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Season 1, Episode 1

Into the Wild

For the first Chairman's Challenge, Alton Brown jump-starts the proceedings by serving up an array of wild ingredients, and the chefs must use their expert techniques to make a top-tier dish right out of the gate. Alton determines the most and least successful dishes, and the bottom-rated chef is thrown into the deep end for a Secret Ingredient Showdown against a competitor chosen by the winner. Dishes are presented to judges Donatella Arpaia and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and one competitor is sent home.

Sunday
Apr 16
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 1

Into the Wild

For the first Chairman's Challenge, Alton Brown jump-starts the proceedings by serving up an array of wild ingredients, and the chefs must use their expert techniques to make a top-tier dish right out of the gate. Alton determines the most and least successful dishes, and the bottom-rated chef is thrown into the deep end for a Secret Ingredient Showdown against a competitor chosen by the winner. Dishes are presented to judges Donatella Arpaia and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and one competitor is sent home.

Wednesday
Apr 19
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Into the Wild

For the first Chairman's Challenge, Alton Brown jump-starts the proceedings by serving up an array of wild ingredients, and the chefs must use their expert techniques to make a top-tier dish right out of the gate. Alton determines the most and least successful dishes, and the bottom-rated chef is thrown into the deep end for a Secret Ingredient Showdown against a competitor chosen by the winner. Dishes are presented to judges Donatella Arpaia and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and one competitor is sent home.

Thursday
Apr 20
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Nose to Tail

The six remaining chefs are greeted by Alton Brown, and he goes hog-wild with his second Chairman's Challenge. Each competitor must showcase and transform the offerings into an Iron Chef-worthy dish, after drawing numbers to see who picks their ingredient first. Alton judges the dishes, and sends the lowest-ranking chef to a tropical Secret Ingredient Showdown against the winner's choice. Judges Anne Burrell and Iron Chef Jose Garces eliminate one competitor, and five move closer to the Gauntlet.

Monday
Apr 24
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

Nose to Tail

The six remaining chefs are greeted by Alton Brown, and he goes hog-wild with his second Chairman's Challenge. Each competitor must showcase and transform the offerings into an Iron Chef-worthy dish, after drawing numbers to see who picks their ingredient first. Alton judges the dishes, and sends the lowest-ranking chef to a tropical Secret Ingredient Showdown against the winner's choice. Judges Anne Burrell and Iron Chef Jose Garces eliminate one competitor, and five move closer to the Gauntlet.

Thursday
Apr 27
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

Classic Combos

Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary is an important tenet for Iron Chefs, and the Chairman's Challenge assigns each competitor a classic one-two flavor combo. Alton Brown's tasting determines the top and bottom chefs, with the least successful joining the winner's chef of choice in round two. A deceptively simple Secret Ingredient that may ruffle feathers is revealed, then the two chefs make their most sophisticated culinary interpretation of the item. Judges Ali Bouzari and Iron Chef Cat Cora determine who stays and who goes.

Sunday
May 7
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 4

Classic Combos

Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary is an important tenet for Iron Chefs, and the Chairman's Challenge assigns each competitor a classic one-two flavor combo. Alton Brown's tasting determines the top and bottom chefs, with the least successful joining the winner's chef of choice in round two. A deceptively simple Secret Ingredient that may ruffle feathers is revealed, then the two chefs make their most sophisticated culinary interpretation of the item. Judges Ali Bouzari and Iron Chef Cat Cora determine who stays and who goes.

Monday
May 8
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

Classic Combos

Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary is an important tenet for Iron Chefs, and the Chairman's Challenge assigns each competitor a classic one-two flavor combo. Alton Brown's tasting determines the top and bottom chefs, with the least successful joining the winner's chef of choice in round two. A deceptively simple Secret Ingredient that may ruffle feathers is revealed, then the two chefs make their most sophisticated culinary interpretation of the item. Judges Ali Bouzari and Iron Chef Cat Cora determine who stays and who goes.

Saturday
May 13
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Five Ingredients

Embracing the idea of less is more, Alton Brown puts the creativity of the remaining chefs to the test by having them pare down their ingredients. In a Chairman's Challenge twist, one competitor will be eliminated on the spot after the tasting. The least successful dish sends one chef out of the kitchen, and only the final two Iron Chef hopefuls are left standing. The Secret Ingredient Showdown reveals an altar that takes the chefs back to where it all began, and judges Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Ching-He Huang determine which elite competitor moves forward to the finale to run the gauntlet and potentially join the ranks of Iron Chef.

Sunday
May 14
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 5

Five Ingredients

Embracing the idea of less is more, Alton Brown puts the creativity of the remaining chefs to the test by having them pare down their ingredients. In a Chairman's Challenge twist, one competitor will be eliminated on the spot after the tasting. The least successful dish sends one chef out of the kitchen, and only the final two Iron Chef hopefuls are left standing. The Secret Ingredient Showdown reveals an altar that takes the chefs back to where it all began, and judges Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Ching-He Huang determine which elite competitor moves forward to the finale to run the gauntlet and potentially join the ranks of Iron Chef.

Monday
May 15
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 1

Into the Wild

For the first Chairman's Challenge, Alton Brown jump-starts the proceedings by serving up an array of wild ingredients, and the chefs must use their expert techniques to make a top-tier dish right out of the gate. Alton determines the most and least successful dishes, and the bottom-rated chef is thrown into the deep end for a Secret Ingredient Showdown against a competitor chosen by the winner. Dishes are presented to judges Donatella Arpaia and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and one competitor is sent home.

Sunday
May 21
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

Five Ingredients

Embracing the idea of less is more, Alton Brown puts the creativity of the remaining chefs to the test by having them pare down their ingredients. In a Chairman's Challenge twist, one competitor will be eliminated on the spot after the tasting. The least successful dish sends one chef out of the kitchen, and only the final two Iron Chef hopefuls are left standing. The Secret Ingredient Showdown reveals an altar that takes the chefs back to where it all began, and judges Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Ching-He Huang determine which elite competitor moves forward to the finale to run the gauntlet and potentially join the ranks of Iron Chef.

Sunday
May 21
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Gauntlet

The last chef standing has the Iron Chef title in sight, but he or she must first run the three-round gauntlet against legendary Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon and finish with more points than the Iron Chefs combined. The finalist is given the opportunity to strategically choose which Iron Chef competes in each rapid-paced round based on the Secret Ingredients. In the end, judges Anya Fernald and Ludo Lefebvre decide if the finalist makes culinary history and becomes an Iron Chef or leaves in defeat.

Saturday
May 27
2pm | 1c

About the Show

The greatest title in the world of food is back! Seven of the hottest rising chefs from across America will face the most feared ingredients from around the globe, all while battling each other with every ounce of skill, strategy and stamina they possess. Each week, one will rise and one will fall until a single chef is left standing. This culinary gladiator will summon the courage to face the ultimate final battle: to beat three legendary Iron Chefs -- Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon -- in rapid succession. In the end, they will either leave in utter defeat or make history -- joining the coveted ranks of Iron Chefs.