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Food Network Renews Weekly Cooking Show ‘The Kitchen’ (Exclusive)

The cable channel orders up a second season of its culinary daytime talker

Food Network is serving up another season of its new weekly daytime cooking show, “The Kitchen.”

It has ordered 13 new episodes of the culinary talker, which just premiered on the Food Network in January.

“We can’t wait to get back into ‘The Kitchen’ for a second helping of food, fun and conversation,” Food Network’s general manager and senior vice president, Bob Tuschman, told TheWrap in a statement.

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He continued, “The talented cast and casual, engaging format have struck a chord with our audience, and we are looking forward to cooking up more episodes for fans to enjoy.”

Produced by BSTV Entertainment, “The Kitchen” has earned an average .7 rating per episode with the network’s key demographic of Women 25-54 years old. The cooking show has increased viewership in the time slot year-over-year by 17 percent.

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“The Kitchen” features five co-hosts — Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian — who discuss topics running the culinary gamut, including food trends, recipes, family meal tips, trivia games, guest interviews, Twitter questions from viewers and cocktails with resident mixologist Zakaria’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” segment.