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    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

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    Travel Channel
    Join best-selling author and professional chef Anthony Bourdain as he travels the world seeking the ultimate dining experience. He will hit locales from the well known to those off the beaten path, from New Jersey to Iceland and points in between. Along his journey, the adventuring Bourdain will share his no holds barred experience of the food and customs that flavor the different cultures of the world in a way that only he can. The show is produced by Zero Point Zero Productions.moreless
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    Hell's Kitchen

    Hell's Kitchen

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    FOX
    Aspiring young chefs are put to the ultimate challenge in Hell's Kitchen, a reality television competition starring world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay. Each of these chefs dreams of fame and fortune, but many soon find their dreams becoming nightmares. Chef Ramsay demands quality and the intensity of the challenges is beyond anything the contestants can ever imagine. Split into two teams, they must compete against each other to provide their very best in the kitchen. If they do, they are lavishly rewarded with everything from extravagant trips to a ride on Ramsay's personal yacht. Those that fail are forced to suffer humiliating punishment. At the end of each episode, the chef who provided the best performance in Ramsay's opinion on the losing team is chosen to select two chefs from their own team for elimination. They must then give their reasons for their selection. Though one of these two chefs may be eliminated, Ramsay is under no obligation to choose either, and the final decision as to who is sent home is made solely by him. From Waffle House chefs to executive chefs, the competitors are tested in every way possible, from leadership skills to culinary skills. Traditional challenges include a taste-test of everyone's palette and special events such as birthdays and weddings. The chefs, however, must always be on their toes, as they never know when surprises may be coming. Previous season - Hell's Kitchen aired the fifth season at 9 P.M. on Thursdays In this, the fifth season, contestants competed for the position of head chef at a restaurant in the Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa-- one being built specifically for the winner. This season's crop featured what executive producer Kent Weed promised to be "the best chefs we've ever assembled," with everything from a cooking-school instructor to a food-court chicken fryer. There were many contenders, but many dramatic twists as well. You can catch repeats of various seasons of the program on FOX Reality, which has the rights to repeats of the show. Theme Tune - "Fire" by the Ohio Players The first season of Hell's Kitchen is now available in stores across the United States on DVD. The DVD is billed as "raw and uncensored" and also features bonuses such as cast and crew interviews & a tour of the Hell's Kitchen set. And if you enjoy Hell's Kitchen, you might also enjoy Kitchen Nightmares, as well as Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, available in the United States on BBC America.moreless
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    Chopped

    Chopped

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    Food Network
    Hosted by Ted Allen, Chopped challenges four promising chefs to turn a selection of everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. In each episode, four chefs compete. The show is divided into three rounds; in each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between three and five unrelated ingredients, and the dish each competitor prepares must contain all of these ingredients. The competitors are also given access to a pantry and refrigerator, which is stocked with a wide variety of other ingredients. Each round is times, and the chefs must cook their dishes and plate them before the time elapses.
    After each round, a rotating round of culinary judges critique the dishes based on presentation, taste and creativity. The judges then decide which chef is "chopped," and that chef is eliminated from the competition. By the Dessert round, only two chefs remain. When deciding the winner, the judges consider not only the dessert course, but the entire meal presented by each chef as a whole. The winner of the competition receives prize money, usually in the amount of $10,000.moreless
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    Top Chef

    Top Chef

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    Bravo
    Top Chef season 12 celebrates Boston's transition from Beantown to a destination city for fine dining. The season is flavored with celebrity diners, renowned chefs, cultural sites, and newly energized challenges and rules for the competition.

    Top Chef: Boston begins with 16 chefs in contention for the title. This season adds sudden death Quickfire challenges that pop up randomly. Each round's challenges take advantage of the city's rich cultural history and local ingredients. Locations will include famous venues, old and new, including visits to Fenway Park and Plimoth Plantation. Guest judges and diners will range from superstar chefs to sports stars and celebrities.

    Padma Lakshmi continues as host and judge, along with returning head judge Tom Colicchio. Gail Simmons, and Hugh Acheson continue as judges, and, in a Top Chef first, a former winner – Richard Blais – joins the panel of judges. The Top Chef title includes a feature in Food & Wine magazine, the opportunity for the winner to showcase his or her skills at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, and $125,000 to help turn the winner's culinary dreams into reality. Top Chef is produced by Magical Elves Productions, which Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers.

