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The Food Network Is All About the Spooky Season With These Six Halloween Shows

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As soon as it struck midnight on Oct. 1, the Halloween season officially began. Bathing suits were packed away, flannels were brought out, and people could finally stop whispering their Pumpkin Spice Latte orders to the barista in shame.

While some fans of fall turn to Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween to commence their spooky celebrations, others are more inclined to watch the Food Network's many autumn offerings. 

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Though 2020 has been filled with twists and turns, it has given Food Network fans the biggest lineup of Halloween shows to date. 

We've put together a comprehensive list of the Food Network's Halloween shows for 2020 — from the various baking competitions to the cutthroat jack-o'-lantern contest.

Keep reading to find out when you should set your DVRs. 

1. 'Halloween Wars'

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Halloween Wars is the quintessential Food Network Halloween series. It's been on since 2011, and for many, its premiere is the first big sign that fall is on its way.

Hosted by Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett and from the producers of Cupcake Wars and Cake Wars, Halloween Wars is a ghostly four-week baking competition.

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Each season, five teams are tasked to come up with creative confections and epic displays.

Season 10 premiered on Sept. 13, and new episodes air on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. You can catch up on old episodes on Hulu.

2. 'Halloween Wars: Legends'

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Longtime fans of Halloween Wars will want to tune in to Legends because it includes past fan favorite contestants. The competitors are veterans, but they still have the chance to take home $20,000 (and epic bragging rights).

The two-episode series premiered on Sept. 13, but interested viewers can catch up on the show online. 

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3. 'Halloween Baking Championship'

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Holiday Baking Championship walked so Halloween Baking Championship could run. Since 2015, individual bakers have competed on the show for the chance to win $25,000. 

Top Chef and The Chew alum Carla Hall shifted from the judges panel to a hosting position for Season 6, and she has brought it when it comes to her ghoulish looks each week. 

The other judges are Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell. 

Halloween Baking Championship airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

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4. 'Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption'

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There's something wildly satisfying about watching clueless cooks competing on a food show, which explains why the Worst Cooks in America franchise has been going strong for 10 years. 

Anne Burrell, who has appeared on every season so far, is joined on the Halloween-centric season by Carla Hall. 

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This season differs from others because four former contestants are returning for a final chance to prove their skills. The competitors must create a Halloween feast for the chance to win $5,000 worth of kitchen equipment. 

Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption premieres on Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET.

5. 'Freakshow Cakes'

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Like its title suggests, Freakshow Cakes is all about unique, outside-the-box cake designs. Hosted by Zac Young and Vivian Chan, the show offers a $10,000 prize for the baker who can create the craziest and most creative looking dessert.

Freakshow Cakes premieres on Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. ET.

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6. 'Outrageous Pumpkins'

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How I Met Your Mother actress Alyson Hannigan has traded in the soundstage for the pumpkin patch as the host of Outrageous Pumpkins. The contestants are experts at creating intricate jack-o'-lanterns, which are just slightly more impressive than your average eyes and mouth cutouts. The designers work on small designs and life-size ones to really showcase all of their skills. 

The four-part series debuted on Sept. 13. The finale airs on Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET.

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