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Season 16, Episode 5

Celebrity: Waited on Hand and Foot

The celebrities find boot camp transformed into an elegant cocktail party suitable for their refined tastes. While sipping on champagne and caviar-topped blinis, mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence announce that the recruits each have to make their own champagne cocktail and a tray of blinis from scratch. Afterward, the tables are turned for these pampered celebrities when they must cater lunch for the entire Worst Cooks crew. The bottom two celebs battle it out in the blind elimination challenge for the chance to stay in the competition.

Saturday
May 25
2pm | 1c
Season 16, Episode 6

Celebrity: There's No "We" in Food

The celebrity recruits are left to run free in boot camp, working in teams to recreate a dish from taste alone. Unbeknownst to them, though, chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are secretly watching their every move. Then the celebs battle it out in their toughest competition yet, a Chopped-style showdown to determine which two will make it to the finale.

Sunday
May 26
9pm | 8c
Season 16, Episode 6

Celebrity: There's No "We" in Food

The celebrity recruits are left to run free in boot camp, working in teams to recreate a dish from taste alone. Unbeknownst to them, though, chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are secretly watching their every move. Then the celebs battle it out in their toughest competition yet, a Chopped-style showdown to determine which two will make it to the finale.

Monday
May 27
12am | 11c
Season 16, Episode 6

Celebrity: There's No "We" in Food

The celebrity recruits are left to run free in boot camp, working in teams to recreate a dish from taste alone. Unbeknownst to them, though, chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are secretly watching their every move. Then the celebs battle it out in their toughest competition yet, a Chopped-style showdown to determine which two will make it to the finale.

Saturday
Jun 1
1pm | 12c
Season 16, Episode 1

Celebrity: This Isn't How It Looks in the Pictures

Eight of the worst celebrity cooks in America arrive at culinary boot camp, and chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence ask them each to cook their favorite restaurant dish to see how they measure up to the original. Then, the chefs teach the celebrities how to make a classic steakhouse meal, and it's clear that some of these celebs just don't have the chops. Finally, Anne and Tyler pick their teams in an award show-inspired ceremony.

Sunday
Jun 2
3pm | 2c
Season 16, Episode 2

Celebrity: Wheel of Misfortune

It's Celebrity Game Night at boot camp, and the teams of celebrity cooks go head-to-head for food games and trivia, including a Wheel of Horror. Then the celebrities go on a museum tour of famous movie dishes and are asked to replicate Anne Burrell's and Tyler Florence's movie-inspired dishes. The two celebs with the worst dishes face off in a blind elimination challenge to determine who goes home.

Sunday
Jun 2
4pm | 3c
Season 16, Episode 3

Celebrity: Take the Bait

Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence plunge the celebrities into the deep end of the kitchen by introducing them to fish. For the skill drill, the teams race to assemble sushi rolls off a speedy conveyor belt. For the main dish challenge, Anne and Tyler teach their recruits how to make fish tacos with homemade tortillas. It's rough waters for some of the celebrities, and the two with the worst dishes battle it out in the blind elimination challenge to determine who goes home.

Sunday
Jun 2
5pm | 4c
Season 16, Episode 4

Celebrity: Around the World in 60 Minutes

The celebrity recruits are familiar with the finest foods the world has to offer, but now it's time to make some of them. First, they learn how to make Thai ice cream rolls and must create their own flavor profile. Then they depart for Spain, where chef mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence teach them how to make paella. The two celebrities with the worst dishes must go head-to-head in the blind elimination challenge to determine whose trip will be cut short.

Sunday
Jun 2
6pm | 5c
Season 16, Episode 5

Celebrity: Waited on Hand and Foot

The celebrities find boot camp transformed into an elegant cocktail party suitable for their refined tastes. While sipping on champagne and caviar-topped blinis, mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence announce that the recruits each have to make their own champagne cocktail and a tray of blinis from scratch. Afterward, the tables are turned for these pampered celebrities when they must cater lunch for the entire Worst Cooks crew. The bottom two celebs battle it out in the blind elimination challenge for the chance to stay in the competition.

