Food Network announces fun-filled Halloween lineup

Food Network has revealed its plans for Halloween, a mix of returning favorite and new specials that should make fans happy.

With Labor Day fast approaching, foodies everywhere are preparing themselves for fall and all the food fun that entails. Aside from being able to buy pretty much pumpkin everything, it also means looking forward to Food Network and their slate of fall programming.

Of course, it all kicks off with Halloween. Over the last few years, Food Network has increased its programming focused on the holiday more and more and this year is no exception. In addition to the return of a perennial favorite, several of the network’s shows will be getting a spooky makeover in the spirit of the holiday.

The upcoming Food Network Halloween lineup looks fun.

As reported by Comic Book.com, first up is Halloween Wars Legends on September 13. This two-part special sees former winners from previous seasons of the popular series battle it out for the title.

That is followed on the same night by the return of the original Halloween Wars with host Jonathan Bennett which has bakers go head to head to see who can impress a panel of judges with their creepy confections. Rounding out the evening is Outrageous Pumpkins, a new series hosted by How I Met Your Mother‘s Alyson Hannigan that takes pumpkin carving to another level.

On September 14 Halloween Baking Championship makes its debut. Carla Hall will be pulling double duty as host and one of the judges as the Baking Championship format gets a Halloween makeover. Then, on October 11, Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption gives a group of former Worst Cooks contestants a chance at redemption with a Halloween twist.

Last but not least is Freakshow Cakes premiering October 18. Hosts Vivian Chan and Zac Young take a group of cake artists and let them create some over the top cakes, all inside a sideshow tent.

As you can see, it’s going to be a full couple of months of Halloween fun on Food Network. Of course, this is just a prelude to what is sure to be a packed lineup for Thanksgiving, but in the meantime, this a great way to catch your breath between viewings of all those horror movies.