About the Show

Hosted by food critic and journalist Troy Johnson, Crave takes viewers on a cross-country journey for the most perfect versions of the foods he craves. Enthralled by the culinary wonders surrounding him, Troy will travel anywhere and try anything in pursuit of his obsession. Whether it's pizza and pork or fried chicken and ice cream, Troy is on a quest to discover foods that make his mouth water while taking viewers on his nationwide expedition to indulge in his food fascinations.
Season 1, Episode 1

Pizza: The Edible Frisbee of Glee

Food writer Troy Johnson craves pizza, and he is on a mission to find the ultimate American slice that satisfies his intense, ravenous craving. His food quest takes him to the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., where he experiences a pizza made by the great-grandson of the first immigrant to make pizza in New York. He then heads to the Windy City to taste the deep-dish, meat lover's paradise that is Chicago pizza. Last stop is San Francisco where he dizzies his head in a multitude of pizza ovens, all in his search for the ultimate slice of pizza heaven.

Sunday
Aug 28
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 2

Fried Chicken: Deep Fried Love in a Bucket

Troy is on a cross-country trip to find his ultimate piece of juicy fried chicken. On his quest to satisfy his insatiable craving, Troy gnaws on drumsticks in Charlotte, N.C., before he gets greased up with Purdue University scientists to discover the best tasting fry oil. His craving then takes him to New York for a spicy Korean twist on the American chicken classic, then hops down to Memphis, Tenn. to see if buttermilk or brine makes for the most crave-worthy fried chicken.

Sunday
Sep 4
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 4

BBQ: Up in Smoke

Troy is on a mission to discover his ultimate barbecue meal. In North Carolina, he feasts on pork shoulder that takes a half of a day to slow cook, and then catches the cattle train to Texas where he walks the 'Avenue of Barbecue Dreams.' Troy discovers a barbecue pit made out of a converted school bus in Austin, and in New Orleans his taste buds take on a sauce with out-of-this-world contents before he rediscovers the joys of coleslaw.

Sunday
Sep 25
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Burgers: Between the Buns

Food writer Troy Johnson is on a cross-country quest to find the ultimate beef patty that will satisfy his carnivorous craving. His food expedition takes him east to New Haven, Connecticut, where he takes a bite out of a historic burger, then heads down south to Memphis, Tennessee, for a deep-fried version. Next in Austin, Texas, Troy tries a meatless combo that tests his love of chuck, but it's nothing a stop in Los Angeles can't cure where he finds over three hundred thousand combinations of fixings that send him into burger lovin' overload before realizing his burger dreams in the most unlikely of places - a sushi joint.

Saturday
Oct 8
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 2

Fried Chicken: Deep Fried Love in a Bucket

Troy is on a cross-country trip to find his ultimate piece of juicy fried chicken. On his quest to satisfy his insatiable craving, Troy gnaws on drumsticks in Charlotte, N.C., before he gets greased up with Purdue University scientists to discover the best tasting fry oil. His craving then takes him to New York for a spicy Korean twist on the American chicken classic, then hops down to Memphis, Tenn. to see if buttermilk or brine makes for the most crave-worthy fried chicken.

Thursday
Oct 27
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Pizza: The Edible Frisbee of Glee

Food writer Troy Johnson craves pizza, and he is on a mission to find the ultimate American slice that satisfies his intense, ravenous craving. His food quest takes him to the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., where he experiences a pizza made by the great-grandson of the first immigrant to make pizza in New York. He then heads to the Windy City to taste the deep-dish, meat lover's paradise that is Chicago pizza. Last stop is San Francisco where he dizzies his head in a multitude of pizza ovens, all in his search for the ultimate slice of pizza heaven.

Thursday
Nov 17
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 0

Bacon: The Magical Meat Stick

Troy will stop at nothing to find the ultimate slice of bacon. He hits the "bacon belt" in Kentucky for a taste of America's oldest bacon smokehouse, then heads to a Bacon-Palooza, where he tastes bacon inventions on the frontlines of the bacon "revolution." In Seattle, Troy comes cheek to cheek with bacon's future and the inventors of Bacon Salt, who have harnessed the flavor of bacon and made it vegetarian. He finally hops on an all-bacon food truck in Los Angeles for a trip down Hollywood Boulevard.

Thursday
Nov 24
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 0

Bacon: The Magical Meat Stick

Troy will stop at nothing to find the ultimate slice of bacon. He hits the "bacon belt" in Kentucky for a taste of America's oldest bacon smokehouse, then heads to a Bacon-Palooza, where he tastes bacon inventions on the frontlines of the bacon "revolution." In Seattle, Troy comes cheek to cheek with bacon's future and the inventors of Bacon Salt, who have harnessed the flavor of bacon and made it vegetarian. He finally hops on an all-bacon food truck in Los Angeles for a trip down Hollywood Boulevard.

Thursday
Mar 8
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

Fried Chicken: Deep Fried Love in a Bucket

Troy is on a cross-country trip to find his ultimate piece of juicy fried chicken. On his quest to satisfy his insatiable craving, Troy gnaws on drumsticks in Charlotte, N.C., before he gets greased up with Purdue University scientists to discover the best tasting fry oil. His craving then takes him to New York for a spicy Korean twist on the American chicken classic, then hops down to Memphis, Tenn. to see if buttermilk or brine makes for the most crave-worthy fried chicken.

Saturday
Aug 18
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 5

Burgers: Between the Buns

Food writer Troy Johnson is on a cross-country quest to find the ultimate beef patty that will satisfy his carnivorous craving. His food expedition takes him east to New Haven, Connecticut, where he takes a bite out of a historic burger, then heads down south to Memphis, Tennessee, for a deep-fried version. Next in Austin, Texas, Troy tries a meatless combo that tests his love of chuck, but it's nothing a stop in Los Angeles can't cure where he finds over three hundred thousand combinations of fixings that send him into burger lovin' overload before realizing his burger dreams in the most unlikely of places - a sushi joint.

Saturday
Sep 8
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 6

Cheese: Milk Does Hard Time

Food writer Troy Johnson journeys across America to find his ultimate cheese dish. His journey takes him from the dairy farms of Point Reyes where he follows cheese's creation straight from the source, to Seattle where he samples the subtle flavors of sheep vs. cows and goats milk cheese. In Madison, Wisconsin Troy discovers the science behind processed cheese and uncovers the ultimate in comfort foods - a cheese soup made from beer. In Philadelphia, processed cheese is put to the test on an American classic before Troy jets across country to Los Angeles for a completely unexpected take on the traditional mac and cheese.

Saturday
Jan 19
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

BBQ: Up in Smoke

Troy is on a mission to discover his ultimate barbecue meal. In North Carolina, he feasts on pork shoulder that takes a half of a day to slow cook, and then catches the cattle train to Texas where he walks the 'Avenue of Barbecue Dreams.' Troy discovers a barbecue pit made out of a converted school bus in Austin, and in New Orleans his taste buds take on a sauce with out-of-this-world contents before he rediscovers the joys of coleslaw.

Saturday
May 11
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

BBQ: Up in Smoke

Troy is on a mission to discover his ultimate barbecue meal. In North Carolina, he feasts on pork shoulder that takes a half of a day to slow cook, and then catches the cattle train to Texas where he walks the 'Avenue of Barbecue Dreams.' Troy discovers a barbecue pit made out of a converted school bus in Austin, and in New Orleans his taste buds take on a sauce with out-of-this-world contents before he rediscovers the joys of coleslaw.

Saturday
Sep 14
4am | 3c