TORONTO - Food Network Canada promises plenty of competition and entertainment featuring many celeb chefs on the network this fall, including another new show pairing Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray.
"Rachael vs. Guy Kids Cookoff" will allow pint-size competitors to get in on the act, facing culinary challenges with hosts Fieri ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives") and Ray ("Rachael vs Guy Celebrity Cook-Off") serving as mentors. The new show begins Sept. 8.
TV personality and chef Alton Brown hosts "Cutthroat Kitchen," starting Sept. 1, in which four chefs must choose between spending $25,000 to help themselves get ahead in the competition or to sabotage competitors.
The autumn schedule kicks off Aug. 18, with 20 new series and returning shows, the network said in a release.
In other new series, Robert Irvine ("Restaurant: Impossible") gathers eight aspiring restaurateurs for a bus road trip. Their skills are tested until at the end, one remaining competitor is dropped off at his or her own restaurant in "Restaurant Express."
Two teams of aspiring food entrepreneurs battle it out in "Food Court Wars," starting Aug. 27 and hosted by Tyler Florence ("The Great Food Truck Race"). The goal is to win their own food court restaurant rent-free for a year.
Established food retailers try to keep their businesses alive as "Thieves, Inc.," starting Sept. 12, follows security experts hired to show store owners where they are at risk of losing millions of dollars in goods.
Meanwhile, the network's fall schedule also has new seasons of returning shows, including "Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics," "Chopped," "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," "Giada At Home," "Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Home Cooking," "The Great Food Truck Race," "Halloween Wars," "Rachael Ray's Week in a Day," "Restaurant: Impossible," "Restaurant Stakeout," "Restaurant Takeover" and "Sandwich King."
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