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[06/04/14 - 08:09 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Emmy Award-Winning Franchise with Premiere of "Top Chef Duels" on Wednesday, August 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Curtis Stone, the newest iteration of the Emmy Award-winning franchise pits eighteen of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about personalities from past seasons against one another.

[04/08/14 - 08:31 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Most Diversified Slate Ever of New and Returning Unscripted and Scripted Series
Highlights include the new scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out" and the original drama "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."

[04/02/14 - 08:10 AM]
Hulu Plus and NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Subscription Video on Demand Library Deal
On tap are "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Mindy Project," "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," "The Real Housewives" Franchise, "Top Chef" and more!

[01/16/14 - 08:05 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights New Culinary Competition Series "Top Chef Extreme" (WT)
In each episode, alums from "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters" will face off head-to-head in three rounds of extreme culinary challenges.

[09/17/13 - 01:03 PM]
Bravo Media Debuts Transmedia Series "Battle of the Sous Chefs" on Air as Part of "Top Chef Masters" on Wednesday, September 18 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for "The Real World All-Stars" on "Watch What Happens Live" following the supersized episode at 11:15/10:15c.

[08/01/13 - 03:15 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Million Dollar Listing New York" as Season Finale Brokers a Series High with 1.6 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 31.

[06/05/13 - 08:18 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef Masters" Whips Up a New Season on Wednesday, July 24 at 10 PM ET/PT
In a new twist this season, each Master will have his or her sous chef compete in an online competition, "Battle of the Sous Chefs," hosted by Hugh Acheson and presented by Lexus.

[05/21/13 - 06:30 AM]
Bravo Media Launches Fourth Annual "Summer by Bravo" Brand Campaign Starring Over 30 Bravolebrities... and One Monkey
Upcoming premieres include "Top Chef Masters" season five and "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles season six.

[04/02/13 - 09:13 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Unprecedented 17 New and 18 Returning Unscripted Series, Increasing Original Programming by 15 Percent
Returning series include "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Sunday, June 2) and "Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis" (Thursday, June 6).

[09/12/12 - 09:43 AM]
"Top Chef: The Cruise" Adds New Chef'testants and Announces First Onboard Activities
Richard Blais, Yigit Pura, Paul Qui and Fabio Viviani will join the previously announced Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

[08/16/12 - 04:24 PM]
Bravo Media Earns Most Watched Wednesday of the Year with "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" and "Top Chef Masters" Scoring Double Digit Growth Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 15.

[08/14/12 - 09:33 AM]
Fans of Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Invited to Set Sail on Luxurious Culinary Journey
Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will host the first-ever "Top Chef: The Cruise," which runs from April 11-15.

[07/20/12 - 11:20 AM]
"Time Machine Chefs" Will Transport Viewers to a Wondrous World of Food, Competition and Different Historical Eras, as Popular Chefs Compete for the Title of "The Greatest Chef in History"
Chefs Art Smith, Chris Cosentino, Ilan Hall and Jill Davie star in the one-hour special, airing Thursday, August 16 on ABC.

[05/24/12 - 09:31 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Cooks Up a New Season on Wednesday, July 25 at 10 PM ET/PT
Guest judges this season include Sugar Ray Leonard, Indigo Girls, Dita Von Teese, The B-52's, Brian Boitano and Holly Madison.

[05/23/12 - 08:12 AM]
Bravo Media Launches Third Annual "Summer by Bravo" Brand Campaign Starring Over 30 Bravolebrities... and One Dog
Upcoming premieres include "Gallery Girls" and "Love Broker" plus season four of "Top Chef Masters."

[04/04/12 - 10:23 AM]
Bravo Media Increases Original Programming by 27 Percent, Greenlights 11 New and Eight Returning Unscripted Series; and Plans First Scripted Premiere for 2013
Returning series include "Flipping Out," "Tabatha Takes Over," "Million Dollar Decorators," "Top Chef Masters," "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," "Chef Roblé & Co.," "Pregnant in Heels" and "Inside the Actors Studio."