Sunday
Jun 2
7pm | 6c
Season 16, Episode 6

Celebrity: There's No "We" in Food

The celebrity recruits are left to run free in boot camp, working in teams to recreate a dish from taste alone. Unbeknownst to them, though, chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are secretly watching their every move. Then the celebs battle it out in their toughest competition yet, a Chopped-style showdown to determine which two will make it to the finale.

Sunday
Jun 2
8pm | 7c
Season 16, Episode 7

Celebrity: That's a Wrap

In the final week of boot camp, mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence want to remind their celebrity recruits just how far they've come. After watching a highlight reel of their not-so-finest moments, the final two celebrities are asked to recreate their baseline dishes using all the techniques they've learned over the past six weeks. For the final challenge, the two finalists must create a three-course meal for culinary experts Leah Cohen, Zac Posen and Melba Wilson, who decide which celebrity takes home $25,000 for the charity of their choice.

Sunday
Jun 2
9pm | 8c
Season 16, Episode 7

Celebrity: That's a Wrap

In the final week of boot camp, mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence want to remind their celebrity recruits just how far they've come. After watching a highlight reel of their not-so-finest moments, the final two celebrities are asked to recreate their baseline dishes using all the techniques they've learned over the past six weeks. For the final challenge, the two finalists must create a three-course meal for culinary experts Leah Cohen, Zac Posen and Melba Wilson, who decide which celebrity takes home $25,000 for the charity of their choice.

Monday
Jun 3
12am | 11c
Season 16, Episode 6

Celebrity: There's No "We" in Food

The celebrity recruits are left to run free in boot camp, working in teams to recreate a dish from taste alone. Unbeknownst to them, though, chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are secretly watching their every move. Then the celebs battle it out in their toughest competition yet, a Chopped-style showdown to determine which two will make it to the finale.

Monday
Jun 3
3am | 2c
Season 17, Episode 1

Nowhere to Go But Up

Fourteen of the worst cooks in America enter boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay see just what kind of disasters they're dealing with by asking the recruits to create a date night dish. After being sorted into teams, the recruits are shown their chef's signature date night dish and are tasked with replicating it exactly. The recruits on each team with the worst dishes won't be getting a second date.

Sunday
Aug 4
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 1

Nowhere to Go But Up

Fourteen of the worst cooks in America enter boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay see just what kind of disasters they're dealing with by asking the recruits to create a date night dish. After being sorted into teams, the recruits are shown their chef's signature date night dish and are tasked with replicating it exactly. The recruits on each team with the worst dishes won't be getting a second date.

Monday
Aug 5
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 1

Nowhere to Go But Up

Fourteen of the worst cooks in America enter boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay see just what kind of disasters they're dealing with by asking the recruits to create a date night dish. After being sorted into teams, the recruits are shown their chef's signature date night dish and are tasked with replicating it exactly. The recruits on each team with the worst dishes won't be getting a second date.

Sunday
Aug 11
5pm | 4c
Season 17, Episode 2

“My Big Fat Greek…”

The remaining recruits return to find boot camp has been transformed into a Mediterranean paradise. They explore Greek cuisine with a game that explores the tradition of plate smashing before learning how to make the Greek classics tzaziki and dolmas. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay task the recruits with making their own mezze platters and a Greek lamb dish. In the end, the good is separated from the bad and the two worst recruits are sent home.

Sunday
Aug 11
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 2

“My Big Fat Greek…”

The remaining recruits return to find boot camp has been transformed into a Mediterranean paradise. They explore Greek cuisine with a game that explores the tradition of plate smashing before learning how to make the Greek classics tzaziki and dolmas. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay task the recruits with making their own mezze platters and a Greek lamb dish. In the end, the good is separated from the bad and the two worst recruits are sent home.

Monday
Aug 12
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 2

“My Big Fat Greek…”

The remaining recruits return to find boot camp has been transformed into a Mediterranean paradise. They explore Greek cuisine with a game that explores the tradition of plate smashing before learning how to make the Greek classics tzaziki and dolmas. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay task the recruits with making their own mezze platters and a Greek lamb dish. In the end, the good is separated from the bad and the two worst recruits are sent home.

Sunday
Aug 18
5pm | 4c
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 18
9pm | 8c
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

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.