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A 'Chew' debut: Daphne Oz returns Wednesday with new baby Philomena

by jmaloni

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Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm

It's a week of all-new shows April 21-25

Move over Prince George, there's American baby royalty at "The Chew" making her own splash.

Co-host Daphne Oz returns from maternity leave Wednesday, April 23, and will bring her newborn daughter, Philomena Bijou Jovanovic, for a special on-air visit with Aunt Carla and Uncle Mario, Uncle Michael and Uncle Clinton.

This marks Philomena's first appearance on television, and viewers will be treated to the latest news about how Daphne and baby "Philo" spent their first weeks together. Viewers will be invited to tweet along with the hashtag #WelcomeBackDaphne.

A banner week of all-new shows will include Clinton Kelly's reunion with his longtime crush, Olivia Newton-John, as they explore Las Vegas; visits to the "Chew" kitchen from Jon Favreau, Vanessa Williams and Fusion host Alicia Menendez; and a heated battle between co-hosts Michael Symon and Mario Batali over the best signature wings recipe.

For the week of April 21-25 (subject to change; weekdays, 1 p.m. on ABC):

Monday, April 21- "The Sweeter Side Of Spring" - A visit to the Vermont farm of gourmet cake master Gesine Bullock Prado and Fusion Network host Alicia Menendez cooks with Mario and Michael.

Tuesday, April 22 - "Wings 'N Things" - Michael and Mario have a showdown over the best wings recipe and Michael talks about his new show, "America's Best Cook."

Wednesday, April 23 - "The First Thing I Ever Made" - Daphne returns to the show with her new daughter, Philomena. Mario and Daphne create the meal that sparked Mario's interest in cooking.

Thursday, April 24 - "Drive Thru Delights" - Jon Favreau talks about his new film, "Chef;" Michael uses fast food ingredients to create one very happy meal; and co-host Carla Hall replicates a favorite sweet treat.

Friday, April 25 - "Extra Value Friday: Star-Studded Snacks - Vanessa Williams talks about her role in Broadway's "After Midnight." Clinton joins his ultimate celebrity heartthrob, Olivia Newton-John, to explore the culinary joys of Las Vegas.

Follow "The Chew" (@thechew) and hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali), Michael Symon (@chefsymon), Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly), Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter.

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