Top Chef Masters

2009, TV Show


Bravo's New Lineup: A Top Chef Spin-Off, More Bethenny Frankel and More

Gail Simmons

Top Chef: Just Desserts just got a little sweeter.

Longtime Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has been named the host of the upcoming spin-off, expected to premiere later this year. The culinary competition's first spin-off, Top Chef Masters, will return for a second season on... read more

Top Chef Masters Returns for Season 2

Top Chef Masters

Bravo has green-lit a second season of Top Chef Masters.

The culinary competition series, hosted by food journalist Kelly Choi, pits celebrity chefs against each other in a bracketed cook-off tournament. Winners move on to the finals to compete for the title of Top Chef Master and a chunk of change for the charity of their choice. 

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters
10/9c Bravo
The culinary contest turns on the heat as we start dipping into the last course. (The season finale airs next week.) All eyes are on the remaining four food fighters — Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller and Anita Lo — when they whip up meals while blindfolded. Afterward, the chefs must cater a large event, but the challenge comes with a catch: They are forbidden to handle the food, and must instead tap into their teaching and leadership skills. Assisting them are erstwhile Top Chef contestants, including the fiery Dale Talde, who evidently gets into a dishin'-and-dissin' duel with Chiarello.

Read on for previews of Live From Lincoln Center, The Philanthropist, Make My Day and Criss Angel: Mindfreak. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, July 29, 2009


America's Got Talent
9/8 CT
There will be huge gambles in Las Vegas tonight in the conclusion of the two-part "Vegas Verdicts." In last night's Part 1, battling judges David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne deliberated and debated the contestants' fates, only to land in a deadlock. Now they continue to determine destinies as they try to round out the sought-after Top 40. The pressure's on: The live performance shows begin next week, with 10 of the Top 40 acts showcasing their talents on Tuesday.

Read on for previews of Leverage, Holidate, Top Chef Masters and Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars. read more

Mega Buzz on CSI: Miami, Brothers & Sisters, 90210, Chuck & More

CSI: Miami's Eddie Cibrian, Brothers & Sisters' Rob Lowe and 90210's Jennie Garth

I am trying to get my hands on some scoops for next season of CSI: Miami. —  Jennifer
How about some insight into new series regular Eddie Cibrian's arrival? We haven't heard much about him lately. Cibrian's Jesse Cardoza, a transfer from Los Angeles, gets taken hostage on his very first day. During the crisis, he performs a heroic deed that requires him to take off his shirt, as heroic deeds often do. But Cardoza's first day won't come until Season 8's second episode: The Sept. 21 season premiere will flash back to 1997, when we'll learn about his past connection to Horatio.

Is there any word on a Season 4 premiere for Brothers & Sisters—  Dave
MATT: Yes, ABC (finally) set a Sept. 27 return for the Walkers. Among the storylines you can watch for this fall: Kitty and Robert are still... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Michael & Michael Have Issues

Dark Blue
10 pm/ET TNT
It's the pros against the cons in this visceral crime drama that tracks the shadowy derring-do of an undercover task force. In the premiere, brooding team leader Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott) tries to take down a suave gang leader responsible for torturing an FBI agent and leaving him for dead. But the case turns messy when one of Carter's own embedded men (Logan Marshall-Green) seemingly flips loyalties. Executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the show features intriguing characters, bullet-blazing violence and a gritty edge, making it a fine counterpart to the lighter caper series Leverage, which precedes it on Wednesdays.

Read on for previews of Michael & Michael Have Issues, Top Chef Masters, The Philanthropist and Criminal Minds. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Top Chef Masters

8 pm/ET ABC
In a variation on a theme, instead of individual competitors, couples will compete with other couples in the extreme obstacle course. Obstacles du jour include the Diving Board Trapeze, Log Roll Maze and the Sweeper Buoy Run. Couples, take your places and may the best pair win.

Read on for previews of Time Team America, Ghost Hunters International, Top Chef Masters and RENO 911!. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Survived A Japanese Game Show

The Othersiders
8 pm/ET Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network launches the first part of its new "CN Real" block of reality programming tonight with the premiere of this spooky new series in which five teens armed with high-tech gear investigate creepy locations that are rumored to be haunted. Their first stop is the Lincoln Heights Jail in Los Angeles, which is said to house the spirits of dead prisoners. After each investigation, the team posts the findings on the show's Web site, and viewers can vote on whether or not they believe the place is truly haunted.

Read on for previews of The Queen and I, Top Chef Masters, Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer's All Star Comedy Jam and I Survived a Japanese Game Show. read more

Top Chef Masters Host Previews Twists and Dysfunction

Top Chef Masters

Bravo brings its "A" game to the kitchen as 24 world-renowned chefs cook up a storm — in some truly bizarre situations — on Top Chef Masters (premiering Wednesday, June 10 at 10 pm/ET).

But why would these distinguished chefs mess with their already meritorious reputations? "It takes some major guts [to be on this show] because they're all well established and don't need to raise their profile in any way, shape or form," says host Kelly Choi, the new Padma. "So they're kind of already messing with something that's pristine, and they can only ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Top Chef Masters

Letters to the President
8 pm/ET HBO2
When a nation plays it as close to the vest as Iran, it's hard to know what goes on behind its borders, but a trio of documentaries seek to give at least a glimpse of what makes the country tick. The first is Letters to the President, a look at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's correspondence with the populace. It's followed by The Queen and I on June 17 (8 pm/ET), a chronicle of a former revolutionary's relationship with the Shah's widow, and Be Like Others: Transsexuals in Iran on June 24 (8 pm/ET).

Read on for previews of Top Chef Masters, American Masters, Real World/Road Rules Challenge and Mythbusters. read more

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Premiered: June 10, 2009, on Bravo
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