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Season 8, Episode 2

Getting Stuffed

Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence test the recruits' food knowledge in a game show-style battle of "Family Food," where they go head-to-head to win steps for an incomplete recipe. After the game, they clumsily attempt to fill in the blanks in their partial recipes and cook the dish. Then, they all must stuff and prepare a delicate cut of meat.

Wednesday
Jan 11
2pm | 1c
Season 8, Episode 4

Taking It to the Streets

Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence give the recruits a hard lesson in kitchen multi-tasking, as they must cook four eggs, each in a different style -- leaving some of them scrambling for time, and others cracking under the pressure! Then, the kitchen gets even hotter when the recruits make four different Asian street food dishes.

Wednesday
Jan 11
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 2

Celebrity: Hawaiian Pig and a Poke

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray play a unique taste and describe game with the celebrity recruits in order to introduce them to unique tropical flavors. Then, the mentors demonstrate Hawaiian poke and pork dishes, which their recruits must replicate exactly. The two celebrities with the worst dishes go head-to-head in an elimination challenge.

Saturday
Jan 14
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 5

All Fun and Game Day

Competition is in the air as the recruits enter boot camp to see that it has been transformed into a game day arena. They must put their culinary knowledge to the test in a game of Family Food, where only one team can be named the winner. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must cook for a crowd and impress their guests with the ultimate game day sandwich and an appetizer.

Monday
Jan 30
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 4

Grill Skills

The recruits arrive in a park for a burger grilling Skill Drill, and when Chefs Anne and Robert encourage them to put their own spin on this classic, some cooks struggle to find inspiration. The chefs choose the most creative burger after a blind taste test, and reveal a "Chef Advantage"- the chef whose recruit wins the Skill Drill gets to trade a team member. The next day at Boot Camp for the Main Dish Challenge, the recruits must execute elegant meals for two, sit down to eat with their chef, and defend their dishes. The losing recruits are eliminated.

Wednesday
Feb 8
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 6

Facing Food Fears

The remaining six recruits attempt to conquer intimidating ingredients when they visit The Meat Hook, a New York butcher shop, where they learn to make a sausage meal from scratch for their Skill Drill. Back at Boot Camp, the recruits face their seafood fears in the Main Dish Challenge. Each cook must clean and prep a squid or whole fish for an entree and make a side dish that features the recruit's least favorite ingredient. The competition narrows as two more worst cooks leave the competition.

Wednesday
Feb 8
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 6

The Proof Is in the Pudding

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray bring in a special guest mentor to teach the recruits how to make a decadent chocolate dessert to set the mood for Valentine's Day. Their desserts will be judged in a blind taste test, and the winning recruit will receive a special advantage for the main dish challenge, where they must cook a romantic meal to wow their mentors.

Sunday
Feb 12
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 10

A Fine Finale

The final two recruits face their last challenge: to prepare a three-course, restaurant-quality meal for a panel of culinary experts. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray will help coach their recruits, but ultimately it is each recruit's final chance to show how much they have improved since week one. The culinary experts will pick a winner based on a blind tasting, and the winning recruit will walk away with $25,000.

Sunday
Mar 12
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 7

Final Food Fight 8

Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence each work with their final remaining recruit to plan a refined three-course menu that will be served to a panel of culinary experts. Anne and Tyler battle for bragging rights as the recruits' cooking skills are put to the ultimate test in a professional kitchen, but in the end, only the dishes can prove which recruit has gone from worst to best and will win the $25,000 prize!

Wednesday
Sep 13
7pm | 6c
Season 11, Episode 5

Celebrity: This Meat Is Offal!

The celebrity recruits put their culinary knowledge to the test by playing Family Food, a game of food trivia and culinary tasks. Unfortunately for the celebrities, it's the "freaky food" edition, so some of the rounds are not for the faint of heart! Afterwards, the recruits learn the art of beef butchering and the least successful recruits go head-to-head in a high "steaks" challenge.

Sunday
Sep 24
2pm | 1c
Season 12, Episode 1

Can It Really Be This Bad?

Sixteen of the worst cooks in America, including a sportscaster, a feisty granny and a professional balloon artist, arrive at boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence need to assess the level of disaster they're facing, so they ask the recruits to make their own specialty dishes -- and the results are worse than the chefs could have imagined! For the first main dish challenge, the mentors teach the recruits how to make the most important meal of the day, and the recruit on each team with the worst breakfast dish is sent home.

Monday
Jan 8
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 3

Show Me the Vegetables!

The Worst Cooks boot camp is transformed into a game show, Family Food, and the teams of recruits go head-to-head in trivia rounds and culinary tasks that test their knowledge. For the main dish challenge, they're finally ready to put down roots in the kitchen and learn about cooking vegetables. Some will make dishes that taste fresh from the garden, but some recruits will leave mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence missing the meat.

Sunday
Feb 4
7pm | 6c
Season 12, Episode 4

Game Day!

It's game day at Worst Cooks boot camp, and the recruits must make varsity-worthy nachos inspired by different flavor profiles. They get into the game day spirit by competing in a game of cornhole to determine what flavor profile they will use. For the main dish challenge, mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence teach their recruits how to make irresistible, stuffed burgers. The recruits step up to the plate and throw darts at a map to determine which of the 50 states will inspire their own craveable creations. The recruits who score touchdowns with their burgers will continue on, but those who fumble in the kitchen will be cut from their teams.

Monday
Feb 5
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 7

Sausage Party

Each team gets an out-of-order recipe and the recruits must work together to figure out how to unscramble it. Then Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence tell the recruits they are being left alone in boot camp, but secretly watch every move from a remote command post. For the main dish challenge, the recruits learn the ugly truth of sausage making. The tasting is a potluck dinner, so their sausages must impress both the Chefs and their fellow recruits.

