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Season 29, Episode 11

Teen Tournament: Finale Fight

Four teen winners have returned to compete in the grand finale of the tournament with $25,000 at stake. The young cooks find a surf-and-turf combination in the appetizer basket and aim to distinguish themselves from their opponents with their first plates. Butchering skills come into play in the entree round, then one teen chef's premonition about a mango in the dessert basket comes true!

Monday
Feb 20
7pm | 6c
Season 32, Episode 12

Latin Cuisine Dream

The baskets are packed with favorite foods from Latin America, and the chefs bring pride of their native countries to every plate. In the first round, the competitors get a soup and a dough to show off their appetizer-making skills. A yummy cookie and a can of beans are part of the puzzle in the entree round. Then, will the final two chefs feel the love for the passion fruit in the dessert basket?

Tuesday
Mar 14
10pm | 9c
Season 16, Episode 1

Cleaver Fever

To avoid the judges' cleaver fever, the competitors have to work with bacon popcorn in the first round. In the entree round, an injury causes one chef to lose valuable time on his lamb dish. A mashed treat meets floral syrup in the dessert basket.

Tuesday
Mar 21
4pm | 3c
Season 29, Episode 4

Souper Chefs

Never stop cooking -- a seventy-something chef who blew off retirement to return to the stove is among the four chefs competing! In the appetizer round, he and the rest of the group must make trout dishes that also include dill pickle soup. A weirdly spicy beer is one of the entree basket ingredients. Then, dough and sugar in the dessert basket seem to give the finalists a head start, but looks can be deceiving!

Friday
Apr 21
12am | 11c
Season 31, Episode 12

Million Dollar Baskets

No expense has been spared with these top-notch, top-dollar basket ingredients! The chefs get to work with caviar and a very pricey seafood in the first round. The second million dollar basket features something lavishly sweet and something deliciously rare. And a $100 breakfast item is one of the prize ingredients that the finalists discover in the last basket.

Thursday
Apr 27
7pm | 6c
Season 28, Episode 6

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Four cooks are surprised by a Cinco de Mayo theme, and in the first basket, they must grapple with a green pie and a big fish fillet. The fiesta continues in round two when the chefs must work with a cheese blend and a Mexican barbecue specialty, then black beans and chocolate are part of the dessert challenge.

Friday
May 5
3am | 2c
Season 15, Episode 1

Heads Up!

The chefs are alarmed to see one of the ingredients in the appetizer basket staring back at them. Yet, that "heady" ingredient is not the challenging item for some of the competitors. Then in the entree round, one chef finds himself unexpectedly playing with fire, creating a dangerous situation. In the end, two finalists must find a way to combine yellow rice and persimmon.

Thursday
Jun 22
6pm | 5c
Season 31, Episode 16

Viewers' Vengeance

Extra difficult baskets are guaranteed when four lucky chefs arrive in the Chopped Kitchen for a viewers' choice competition! The fans pick a creepy protein and a bloody soup for the first round, while something hearty and something super-hot are in the second basket. Then, the judges must put a fork to pork in dessert dishes made with offal and atole.

Wednesday
Jun 28
2am | 1c
Season , Episode 19

Grill Masters Napa: Part 1

Sixteen high-caliber chefs are fired up to grill in beautiful Napa Valley, Calif. for another epic Chopped tournament! There's $10,000 at stake in each preliminary competition, and the champs will fight it out for $50,000 more. For the first group of chefs, the appetizer basket features a sea creature and a pretty, colorful veggie. A ballpark snack throws the chefs a curveball in the entree round, and the judges are happy to see chilies in the dessert basket.

Tuesday
Jul 4
2pm | 1c
Season 35, Episode 3

Clam Clash

In the lightning-fast first round, the chefs must create appetizers in just 20 minutes from clams and a sweet dried fruit. Squid ink and a strong-flavored candy are part of the entree round puzzle. Then, a pie made of beans and an alcoholic drink made with sorbet are two of the mystery basket ingredients for dessert.

