A+E Networks Takes 50% Stake In Rachael Ray’s Free Food Studios, Orders 278 Episodes Of New Programming

A+E Networks is teaming with Rachael Ray, acquiring a 50% stake in her new production company Free Food Studios.

As part of the deal, A+E Networks has ordered 278 new episodes of programming over the next two years from Free Food Studios, featuring Ray and other talent. The content will air in A+E’s Home.Made.Nation lifestyle programming block, FYI and all other platforms distributed globally by A+E Networks.

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Free Food Studios focuses on producing, owning and distributing “in the kitchen” content created by Ray and serving as a platform for the introduction and development of new and upcoming epicurean talent.

All projects produced by the company will be executive produced by Ray, along with Brian Flanagan, Anthony Amoia and Sean Lee.

Home.Made.Nation is A+E Networks’ cross-network, cross-platform hub for lifestyle programming, currently available on A&E, FYI and the Networks’ FAST channels, featuring DIY, home improvement, home searching and decor as well as food, cooking and travel and other lifestyle-related content.

Home.Made.Nation lineup is currently home to series from Ray and Buddy Valastro, as well as home-renovation series including Zombie House Flipping and Triple Digit Flip.

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