The Food Network has three great Halloween-themed shows in store for viewers this month including a four-part series about pumpkin carving called “Outrageous Pumpkins” to join their regular seasonal programs, Halloween Wars and Halloween Baking Championship.
New to the line is Outrageous Pumpkins. In this four-part series hosted by Alyson Hannigan, a traditional Halloween pastime is taken to the next level as seven expert pumpkin carvers compete at an outdoor pumpkin playground for the title of Outrageous Pumpkin Champion and a sweet $25,000 Halloween treat. Each week the carvers compete in two outrageous challenges that test their creativity and pumpkin prowess as they sculpt gravity-defying scenes that celebrate Halloween, with puppeteer and artist Terri Hardin and master pumpkin carver Ray Villafane judging their every move.
Hosted by Carla Hall, in Halloween Baking Championship, the competitor’s nerves and skills are tested like never before as they bake their way through a haunted house brimming with challenges through seven episodes. Judges Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young join Carla to determine whose devilishly delicious desserts earn $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion.
In Halloween Wars, host Jonathan Bennett returns to challenge six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist, and a master sugar artist, as they create frighteningly fun and intricate edible displays over five episodes that are spooky as they are tasty. Their creations are judged by award-winning cake decorator Shinmin Li, horror film special effects master Todd Tucker, and a rotating panel of celebrity guest judges, including Guillermo Díaz (Scandal), Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2), Marisol Nichols (Riverdale), Katie Sarife (Annabelle Comes Home) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (IT). The last team standing takes home $50,000.