Aired: 2003-2008

Cooking shows are usually about as alluring as a chopped leek, but Giada De Laurentiis changed all that for the better. With slow-motion shots, cleavage close-ups, and a cinematic feel, the show used its pint-sized (and top-heavy) culinatrix to serve up hot sex on a platter. FOH, Rachael Ray.

GDL's grandfather Dino was the producer behind Complex classics like Serpico, Death Wish, and Army of Darkness.