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CBS Cancels Dating Show 3 After Just Two Episodes

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CBS has given 3 the deep six. The dating show will be replaced next week with repeat dramas in the Sunday 9 p.m. time slot until The Good Wife returns on Sept. 30.

It was a quick demise for 3, which just debuted in its regular Sunday time slot two days ago (after a preview on Thursday, July 26). But the show posted one of (if not the) lowest premiere ratings ever for a... read more

Bravo Renews O.C. Housewives, Top Chef Masters; Orders Three New Series

Vicki Gunvalson, Curtis Stone

The Real Housewives of Orange County, Top Chef Masters and Million Dollar Listing LA are coming back, Bravo announced Tuesday.

That means a Season 7 for the original Real Housewives series, a fourth season of Top Chef Masters and fifth year for Million Dollar Listing LA, which produced a New York spin-off earlier this year.

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New Critics, New Host, New Format: Producers Dish on Spicing Up Season 3 of Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters, Curtis Stone, Ruth Reichl and James Oseland

It's hotter in the kitchen this time around on Top Chef Masters.

In Wednesday's third season premiere, three of the 12 master cheftestants will fail to complete their Quickfire dishes (failures made all the more painful because the chefs are paired off in head-to-head combat). The group is then immediately hit with a round of Restaurant Wars.

Bringing out the contestants' competitive edge is just part of an overall revamp to the Top Chef spin-off, which arrives following viewership declines between the first and second seasons (2.2 million viewers vs. 1.6 million). Gone are host Kelly Choi, critics Gael Greene and Jay Rayner, the five-star rating scale and the tournament-style elimination. The masters are still playing for charity but, by design, they'll feel more... read more

Exclusive: Top Chef Shocker — What Really Happened!

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How close was last night's elimination vote on Top Chef: All Stars? Razor-thin!

TV Guide Magazine had exclusive access to the "last supper" challenge in the Bahamas, where guest judge Wolfgang Puck initially indicated that he preferred cheftestant Antonia Lofaso's single bite of grouper to Mike Isabella's surf-and-turf concoction. After chatting with head judge Tom Colicchio during a break in filming, Puck changed his mind... read more

On the Set: Top Chef All-Stars' Bahamas Showdown

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Seated around a table at a lavish estate in the Bahamas, the Top Chef All-Stars judges are ready for their "last supper." The only ingredient that's missing? "I need a pillow to sit on," says Tom Colicchio, prompting guest judge Wolfgang Puck to request one as well. "Hey, Wolf, just sit on your wallet," quips Colicchio. "You'll be fine."

The judges crack up, but it's no laughing matter for the remaining cheftestants: The winner's billfold will be fattened with $200,000, the show's biggest prize ever. This week's elimination challenge is inspired by the book My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals by Melanie Dunea, who joins Colicchio, Puck, host Padma Lakshmi and judges Gail Simmons, Masaharu Morimoto and Michelle Bernstein for the feast.

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Bravo Whips Up Second Season of Top Chef: Just Desserts

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Bravo has picked up a second season of Top Chef spinoff Just Desserts.

The network announced the renewal Thursday, along with a nationwide casting call for both... read more

Top Chef: All-Stars: Producers Break Down Who Was Chosen and Why

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And you thought creating appetizers out of vending-machine snacks was hard. Or preparing a meal out of the food found in a single grocery aisle.

Those challenges, tested out in previous seasons of Top Chef, are nothing compared to the tasks producers have whipped up for the contestants chosen to compete the show's first all-star edition (premiering Wednesday at 10/9c on Bravo.)

 "The degree of difficulty has increased a lot," executive producer Dan Cutforth tells TVGuide.com. "We felt like if these guys are the all-stars, they should be able to up their game, and in more challenging conditions."

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Why Top Chef: Just Desserts Was A Bittersweet Pill: Producers on the Problem with Pastry

Top Chef Just Desserts

Contestants on Top Chef have forever been plagued by the dessert course. Somehow, it never works out quite right. Timing was off. Chocolate didn't set. Sorbet didn't freeze fast enough. Why not do a show about chefs who specialize in that kind of confectionary magic? Why not honor the skill it takes to whip up a meal's grand finale? What could go wrong?

And thus, Top Chef: Just Desserts was born.

"Delightful desserts, a delightful cast, we thought it was going to be all laughs and fun, fancy-free all day long," Dan Cutforth, executive producer of the Top Chef franchise, said. Only it was the opposite that came true: "It turned into this crazy war zone."

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Justin Bieber's 3-D Movie Sets Valentine's Day Weekend Date

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Make a Valentine's Day date with Justin Bieber. The 16-year-old's 3-D biopic will hit theaters Feb. 11, 2011, Paramount announced.

Watch videos of Justin Bieber in our Online Video Guide

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Michael Bay Announces Reality TV Adventure Series

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Michael Bay is making his first foray into television with a new adventure reality series.

The Transformers director, whose credits include Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, will co-produce One Way Out. It pits ordinary people against each other as they try to... read more

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