via press release:
SEASON 3 OF “THE CHEW” IS A SMORGASBORD OF FUN,
BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 ON ABC
Daphne Oz Announces She’s Expecting Her First Child
“Hottest Men in the Kitchen” Week, September 9-13
The Chew: What’s for Dinner? Cookbook Releases Tuesday, September 24
Season 3 of ABC’s “The Chew” promises mouthwatering recipes to tickle the taste buds, the latest in food news, trends in decorating and entertaining, a dash of Latin flair to spice up your life, the hottest celebrity guests, holiday tips and tricks, delectable dishes and beverages -- Halloween through New Year’s Eve -- a bevy of hot men in the kitchen, a surprise announcement, a hunky new chef who will serve as a substitute host and the national debut of a new cookbook.
As announced on “The Chew” season premiere on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, Daphne Oz surprises her co-hosts and the entire 150-person studio audience with the news that she and her husband of three years, John Jovanovic, are expecting their first child this spring. While discussing summer vacations, Oz pulled out a strip of three sonogram images, and as the audience erupted in cheers and applause, there were hugs, kisses and happy tears of joy exchanged between the hosts. Oz went on to talk about impending motherhood and invited viewers to join her as she begins this spectacular and exciting journey.
The show will continue to span its food horizons with the delicious flavors of Latin cuisine. Celebrity Latin chefs will join co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz to share simple but delicious signature flavors, bound to please every palate.
This season, “The Chew” will welcome the addition of a hunky new chef who will serve as a substitute host.
If you can stand the heat, then come to our kitchen, as the show turns up the testosterone with “Hottest Men in the Kitchen” week. Ladies, it’s about to get even steamier when sexy men from around the country stop by to show off their culinary skills, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. From a spin on “The Dating Game” to hunky husbands and steamy firemen, “The Chew” brings the heat all week long.
Nobody goes home hungry this season, as “The Chew” serves up an extra helping of stars and celebrity chefs. Chefs Jacques Torres, Ina Garten and Sunny Anderson and television and film stars Jenny McCarthy, Maria Bello, Lenny Venito, Valerie Bertinelli and music superstars Gloria Estefan and CeeLo Green are among the featured guests next week.
It’s the age old question: What’s for Dinner? Well, “The Chew” has your answer with the release of its second cookbook, “The Chew: What’s for Dinner?” This companion book to Season 2 follows The New York Times’ bestseller “The Chew: Food. Life. Fun,” sharing easy, money-saving meals the entire family can enjoy. It hits bookstores nationwide on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24.
Premiere Week of “The Chew”:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – “Season 3 Kick-Off” – Daphne Oz announces she’s pregnant; “Hottest Men in the Kitchen” week kicks off with a spin on the classic TV show, “The Dating Game” -- “The Plating Game” -- hosted by Clinton Kelly; Chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon whip up a tasty frittata.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – “TV Dinners with a Twist” – A celebration of National TV Dinner Day with Chef Batali and Chef Symon squaring off in a TV dinner showdown; “Hottest Men in the Kitchen” week continues with hot men judging the TV dinner competition.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 – “Surprising Suppers” – “Hottest Men in the Kitchen” week with Chef Carla Hall visiting a firehouse in Mount Vernon, NY; Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan; a lucky audience member wins the chance to cook with the hosts.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – “Vintage Dishes” – Chef Ina Garten; Grammy Award-nominated CeeLo Green; “Hottest Men in the Kitchen” continues.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – “Extra Value Friday: Chew to the Rescue” – “Hottest Men in the Kitchen” week with hunky husbands showcasing their culinary skills in the kitchen; Jenny McCarthy of ABC’s “The View.”
About “The Chew”:
Celebrating and exploring life through food, “The Chew” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining. Produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series.