    Broadcast History (All times E/P):
    Seasons 8-12 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm
    Season 7, Episodes 10-14 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm
    Season 7, Episodes 1-9 – Wednesday, 9:00 pm (Displaced from its regular time slot by Bravo's Work of Art: the Next Great Artist.)
    Seasons 1-6 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm

    Awards:
    2014 Emmy Awards (66th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

    2013 Emmy Awards (65th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Glacial Gourmand")

    2012 Emmy Awards (64th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Fit for an Evil Queen")
    Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Fit for an Evil Queen")

    2011 Emmy Awards (63rd)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")
    Nominated – Outstanding Directing for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")
    Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")

    2011 James Beard Awards
    Winner – Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location (Season Seven)

    2010 Emmy Awards (62nd)
    Winner – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Masters Get Schooled" "Vivre Las Vegas")
    Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Vivre Las Vegas")

    2009 Emmy Awards (61st)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")
    Nominated – Outstanding Directing for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")
    Nominated – Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Host Padma and Co-host Tom)
    Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")

    2008 Emmy Awards (60th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Finale (Part 1)")
    Winner – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("First Impressions")

    2008 James Beard Awards
    Winner – Television Food Special ("Top Chef Holiday Special")
    Nominated – Television Food Show, National and Local (Season Three)

    2007 Emmy Awards (59th)
    Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming (Episode 209 ["Seven"])moreless
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    The Rachael Ray Show

    The Rachael Ray Show

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    CBS
    Rachael Ray does it again. She brings her flair and zest for cooking along with her down-to-earth nature and combines it with her genuine warmth to give us a wonderful new talk show that literally makes you feel right at home. Creative and colorful sets combined with a wide variety of special guests help to make this a great show. She interacts with her audience in such a way that makes you feel as if you are spending that time with a girlfriend. Her question and answer segment where she answers questions from the viewers adds a special touch, and it's a treat to watch her prepare meals alongside her various guests and share conversation as well as culinary tips.moreless
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    Kitchen Nightmares

    Kitchen Nightmares

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    FOX
    Gordon Ramsay's British series gets made over for America. In this series, Ramsay will hit the road to help many a struggling restaurant find the path to success in just one week.moreless
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    Iron Chef America

    Iron Chef America

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    Food Network
    In Iron Chef America, another in the series of "Iron Chef" shows, chefs from all across the country and even the world do battle with four Iron Chefs, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, returning Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (from the original series) and their newest Iron chef, and the first ever female Iron Chef, Cat Cora. Mark Dacascos is the new "Chairman" for this show (portrayed as the nephew of the original Chairman Kaga). Alton Brown (Good Eats) provides commentary during the battle, with Kevin Brauch (The Thirsty Traveller) doing reporting on-the-scene updates. Whose cuisine will reign supreme?moreless
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    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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    Food Network
    Guy Fieri, former winner of 'The Next Food Network Star 2,' is the host of this new show from the Food Network. Join Guy along with the Food Network as he travels the country in his 1967 Chevy Camaro, cruising around for the best examples of retro dining the US has to offer.moreless
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    Cake Boss

    Cake Boss

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    TLC
    Baker Buddy Valastro will host this TLC docu-soap about a baker to the stars. Valastro's credits boast confections for Britney Spears and have been featured on The Sopranos. The New Jersey based Italian family runs a bakery in Hoboken, NJ.moreless
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    Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

    Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

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    Food Network
    Best-selling author Sandra Lee hosts this user-friendly cooking show on the Food Network. Featuring recipes that make good use of specially selected store-bought products, Sandra demonstrates the easiest way to make delicious meals in just minutes.moreless
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    Unwrapped

    Unwrapped

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    Food Network
    Ever wondered where the tiny marshmallows in your breakfast cereal came from? Have we got a show for you! Each week, Unwrapped uncovers behind-the-scenes details on classic American food, from peanut butter and chocolate syrup to French fries and bubblegum. Join host Marc Summers as he explores the test kitchens and the secrets behind lunch box treats, soda pop, movie candy, and more. Unwrapped--the show for everyone who's ever worn a pair of wax lips.moreless
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    Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d'Arabian

    Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d'Arabian

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    Food Network
    The season five winner of The Next Food Network Star, Melissa d'Arabian, has her own daytime show and works to show viewers her tasty recipes that always save money. She sticks to her promise: "four people, ten bucks, infinite possibilities."moreless
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    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

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    Travel Channel
    Andrew Zimmern wanders the globe searching for strange and unusual delicacies. In each destination, Andrew samples the native culinary delights. However, he doesn't go in for the normal foods that tourists would be drawn to. Instead, he goes after the strangest foods that the location has to offer. He explains the taste, texture and history of all the foods he tastes. Destinations include: U.S. gulf coast, Morocco, Spain, Scotland, and the Philippines.