[12/05/11 - 07:16 AM]
Bravo Media Elevates David Brewer to Vice President, Program Strategy and Acquisitions
In his new role, Brewer will supervise all functions of the Bravo Program Planning department.

[08/02/11 - 07:35 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Original Programming With New Series and Returning Favorites
Newcomers include "Thicker Than Water: The Marinos," premiering Sunday, August 21 at 11:00/10:00c.

[07/20/11 - 11:27 AM]
Summer Just Got Sweeter With Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts" Premiering Wednesday, August 24 at 10 PM ET/PT
Guest judges this season include Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz, The Cast of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Francois Payard and Cat Cora.

[06/28/11 - 10:14 AM]
Bravo Earns Best 2nd Quarter in Network History With Dobule-Digit Growth Among Adults 18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/09/11 - 04:17 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Penultimate Episode Brings the Heat With 1.25 Million Total Viewers and Season High in Adults 18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 8.

[06/01/11 - 10:32 AM]
Bravo Delivers Most Watched May in Network's History Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/31/11 - 07:35 AM]
Bravo Kicks Summer Off With a Week of Sizzling New Episodes
Highlights include the cast of "Modern Family" visiting "Inside the Actors Studio" on Tuesday, June 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/25/11 - 10:16 AM]
Bravo Media Launches "Summer by Bravo," A Network-Wide Summer Brand Campaign Featuring Over 20 Bravolebrities
Plus: Bravo details its upcoming summer premieres for July and August.

[05/02/11 - 10:16 AM]
Record Ratings by Bravo Earns Best April in Network's History Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/21/11 - 03:48 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Continues to Sizzle With 1.25 Million Total Viewers, Up Double Digits in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 20.

[04/07/11 - 05:08 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" New Recipe Spices Up the Ratings Delivering Double Digits Increases in Adults 18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 6.

[04/05/11 - 12:38 PM]
Bravo Media Announces Lexus, KitchenAid and Chase Sapphire as Top Sponsors for "Top Chef Masters"
The reality competition series returns this Wednesday, April 6 at 11:00/10:00c.

[03/02/11 - 08:28 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Revamps Its Menu With An All-New Format, New Host Curtis Stone and 12 New Master Chefs Hungry to Compete
The show's third season premieres on Wednesday, April 6 at 11:00/10:00c.

[01/24/11 - 02:18 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: Bravo
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[01/13/11 - 11:38 AM]
Bravo Expands Programming Slate With New and Returning Original Series in 2011
The cable channel issues a recap of the various premiere dates and renewals announced today.

[12/14/10 - 08:33 AM]
Bravo Media Elevates Andy Cohen to Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Development, Bravo
In addition, Cohen will continue as host and Executive Producer of "Watch What Happens: Live."

[09/07/10 - 08:43 AM]
Get Your Free Desserts as Bravo Declares September 15th "Top Chef Just Desserts Day"
All times and locations will be announced via Twitter and Facebook the morning of September 15.

[09/01/10 - 08:48 AM]
Bravo Announces Breyers, Dawn and Extra Dessert Delights Gum as Top Sponsors for "Top Chef Just Desserts"
Breyers, Dawn Hand Renewal With Olay Beauty, Extra Dessert Delights Gum and Godiva Chocolatier are on board the spin-off.

[08/29/10 - 09:35 PM]
Bravo's Emmy Win for "Top Chef" Ends 'Amazing Race' Streak at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
The series broke the "Amazing Race's" seven-year winning streak for Outstanding Reality Competition Program.

[08/26/10 - 08:38 AM]
Bravo's Goes to Singapore for the First-Ever "Top Chef" International Finale Wednesday, SepT. 8 at 10 PM ET/PT
The winner will ultimately be named on Wednesday, September 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/30/10 - 07:29 AM]
Save Room for Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts" Premiering WeD. September 15 at 11 PM ET/PT
The latest installment of the franchise will regularly air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting September 22.

