Cooking Channel Will Feature Mo Rocca, Julia Child

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When we last checked in with Scrippss Food Network spinoff the Cooking Channel, we were disappointed to see so much recycled British and Canadian content (sadly none of it included Marco Pierre Whites latest venture into reality TV, Kitchen Burnout). Now the network lineup has been released, and among the surprises is a show hosted by Mo Rocca. Plus, reruns of Julia Child and Galloping Gourmet. And over on the Food Network, Scott Conant will host a Restaurant Warsesque show and Tyler Florence will oversee food-truck battles. See the rest of the shows, premiering May 31, below.

SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE: THE LEADER IN FOOD MEDIA
Cooking Channel Announces Programming Slate
Food Network New Series and Returning Favorites

NEW YORK - April 20, 2010 - All burners are firing at Scripps Networks Interactive in the food category, with Cooking Channel and Food Network unveiling new shows for 2010, it was announced today by Brooke Johnson, President, Food Category for Scripps Networks Interactive.

COOKING CHANNEL

Cooking Channel, the newest network from Scripps Networks Interactive, will launch May 31st. The network by food people, for food people will feature a diverse lineup with new, original shows including Unique Eats, Foodography, Drink Up, Cook Like an Iron Chef hosted by Michael Symon, and Foodcrafters with Aida Mollenkamp. The network will also feature the U.S. premiere of shows like Food Jammers, Indian Food Made Easy, and Caribbean Food Made Easy.

PRIMETIME:

UNIQUE EATS
Premieres: May 31
Unique Eats spotlights Americas most exciting and revolutionary restaurants, providing the first look and the last word in everything extreme in food today. The locations range from high-end dining rooms to casual neighborhood treasures and even roving eateries with no permanent addresses.

DRINK UP!
Premieres: May 31
Happy hour comes to Cooking Channel with Drink Up! hosted by Darryl Robinson, a.k.a. Dr. Mixologist, of the Hudson Hotel in New York City. From the first pot still, producing fiery drops of proto-vodka to todays creative and complex cocktails served by mad-scientist mixologists in sexy lounges, Drink Up! shows viewers how those drinks got into their hands.

FOODCRAFTERS
Premieres: May 31
Aida Mollenkamp uncovers the hidden handmade food secrets found across the country. Travelling from coast to coast, she unlocks these culinary treasures and show viewers how to bring them all home.

FOODOGRAPHY
Premieres: May 31
Food has shaped the way our culture and world have evolved around us. Hosted by CBS Sunday Mornings Mo Rocca, Foodography showcases these cultural food themes by taking a look into the past, present, and future of iconic, classic, and trendy foods.

FOOD JAMMERS
Premieres: May 31
Each episode of Food Jammers features a high-impact, low-fi culinary contraption conceived, designed and constructed in the Jammers warehouse studio. This tasty, madcap food odyssey satisfies viewers cravings for unusual viewing adventures.

DAYTIME:

SPICE GODDESS
Premieres: May 31
Bal Arneson reveals the power of using fresh, wholesome ingredients to make delicious, simple, everyday Indian meals. In each episode, Bal delves into the world of herbs and spices and show how just a pinch of this and little bit of that can put pizzazz into any dish.

INDIAN FOOD MADE EASY
Premieres: May 31
Chef and food writer Anjum Anand brings a lighter, fresher approach to classic Indian dishes, making simple, mouth-watering meals. Anjum helps friends and viewers overcome their fears of planning, preparing and making Indian food by guiding them through shopping and dispelling the myths around Indian cuisine.

COOK LIKE AN IRON CHEF
Premieres: July
Iron Chef Michael Symon teaches viewers the skills and techniques needed to cook like an Iron Chef! Along the way, Michael is joined by chef challengers and other Iron Chefs who reveal their mysterious methods in tackling secret ingredients.

CARIBBEAN FOOD MADE EASY
Premieres: August
Levi Roots travels around the United Kingdom and the Caribbean revealing how delicious Caribbean food can be created at home with easy-to-prepare, mouth-watering recipes using fresh, healthy and readily-available ingredients.

CLASSIC COOKING BLOCK
Premieres: June 1
This block features: Julia Child and Galloping Gourmet. Bon Appetit!

FOOD NETWORK

Food Network features the debut of new primetime series 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Food Trucks (WT) and Kid in a Candy Store, plus the return of fan-favorites, The Next Iron Chef: Season Three, Works Cooks in America: Season 2 and The Next Food Network Star: Season 7.

PREMIERE PRIMETIME SERIES:

CUPCAKE WARS
Premieres: June 18th at 10pm ET/PT
Its cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Networks tastiest competition yet! In each episode, four of the countrys top cupcake bakers face off in a series of challenges testing their creativity, flavors and presentation, vying for the right to present their cupcakes at a major event. They will be judged on taste and presentation, and only one baker will win the gig.

24 HOUR RESTAURANT BATTLE
Premieres: July
Hosted by renowned chef Scott Conant, each episode of 24 Hour Restaurant Battle features dueling teams of aspiring restaurateurs who have 24 hours to conceive, plan and open their own restaurants for one night. Once the doors open, diners will be served along with Scott and a rotating panel of judges representing three areas of expertise: restaurant marketer, restaurant reviewer, and restaurant investor. The winning team receives $10,000 in seed money toward realizing their dream!

KID IN A CANDY STORE
Premieres: July
Adam Gertlers mission is to find the best, most outrageous, most innovative, and also most loved sweet treats in the world. Adam travels the United States to visit bakeries, restaurants, food carts, and factories where Americas favorite candies are produced. From wild and wacky twists on traditional favorites like deep fried cupcakes or sweet beet ice cream to the most scrumptious and creative candy, cakes and frozen snacks in the country, this sweet joyride makes viewers feel like a kid again.

FOOD TRUCKS (WT)
Premieres: August 15th at 10pm ET/PT
Tyler Florence hosts as seven teams of the countrys best food truck cooks hit the road to sauté their way across America. Each week, the teams that sell the most food in the challenge city race to the next episode, and the losing team drives home. One food truck team comes out on top and wins a $50,000 grand prize!

RETURNING FAVORITES:

THE NEXT IRON CHEF: SEASON 3
Premieres: Fall 2010
Kitchen Stadium once again opens its doors to find a new culinary warrior in the sizzling primetime series The Next Iron Chef, hosted by Alton Brown. The reality competition challenges top chefs from around the country in a series of demanding situations, testing their culinary skills and mental toughness for the ultimate prize: to become an Iron Chef.

WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: SEASON 2
Premieres: 1st Quarter 2011
The most hopeless cooks in the country return to compete in the high-stakes elimination series, Worst Cooks in America. Robert Irvine (Dinner: Impossible) joins Anne Burrell as host and competitor to put the recruits through a culinary boot camp they wont soon forget! At stake for the last two standing is the chance to cook for a panel of esteemed culinary critics and to win the grand prize of $25,000.

THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR: SEASON 7
Premieres: 2nd Quarter 2011
Food Networks number one series, The Next Food Network Star, returns for a seventh season. This season follows new hopefuls competing for the ultimate dream job: his or her own Food Network show. With this coveted prize on the line, the finalists strut their star power and culinary chops for host Bobby Flay and the selection committee to see if they stack up against the competition.