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[11/16/10 - 07:00 AM]
All Guy, All Week: Food Network Primetime Heats up With Special "Guy's Big Bite" and Brand-New "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"
"Guy's Big Bite," debuting Saturday, December 18, features actor Matthew McConaughey.

[via press release from Food Network]

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IT'S A GUY THING!

All Guy, All Week: Primetime Heats up December 13th-18th

'Guy's Big Bite' Goes A-List With Guest Star Matthew McConaughey in Primetime Special

Ride Shotgun With Guy for All-New 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' and 21 Best-Of Episodes

NEW YORK - November 16, 2010 - Food Network viewers can join Guy Fieri as he heads home for the holidays with a week's worth of special primetime programming beginning Monday, December 13th including two all-new and 21 highest-rated episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - one of Food Network's highest-rated primetime series - and a one-hour primetime special of Guy's Big Bite featuring actor Matthew McConaughey on Saturday, December 18th at 8pm. And, to end each night with a primetime viewer favorite, Food Network airs Chopped at 10pm.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Premieres Monday, December 13th at 9pm
Guy hunts for the Triple-D take on chicken starting in Belmar, N.J., at a Mexican joint specializing in homemade adobo sauce. Then, Guy visits a sports bar known for roasted garlic chicken pizza in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and he stops by a Jamaican cafeteria serving authentic mango chutney chicken in Nashville, Tenn.

Guy's Big Bite
Premieres Saturday, December 18th at 8pm
Guy Fieri frequently has friends visit, but this holiday season he welcomes an extra special guest to lend a hand in the kitchen: actor Matthew McConaughey! The two begin the one-hour primetime special with roasted Malibu Oysters and a bubbly Ting Cocktail. For the main course, they make an Herb-Rubbed Pork Roast with Pesto Veggies served alongside a fresh Farro Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. To top off the meal in style, Matthew stirs up his favorite margarita.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Premieres Saturday, December 18th at 9pm
Guy searches for all kinds of sandwiches starting at a tiny spot in Minneapolis known for their meatloaf sandwich. Then, he visits a pub putting their unique spin on a Reuben with homemade sauerkraut in Spokane, Wash., and Triple-D fans show Guy their favorite hot dog joint in North Wildwood, N.J.

ABOUT GUY FIERI:

In 2006, Guy Fieri premiered his first show, Guy's Big Bite on Food Network after winning season two of The Next Food Network Star. Today, this "Culinary Rock Star" hosts two additional top-rated shows on the network: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Ultimate Recipe Showdown. This year, he also made his debut as a game show host on the new NBC primetime series, Minute To Win It. Guy has released two New York Times best-selling books based on the establishments and people he's met on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and will release his first cookbook in May 2011. Guy owns five restaurants in Northern California including three Johnny Garlic's and two Tex Wasabi's. He resides in Northern California with his wife and two sons.

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Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring and empowering through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine has tripled its rate base and delivers a circulation of 1.25 million. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24 hour networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com) and Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), is the manager and general partner.





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