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08/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/14/2019 09:31

FOOD NETWORK AND GIADA DE LAURENTIIS STRIKE NEW MULTI-YEAR, MULTI-PLATFORM DEAL

Renewal Includes New Episodes of Giada Entertains, Giada's Holiday Handbook, Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge and Additional Short-Form Video Content

NEW YORK - August 14, 2019 - Giada De Laurentiis has signed a new multi-year deal with Food Network, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. The new agreement consists of projects in primetime, daytime, and cross-platform including new episodes of Giada Entertains, as well as seasonal favorites Giada's Holiday Handbook and Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge, and additional short-form video content. The Emmy® Award-winning De Laurentiis has been a beloved member of the Food Network family since premiering on air with Everyday Italian, in which she showcased delicious Italian dishes for every occasion. She has provided immeasurable recipe and entertaining inspiration to fans throughout the years, earning additional accolades along the way, including in such series as the Emmy Award-winning Giada at Home, and the Emmy Award-nominated Giada Entertains and Giada in Italy to name just a few. She has also co-hosted primetime competition Food Network Star, hosted Winner Cake All, and has been featured in numerous holiday specials and guest appearances. Pre-production is currently underway for the new seasons of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge and Giada's Holiday Handbook, both of which are planned to premiere in Q4, with the new season of Giada Entertains slated to return in 2020.

'Giada De Laurentiis is a culinary icon and a Food Network fan-favorite whose recipes and entertaining guidance are a must-have for home cooks everywhere looking to elevate their own gatherings and celebrations,' said White. 'We are excited to serve up even more entertaining and inspiring hours with Giada for seasons to come.'

'I am excited to continue cooking and creating with my Food Network family,' said De Laurentiis. 'We are working on lots of fun new content and I cannot wait to share it! Stay tuned!'

Giada De Laurentiis wrote the book on entertaining, and with Giada Entertains and Giada's Holiday Handbook she shares tips and tricks for get-togethers large and small, including pulling off a holiday season's worth of parties. In Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge, Giada puts top chefs to the test, challenging them to prepare the most delicious and innovative Thanksgiving dishes to ever hit a dining room table.

Chef Giada De Laurentiis is an Emmy® Award-winning television personality, New York Times Bestselling Author, Today correspondent and restaurateur, who has become a household name and one of Food Network's most recognizable faces. Her Emmy® Award-winning, daytime cooking show, Everyday Italian, featured quick, healthy and satisfying Italian dishes, and her Emmy® Award-winning series, Giada at Home, featured Giada in her kitchen, planning and preparing meals and parties for family and friends. Her latest Food Network series, Giada in Italy, Giada Entertains, and Giada's Holiday Handbook provide a taste of Italy, as well as entertaining and holiday tips. De Laurentiis' is the author of 9 cookbooks including her most recent, 'Giada's Italy.' Her venture as a restaurateur brought her to Las Vegas, where her first restaurant GIADA, sits inside The Cromwell, with her second restaurant, PRONTO, in Caesars Palace. Giada opened a third restaurant, GDL Italian by Giada, in 2018 in Baltimore. Giada has also launched lifestyle website, Giadzy.com, where she showcases new recipes, videos, lifestyle and travel tips.

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