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Season 9, Episode 3

Bowling: Impossible

Paul's family has owned Paul's Bar & Bowling in Paterson, N.J., since 1929, but this neighborhood staple has been on a downward spiral for the past eight years, leaving Paul with no choice but to call in Chef Robert Irvine for help. Not only will Robert's design team have to renovate both the bar and the bowling alley, but Robert will have to yank Paul and his business into the 21st century.

Sunday
May 5
2am | 1c
Season 14, Episode 1

Dying Diner

Robert Irvine steps back in time at a struggling retro joint in Escondido, Calif., called Rosie's Cafe. The owner of the ugly, disorganized restaurant is a young woman who has the passion but lacks experience. Robert has two days and $10,000 to make major changes before the restaurant has to close its doors for good.

Sunday
May 5
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 5

Ambush: Stay... Or Go?

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Ellendale's Restaurant in Nashville after former employees reach out for help. The restaurant has become rundown, and owner Julie's management style has left the staff frustrated and unmotivated. The employees see the potential in this historic Nashville staple, but Julie isn't the type to ask for help and is worried about how being on TV will affect her restaurant's reputation. Time is ticking away, so Robert begins to worry: will she let him stay and help, or will she make him go?

Thursday
May 9
4am | 3c
Season 11, Episode 2

Double Trouble

24-year-old Frankie is torn between his family's two Italian restaurants in Summerville, S.C., and he convinces Chef Robert Irvine to help him save both. Tackling twice the work without any extra time, Robert must get the family and the design team to focus on this double-sized mission.

Saturday
May 11
4pm | 3c
Season 11, Episode 4

When Life Gives You Lemons ...

Chef Robert Irvine's in for a 2-in-1 challenge when he's tasked with fixing the Zest Bistro, located inside the Lemon Tree Grocer in Downers Grove, Ill. Best friends Shaun and Tim opened their gourmet grocery store with a full-service bistro almost five years ago, and now both sides of the business are failing and the debts are climbing high. In just two days, Robert will need to reorganize the grocery store, renovate the bistro and ease the growing tension between the owners.

Saturday
May 11
5pm | 4c
Season 11, Episode 7

The Ambush

Normally, struggling restaurant owners know well in advance when Chef Robert Irvine and his team are coming, but this is not a normal mission. To get a truer picture of the problems facing the restaurant, Robert ambushes the owners of Tornatore's Pizzeria in Orlando, Florida, and no one -- the owners, the design team, the crew, not even Robert himself -- knows what's to come.

Saturday
May 11
6pm | 5c
Season 14, Episode 2

Mom Finds Her Mojo

When Robert Irvine arrives at the Incredible Cafe in San Diego, he finds a restaurant that is anything but incredible. The kitchen is an abomination, and the woman who runs it is in crippling debt. It's up to Robert to reignite her passion or else the restaurant is doomed.

Saturday
May 11
7pm | 6c
Season 14, Episode 4

Fight at Filomena's

Robert Irvine heads to Costa Mesa, Calif., to help turn around the struggling Filomena's Italian Kitchen and Market. Despite a clean kitchen, an organized dining room and allegedly good food, the fiery owner, Linda, hasn't been able to pay herself one dime since the restaurant opened. Before Robert can do anything else, he first has to figure out the real problem with this restaurant and why it's in trouble.

Saturday
May 11
8pm | 7c
Season 14, Episode 3

Smoky Steakhouse

Robert Irvine arrives in the small, mining town of Safford, Ariz., to help turn things around at the Copper Steer Steakhouse. The restaurant was the dream of Parrish and Maureen, a deputy U.S. marshal and a judicial assistant, but it turned into a nightmare as they started losing money every month with no clue as to how to turn things around. It's wreaking havoc on the family, and Robert has his hands full to get things back on track.

Saturday
May 11
9pm | 8c
Season 14, Episode 3

Smoky Steakhouse

Robert Irvine arrives in the small, mining town of Safford, Ariz., to help turn things around at the Copper Steer Steakhouse. The restaurant was the dream of Parrish and Maureen, a deputy U.S. marshal and a judicial assistant, but it turned into a nightmare as they started losing money every month with no clue as to how to turn things around. It's wreaking havoc on the family, and Robert has his hands full to get things back on track.

Sunday
May 12
12am | 11c
Season 14, Episode 4

Fight at Filomena's

Robert Irvine heads to Costa Mesa, Calif., to help turn around the struggling Filomena's Italian Kitchen and Market. Despite a clean kitchen, an organized dining room and allegedly good food, the fiery owner, Linda, hasn't been able to pay herself one dime since the restaurant opened. Before Robert can do anything else, he first has to figure out the real problem with this restaurant and why it's in trouble.

Sunday
May 12
3am | 2c
Season 13, Episode 5

Ambush: Out of Control

Sarah and Justin only opened SiP Bistro in Holly Springs, N.C. three years ago, but their business is already hurting. Though Sarah has a background in hotel and restaurant management, her husband, Justin, is demeaning to the entire staff and hasn't allowed his wife to take control or make decisions. On top of trying to mend their relationship and negotiate a healthy balance of control, Chef Robert Irvine and his team must also do a full dining room renovation and find a way to make the extremely small kitchen as efficient as possible.