[07/08/10 - 10:06 AM]
Bravo Earns Seven Emmy Nominations for 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
The network details its nominations for "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters."

[07/01/10 - 07:22 AM]
Sweet! Bravo Announces Judges for "Top Chef: Just Desserts"
Johnny Iuzzini, Hubert Keller and Dannielle Kyrillos will join host Gail Simmons.

[06/14/10 - 09:23 AM]
Bravo Announces Toyota and Dial Nutriskin as Fully Integrated Sponsors for "Top Chef D.C."
Samsung, Kikkoman, Snyder's of Hanover and Hilton Hotels are also joining as first-time sponsors.

[06/02/10 - 03:21 PM]
Shattering Records On-Air and Online, Bravo Earns Best May Ever in All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/13/10 - 10:37 AM]
A Taste of Culinary Power on Bravo's "Top Chef: Washington D.C." WeD. June 16 at 9 PM ET/PT
Joining the series as a regular guest judge is Eric Ripert, award-winning chef and owner of the acclaimed Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City.

[04/13/10 - 12:06 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 13
Updates include: Kyle Howard completes NBC's "Perfect Couples"; Billy Campbell is "Killing" for AMC; and Patton Oswalt joins Matthew Broderick on NBC's "Beach Lane."

[04/08/10 - 09:54 AM]
Bravo Unveils Newest Competition Masterpiece "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"
The newcomer will launch Wednesday, June 9 following the season finale of "Top Chef Masters."

[04/05/10 - 01:35 PM]
Bravo Scores Liam Neeson's Exclusive TV Interview on "Watch What Happens Live" This Thursday at Midnight ET/PT
Upcoming guests include Ellen Barkin, Kristen Chenowith and New Jersey Housewife Caroline Manzo.

[03/03/10 - 08:18 AM]
Everyone's Favorite Designer Is Back with the "Christian Siriano: Having a Moment" Special Airing April 5 at 10 PM ET/PT
The one-hour special follows the "Project Runway" fan favorite and season four winner.

[02/10/10 - 07:08 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Returns with a Whole New LineuP.and Some Familiar Faces Wednesday, April 7 at 11 Pm
Guest judges this season include Mekhi Phifer, Matt Groening, Hank Azaria, Andrew Zimmern, the cast of "Modern Family," Jason Lezak , Lynne Curtin, Alexis Bellino and Tamra Barney.

[01/10/10 - 03:20 PM]
Bravo Expands Unscripted Programming by 20%
"Flipping Out," "My Life On The D-List," "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" and "The Rachel Zoe Project" are among its renewals.

[12/17/09 - 02:41 PM]
Bravo Media Celebrates Fourth Consecutive Best Year Ever Across All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/10/09 - 10:10 AM]
Bravo Announces Sprint as First Ever 360° Sponsor for "Real Housewives" Franchise
Sprint will also be the exclusive sponsor of a weekly online webisode series called "A Day In The Life."

[10/26/09 - 08:22 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pickup of "Top Chef: Just Desserts"
The series will consist of pastry chefs competing against one another in a series of challenges.

[10/22/09 - 09:22 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pick Up for Second Season of "Top Chef Masters"
Plus: "Top Chef" series judge Gail Simmons will also serve as a judge this season on "Top Chef Masters."

[10/05/09 - 12:17 PM]
Bravo Announces Pick-Up of "Top Chef," Season Seven
Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on October 18.

[09/01/09 - 08:36 AM]
August - Bravo's Best Month Ever
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of August.

[08/25/09 - 03:02 PM]
Bravo Posts Best Week Ever; Rachel Zoe Up Double Digits
Bravo spins the numbers for the week of August 17-24.

[08/20/09 - 02:45 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: Las Vegas" Hit the Jackpot as the No. 1 Cable Telecast of the Day
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 19.

[08/12/09 - 12:50 PM]
Bravo Announces the Makers of the Glad Family of Products, Macy's and Toyota as Fully Integrated Sponsors for "Top Chef: Las Vegas"
Alexia Crunchy Snacks, Diet Coke, MasterCard and Swanson will join previously announced sponsors Glad Family of Products, Macy's and Toyota.

