaining teams head to Portland, Ore., where they're challenged to make the most with what they've got. In their first SPEED Bump, they have to go the entire day without restocking their supplies. On day two, they're given a local ingredient called geoduck, which must be the main ingredient in all menu items. After selling $200 with their geoduck menus, the teams race to a scenic vista for a chance to win a reward that might be enough to save

them from this week's elimination.

For even more Food Trucks, viewers can visit FoodNetwork.com/FoodTrucks for photo galleries, blogs and video clips. Plus a new "On the Road" section with Tyler Florence's favorite restaurants around the country and a guide to Food Network stars' favorite food trucks

Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell

  • Premiering Thursday, August 1st at 10pm - "Beachside Bistro" - SEASON PREMIERE!

The luxurious Barcara Resort and Spa of Santa Barbara underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and is in need of a new chef to take over its flagship restaurant, The Bistro. Chef Anne Burrell brings four candidates who are tested on their ability to combine fresh ingredients from land and sea to create a spectacular dish worthy of this world-class resort. During dinner service, one chef struggles to maintain control of the kitchen, while another must rethink an entrée on the spot. In the end, only one will be named Executive Chef of The Bistro.

  • Premiering Thursday, August 8th at 10pm - "Chef Showdown at Le Cirque"

The heart of the culinary world in Manhattan, Maccioni Group's Le Cirque has groomed as many legendary chefs as it has created luxurious meals. Now The First Family of fine dining looks to Anne Burrell to find a chef worthy of operating their gastronomic empire at Circo, Abu Dhabi. Anne brings in four chefs who are challenged to re-imagine a classic Le Cirque dish and recreate a Middle Eastern version of matriarch Mama Egi's legendary pasta. During dinner, one chef struggles with quality control, while the other attempts to find their footing in the hallowed kitchen. Only one chef will walk away with a new job as the chef of Circo.

  • Premiering Thursday, August 15th at 10pm - "Punk Rock Gastrobrewery"

Originally a Baptist church and a punk rock rehearsal space in Hermosa Beach, Calif., gastro-brewery Abigaile was created under the inspiration of "Food Anarchy." Now, owner Jed Sanford and Executive Chef Tin Vuong are looking for a Chef de Cuisine to take the reins of Abigaile. Chef Anne Burrell brings in four chefs to compete for this coveted spot. The chefs are tasked with creating a bold vegetarian dish fitting with Abigaile's menu and recreating a fast food guilty pleasure into a restaurant-worthy dish. During dinner service, one chef struggles to balance the restaurant's needs with his ego, while the other struggles with the overwhelming service. Only one will be left standing as the new Chef of this famed brewery.

  • Premiering Thursday, August 22nd at 10pm - "A Countryside Tavern"

Italian restaurateur Tony and his son Tonino seek a new Executive Chef to transform their Connecticut restaurant, Tavern 1757, into a rustic Italian hotspot. Anne Burrell tests four chefs on their ability to create Sardinian-inspired dishes as well as incorporate rustic meats such as rabbit and wild boar. During dinner service, one chef struggles to keep their timidity from sabotaging their chances at this dream opportunity, while the other struggles to maintain quality control of the food going out to the customers. It's a big job for a big restaurant, and only one walks away with the title of Executive Chef.


Food Network Star

  • Premiering Sunday, August 4th at 9pm - "Network Pitch"

The four finalists finally have their chance to pitch a show to Food Network. They practice their pilot pitch to Bobby, Alton and Giada - who coach them through their presentation before their network pitch to executives Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson, who are back to choose the final three. Based on the presentations, Bob and Susie green light three concepts, and the finalists create their pilots - to be directed by season two Food Network Star winner Guy Fieri. After the episode airs, viewers will be able to vote online and via phone to determine who wins the ultimate prize at next week's finale.

  • Premiering Sunday, August 11th at 9pm - "America Picks A Star"

The results are in as America has voted to determine who will be the next Food Network Star. Before The Winner Is revealed, the finalists are back in the studio to tell-all and view never-before-seen footage from the season. Bobby, Alton and Giada each share their favorite moments during an emotional look back at remaining finalists' journey to the finale. Then, suspense rises as the time comes to reveal who will walk away as the new Food Network Star.



  • Premiering Tuesday, August 6th at 10pm - "Walk on the Whelk Side"

A wild first basket, including whelk snails and lemon bars, has the chefs battling the clock to create delicious dishes. In the entrée round, the chefs all bring their personal styles to their plates in a notable way in their lamb shawarma dishes. Then, cucumber salad is a cumbersome ingredient for the finalists' desserts.

  • Premiering Sunday, August 13th at 8pm - "Wasted!"

In this competition, the baskets are full of usually-discarded food scraps. In the first round, the chefs must contend with herb stems and what is left of a filleted fish. Then, the competitors open the baskets to find eyes on potatoes looking back at them. The two chefs left in the dessert round must make yummy sweets from the least desirable part of the bread and the least juicy part of the orange.

  • Premiering Tuesday, August 18th at 10pm - "Keep on Trucking"

Four chefs with connections to the booming food truck business motor into the Chopped kitchen. The first basket with two assertively-flavored meats makes for a challenging appetizer round. In the second round, the competitors must make dishes that include a sugary powder and a leafy vegetable. Then, guanabana is going into the ice cream machine in the dessert round.

  • Premiering Tuesday, August 27th at 10pm - "Hero Chefs"

These four extraordinary chefs all serve their communities with their culinary talents. In the first round, they must combine chicken soup and barbecue sauce, and the second round has the chefs creating scallop dishes with two unusual produce items. The finalists have to get their buns in gear in the last round, when they are given hamburger buns to cook with for dessert.

Don't miss Chopped After Hours, a web series on FoodNetwork.com, where the Chopped judges step out from behind the chopping block to put their own spin on some of Chopped's toughest and strangest baskets.

Webisodes include:

  • Premiering Tuesday, July 30th at 11pm - "Break a Crab Leg,"

Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy and for the first-time ever cooking in Chopped kitchen, Ted Allen, all cook the entrée basket, featuring crab legs and Mexican wedding cookies. Chris Santos steps in to guest host.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

  • Premiering Monday, August 5th at 10pm - "All San Diego, All the Time"

This trip, Guy's heading to San Diego for some favorites, old and new. In Ocean Beach, Calif., Guy hits up a legendary surfer spot for some righteous burgers with an old buddy. Just up the block, the brother-owned noodle joint with fried rice, pho, has a story to tell. Finally, in North Park, Calif., an all-time favorite pizza joint gets a second look as Guy swings by for a slice.

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