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[01/30/07 - 10:03 AM]
Bravo Double Dips with a Tasty "Top Chef" Season Finale and "Top Design" Series Premiere on Wednesday, January 31 Beginning at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The cable channel touts Wednesday's "Top Chef" finale as well as the launch of "Top Design."

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO DOUBLE DIPS WITH A TASTY "TOP CHEF" SEASON FINALE AND "TOP DESIGN" SERIES PREMIERE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 BEGINNING AT 10 P.M. ET/PT

BRAVO DOUBLE DIPS WITH A TASTY "TOP CHEF" SEASON FINALE AND "TOP DESIGN" SERIES PREMIERE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 BEGINNING AT 10 P.M. ET/PT

Ilan Hall and Marcel Vigneron 'Cook It Out' In The Sizzling Season Finale Of "Top Chef"

"Top Design" Premieres Immediately Following "Top Chef" Finale At 11 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK � JANUARY 29, 2007 � Bravo celebrates the senses with a pinch of spice and a dash of style on Wednesday, January 31 beginning at 10 P.M. ET/PT with the season 2 finale of "Top Chef," followed by the series premiere of "Top Design." Watch what happens as Ilan Hall and Marcel Vigneron vie for the title of "Top Chef" in beautiful Hawaii. Stay tuned at 11 pm ET/PT as 12 of the country's hottest new interior designers, artists and architects draw upon their creativity and expertise and compete to create the "Top Design."

Popular designer and personality Todd Oldham hosts, and is joined by renowned designer Jonathan Adler, as lead judge, and series judges Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine and interior designer Kelly Wearstler. "Top Design" premieres on Wednesday, January 31 at 11 PM ET/PT, and moves to its regular 10 PM timeslot on Wednesday, February 7.

"I'm excited to get in the kitchen�I've shown tremendous skill throughout the entire journey. I've won more challenges than Marcel, I'm ready to take this home and finish it up" said finalist Hall. The heat is on and the stakes are high in Hawaii as Hall and Vigneron cook the "meal of their lives" using local flavors and serve it up to the toughest table of judges they've ever faced. "In five years there's no doubt in my mind that they will both be extremely successful," said judge Gail Simmons. In the end, only one chef will make it through the spectacular final competition to take the top culinary title, winning $100,000 in seed money to help encourage their culinary career, be featured in Food & Wine magazine, appear at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June 2007, and most importantly, earn the prestigious title of "Top Chef." Their home will also be outfitted with a complete gourmet kitchen courtesy of Sears Kenmore. Who will win and who will get burned? Says Chef Tom Colicchio to the two finalists, "You're both worthy of this title, but only one of you will have it."

Host Padma Lakshmi and judges Chef Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons are joined by guest judges Michelle Bernstein of Michy's restaurant in Miami, Wylie Dufresne of New York's WD50, Scott Conant of New York's L'Impero and Alto, Hubert Keller of San Francisco's Fleur de Lys and Honolulu's Roy Yamaguchi.

Following the season finale of "Top Chef" is the anticipated series premiere of "Top Design" at 11 P.M. ET/PT. In this first kick-off challenge, both teams must design an inner sanctum for a mystery celebrity. Joining host Oldham ("Top Design" host, designer) are judges Adler ("Top Design" lead judge, interior designer), Russell ("Top Design" judge, editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine) and Wearstler ("Top Design" judge, interior designer), who - along with a special mystery guest client - will decide who has created the "Top Design," and who will be sent home.

Photography from this finale episode of "Top Chef" and the premiere episode of "Top Design" is available on Media Village at www.nbcmv.com/bravo.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 80 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process, and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed original programming includes the Emmy-nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 12-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye," and the four-time Emmy-nominated hit competition series, "Project Runway."





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