[07/31/09 - 03:01 PM]
Bam! Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Garners Biggest Series Premiere Among Entire Housewives Franchise with Nearly Four Million Cumulative Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for July 29-30.

[07/08/09 - 08:54 AM]
Bravo's 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' Premieres WeD. August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT
"Las Vegas has become a culinary destination - some of the world's best chefs and restaurants are here - so it's only fitting that our newest season was the best yet," said Tom Colicchio.

[06/30/09 - 09:18 AM]
Bravo Celebrates Highest Rated Second Quarter Ever Among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.

[06/11/09 - 02:16 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Highest Rated Wednesday 10 PM Series Premiere in Network History
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 10.

[06/08/09 - 08:11 AM]
Bravo Announces the Glad Products Company, Lexus and Stella Artois as Sponsors for "Top Chef Masters"
The partners will also provide $250,000 in prize money - a $100,000 cash prize from The Glad Products Company and $150,000 from Lexus, all in charity donations.

[06/03/09 - 02:38 PM]
Exclusive: Bravo Sets "Atlanta," "Flipping" Return Dates
"Atlanta" will launch its second season on Thursday, July 30 while "Flipping Out" will kick off its third season on Monday, August 17.

[04/14/09 - 08:45 AM]
Bravo Writes a New Chapter with Development of Scripted Series and Live Weekly Topical Show
New additions include "American Artist," "Design Sixx," "Kell on Earth" and "Launch My Line."

[04/07/09 - 10:34 PM]
Bravo to Enroll in "Ny Prep" This Summer
The series, which is being likened to a real life "Gossip Girl," will premiere Tuesday, June 16.

[04/07/09 - 08:19 AM]
Bravo Dishes Premiere of "Top Chef Masters" Wednesday, June 10 at 10 Pm
The series will also showcase chef'testant fan favorites as well as appearances by "Top Chef's" Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons.

[02/11/09 - 08:32 AM]
Bravo Announces "Top Chef Masters" Host and Judges
Kelly Choi will host the spin-off, with Gael Green, Jay Rayner and James Oseland as judges.

[07/20/08 - 01:45 PM]
Bravo Announces Development of 'American Artist' (Wt) from Executive Producer Sarah Jessica Parker and Magical Elves
Plus: "Make Me A Supermodel" and "The Real Housewives of New York City" get renewed; another "Top Chef" spin-off; and fall premiere dates.







TOP CHEF MASTERS (BRAVO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/10/09 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (10 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its fifth season on 9/25/13; has yet to be renewed for a sixth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Bravo's press release, June 2013) Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" returns for a fifth season with 13 new award-winning chefs ready to compete for bragging rights, the title of 'Top Chef Master' and $100,000 for their charity, premiering Wednesday, July 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In a new twist this season, each Master will have his or her sous chef compete in an online competition, "Battle of the Sous Chefs," hosted by Hugh Acheson and presented by Lexus. The results of each online episode directly impacts the Masters, awarding them advantages, such as immunity (the winner of each battle earns the Top Chef Master immunity), and sometimes, disadvantages, depending on their sous chef's performance (the chefs who perform the worst always earn obstacles for their Top Chef Master). Every episode of "Battle of the Sous Chefs" leads up to the next episode of "Top Chef Masters," and explores the uniquely interdependent relationship between a Master chef and his or her sous chef.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Curtis Stone as Host (Season 3- )
· Francis Lam as Judge (Season 4- )
· James Oseland as Judge
· Lesley Suter as Judge (Season 5- )
· Ruth Reichl as Judge (Season 3- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Gael Green as Judge (Season 1-3)
· Jay Rayner as Judge (Season 1-2)
· Kelly Choi as Host (Season 1-2)
· Krista Simmons as Judge (Season 4)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dan Cutforth as EP
· Jane Lipsitz as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Magical Elves Productions