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Chaos Caught on Camera

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Season 10, Episode 3

Young Blood

When Joe, the owner of Harvey's Steakhouse in Huntington Beach, Calif., notices a decline in his restaurant's older customers, he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Destiney and Hal go undercover and discover the staff is hosting unauthorized events to drive in younger patrons.

Friday
Jan 6
4am | 3c
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.

Friday
Jan 6
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 17
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 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 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
Season 9, Episode 5

Red Hot Mess

Sonny and Sage, owners of Hot Red Bus near Los Angeles, contact Charles Stiles after hearing rumors that their restaurant is open on the one day it's supposed to be closed. Mystery Diner Kendall goes undercover to see what's going on when the doors are locked.

Friday
Mar 31
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 0, Episode 1

Millions Gone Missing

Mystery Diners counts down the series' greatest moments catching employee theft, involving stolen food, alcohol, supplies and money.

Friday
Apr 7
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 8

Raw Deal

Fearing that her employees are selling the secret recipes to her raw food menu, Sylvia, owner of Beets Cafe in Austin, contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Holly and Robin go undercover and discover an even bigger problem.

Friday
Apr 28
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 1

Partner Problems

Former client Jaime contacts Charles Stiles to help determine if he should invest in a failing California restaurant. Mystery Diners Kendall and Kiel go undercover and discover the current owner isn't being honest about all of his problems.

Friday
May 19
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 12

Train Robbery

Dave, owner of Fillmore and Western Railway, in Fillmore, Calif., is concerned about missing supplies and rumors of unauthorized passengers during his train's "dinner theater" service. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and JR to see who the train robbers really are.

Friday
Jun 23
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
Aug 4
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 0, Episode 3

Family Feuds

On this special, Mystery Diners counts down the series' all-time favorite family feuds. From dishonest siblings to thieving spouses, these dysfunctional families are caught on tape by our undercover investigators.

Friday
Sep 8
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 7

Fraternal Disorder

After hearing rumors that kegs of his privately brewed beer are showing up at local frat parties, Rick, owner of Uncle Billy's Brew and Que in Austin, Texas, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Vanessa and Robin go undercover to see how easy it is to purchase a keg.

Friday
Sep 29
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 6

Behind the Eight Ball

Kent, owner of Uptown Billiards in Portland, Ore., believes the social media expert he hired to promote his restaurant isn't doing an adequate job. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diner Amber and discovers the customers are being hustled.

Friday
Sep 29
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Family Ties

Carl, owner of Bakehouse Restaurant and Bar in Austin, Texas, fears a dispute between his son and favorite waitress is threatening the harmony of his restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Holly and Samantha to decide which employee has to go.

Friday
Oct 6
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 11

Partner In Crime

After noticing multiple register mistakes, Ondrea, owner of Black Rose Tavern in Los Angeles, fears that someone -- either on her staff, one of the musicians in her nonprofit charity, or her new business partner -- is taking advantage of her. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Amanda and Rob and discovers that someone is using her charity to line their pockets.

Friday
Oct 6
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 3

Steals on Wheels

After receiving several customer complaints about her meal delivery service, Cynthia contacts Charles Stiles for help. He sends in Mystery Diners Patrick and Hal, who uncover a bigger problem inside her kitchen.

Friday
Oct 13
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 13

Dusting for Prints

After noticing over $4,000 missing from her office safe, Keeli, owner of Fuzion in Huntington Beach, Calif., believes one of her managers is responsible. Charles Stiles sends Mystery Diners Kiel and Kendall undercover to collect fingerprint samples from all the suspects.

Friday
Oct 13
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Oct 20
4am | 3c
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
Oct 20
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Oktobertheft

When Cindy, co-owner of Speisekammer in Alameda, Calif., fears the German "Dirndl Girls" hired by her ex-husband are causing more harm than good, she contacts Charles to settle the dispute. Mystery Diners Hollie and Nate go undercover and discover what the girls are really up to.

Friday
Oct 27
4am | 3c
Season 5, Episode 10

Paranormal Activities

When Demetri, owner of Taverna Mazi in Seattle, hears rumors that customers are taking "haunted tours" of his restaurant, he contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Hollie and John go undercover to show Demetri if his staff is getting carried away with the ghost stories.

Friday
Oct 27
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.