Genre: Reality, Cooking
Premise: ``Halloween Wars'' returns to Food Network for a sixth October, with new host Jonathan Bennett (``Mean Girls'') and returning judge Shinmin Li joined by new judge Don Mancini, the writer-director of classic horror film ``Child's Play.'' The season begins with six teams -- each consisting of a pumpkin-carving expert, cake artist and sugar artist -- who compete in challenges that require them to create edible Halloween-themed displays. There are two challenges in each episode, with weekly eliminations. The finale sees the two remaining trios compete in one last head-to-head battle to determine the season's winner. The winning squad takes home the $50,000 grand prize. Guest judges joining Li and Mancini throughout the six-episode season include horror icon Elvira, actor Sid Haig and director Greg Plotkin.
The final three teams attempt to capture the horror that unfolds inside a crypt after dark; joining the judging panel is Greg Plotkin, director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.
Two teams are left, and the team that can create the scariest and most demonic wedding will be crowned champion and win a grand prize of $50,000; actress Bitsie Tulloch (``Grimm'') is the guest judge.