Thursday
Jul 27
9pm | 8c
Season 35, Episode 3

Clam Clash

In the lightning-fast first round, the chefs must create appetizers in just 20 minutes from clams and a sweet dried fruit. Squid ink and a strong-flavored candy are part of the entree round puzzle. Then, a pie made of beans and an alcoholic drink made with sorbet are two of the mystery basket ingredients for dessert.

Friday
Jul 28
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 28

Grill Masters: Finale Battle

Which of four incredible Grill Masters champions will top all and score the grand prize? Tiny celebratory beers help kick off the first round of live-fire cooking, as well as a beautiful rack of boar. As the intensity heats up in round two, s'mores and a delicate vegetable accompany a lean meat on the competitors' entree plates. A giant sweet surprise in the dessert basket ensures that the final plates will be colorful and unusual, but whose will taste like $50,000?

Tuesday
Aug 29
10pm | 9c
Season 35, Episode 7

Waffles for the Win

The judges have a pressing matter to discuss with four lucky chefs: waffles! The competitors prove waffles are no longer just for breakfast by making them the star of every plate and every round. First, the chefs bring some heat to their waffle appetizers by seasoning them with chiles de arbol. A thick Belgian waffle dough hits the irons in round two, then waffles take the form of cookies in the dessert round.

Friday
Sep 22
12am | 11c
Season 30, Episode 6

Turkey Day Heroes

Four chefs who cook in soup kitchens come to the Chopped Kitchen to face off in this special competition. In the appetizer round, they get creative with some fun bread and orange sauce. Turkey is a given in the entree round, but they also face an epic cake which defies description and is more than meets the eye! Some items in the dessert basket sound pretty healthy, like yogurt and fruit, but will the finalists' Thanksgiving desserts be nutritious or decadent?

Saturday
Nov 18
8pm | 7c
Season 35, Episode 19

An Iron Chef Thanksgiving

Three brilliant Iron Chefs -- Marc Forgione, Jose Garces and Alex Guarnaschelli -- are set to judge four exceptional Chopped Champions on a mission to create an incredible Thanksgiving feast! The champs' Turkey Day appetizers must include turkey in more than one form, then another bird gets some love in the entree round. Then, an epic sandwich and a sweet casserole are two of the ingredients that keep the final two champs' gears spinning.

Saturday
Nov 18
9pm | 8c
Season 25, Episode 6

Thanksgiving Soup-er Stars

All four chefs in this special Thanksgiving competition dedicate their time and talents to soup kitchens. In the first round, the chefs each come up with distinctive appetizer concepts in response to the typical Thanksgiving leftovers found in the baskets. Then in the entree round, the remaining chefs are surprised to see a theme emerging with the baskets. And an ice cream cake and a starchy candy are two of the perplexing items to be dealt with in the final round.

Saturday
Nov 18
10pm | 9c
Season 35, Episode 8

Pie Jinks

The chefs get news that the judges will be expecting three courses of flaky, perfect pies. Sour gummies and sausage are part of the appetizer round pie puzzle, then the entree round has the three remaining chefs making savory pies that must include baby kale. After a dessert round with candied ginger in the basket, who will be left eating humble pie, and who will win $10,000?

Saturday
Nov 18
11pm | 10c
Season 35, Episode 19

An Iron Chef Thanksgiving

Three brilliant Iron Chefs -- Marc Forgione, Jose Garces and Alex Guarnaschelli -- are set to judge four exceptional Chopped Champions on a mission to create an incredible Thanksgiving feast! The champs' Turkey Day appetizers must include turkey in more than one form, then another bird gets some love in the entree round. Then, an epic sandwich and a sweet casserole are two of the ingredients that keep the final two champs' gears spinning.