Sunday
Feb 18
9pm | 8c
Season 12, Episode 7

Sausage Party

Each team gets an out-of-order recipe and the recruits must work together to figure out how to unscramble it. Then Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence tell the recruits they are being left alone in boot camp, but secretly watch every move from a remote command post. For the main dish challenge, the recruits learn the ugly truth of sausage making. The tasting is a potluck dinner, so their sausages must impress both the Chefs and their fellow recruits.

Monday
Feb 19
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 7

Sausage Party

Each team gets an out-of-order recipe and the recruits must work together to figure out how to unscramble it. Then Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence tell the recruits they are being left alone in boot camp, but secretly watch every move from a remote command post. For the main dish challenge, the recruits learn the ugly truth of sausage making. The tasting is a potluck dinner, so their sausages must impress both the Chefs and their fellow recruits.

Sunday
Feb 25
2pm | 1c
Season 12, Episode 8

Can You Please Pas-Ta Sauce?

The remaining recruits take charge during "Remote Control Chef" by tasting a dish put in front of them and describing it so Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell can recreate it. For the main dish challenge, recruits attempt the difficult task of making fresh pasta from scratch with a little help from Italian nonnas who have years of pasta-making experience. The top recruits earn a spot in the semi-finals.

Sunday
Feb 25
9pm | 8c
Season 12, Episode 8

Can You Please Pas-Ta Sauce?

The remaining recruits take charge during "Remote Control Chef" by tasting a dish put in front of them and describing it so Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell can recreate it. For the main dish challenge, recruits attempt the difficult task of making fresh pasta from scratch with a little help from Italian nonnas who have years of pasta-making experience. The top recruits earn a spot in the semi-finals.

Monday
Feb 26
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 4

Kitchen Disaster to Master

This special episode of Worst Cooks in America relives the outrageous transformation from kitchen disaster to master. Starting with the grossest dishes ever seen on day one of boot camp, watch how the mentors train season after season of hopeless cooks, from basic kitchen skills to advanced culinary techniques to complicated desserts. The unsavory transformation from kitchen disaster to master is shocking, frightening, and sometimes nauseating, but never fails to be hilarious!

Saturday
Mar 3
3pm | 2c
Season 11, Episode 1

Celebrity: Social Media Food Failures

As soon the new cast of celebrity recruits arrive to Boot Camp, Anne and Rachael immediately throw them into their first challenge! The celebrities must make a dish inspired by food they've posted on their social media profiles. Judging from their pages online, these Celebs love a good meal, but clearly don't know how to cook one! Later, the mentor's teach the celebrities how to make some lobster dishes, which proves to be disastrous for some of these clueless cooks. After Anne and Rachael choose their teams, the celebrities are anxious to officially start their culinary training.

Saturday
Mar 3
4pm | 3c
Season 11, Episode 2

Celebrity: Shabby to Chic

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray play a unique taste and describe game with the celebrity recruits, which get them a little "hot under the collar." After testing their taste buds, the mentors demonstrate hors d'oeuvres, which their recruits must replicate exactly, as well as make their own. The two celebrities with the worst dishes go head-to-head in an elimination challenge.

Saturday
Mar 3
5pm | 4c
Season 11, Episode 3

Celebrity: Starting From Scratch

Boot Camp is transformed into "Cafe Worst Cooks" as the celebrities learn how to make classic crepes. The main challenge proves to be a lot scarier for these novice cooks when they have to butcher whole chickens, grill them, and create their own unique side dishes. The two least successful recruits go head-to-head in a chicken challenge, and one recruit is sent packing.

Saturday
Mar 3
6pm | 5c
Season 11, Episode 4

Celebrity: Around the World in a Day

It's time for the celebrity recruits to tackle international food, so Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray test their knowledge of world cuisine by playing a fast-paced food game called "What in the World?!" Then, the recruits are forced to stretch their cooking boundaries by making their own hand-pulled noodles from scratch. The two celebrities with the worst dishes battle it out in an international-themed blind elimination challenge.

Saturday
Mar 3
7pm | 6c
Season 11, Episode 5

Celebrity: This Meat Is Offal!

The celebrity recruits put their culinary knowledge to the test by playing Family Food, a game of food trivia and culinary tasks. Unfortunately for the celebrities, it's the "freaky food" edition, so some of the rounds are not for the faint of heart! Afterwards, the recruits learn the art of beef butchering and the least successful recruits go head-to-head in a high "steaks" challenge.

Saturday
Mar 3
8pm | 7c
Season 11, Episode 6

Celebrity: Get Baked

The celebrity recruits finally tackle desserts, starting with a fast-paced assembly line challenge. Then, it's on to over-the-top milkshakes topped with decadent sweets. The two recruits with the worst desserts battle it out in a cupcake challenge.

Saturday
Mar 3
9pm | 8c
Season 11, Episode 7

Celebrity: Tin Foil Chefs

As the competition nears its end, the oven mitts come off and the celebrities fight for a spot in the finale! They face their toughest challenge yet: a Worst Cooks battle inspired by Iron Chef called Tin Foil Chef. The celebrities with the best dishes head to the finale.

Saturday
Mar 3
10pm | 9c

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.

Tyler Florence

For the past 15 years, Chef Tyler Florence has delighted the masses by sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of his unique culinary vision with fans around the world. After graduating from the prestigious culinary program at Johnson & Wales University, Florence tackled the Big Apple where he helmed multiple acclaimed restaurants and established himself as one of New York City’s finest young stars.