Food Network orders new Giada De Laurentiis series (EXCLUSIVE)

Food Network is serving up three-course menu of Giada De Laurentiis-hosted instructional series starting later this year.

The cabler has ordered 26 half-hour episodes of three shows featuring De Laurentiis, who has been a mainstay of Food Network's air since 2002. The omnibus order for DeLaurentiis' Linguine Pictures includes a new series, "Giada's Summer Entertaining," and new episodes of the existing series "Giada Entertains" and "Giada's Holiday Handbook." Production is set to begin this summer, with the first batch of episodes hitting in the fourth quarter.

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TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Giada De Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Giada de Laurentiis, Matt Lauer and Bobby Flay appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
THE CHEW - Giada De Laurentiis is a guest on ABC's 'The Chew' airing Thursday, October 16, 2014. 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Giada De Laurentiis (L) and Matt Lauer are seen on the set of the Today Show on NBC on February 22, 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Matt Lauer and chef Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on July 31, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- SEPTEMBER 05: Chef Giada De Laurentiis attends the 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), at Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Television host Katie Couric (L) and chef Giada De Laurentiis attend Hollywood Unites for the 4th Biennial Stand Up for Cancer (SU2C), a Program of the Entetainment Industry Foundation (EFI) at the Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson, Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson attend Ciao Chow! An Italian Dim Sum-Style Champagne Brunch With Giada De Laurentiis during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Soho Beach House on February 22, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Chefs Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on February 28, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 09: Giada De Laurentiis attends East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2014 on August 9, 2014 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer as Prince William, Giada de Laurentiis as Katy Perry and Al Roker as Prince Harry appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Television personality Giada De Laurentiis leaves the 'Today Show' taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studio on July 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Television personality and chef Giada De Laurentiis poses in her new restaurant called Giada at The Cromwell Las Vegas on May 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, opened to hotel guests today as a renovated boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and features 188 rooms, a 40,000-square-foot casino and a rooftop pool. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Giada de Laurentiis and Savannah Guthrie appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Giada De Laurentiis meets animals at Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen hosted by Robert Irvine during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Jungle Island on February 23, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Giada de Laurentiis and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Chef Giada De Laurentiis attends the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 1, 2014 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Television personalities Matt Lauer and Giada De Laurentiis attend Giada DeLaurentiis' 'Weeknights With Giada' book launch party at the Andaz Hotel on March 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Giada De Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Giada De Laurentiis (L) and Matt Lauer are seen on the set of the Today Show on NBC on February 22, 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: (L-R) Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay attend Entertainment Weekly's 'A Night With The Stars Of Food Network' Event at Crosby Street Hotel on May 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA 06-23-12
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"Giada De Laurentiis is an expert in her field and a much sought-after guide for home cooks looking for help for their own gatherings," said Allison Page, general manager of U.S. programming and development for Food Network parent Scripps Networks Interactive. "With new episodes on the way, our viewers can continue to count on inspirational recipes and entertaining ideas from season to season to help elevate their own celebrations and get-togethers all year-round."

De Laurentiis' has turned her profile on Food Network into a cottage industry of cookbooks and licensed merchandise. In 2014 she opened her first restaurant, Giada, in Las Vegas.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner stepped out in all-black this week, with Kris accidentally flashing her bra for the photographers. (Photo by ADV/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
Demi Rose dropped jaws in a completely sheer dress at the Sixty6 Magazine new issue party in London. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Giada De Laurentiis shows off her toned legs as she leaves a taping of the "Today" show. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
During a quick visit to New York City, Canadian native, Vanessa Grimaldi, introduced fiancé, Nick Viall, to her favorite Canadian staple - Tim Hortons donuts and coffee. (Photo: Michael Simon, StarTraks  ) 

Jordin Sparks crossed the finish line at the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday! 

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Bella Hadid stepped out in a burgundy jumpsuit and leather jacket for a photo shoot at Milk Studios. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
Paris Hilton and boyfriend Chris Zylka were photographed at LAX before their flight to Miami this week. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Dave Chapelle hosted an exclusive live stand up show celebrating his return and new show, presented by Netflix & Live Nation on Monday at The h.wood Group's Peppermint Club in West Hollywood.

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Elizabeth Hurley and her look-alike son Damian Hurley step out to see "An American in Paris" in London. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell attended the grand opening of WeVillage in LA with their daughters Dolly and Charlie.

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Emma Roberts looked totally chic in a pale pink party dress and leopard peacoat while out in NYC. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Demi Lovato was not in the mood while entering "Good Morning America." (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
"Bachelor" couple Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi continued to soak up the spotlight after their season this week. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Eniko Parrish and husband Kevin Hart made a surprise appearance at Punch Line Philly Comedy club ahead of his comedy tour. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

Jessie James Decker helped The Original Muck Boot Company launch a pop-up event in Nashville on Sunday.

Jennifer Hudson struck a pose for paps outside KISS FM UK Studios in London. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Reese Witherspoon grabbed some lunch in Los Angeles. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Meghan Trainor and her boyfriend took pics courtside at the Lakers/Clippers game. (Photo by Kevork S. Djansezian/GC Images)
Laura Dern was a total vision in purple at AOL Build this week. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Ben Affleck was in good spirits while rocking extremely baggy jeans in the rain in LA. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Teri Hatcher stepped out at Place des Petits Peres in Paris this week. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Kristen Bell stepped out in Midtown, Manhattan in a spring-y floral dress. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
Janice Dickinson was snapped in West Hollywood in a simple black leather jacket and jeans. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/GC Images)
Tiger Woods made a rare morning show appearance on
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Stars, they're just like us! Hilary Duff carried her own clothing while out running errands in Los Angeles. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
Alec Baldwin and son Rafael Thomas Baldwin had a father-son walk in NYC. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
Christina Milian flaunted some major cleavage -- and newly-dyed blonde hair! -- this weke at an event. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Demi Lovato held her phone up to her face while walking past paparazzi this week in NYC. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Jessica Chastain looked chic in all-black while appearing at AOL Build. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Ariel Winter modeled the H&M Loves Coachella collection while out and about in Beijing. (Photo by Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images for H&M)
Sofia Richie looked cool in trendy sweats and braids while running errands in LA. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Emma Roberts stopped by AOL Build in this unusual ensemble. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Tony Danza stopped by Fox 29's "Good Day" in Philadelphia this week looking dapper as ever. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
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"Continuing to create content with both my Linguine Pictures and Food Network family, while getting to share recipes and tips that are close to my heart with our audience, truly inspires me," said De Laurentiis. "I am honored and excited to be able to do what I love."

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