Food Network Strikes Multi-Series Deal With Valerie Bertinelli

Food Network has struck a multi-series deal with actress and host Valerie Bertinelli that will have her tackling “multiple projects in daytime and primetime,” the Discovery-owned cable network said Monday.

Food Network has ordered to series “Family Food Showdown.” a family-focused competition program that Bertinelli will host. In the series, two families will vie for a $10,000 prize over three rounds of cooking challenges. Production on the 13 hour-long episodes will begin in December with the series set to launch in 2019.

The network also announced that Bertinelli will take part in new episodes of “Kids Baking Championship,” in which she cooks and shares tips with the contestants.

“With ‘Family Food Showdown,’ we are excited to showcase talented families cooking and coming together in a creative, competitive series that will also spotlight the role of family dynamics in how these teams work together, for better or worse, in their bid for the prize and family pride,” said Courtney White, general manager and executive vice president of programming of Food Network and HGTV, in a prepared statement. “Our viewers have come to enjoy Valerie’s warmth in the kitchen and her unique charm and mentorship with the next generation of bakers on ‘Kids Baking Championship,’ and with this expanded presence on Food Network, fans can look forward to more to come.”

Read more at Variety.com: https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/food-network-multi-series-deal-valerie-bertinelli-1203026478/

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