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Outrageous Pumpkins

Outrageous Pumpkins

  • Premiered: 
    September 20, 2020
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: holiday, pumpkin carving

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Alyson Hannigan, OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS is an elimination competition series that starts with seven carvers who each week compete in outrageous challenges that test their creativity and pumpkin prowess, as they vie for the title of Outrageous Pumpkin Champion and a sweet $25,000 Halloween treat. In this series, the carvers must sculpt gravity-defying scenes that celebrate Halloween, with puppeteer and artist Terri Hardin and master pumpkin carver Ray Villafane judging their every move.

OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS debuted as a one-hour special on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Hosted by Casey Webb, the special featured four of America's best pumpkin carvers come together for a Halloween pumpkin carving competition. In three rounds of challenges, the talented artists use carving and sculpting tools -- ranging from toothpicks to saws -- to execute their intricate Halloween designs. The carver who most impresses the expert panel of judges -- Marc Evan, Terri Hardin, and Ray Villafane -- takes home a $10,000 prize.

Nearly one year later, OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS returned for its official series premiere on Sunday, September 20 at 10pm -- one week later than originally scheduled. In the series opener, "7 Deadly Jack-o'-Lanterns," Hannigan welcomes seven expert pumpkin carvers to battle it out for the title of Outrageous Pumpkins Champion! Their first challenge is to master the classic Halloween jack-o'-lantern and feature a dynamic use of light. In the Quick Carve round, the competitors must depict the struggle between good and evil. For the Big Carve round, each competitor is given one of the seven deadly sins to inspire their truly horrifying creation. Elimination is on the line as judges Hardin and Villafane decide which carvers advance in the competition. Competitors include: Brandy Davis (Nampa, ID); Monique Hawk (San Diego, CA); Danny Kissel (Newville, PA); Tom Lindskog (Eugene, OR); Griffon Ramsey (Austin, TX); David Smith (Columbus, OH); and Willy Tuz (Grand Junction, CO).
On Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT, Food Network premiered "Giant Monster Bash," the season finale of OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS. In the final challenge, host Alyson Hannigan tasks the remaining four pumpkin carvers with their most-monstrous carves yet. For the Quick Carve round, they have to create a terrifying monster-in-law. In the Big Carve round, they have to make a 5-foot-tall monster bash scene using Atlantic Giant pumpkins weighing in at over 1,000 pounds each! Judges Terri Hardin and Ray Villafane decide which monster is the life of the pumpkin party and which carver takes home the $25,000 prize.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Turn Card Content