NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Premiering this Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. CT, Holiday Wars returns with host Raven-Symoné and judges Shinmin Li and Erin McGinn as cake masters and sugar artists face-off to create mind-blowing holiday displays and Louisiana has TWO local contestants competing this season. Local Louisiana contestants include Alexis Graham representing Denham Springs on team “The Rebelves”, and Baindu Squire representing New Orleans on team “Treat Yo Elf.”
NEW YORK (press release) – Kick off the holiday season with Food Network’s exciting menu of Thanksgiving and holiday programming starting this November. On Sunday, November 1st at 8pm, Holiday Wars returns with host Raven-Symoné and judges Shinmin Li and Erin McGinn as cake masters and sugar artists face-off to create mind-blowing holiday displays. Then, on Monday, Nov. 2 at 9 p.m., Jesse Palmer, Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall are back with a new season of Holiday Baking Championship as they renew their search to find the greatest holiday baker. Join Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m., when four beloved kid bakers from previous seasons compete and are challenged to create the most spectacular gingerbread cake houses in special Kids Baking Championship: Season’s Sweetings. Then, on Monday, Nov. 9 at 10 p.m., Ree Drummond and Eddie Jackson are back with a new season of Christmas Cookie Challenge. On Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m., Kristin Chenoweth hosts all-new competition Candy Land, featuring life-sized, edible lands based on the iconic Hasbro game including Peppermint Forest, Gumdrop Mountains, Lollipop Woods and more. Plus, don’t miss premiere episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, The Big Bake: Holiday, Buddy vs. Christmas, Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and Supermarket Stakeout: What Would Alex Make?. In daytime, Food Network Magazine guest editor Sunny Anderson introduces the people who inspire her and hopes they will inspire viewers to create an outdoor holiday to remember in Turkey Day Sunny’s Way on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m. Also in daytime, catch turkey day-themed episodes of Barefoot Contessa, Delicious Miss Brown, Girl Meets Farm, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home, Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out and more. For even more inspiration, fans can head to FoodNetwork.com for Thanksgiving recipe ideas and kitchen tips, and download and subscribe to the award-winning Food Network Kitchen app to access step-by-step recipe instructions and cook along live with their favorite Food Network stars. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.