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Food Network sets table across platforms for ultimate Mother's Day destination for moms everywhere

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Mon, Apr 27th 2020 05:15 pm

With fan-favorite shows & stars, mom-centric episodes, new digital series, Food Network offers ultimate stay-at-home escape

Food Network pays tribute to moms this May and serves up a quarantine-approved, curated lineup of content across platforms to create the ultimate Mother's Day destination for moms everywhere to kick back and hangout with some of their favorite food personalities. From on-air episodes focused on mom, to fan-favorite shows hosted by moms, to a look at Food Network stars cooking with their own moms, and a new digital series focused on a mom-to-be, it is all about giving mom her due and a place to kick up her feet particularly during these trying times.

A press release said, “Whether near or far, together or apart, the cross platform offering celebrates everything moms mean to us, and offers a place to escape and be entertained, as well as inspiration for fans looking to celebrate this most special person in their lives.”

On Mother's Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 9-10, more than 10 mom-centric episodes pack the schedule with even more special episodes kicking off the celebration in the weeks leading up to the big day.

“Spring Baking Championship” celebrates moms on Monday, April 27 (9 p.m.), with a theme that offers mom a virtual spring getaway. A special “Guy's Grocery Games” on Wednesday, May 6 (9 p.m.), titled “Mother of All Shows,” offers a chance to hang out with Guy Fieri, his mom Penny, and his wife (and mom to Hunter and Ryder), Lori. The weekend lineup is packed with more opportunities for mom to relax and spend time with friends including special self-shot episodes of “The Kitchen: Quarantine Edition,” “The Pioneer Woman: Staying Home” with mom Ree Drummond and her family, along with all-new Mother's Day-themed premieres for “Trisha's Southern Kitchen” and “Valerie's Home Cooking.” Plus, mom-to-be Katie Lee has a timely, all-new series debuting on Food Network's digital platforms later this spring. In “What Would Katie Eat: Home Edition,” Katie will give viewers an inside look at how she and her husband, Ryan, are staying active and well-fed as they prepare for baby No. 1. Katie will share her classic recipes, with a few timely updates, and never far behind is her sidekick and kitchen helper, Gus.

"Celebrations may look a little different this year, but the spirit of Mother's Day remains the same and we wanted to recognize and honor moms everywhere for the role they play, now more than ever, and give them a place to hang out and escape the day-to-day with some of their favorite Food Network series and friends," said Courtney White, president of Food Network.

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