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· TOP CHEF MASTERS: SEASON 1
(released: 5/25/10)






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