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List of popular Food Network shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Food Network TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Food Network TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Food Network, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

List is made up of a variety of shows, including Iron Chef America and Chopped.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with Food Network on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Food Network TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Food Network television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Food Network network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Chopped is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy Chopped is an American reality based cooking television series created by Dave Noll and Michael Krupat, with executive producer Linda Lea, and hosted by Ted Allen that pits four chefs against ...more

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman, Michael Symon Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives is an American food reality television television series that premiered on April 23, 2007, on the Food Network. It is hosted by Guy Fieri. The show originally began ...more

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Good Eats is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Alton Brown, Vickie Eng, Deb Duchon Good Eats is a former television cooking show, created and hosted by Alton Brown, which aired in North America on Food Network Cooking Channel. Likened to television science educators Mr. Wizard ...more

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Iron Chef America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper, Giada De Laurentiis Iron Chef America: The Series is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failed Iron Chef USA. The show ...more

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Barefoot Contessa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Barefoot Contessa is an American cooking show that premiered November 30, 2002 on Food Network. Hosted by celebrity chef Ina Garten, each episode features Garten assembling dishes of varying ...more

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Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai Iron Chef is a Japanese television cooking show produced by Fuji Television. The series, which premiered on October 10, 1993, is a stylized cook-off featuring guest chefs challenging one of the ...more

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
The Best Thing I Ever Ate The Best Thing I Ever Ate is one of two flagship shows of the Food Network which premiered on June 22, 2009. The program originally aired as a one-time special in late 2008. The program consists ...more

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Chopped Champions is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows

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Throwdown! with Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas, Miriam Garron Throwdown! with Bobby Flay is a Food Network television program in which celebrity chef Bobby Flay challenges cooks renowned for a specific dish or type of cooking to a cook-off of their ...more

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Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis Food Network Star (Food Network, 2005) is a reality television series. A contest to find a well rounded great chef with a unique point of view and hosting type of personality to host their own

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Worst Cooks in America is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence Worst Cooks in America is a reality competition show on the Food Network. The show takes 12 to 16 contestants with very poor cooking skills through an eight-week culinary boot camp, to earn a ...more

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Cake Wars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
xxgamershotzxx added Jonathan Bennett, Ron Ben-Israel, Waylynn Lucas Cake Wars (Food Network, 2015) is an American reality competition series hosted by Jonathan Bennett. Four bakers face off to have their cakes featured in a special event, in addition to a ...more

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Tyler's Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Tyler's Ultimate Tyler Florence Tyler's Ultimate is a television show on The Food Network hosted by Tyler Florence. The show focuses on making "ultimate" versions of popular or common dishes. The show began as a ...more

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30 Minute Meals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
30 Minute Meals Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals is a Food Network show hosted by Rachael Ray. Her first of four shows on Food Network debuted in the fall of 2001. The show specializes in convenience cooking for those with ...more

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Paula's Home Cooking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Paula Deen, Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen Paula's Home Cooking is a Food Network show hosted by Paula Deen. Deen's primary culinary focus was Southern cuisine and familiar comfort food that is popular with Americans. In the show, ...more

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Unwrapped is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Marc Summers Unwrapped, also known as Unwrapped with Marc Summers is an American television program on Food Network that reveals the origins of sponsored foods. It first aired in June 2001 and is hosted by ...more

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Cupcake Wars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Cupcake Wars is an American reality competition series which premiered on June 13, 2010 and aired on the cable television network Food Network. The cooking show is hosted by Justin Willman and ...more

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Restaurant: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Robert Irvine, Tom Bury, Taniya Nayak Restaurant: Impossible is an American reality television program aired by the Food Network. It is jointly produced by Marc Summers and Shooters TV and stars British chef and restaurateur Robert ...more

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The Next Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar, Donatella Arpaia The Next Iron Chef, is a limited-run series on the Food Network, airing its fifth season in 2012. Each season is a stand-alone competition to select a chef to be designated an Iron Chef, who ...more

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Emeril Live is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Patton Oswalt, Emeril Lagasse Emeril Live is a television program that aired on the Food Network from 1997 to 2007 and then The Cooking Channel from 2008 to 2010. Hosted by Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Live featured many of the ...more

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Food Network Challenge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Keegan Gerhard, Kerry Vincent, Claire Robinson Food Network Challenge is a competitive cooking television series that currently airs on the Food Network. Each episode, professional chefs compete in a timed competition in their professional ...more

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Ace of Cakes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Duff Goldman, Geoffry Manthorne, Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey Ace of Cakes was an American reality television show that aired on the Food Network. The show focused on the daily operations of Duff Goldman's custom cake shop, Charm City Cakes, in Baltimore, ...more

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Essence of Emeril is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Essence of Emeril Emeril Lagasse Essence of Emeril is a Food Network show hosted by chef Emeril Lagasse. In each episode, Emeril shares with his viewers some of his 'kicked-up' recipes, similar to those on Emeril Live, but with ...more

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BBQ with Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
BBQ with Bobby Flay Bobby Flay BBQ with Bobby Flay is a travelogue series, in which celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay travels around the USA in search of the best and most delectable grilled barbecued food. The chef ...more

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Guy's Big Bite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Food Network TV Shows
Guy Fieri Guy's Big Bite is a Food Network show starring Guy Fieri, winner of the second season of The Next Food Network Star. The inaugural six-episode season premiered on June 25, 2006 in the 10:00 ...more