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The Worst of the Worst 4 Videos

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Season 17, Episode 3

Summer Catch, Summer Heat

The recruits enter boot camp prepared for summer fun. They begin by taking a taste buds challenge where they must identify ice cream flavored with spicy peppers. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay ask the recruits to create their own pretzel and dipping sauce that incorporates both sweet and spicy flavors. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must filet a whole fish and create a side dish with a kick. The two recruits that sink will get sent home!

Monday
Aug 19
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 3

Summer Catch, Summer Heat

The recruits enter boot camp prepared for summer fun. They begin by taking a taste buds challenge where they must identify ice cream flavored with spicy peppers. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay ask the recruits to create their own pretzel and dipping sauce that incorporates both sweet and spicy flavors. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must filet a whole fish and create a side dish with a kick. The two recruits that sink will get sent home!

Sunday
Aug 25
5pm | 4c
Season 17, Episode 4

The Bird is the Word

The recruits enter the world of poultry where they start off with a bird-based quiz game before making their very own omelets. For the main dish challenge, the recruits learn how to make perfect fried chicken. Those who cook the perfect bird will soar on in the competition while those at the bottom of the pecking order will be sent home.

Sunday
Aug 25
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 4

The Bird is the Word

The recruits enter the world of poultry where they start off with a bird-based quiz game before making their very own omelets. For the main dish challenge, the recruits learn how to make perfect fried chicken. Those who cook the perfect bird will soar on in the competition while those at the bottom of the pecking order will be sent home.

Monday
Aug 26
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 4

The Bird is the Word

The recruits enter the world of poultry where they start off with a bird-based quiz game before making their very own omelets. For the main dish challenge, the recruits learn how to make perfect fried chicken. Those who cook the perfect bird will soar on in the competition while those at the bottom of the pecking order will be sent home.

Sunday
Sep 1
6pm | 5c
Season 17, Episode 5

Viva Mexico!

The recruits return to boot camp and find themselves south of the border. Things start with a game where the recruits must smash pinatas filled with various ingredients before making their own tostadas. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach them how to make a mole dish for the main dish challenge. Those who can't master their mole will be asked to leave.

Sunday
Sep 1
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 5

Viva Mexico!

The recruits return to boot camp and find themselves south of the border. Things start with a game where the recruits must smash pinatas filled with various ingredients before making their own tostadas. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach them how to make a mole dish for the main dish challenge. Those who can't master their mole will be asked to leave.

Monday
Sep 2
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 5

Viva Mexico!

The recruits return to boot camp and find themselves south of the border. Things start with a game where the recruits must smash pinatas filled with various ingredients before making their own tostadas. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach them how to make a mole dish for the main dish challenge. Those who can't master their mole will be asked to leave.

Sunday
Sep 8
6pm | 5c
Season 17, Episode 6

A Very Brady Brunch

Boot camp has gone retro and the recruits must work together as a family while tasting and describing dishes while blindfolded. The retro theme continues as the recruits learn how to make fondue and receive a visit from Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach the recruits how to make a beautiful brunch but those who aren't having a sunshine day will be sent home.

Sunday
Sep 8
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 6

A Very Brady Brunch

Boot camp has gone retro and the recruits must work together as a family while tasting and describing dishes while blindfolded. The retro theme continues as the recruits learn how to make fondue and receive a visit from Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach the recruits how to make a beautiful brunch but those who aren't having a sunshine day will be sent home.

Monday
Sep 9
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 6

A Very Brady Brunch

Boot camp has gone retro and the recruits must work together as a family while tasting and describing dishes while blindfolded. The retro theme continues as the recruits learn how to make fondue and receive a visit from Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach the recruits how to make a beautiful brunch but those who aren't having a sunshine day will be sent home.

Sunday
Sep 15
2pm | 1c
Season 17, Episode 7

A Little Goes a Long Way

In the penultimate week of boot camp, the remaining recruits battle it out for their spot in the finale. First, they're each given $15 and 20 minutes to scour Aldi supermarket for the ingredients to make a meal of their choice. For the main dish challenge, the recruits attempt to replicate dishes created by chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay that utilize high-end ingredients. After the tasting, the chefs decide which recruits are going to the finale!

Sunday
Sep 15
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 7

A Little Goes a Long Way

In the penultimate week of boot camp, the remaining recruits battle it out for their spot in the finale. First, they're each given $15 and 20 minutes to scour Aldi supermarket for the ingredients to make a meal of their choice. For the main dish challenge, the recruits attempt to replicate dishes created by chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay that utilize high-end ingredients. After the tasting, the chefs decide which recruits are going to the finale!

Monday
Sep 16
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 7

A Little Goes a Long Way

In the penultimate week of boot camp, the remaining recruits battle it out for their spot in the finale. First, they're each given $15 and 20 minutes to scour Aldi supermarket for the ingredients to make a meal of their choice. For the main dish challenge, the recruits attempt to replicate dishes created by chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay that utilize high-end ingredients. After the tasting, the chefs decide which recruits are going to the finale!

Sunday
Sep 22
8pm | 7c
Season 17, Episode 8

Two Cooks, One Prize

The final two recruits return to boot camp to face one last Skill Drill. They attempt to create impressive dishes that require skills they've learned in boot camp while their mothers secretly watch from the next room. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach their recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal they'll have to recreate in order to impress a panel of culinary experts. Judges Vivian Chan, Martina McBride and Donal Skehan taste the dishes in a blind taste test to determine the winner of the $25,000 grand prize.

Sunday
Sep 22
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 8

Two Cooks, One Prize

The final two recruits return to boot camp to face one last Skill Drill. They attempt to create impressive dishes that require skills they've learned in boot camp while their mothers secretly watch from the next room. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach their recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal they'll have to recreate in order to impress a panel of culinary experts. Judges Vivian Chan, Martina McBride and Donal Skehan taste the dishes in a blind taste test to determine the winner of the $25,000 grand prize.

Monday
Sep 23
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 7

A Little Goes a Long Way

In the penultimate week of boot camp, the remaining recruits battle it out for their spot in the finale. First, they're each given $15 and 20 minutes to scour Aldi supermarket for the ingredients to make a meal of their choice. For the main dish challenge, the recruits attempt to replicate dishes created by chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay that utilize high-end ingredients. After the tasting, the chefs decide which recruits are going to the finale!

Monday
Sep 23
3am | 2c

Meet the Mentors

Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell has worked at some of New York's top restaurants and hosts Chef Wanted, Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.

Bobby Flay

Our resident grill master is always on the move with his hit show Beat Bobby Flay.