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TASTE, THE [EPISODE TITLE CHANGE]
Air Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#208-120) "The Finale"
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SEASON TWO FINALE OF ABC'S "THE TASTE"

Culinary Legend, Chef Jacques Pepin, Guest Judges a Rich & Poor Cooking Challenge

"Finale" - It's all come down to this. With only four cooks remaining in "The Taste" kitchen, the mentors give their teams their final group challenge; creating Rich & Poor dishes inspired by various ingredients including tripe, liver, wagyu beef, scallops and foie gras. This week the finalists have the added pressure of cooking for a culinary legend, the one and only, Chef Jacques Pepin.

As a surprise, the final three who make it through the group challenge will be tasked with creating breakfast, lunch and dinner - all within two hours - and in front of a live studio audience that includes some familiar faces from this season, on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

"The Taste" features no-holds barred Chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludo Lefebvre, and joining "The Taste" this season, chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. It is from Kinetic Content and is executive-produced by Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Emma Conway, Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Brian Smith who is the director.

"The Taste" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

For more information on "The Taste," visit ABC.com/The Taste.

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TASTE, THE (ABC)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/22/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's third) on 5/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) "The Taste" features no-holds barred Chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert Chef/author Ludo Lefebvre and Chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. These four stars of the culinary world each mentor teams of four contestants as they vie to create the best tasting dishes in a state of the art kitchen. "The Taste" is open to everyone - from home cooks to professional chefs - in an effort to find some of America's most naturally gifted cooks. 16 culinary hopefuls will ultimately win the chance to show off their skills in "The Taste" kitchen where one blind spoonful of food can determine whether a competitor stays or goes home.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anthony Bourdain as Coach
· Ludo Lefebvre as Coach
· Marcus Samuelsson as Coach (Season 2- )
· Nigella Lawson as Coach
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Malarkey as Coach (Season 1)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Bourdain as EP
· Brian Smith as DIR
· Chris Coelen as EP
· Emma Conway as EP
· Matilda Zoltowski as EP
· Nigella Lawson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Kinetic Content