[12/04/12 - 11:45 AM] ABC Announces 2012-2013 Midseason Premiere Dates "Red Widow," "Zero Hour," "Family Tools," "How to Live with Your Parents
(for the Rest of Your Life)," "The Taste" and "Celebrity Diving" will all join the Alphabet's lineup.
[07/09/12 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 9 Updates include: Rose McIver to run MTV's "Finishing School for Boys"; ABC orders eight episodes of "The Taste"; and Barry Watson to recur on The CW's "Gossip Girl."
[06/06/12 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 6 Updates include: John Carroll Lynch in at "Do No Harm," out at "Body of Proof"; Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson team for cooking competition at ABC; and Jon Wellner named series regular on "CSI."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second) on 5/14/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2013) One blind spoonful could change everything on ABC's alternative series, "The Taste," an exhilarating one-hour cooking competition that puts 16 culinary competitors - from pro chefs to home cooks -- to the fire with four of the world's most notable masters of the food world who will judge their creations based on a blind taste test. This pressure-filled contest features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludo Lefebvre and chef/restaurateur Brian Malarkey. These four culinary superstars and mentors will each coach a team of four competing pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call, as they vie to create the best tasting dish in a state of the art kitchen. In each episode the groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through various elimination rounds. At the end of each episode, the mentors will have to judge the competitors' dishes blind -- with no knowledge of whose creation they're sampling, what they're eating, how it was prepared or whom they could be sending home. "The Taste" is from Kinetic Content and is executive-produced by Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Emma Conway, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson. Brian Smith is the director.