Rachael Ray has signed a new deal with Food Network that will include bringing back “30 Minute Meals,” the cooking series that first made her famous.
The reimagined show, which premieres on Monday, April 1 at noon ET/PT on Food Network and Facebook, gets a digital companion series this time around. After that April Fool’s Day debut, 30 new episodes will air within 30 days on the cable channel and streaming TVE platform. The companion series, also hosted by Ray, will run on Food Network’s digital and social platforms.
The original “30 Minute Meals” aired from 2001 to 2012.
“Rachael Ray is a culinary firebrand as evidenced by her success across her television shows, magazine, books, live events, philanthropy, and all of her businesses,” said Food Network President Courtney White. “Her time-saving and creative ideas for whipping up delicious meals at home are perfect for the home cook of any level, while her infectious energy and enthusiasm make viewers feel like they are right there cooking along with her in the kitchen. We can’t wait to deliver more time with Rachael for her fans.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to bring ’30 Minute Meals’ to a whole new generation of fans,” added Ray. “We are rolling deep this time around, proving to everyone that, yes, these are really meals you can cook in 30 minutes or less. And our show will now be part of Food Network’s on-demand offering, so our friends can actually binge-watch their meals. April is usually rainy here in New York City, but this Spring will shine for us with 30 brand-new ’30 Minute Meals.'”
With “30 Minutes Meals,” Ray gives viewers real-time, step-by-step cooking instructions from ingredient prep through getting a meal on the table, along with time-saving tips, per the Discovery-owned cable channel’s description.