‘RACHAEL RAY’ LINES-UP V.I.P. GUESTS FOR FEBRUARY SWEEPS

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New York, NY, January 30, 2008
Rachael Ray and Denis Leary

Rachael Ray To Air First Daytime Show Episode Taped Entirely on Ice!

This February the hit syndicated daytime show, “Rachael Ray,” is helping viewers shake off those winter blues with the hottest celebrity guests, informative segments, quick and easy recipes and the first ever talk show on ice!

On January 31, as a kickoff to Sweeps, the show will air a exciting episode called,“Rachael Ray on Ice,” taped entirely from The Pond at Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink in New York City.  This winterized event comes complete with Rachael on skates, a kitchen and set sculpted out of ice, arctic animals and special guests Denis Leary, New York Rangers legend Adam Graves, and Olympic Figure Skater Emily Hughes!

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, football fever tackles the “Rachael Ray” show when three gridiron greats go head-to-head in a “Super Bowl Recipe Playoff.” On the February 1st show, New York Giant’s legend Ottis Anderson, Atlanta Falcon’s Quarterback Joey Harrington, and New York Jet’s Offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson put their family recipes to the test in a cook-off judged by superstar chef Mario Batali.

Everyday in February, Rachael and her friends are sharing a few of their most treasured things as part of the show’s “February Favorites” giveaways.  “Rachael Ray” show audience members will be treated to the gifts, gadgets, foods and fashion Rachael and her guests can’t get enough of.

 
Plus, Rachael opens her home to a slew of celebrity friends, including Ringo Starr, Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  Brooke Shields, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Paula Abdul, Dennis Quaid, Jeff Probst, Mary-Louise Parker, Kate Walsh, Larry The Cable Guy, Sam Waterston, Bindi Irwin, Oprah’s health guru Bob Greene and Howie Mandel who comes by to play “Meal or No Meal.”

 
In its first two seasons, "Rachael Ray" has attracted exceptional guests such as Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer, Former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, Kelsey Grammer, Dr. Phil McGraw, Jessica Simpson, Michael J. Fox, Morgan Freeman, Dustin Hoffman, P Diddy, Hilary Swank, Diane Keaton, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Hudson, Teri Hatcher, Magic Johnson, Mandy Moore, LL Cool J, Felicity Huffman and Ali Larter, to name a few.


The series, which has been cleared in more than 194 markets, airs Monday through Friday in nearly 99% of the country.  Please visit www.rachaelrayshow.com for local show times.

 
“Rachael Ray” is distributed and produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment.  Janet Annino is executive producer. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.

 

PUBLICITY CONTACTS:              

Charlie Dougiello,  Director of Publicity; Rachael Ray                                                   

Lauren Nowell, Manager of Publicity; Rachael Ray