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The Best Food Network TV Shows

Updated May 24, 2021 9.3k votes 948 voters 26.3k views90 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on The Food Network.

This list of the top current and canceled Food Network shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Food Network TV shows of all time includes old Food Network shows, 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.

Answering the question, “What is the best Food Network show of all time?”, this list includes favorites like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Chopped, and Good Eats. If you're interested in competitive baking shows there’s everything from Cupcake Wars to Iron Chef America. If gentle cooking shows are your thing, then Food Network has got your back with Barefoot Contessa. For fans of reality shows, Food Network has you covered with shows like Ace of Cakes and Restaurant: Impossible.

What are the best Food Network TV series ever? Vote up the best Food Network shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman

    PremieredApril 23, 2007

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    Chopped

    Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli

    PremieredJanuary 13, 2009

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    Good Eats

    Alton Brown, Vickie Eng

    PremieredJuly 7, 1999

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    PremieredNovember 30, 2002

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    Premiered2010

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    Iron Chef America

    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper

    PremieredApril 23, 2004

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    The Best Thing I Ever Ate

    Ted Allen, Sunny Anderson

    PremieredJanuary 23, 2009

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    Worst Cooks in America

    Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay

    PremieredJanuary 3, 2010

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    Iron Chef

    Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai

    PremieredJune 21, 1997

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    Tyler's Ultimate

    Tyler Florence

    Premiered2003

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    Throwdown! with Bobby Flay

    Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas

    PremieredJuly 13, 2006

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    Paula's Home Cooking

    Paula Deen, Bobby Deen

    Premiered2002

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    Food Network Star

    Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis

    PremieredJune 5, 2005

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    Emeril Live

    Patton Oswalt, Emeril Lagasse

    Premiered1997

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    Unwrapped

    Marc Summers

    PremieredJuly 16, 2001

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    30 Minute Meals

    Rachael Ray

    PremieredNovember 17, 2001

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    Ace of Cakes

    Duff Goldman, Geoffry Manthorne

    Premiered2006

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    Essence of Emeril

    Emeril Lagasse

    Premiered1994

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    Cake Wars

    Jonathan Bennett, Ron Ben-Israel

    PremieredJune 29, 2015

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    The Next Iron Chef

    Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar

    PremieredOctober 7, 2007

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    Food Network Challenge

    Keegan Gerhard, Kerry Vincent

    Premiered2005

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    Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

    Sandra Lee, Reggie Southerland

    Premiered2003

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    Food 911

    Tyler Florence

    Premiered2000

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    Restaurant: Impossible

    Robert Irvine, Tom Bury

    PremieredJanuary 19, 2011

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    BBQ with Bobby Flay

    Bobby Flay

    Premiered2004