Thursday
May 16
4am | 3c
Season 12, Episode 1

Ambush: Breakfast Break-In

For his next mission, Chef Robert Irvine ambushes Jodi, the owner of Theresa's Restaurant in Bradenton, Fla., after her friend and banker, Miriam, puts out a call for help. Robert quickly learns that Jodi is her own worst enemy, and must deal with her micromanaging ways, a kitchen staff threatening a walkout, and the surprises that greet the design team.

Thursday
May 23
4am | 3c
Season 11, Episode 6

Going Down with the Ship

Three years ago, Gigi opened Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunrise, Fla., but now, her bad business decisions are bringing down the business and taking her daughter Semone with it. Chef Robert Irvine has his hands full, between the books being a complete mess, the lackluster service, the reliance on the microwave in the kitchen and an owner who doesn't seem to realize that her business is failing. An unexpected boat trip may be what Gigi needs to wake up and turn her sinking ship around.

Thursday
May 23
7pm | 6c
Season 14, Episode 3

Smoky Steakhouse

Robert Irvine arrives in the small, mining town of Safford, Ariz., to help turn things around at the Copper Steer Steakhouse. The restaurant was the dream of Parrish and Maureen, a deputy U.S. marshal and a judicial assistant, but it turned into a nightmare as they started losing money every month with no clue as to how to turn things around. It's wreaking havoc on the family, and Robert has his hands full to get things back on track.

Thursday
May 23
8pm | 7c
Season 14, Episode 3

Smoky Steakhouse

Robert Irvine arrives in the small, mining town of Safford, Ariz., to help turn things around at the Copper Steer Steakhouse. The restaurant was the dream of Parrish and Maureen, a deputy U.S. marshal and a judicial assistant, but it turned into a nightmare as they started losing money every month with no clue as to how to turn things around. It's wreaking havoc on the family, and Robert has his hands full to get things back on track.

Friday
May 24
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 8

Ambush: Special Delivery

For his next mission, Chef Robert Irvine heads to La Casa Bianca in Whitehouse Station, N.J. to give the owner, Paul, the surprise of a lifetime. Paul's daughter, Megan, reached out to Robert for help after noticing the restaurant floundering and her father losing his passion for the business. It's up to Robert to help reignite Paul's fire and get him back in the game!

Thursday
May 30
4am | 3c
Season 13, Episode 7

Ambush: Cray, Cray

Chef Robert Irvine receives a pressing plea from Jamie, best friend of Cray Eatery and Drinkery's owner Crystal in Columbus, Ohio. Crystal opened Cray after being inspired by infused liquors from Cambodia, but her lack of experience and dismissive nature have led to her being unable to pay bills and begging for free labor from friends. Robert soon discovers that the restaurant is also unclean, the food service is slow, and the liquor infusions are nauseating. While the restaurant concept is unique, Robert must find a way to solve all of its other problems and help Crystal put her failures behind her.

Thursday
Jun 6
4am | 3c
Season 12, Episode 2

Ambush: Eyes on the Surprise

Chef Robert Irvine receives a plea from Stephanie, the bar manager of the Copper Still CD Vodka Lounge and Eatery in Crestwood, Ill., which hasn't turned a profit since opening eight months ago. Owner Christina has put her heart and soul into the restaurant, but its failure has strained her marriage with her husband, Dominic. When Robert attempts a double ambush by showing up unannounced, Stephanie is furious she wasn't included and refuses to help. Robert must work alone to solve the financial problems, marital woes, and also deal with an unexpected theft.

Thursday
Jun 13
4am | 3c
Season 12, Episode 7

Ambush: Facing Fears

Chef Robert Irvine is called to the Cape Horn Family Restaurant in Red Lion, Pa. after receiving a plea for help from the owner Joni's husband, Barry. Joni is having trouble paying the bills and has lost control of her staff, but after Robert installs hidden cameras he realizes it's Joni herself who needs work. As Robert navigates a rollercoaster of emotions with Joni, he aims to help her face her fears and repair her self-confidence in order to change her staff and, more importantly, herself.

Thursday
Jun 20
4am | 3c
Season 13, Episode 4

Ambush: In Robert We Trust

After receiving a plea for help from an employee, Chef Robert Irvine and his team head to Peppino's Ristorante Italiano in Oviedo, Fla. Owners Susan and Luigi bought the restaurant hoping that their son, Nato, would eventually take over, but they feel they can't trust him due to his poor work ethic and attitude. With just two days and $10,000, Robert has his hands full with updating the decades-old menu, service, and decor, as well as figuring out whether Nato is even capable of running the business.

Thursday
Jun 27
4am | 3c

About the Host

Robert Irvine

Robert is ready for any challenge on his shows, Restaurant Express, Restaurant: Impossible and Dinner: Impossible.

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Turkey and Corn Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce

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