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Season 1, Episode 7

Undercover Brother

The owner of Las Vegas bistro 3 Tomatoes & A Mozzarella fears his restaurant manager may not be doing the greatest job in his role. The hardest part - the manager is his brother. The Mystery Diners will go undercover to see what's really happening and whether this brother is a keeper.

Friday
Jan 4
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Undercover Brother

The owner of Las Vegas bistro 3 Tomatoes & A Mozzarella fears his restaurant manager may not be doing the greatest job in his role. The hardest part - the manager is his brother. The Mystery Diners will go undercover to see what's really happening and whether this brother is a keeper.

Sunday
Apr 21
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 7

No Laughing Matter

Keith, the owner of Deanie's Seafood in New Orleans, is concerned that his manager is more focused on his amateur comedy career than managing the restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Andrew and Deanna who discover that another employee may be taking advantage of the situation.

Saturday
Jun 8
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 8

Crazy Hearts

After hearing complaints about constant fighting between the cooks and a bartender who brings wild animals into the restaurant for entertainment, AJ, the owner of Poppy's The Crazy Lobster in New Orleans, calls Charles for help. Mystery Diners Nicole and Amber discover a waitress may be causing all the drama.

Saturday
Jun 15
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 8

Crazy Hearts

After hearing complaints about constant fighting between the cooks and a bartender who brings wild animals into the restaurant for entertainment, AJ, the owner of Poppy's The Crazy Lobster in New Orleans, calls Charles for help. Mystery Diners Nicole and Amber discover a waitress may be causing all the drama.

Thursday
Jun 20
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 13

Three's a Crowd

Marvin, the owner of Falls Taproom in Philadelphia, contacts Charles to help investigate an ongoing feud between his girlfriend/manager and best friend/customer. Mystery Diner Miranda goes undercover and discovers someone is taking advantage of Marvin.

Sunday
Feb 23
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

The Great Divide

After inheriting some of their staff from the previous owner, James and Briana, the new owners of Sam's Tavern in Seattle, believe there is a divide between the old guard and their new employees. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Nadine and Jason to discover who's responsible for the rift.

Tuesday
Feb 25
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 5

Bad Poets Society

Danny and Jonathan, owners of Old School Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas, are concerned about a loss of revenue on their "Poetry Nights." Charles sends in Mystery Diners Justin and Samantha to find out why the register is being affected.

Tuesday
May 6
1am | 12c
Season 5, Episode 13

Dinner Drama

Peter, owner of Encore Dinner Theatre, fears a relationship between one of his waiters and one of his actresses is affecting customer service. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Rob and Amanda to find out who's really responsible for all the drama.

Monday
Nov 3
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 2

Bowling for Dollars

After hearing complaints about rowdy customers, Bryan, owner of Corbin Bowling Center in Tarzana, Calif., contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Eliot and Kendall go undercover and discover the staff is condoning reckless behavior.

Thursday
Mar 19
3am | 2c
Season 10, Episode 8

Missing Links

Jeff, general manager of Emerald Hills Golf Course in Hollywood, Fla., contacts Charles Stiles after fielding complaints about non-members playing for free. Mystery Diners Jamie and Brianna go undercover and discover a bigger problem inside the dining room.

Thursday
Jul 23
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Dining in the Dark

After receiving multiple complaints about theft and inappropriate touching during his monthly "Dining in the Dark" event, Hernan, the owner of Catharsis in Miami, Fla., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Hollie and Billy go undercover and discover that Hernan's employees have created a game where they mess with blindfolded customers for points.

Friday
Jul 8
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 1

Deli Drama

Fearing that his new baker is taking artistic license with customer cake orders, Lenny, owner of Lenny's Deli in Los Angeles, asks Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Kiel and Kendall go undercover and discover an even bigger problem inside the deli.

Friday
Jan 27
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Crazy Hearts

After hearing complaints about constant fighting between the cooks and a bartender who brings wild animals into the restaurant for entertainment, AJ, the owner of Poppy's The Crazy Lobster in New Orleans, calls Charles for help. Mystery Diners Nicole and Amber discover a waitress may be causing all the drama.

Friday
Feb 24
4am | 3c
Season 5, Episode 6

Grapes of Wrath

After noticing that several bottles of expensive wine have gone missing, Michael, owner of Bistro Baffi, in Burien, Wash., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Allison, Julie and Benny go undercover and discover someone in the staff is taking much more than a paycheck.

Friday
Feb 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 0, Episode 5

Surprise Twists

Mystery Diners counts down the top ten biggest twists that surprised Charles Stiles and the various restaurant owners who called for help.

Friday
Mar 3
4am | 3c
Season 3, Episode 7

No Laughing Matter

Keith, the owner of Deanie's Seafood in New Orleans, is concerned that his manager is more focused on his amateur comedy career than managing the restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Andrew and Deanna who discover that another employee may be taking advantage of the situation.

Friday
Mar 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

The Italian Job

After a feud between his pizzeria and bakery threatens his business, John, owner of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Andy and Arielle go undercover and discover the source of the tension.

Friday
Mar 10
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 11

Security Issues

After hearing complaints that their late night security guard is being too rough with customers, Dave and Mike Frank, co-owners of Del Rossi's Cheesesteak Co. in Philadelphia, contact the Mystery Diners for help. Charles sends in Joe and Kiara and discovers a bigger problem inside the kitchen.

Friday
Mar 10
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Deep Sea Delivery

When Angie, the owner of Cha Cha Cha Salsaria in Honolulu, hears rumors of an unauthorized boat delivery service, she contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Jordan and David go undercover to discover what's taking place out at sea.

Friday
Mar 17
4am | 3c
Season 10, Episode 9

History Mystery

When Lee, owner of Old Vinings Inn in Atlanta, hears rumors of unauthorized "Civil War Tours" taking place inside his historical restaurant, he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Kendall and Eliot go undercover to see how authentic the tours really are.

Friday
Mar 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 4

Secondhand Scam

Luca, owner of Riemma Kitchen Warehouse, asks Charles Stiles for help after his customers find food inside the factory-sealed appliances they just purchased. Mystery Diner Jamie goes undercover and discovers a large-scale operation.

Friday
Mar 24
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 2

Cocktail Fail

Fearing that a rivalry between her two flair bartenders is the cause of tension and missing alcohol, Sarra, owner of The Compass in Carlsbad, Calif., asks Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amanda and Chelsea go undercover to find out who's the real culprit.

Friday
Mar 24
4:30am | 3:30c

About the Show

When a restaurant owner suspects employees of not doing their jobs — whether it be stealing, lying, mistreating customers or generally doing lousy work — they call in the Mystery Diners. These Mystery Diners are undercover operatives who go into restaurants, bars and food-service establishments with hidden cameras to perform surveillance to find out what's really going on when the boss isn't around.

About the Host

Charles Stiles

Charles Stiles is the founder of Business Evaluation Services and the host of Food Network's Mystery Diners.