via press release:


Hungry Girl Premieres Saturday, January 8th at 4pm ET/1pm PT With

Signature Tips and Tricks For Guilt-Free, Delicious Meals and Snacks

NEW YORK – November 17, 2010 Just in time to help keep those New Year’s resolutions on track, Cooking Channel will premiere Hungry Girl – the first television series from bestselling author and web sensation Lisa Lillien (aka Hungry Girl).  Over a million die-hard readers eagerly await her daily email newsletter filled with recipes, tips and tricks, and have made Hungry Girl a nationwide, multimedia phenomenon.  Premiering Saturday, January 8th at 4pm ET/1pm PT, each episode of Hungry Girl tackles different food favorites and strategies to keep the flavor big, but the calories low.  From a low fat version of mom’s mac & cheese to happy hour appetizers like De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket, Hungry Girl’s dishes will show viewers how to satisfy their cravings – without adding pounds.

“Hungry Girl’s followers devour her books and daily emails, and the combination of her savvy food tips and signature sense of humor make her a natural for a television series,” said Bruce Seidel, Senior Vice President, Programming, Cooking Channel.  “Her tasty recipes are guilt-free, and post-holiday season is the perfect time to welcome her to Cooking Channel.”

Each 30-minute episode begins with a comedic take on a food theme, and then takes viewers into Hungry Girl’s colorful world to cover the day’s topic with recipes and helpful tips for navigating the supermarket aisles and surviving tricky eating situations.  The premiere episode, “You Wanna Pizza Me?” is dedicated to the Italian favorite – pizza.  In addition to recipes for Crispy White Pizza, Breakfast Pizza Mexicali, and Pizza-fied Chicken, the show also demonstrates how to work with uncommon crusts like high fiber tortillas and even eggplant.  Hungry Girl then heads to the grocery store and shares her ingredients for creating guilt-free pizza, and also stops by her favorite pizzeria to give tips on guilt-free ordering.

Lisa Lillien (aka Hungry Girl) is not a nutritionist – she’s just hungry.  A New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand, Lisa’s free daily email service at entertains and informs millions of readers with simple, guilt-free recipes and food tips each day.  What started out as a daily email to friends and family, has turned into a nationwide brand success.  Lisa also contributes regularly to, Yahoo!, and Redbook, and frequently appears on television shows including Rachael Ray and Good Morning America.  Her new book, Hungry Girl 300 Under 300, will be available in March, 2011.

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COOKING CHANNEL ( is an entertainment brand dedicated to today’s passionate food lover.  For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to’s.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Food Network (, HGTV (, DIY Network ( and Great American Country (, is the manager and general partner.

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