Film and TV

Three Cooking Shows to Watch This Summer

While most of your regular-season shows will take a break this summer, you can now tune in for new programs and seasons of food and cooking shows. If you're looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen or are just in dire need of a new television show to get hooked on, here are three you definitely need to watch this summer.

The American Baking Competition, May 29, 8/7c

Jeff Foxworthy is the host of this new reality baking show premiering on CBS, so we know we'll be in for a few good laughs. Through various baking challenges, ten contestants will fight for a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster to make his or her own cookbook; the winner will also receive $250,000. Each week Food Network chef Marcela Valladolid and Paul Hollywood will judge the contestants. If you have a sweet tooth, this show could be for you.

The Next Food Network Star: Season 9, June 2, 9/8c

Food Network will launch the newest season to find the Next Food Network Star again this summer. Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are back as judges and mentors this season. Tune in this June to find out who will win a new show on Food Network and which host comes out on top. Will it be Alton Brown once again?

MasterChef: Season 4, May 22, 8/7c

MasterChef returns to FOX. Get ready for more intense competitions, triumphant accomplishments and devastating defeats while hopeful contestants fight for the title of MasterChef. All three judges -- Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot -- will return with their excellent palates to critique each contestant's plate. After last year's exciting win, you won't want to miss this season.

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Molly Dunn
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