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[09/11/07 - 04:24 PM]
Bravo's 'Top Chef 3 Miami' Finalists Face Off in a Two-Part Finale in Aspen
Plus: Bravo's new reality competition series "Better Half" premieres immediately following the "Top Chef 3 Miami" finale on Wednesday, October 3.

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO'S 'TOP CHEF 3 MIAMI' FINALISTS FACE OFF IN A TWO-PART FINALE IN ASPEN � PART 1 PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT 10PM ET/PT; PART 2 REVEALS WINNER LIVE FROM CHICAGO ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT 10 ET

Viewers Can Vote For Their "Top Chef 3 Miami" Fan Favorite Starting Wednesday, September 12 At 10pm Et

Bravo's New Reality Competition Series "Better Half" With Host Susie Essman Premieres Immediately Following The "Top Chef" Finale On Wednesday, October 3 At 11PM ET/PT

NEW YORK � September 11, 2007 � The final chefs bring their culinary game to Aspen in part one of Bravo's "Top Chef 3 Miami" finale on Wednesday, September 26 10-11PM ET/PT, and in part two, the winner of "Top Chef" will be revealed LIVE from Chicago for the first time ever on Wednesday, October 3 from 10-11PM ET, home to season 4 of the Emmy-nominated hit series. Viewers will join host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, judge Gail Simmons of Food & Wine Magazine and "Queer Eye's" culinary expert Ted Allen to find out LIVE who must pack their knives and go home, and who will become the next 'Top Chef.' Photography can be found at www.nbcumv.com.

Fans of "Top Chef" can vote for their favorite chef 'testant from season three beginning on Wednesday, September 12 at 10PM ET; voting will continue until September 25 at noon ET. All original 15 contestants are eligible to win the $10,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "Fan Favorite." Viewers can log on www.BravoTV.com to cast their vote or text the name of their favorite chef to 46833.

The competition continues tomorrow night at 10 PM ET/PT, when the six remaining chef 'testants roll out of bed and into their quick-fire challenge for the 11th episode of "Top Chef 3 Miami." Then, it's "Snacks on a Plane" as the chefs "take-off" and join the mile-high meal club. Joining the judges' table this week is chef to the stars Jimmy Canora.

Bravo's new reality competition series "Better Half" premieres immediately following the Top Chef 3 Miami finale on Wednesday, October 3 at 11PM ET/PT. Hosted by "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Susie Essman, this debut series puts a new spin on Bravo's reality competition programs that explore creative professions. In each episode, the spouses/mates of two trained professionals square-off in competition, with the debut episode featuring battling chefs. The professionals have two days to coach their novice partner to take on their jobs and beat the opposing 'better half' in a final challenge. Each week, three judges renowned in the featured line of work will assess how well each couple executed the job handoff. Skilled in managing her own "better half," the outspoken and honest Essman will shadow, needle and critique how the couples listen, learn and love without killing each other first.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com .





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· BETTER HALF (BRAVO)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· QUEER EYE (BRAVO)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)





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