Food Network is an American cable network based around cooking and food programs launched on November 23, 1993 as TV Food Network. Initially, the network established itself with cooking how-to shows like Emeril Live!, which served as the network's flagship program until its series finale in December 2007. Other chefs involved with the 1993 launch included Bobby Flay and Mario Batali, who both continue to work with the network in addition to running their respective restaurants. The network also found success in rebroadcasting The French Chef and other Julia Child cooking shows.
The network's programming schedule is divided into two halves, daytime programming known as "Food Network in the Kitchen" and evening primetime programming labeled as "Food Network Nighttime." The daytime programs are mainly instructional cooking shows like Barefoot Contessa and Guy's Big Bite, while the "Nighttime" shows are designed to be more entertaining than informational, like Ace of Cakes and Iron Chef America.
The Food Network is Available to over 85 million households in the U.S. Food Network programming can now be seen internationally in Canada, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Monaco, Andorra, Africa, France, and the French-speaking territories in the Caribbean and Polynesia.
- Program Listing: A complete listing of shows that aired new episodes on Food Network.