Sunday
Nov 19
12am | 11c
Season 25, Episode 6

Thanksgiving Soup-er Stars

All four chefs in this special Thanksgiving competition dedicate their time and talents to soup kitchens. In the first round, the chefs each come up with distinctive appetizer concepts in response to the typical Thanksgiving leftovers found in the baskets. Then in the entree round, the remaining chefs are surprised to see a theme emerging with the baskets. And an ice cream cake and a starchy candy are two of the perplexing items to be dealt with in the final round.

Sunday
Nov 19
1am | 12c
Season 35, Episode 8

Pie Jinks

The chefs get news that the judges will be expecting three courses of flaky, perfect pies. Sour gummies and sausage are part of the appetizer round pie puzzle, then the entree round has the three remaining chefs making savory pies that must include baby kale. After a dessert round with candied ginger in the basket, who will be left eating humble pie, and who will win $10,000?

Sunday
Nov 19
2am | 1c
Season 30, Episode 6

Turkey Day Heroes

Four chefs who cook in soup kitchens come to the Chopped Kitchen to face off in this special competition. In the appetizer round, they get creative with some fun bread and orange sauce. Turkey is a given in the entree round, but they also face an epic cake which defies description and is more than meets the eye! Some items in the dessert basket sound pretty healthy, like yogurt and fruit, but will the finalists' Thanksgiving desserts be nutritious or decadent?

Sunday
Nov 19
3am | 2c
Season 22, Episode 2

Chopped Family Thanksgiving

Turkey time means family time, even in the Chopped Kitchen as the whole Chopped family -- all of the judges -- are gathered together. In the first round, the four judges-turned-competitors must use hominy and gummy turkey feet in the appetizers they make for their four colleagues judging from the Chopping Block. Then in the entree round, beautiful ingredients like boniato sweet potatoes and savoy cabbage allow these world-class chefs to showcase their skills. And a Thanksgiving-themed spirit is one of the mystery ingredients in the final, suspenseful round.

Sunday
Nov 19
2pm | 1c
Season 30, Episode 6

Turkey Day Heroes

Four chefs who cook in soup kitchens come to the Chopped Kitchen to face off in this special competition. In the appetizer round, they get creative with some fun bread and orange sauce. Turkey is a given in the entree round, but they also face an epic cake which defies description and is more than meets the eye! Some items in the dessert basket sound pretty healthy, like yogurt and fruit, but will the finalists' Thanksgiving desserts be nutritious or decadent?

Sunday
Nov 19
3pm | 2c
Season 35, Episode 19

An Iron Chef Thanksgiving

Three brilliant Iron Chefs -- Marc Forgione, Jose Garces and Alex Guarnaschelli -- are set to judge four exceptional Chopped Champions on a mission to create an incredible Thanksgiving feast! The champs' Turkey Day appetizers must include turkey in more than one form, then another bird gets some love in the entree round. Then, an epic sandwich and a sweet casserole are two of the ingredients that keep the final two champs' gears spinning.

Sunday
Nov 19
4pm | 3c
Season 27, Episode 13

Bacon Boys

Four self-assured guys are lucky to get bacon as their theme, but how will these "bacon boys" do in the first round with bacon in the baskets alongside banana jam? A bacon-packed round two has the chefs wondering what to do with a weird ice cream and some lovely greens, and bacon in dessert is not a new thing anymore, but can the last two chefs create original, delicious sweet-and-salty dishes?

Tuesday
Nov 21
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 1

Chopped Champions: Part 1

Four champions return to try to win a chance to compete for the $50,000 grand prize, and the baskets are far from simple. Hating haggis will get the champs nowhere in the first round, where they must find creative approaches to the much-maligned meat dish in order to pass the judges' scrutiny. Then in the entree round, sweet dough and an unnerving protein put the pressure on the competitors. And with unripe plantains in the final basket, the kitchen is rife with creativity. Both finalists pull from the pantry to make innovative wrapped dessert, but how will the competition wrap up?

Tuesday
Nov 21
3pm | 2c

About the Host

Ted Allen

Ted, the host of Chopped, was the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning series Queer Eye, which had a 100-episode run.