    Bizarre Foods is a product of Tremendous! Entertainment and the Travel Channel.moreless
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    The Next Food Network Star

    The Next Food Network Star

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    Food Network
    Have you ever thought you could host your own show? Food Network tests that belief in this competition that focuses on both cooking proficiency and camera skills.

    Season 10 returns with 12 new finalists, unique and intense challenges, plus guest judges – both celebrities, and Food Network stars. This season starts in Los Angeles, travels to Las Vegas, and ends in New York - Food Network's hometown. On the way, the finalists will have to prove themselves in a variety of venues, including Hollywood premieres, interactive media, television appearances, and various party types. Through it all the finalists must always demonstrate the overarching theme of this competition: excellence in the kitchen, ability to share their points of view, and an on-camera presence that will enthrall fans and newbies alike. Join the fun as the brightest stars from the network and select special guest stars coach these hopefuls toward their dream.

    Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis return as mentors, and are also part of the committee. The viewer-voted winner continues, and Star Salvation returns for season two giving one eliminated finalist the chance to return for the finale. The winner is awarded his or her own Food Network show, a headlining spot at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and a feature in Food Network Magazine. Produced by LEG/Triage Entertainment.

    Broadcast History (All Times E/P):
    • Season Nine – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    12 finalists
    Mentors: Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman, Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

    • Season Eight – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    15 finalists
    Mentors: Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelman
    (Note: For reasons never fully explained by the network, this season's winner parted ways with the mentor and had the previously guaranteed six-episode show turned into a one-hour special.)

    • Season Seven – as Food Network Star – Sunday 9:00 pm
    15 finalists
    Host: Bobby Flay
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis

    • Season Six – Sunday 9:00 pm
    12 finalists
    Host: Bobby Flay
    Mentor: Giada
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

    • Season Five – Sunday 9:00 pm
    10 finalists
    Host: Bobby Flay
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

    • Season Four – Sunday 10:00 pm
    10 finalists
    Host: Bobby Flay
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

    • Season Three – Sunday 9:00 pm
    11 finalists
    Host: A Different Food Network Personality Each Week
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Each Week's Host

    • Season Two – Sunday 9:00 pm
    Eight Finalists
    Host: Marc Summers
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Bobby Flay

    • Season One – Sunday 9:00 pm
    Eight Finalists (one team of two)
    Host: Marc Summers
    Committee: Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson, and Gordon Elliott

    Notes:
    Seasons 9- produced by LEG/Triage Entertainment
    Seasons 1-8 produced by CBS EYE Too Productions

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    Take Home Chef

    Take Home Chef

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    TLC (ended 2008)
    Australian Master Chef, Curtis Stone is coming to a grocery store near you! Stone approaches regular people in the grocery store to find out what's for dinner and offers his help in transforming their regular meals into something extraordinary. If the offer is accepted, Stone heads on over to the person's home to see how they eat and he offers up his assistance in spicing up their usual cooking routine.moreless
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    Food Detectives

    Food Detectives

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    Food Network
    Ted Allen, one of the Fab Five from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is getting a shot at his own show on Food Network. Food Detectives will tackle some of the great food myths such as how long it takes gum to digest and if an apple a day truly does keep the doctor away.moreless
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    Restaurant Makeover

    Restaurant Makeover

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    Food Network
    A team of a top chef and renowned inter decorator set on a run-down restaurant in the hopes of bringing it back to it's former glory. The restaurant puts up half the money needed to redo the place and steps back, returning only twice - once after demolition to see the destruction and react accordingly, and once when the work is complete. The team only has a small budget and limited time to complete the makeover, but always seems to do an incredible job regardless. The question is: will the owners like the drastic changes, or revert it back?moreless
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    Amazing Wedding Cakes

    Amazing Wedding Cakes

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    WE - Women's Entertainment
    Go behind the scenes in the high-stakes world of wedding cakes and meet the cake designers who work under pressure to turn out confectionery masterpieces.
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    Good Eats

    Good Eats

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    Food Network (ended 2012)
    Food can be fun! That's the message of Good Eats, where host Alton Brown explores the ways that food is prepared and the whys of food science. Along the way he and his cast of characters and experts slip in history, comedy, pop references, and (most of the time) a generous pinch of kosher salt. If you want to go beyond what to do into why you do it, then tune in to Good Eats on the Food Network!moreless
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    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

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    Channel 4
    Each week Gordon travels to a different restaurant in dire need of help. He often has to deal with chefs and waitresses stuck in their ways, ready-made meals and slow service, none of which he allows in any of his own restaurants. With a long history in the food industry, Gordon uses his wealth of knowledge to try to get them back on track and into financially viable businesses.moreless
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