ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 8/3/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Spike TV's press release, May 2014) Step aside chicken and waffles, buffalo wings and chili cheese dogs, Spike TV is looking to find the newest food craze. Starting Sunday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT with two back-to-back premiere episodes, amateur chefs will step up to the plate, literally, to prove their dish is the best new "Frankenfood," a revolutionary creation that mixes outrageous and unexpected ingredients to create new delicious and unique flavors. From a triple-decker pastrami donut sandwich to fried PB&J fish sticks and Gyro egg rolls to a cheesecake burger, the food creations on this series range from the good, the bad and the truly inedible! Each half-hour episode of "Frankenfood" features the best and worst local amateur food innovators competing head-to-head in order to get their unexpected food concoctions onto the menu of a popular local restaurant, win a $10,000 cash grand prize and possibly create the next big food craze. Viewers will get a look into the kitchen to see how these budding culinary artists whip up their inventive food combinations and find out the inspiration behind their dishes. Ranging from old family recipes to regional specialties and even hangover remedies, "Frankenfood" will bring to light some of the most mouth-watering and sometimes stomach churning combinations ever conceived.