Guest appearances from Amy Sedaris, Chef Fabio Viviani, Sean Astin and Chef Richard Blais
It's a "Halloween Spooktacular" when the hosts of "The Chew" (weekdays, noon, ABC) unveil their 2012 costumes, share recipes and their favorite tricks, treats and Halloween sweets, Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome five special trick-or-treaters Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd, the hosts of ABC's "The View," who make their first group appearance on the show as they chew the fat and reminisce about Halloween celebrations past and present.
"The Chew" kicks off its month-long Thanksgiving celebration from turkey preparation to stuffing, desserts and sides on Thursday, Nov. 1. The hosts share their favorite recipes, dining etiquette and entertaining tips for the perfect Thanksgiving Day.
Monday, Oct. 29 - Amy Sedaris ("30 Rock"); pumpkin carver Michael Natielo shows off his pumpkin portraits of the hosts; correspondent Evette Rios participates in the Damariscotta, Maine, Pumpkin Regatta.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Spooky cocktails; devilish desserts and scary treats are on the menu as the hosts share some of their favorite Halloween-inspired dishes.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 - "The Chew's Halloween Spooktacular"; the hosts unveil their 2012 costumes; frighteningly delicious treats; the hosts and audience members partake in a game of "Food Pyramid"; the first group appearance from Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd ("The View").
Thursday, Nov, 1 - Chef Richard Blais shares his pre-marathon routine with correspondent Chef Jamika Pessoa as he prepares to run in the New York City Marathon; "The Chew's" countdown to Thanksgiving begins.
Friday, Nov. 2 - Sean Astin ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"); Chef Fabio Viviani ("Life After Top Chef").
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