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Anthony dishes about his love for cooking, the craziest thing he ate while filming and what he would call his own carnival food stand if he had one.
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Season 1, Episode 1

Sweet Carolina Cravings

Anthony Anderson heads to the Got to Be NC Festival in Raleigh, N.C. for some Southern-fried carnival goodness. He tickles his taste buds with everything from redneck egg rolls to the most intense bacon-wrapped deep-fried dessert this side of the Mississippi. After his belly has settled, he tries his hand at the lumberjack competition and bets the farm at the pig races.

Wednesday
Aug 12
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Sweet Carolina Cravings

Anthony Anderson heads to the Got to Be NC Festival in Raleigh, N.C. for some Southern-fried carnival goodness. He tickles his taste buds with everything from redneck egg rolls to the most intense bacon-wrapped deep-fried dessert this side of the Mississippi. After his belly has settled, he tries his hand at the lumberjack competition and bets the farm at the pig races.

Thursday
Aug 13
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Ooey-Gooey Golden State

Anthony Anderson is in Sacramento, Calif. for the county fair, where he finds cowboys aplenty and enough carnival treats to feed the whole Golden State. He dives into the deep end of carnival food with a burger with a "cheese skirt" and a bacon-topped cinnamon roll sundae. In between bites, he learns how to milk a cow and rides the most daring ride at the midway.

Sunday
Aug 23
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 3

Deep-Fried Rockies

Anthony Anderson heads to heart of the Rockies for some mountain-sized carnival fun at Parker Days in Parker, Colo. The carnival eats he finds are no small feat -- massive 24-pound beef ribs and a deep-fried root beer float. And after he beefs up on calories, Anthony goes head-to-head with the strongest men in the world and gets down and dirty in a sumo battle.

Thursday
Aug 27
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 1

Sweet Carolina Cravings

Anthony Anderson heads to the Got to Be NC Festival in Raleigh, N.C. for some Southern-fried carnival goodness. He tickles his taste buds with everything from redneck egg rolls to the most intense bacon-wrapped deep-fried dessert this side of the Mississippi. After his belly has settled, he tries his hand at the lumberjack competition and bets the farm at the pig races.

Saturday
Aug 29
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Deep-Fried Rockies

Anthony Anderson heads to heart of the Rockies for some mountain-sized carnival fun at Parker Days in Parker, Colo. The carnival eats he finds are no small feat -- massive 24-pound beef ribs and a deep-fried root beer float. And after he beefs up on calories, Anthony goes head-to-head with the strongest men in the world and gets down and dirty in a sumo battle.

Sunday
Aug 30
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 4

Bacon-Wrapped Heartland

Anthony Anderson eats his way through the heartland at Prairie Fest in Oswego, Ill., gobbling up everything from bacon-wrapped roasted corn to a twist on a local specialty, a Chicago crab dog. Then, it's an Anderson family reunion as Anthony runs into his Great Aunt Pearl and ropes her into his carnival culinary quest.

Thursday
Sep 3
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Ooey-Gooey Golden State

Anthony Anderson is in Sacramento, Calif. for the county fair, where he finds cowboys aplenty and enough carnival treats to feed the whole Golden State. He dives into the deep end of carnival food with a burger with a "cheese skirt" and a bacon-topped cinnamon roll sundae. In between bites, he learns how to milk a cow and rides the most daring ride at the midway.

Saturday
Sep 5
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Bacon-Wrapped Heartland

Anthony Anderson eats his way through the heartland at Prairie Fest in Oswego, Ill., gobbling up everything from bacon-wrapped roasted corn to a twist on a local specialty, a Chicago crab dog. Then, it's an Anderson family reunion as Anthony runs into his Great Aunt Pearl and ropes her into his carnival culinary quest.

Sunday
Sep 6
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

San Diego on a Stick

Anthony Anderson soaks up some So-Cal fun at the San Diego County Fair, where every carnival treat is straight out of the melting pot, like Thai chicken fry bread and a chile relleno cheeseburger. Before the sun sets, he has a little fun with some pint-sized locals who challenge him to a bubble gum-blowing contest.

Sunday
Sep 13
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Lobster Dogs and So-Cal Sundaes

Anthony Anderson meets up with 500,000 of his friends at the Alameda County Fair in California to chow down on crazy carnival eats like a mac and cheese-stuffed burger and a lobster dog. He also throws on his chef hat and defies the ice cream gods by forming ice cream into spaghetti and whipping up a spaghetti and meatball sundae.

Wednesday
Sep 16
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 6

Lobster Dogs and So-Cal Sundaes

Anthony Anderson meets up with 500,000 of his friends at the Alameda County Fair in California to chow down on crazy carnival eats like a mac and cheese-stuffed burger and a lobster dog. He also throws on his chef hat and defies the ice cream gods by forming ice cream into spaghetti and whipping up a spaghetti and meatball sundae.

Thursday
Sep 17
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 6

Lobster Dogs and So-Cal Sundaes

Anthony Anderson meets up with 500,000 of his friends at the Alameda County Fair in California to chow down on crazy carnival eats like a mac and cheese-stuffed burger and a lobster dog. He also throws on his chef hat and defies the ice cream gods by forming ice cream into spaghetti and whipping up a spaghetti and meatball sundae.

Sunday
Sep 20
2pm | 1c

About the Show

Anthony Anderson is diving headfirst into summer with the ultimate vacation road trip, exploring the country's best carnivals. Whether they're ooey, gooey, crispy or crunchy, Anthony lets America's favorite carnival indulgences lead the way on a coast-to-coast adventure. Nothing says summertime fun like a carnival!

About the Host

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is no stranger to the Food Network audience, having competed on Chopped and appeared as both a judge and a competitor on Iron Chef America. His transition to host of Carnival Cravings is a natural and delicious progression.