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· TOP CHEF: SEASON 7
(released: 1/9/11)
· TOP CHEF: SEASON 5
(released: 10/20/09)






TOP CHEF (BRAVO)
Returns in Fall 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/8/06 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2015/2016 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
13 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's fifth) on 1/29/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from Bravo's press release, April 2015) Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning "Top Chef" embarks on an epic gastronomic road trip through California for season 13. Returning to San Francisco and Los Angeles where the series began, the culinary competition will also make stops in San Diego, Santa Barbara, Oakland and the Greater Palm Springs area. Set to premiere this fall, cheftestants will battle it out in iconic destinations across the Golden State to see if they have what it takes to earn the title and culinary bragging rights. Production begins this spring with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio as well as judges Gail Simmons and Richard Blais. The competition will also feature California-based chefs, culinary stars and celebrities as guest judges throughout the season. "Top Chef" is the #1 food competition show on cable among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 year to-date, according to Nielsen.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Emeril Lagasse as Judge
· Gail Simmons as Judge
· Hugh Acheson as Judge
· Padma Lakshmi as Host/Judge
· Tom Colicchio as Judge/Mentor
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dan Cutforth as EP
· Jane Lipsitz as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Magical Elves Productions