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They’re back and they’re ready for redemption -- Bravo's Top Chef congregates a dream team of 18 past cheftestants who nearly won the title to return to see if they have what it takes. The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award-winning Top Chef returns to New York City for Season 8 with host Padma Lakshmi and head judge chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, best-selling author and chef, Anthony Bourdain. Top Chef offers a fascinating window into the competitive, pressure-filled environment of world-class cookery and the restaurant business at the highest level. The series features aspiring chefs who compete for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the prestigious title of Top Chef.

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They’re back and they’re ready for redemption -- Bravo's Top Chef congregates a dream team of 18 past cheftestants who nearly won the title to return to see if they have what it takes. The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award-winning Top Chef returns to New York City for Season 8 with host Padma Lakshmi and head judge chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, best-selling author and chef, Anthony Bourdain. Top Chef offers a fascinating window into the competitive, pressure-filled environment of world-class cookery and the restaurant business at the highest level. The series features aspiring chefs who compete for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the prestigious title of Top Chef.

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    History Never Repeats (Supersized)

    The All-Stars are back in the Top Chef kitchen. In the first Quickfire challenge, chefs from each season work as a team to create a dish for ultimate bragging rights as the best season ever on Top Chef. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must recreate the dish that sent them packing the first time around. Anthony Bourdain appears in a recurring role at the judges’ table.

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    • 55 Minutes

    The All-Stars are back in the Top Chef kitchen. In the first Quickfire challenge, chefs from each season work as a team to create a dish for ultimate bragging rights as the best season ever on Top Chef. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must recreate the dish that sent them packing the first time around. Anthony Bourdain appears in a recurring role at the judges’ table.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Night At the Museum (Supersized)

    In this Quickfire challenge, pop star Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers challenges the chefs to create a snack for children enjoying a sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History. For the Elimination challenge, the chefs cook breakfast inspired by a dinosaur's diet for the kids and their parents.

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    • 53 Minutes

    In this Quickfire challenge, pop star Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers challenges the chefs to create a snack for children enjoying a sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History. For the Elimination challenge, the chefs cook breakfast inspired by a dinosaur's diet for the kids and their parents.

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    • 53 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    New York's Finest

    In this week’s Quickfire, the Chef’testants’ cooking, speed, and accuracy with a knife will be put to the test. The chefs compete in teams in a mise-en-place relay race to push a big red button starting a countdown clock for everyone else. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cook in four of New York's finest restaurants.

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    • 44 Minutes

    In this week’s Quickfire, the Chef’testants’ cooking, speed, and accuracy with a knife will be put to the test. The chefs compete in teams in a mise-en-place relay race to push a big red button starting a countdown clock for everyone else. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cook in four of New York's finest restaurants.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Advantage Chef

    A good chef should be able to make a fantastic dish regardless of the kitchen tools and knives available to them. For this Quickfire, all of the toys in the kitchen are taken away, and for $20,000, the chefs must create a delicious holiday stuffing dish using only their two hands. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cater a launch party for the US Open, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.

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    • 44 Minutes

    A good chef should be able to make a fantastic dish regardless of the kitchen tools and knives available to them. For this Quickfire, all of the toys in the kitchen are taken away, and for $20,000, the chefs must create a delicious holiday stuffing dish using only their two hands. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cater a launch party for the US Open, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Dim Sum Lose Sum

    For the first time ever, Head Judge Tom Colicchio picks up his knives in the kitchen. In this week’s Quickfire, the chefs must beat his time in making a dish. For the Elimination, the chefs go to Chinatown and make dim sum for hundreds of locals.

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    • 44 Minutes

    For the first time ever, Head Judge Tom Colicchio picks up his knives in the kitchen. In this week’s Quickfire, the chefs must beat his time in making a dish. For the Elimination, the chefs go to Chinatown and make dim sum for hundreds of locals.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

    Hook 'em and cook 'em. The chefs go fishing for their ingredients and serve up the catch of the day at an end of summer beach party.

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    • 44 Minutes

    Hook 'em and cook 'em. The chefs go fishing for their ingredients and serve up the catch of the day at an end of summer beach party.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Restaurant Wars: One Night Only (Supersized)

    Anthony Bourdain sets the stage in this week’s Quickfire challenge as the chefs face off in a fish fillet contest in one of the best seafood restaurants in the world -- Le Bernardin. The Elimination Challenge is Pop-Up Restaurant Wars -- the Chefs must open "one night only" restaurants under the stars in New York City.

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    • 55 Minutes

    Anthony Bourdain sets the stage in this week’s Quickfire challenge as the chefs face off in a fish fillet contest in one of the best seafood restaurants in the world -- Le Bernardin. The Elimination Challenge is Pop-Up Restaurant Wars -- the Chefs must open "one night only" restaurants under the stars in New York City.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    An Offer They Can't Refuse

    Internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi is the guest judge for this Quickfire challenge. And, for the first time in Top Chef history, the Quickfire will be judged on presentation and plating only - not taste. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs will prepare a traditional three-course Italian meal in one of New York's most famous and exclusive restaurant's, Rao's. "The Soprano’s" Lorraine Bracco returns to Top Chef as the Guest Judge.

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    • 44 Minutes

    Internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi is the guest judge for this Quickfire challenge. And, for the first time in Top Chef history, the Quickfire will be judged on presentation and plating only - not taste. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs will prepare a traditional three-course Italian meal in one of New York's most famous and exclusive restaurant's, Rao's. "The Soprano’s" Lorraine Bracco returns to Top Chef as the Guest Judge.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Feeding Fallon

    In this week’s Quickfire challenge, the chefs put their own spin on an old classic, fondue. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs appear on the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show and cater the comedian's birthday party where he is the guest judge.

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    • 44 Minutes

    In this week’s Quickfire challenge, the chefs put their own spin on an old classic, fondue. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs appear on the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show and cater the comedian's birthday party where he is the guest judge.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Lock Down

    The chefs get in touch with their inner child with the help of Sesame Street stars Cookie Monster, Telly, and Elmo. For the Quickfire challenge, the chefs must make a cookie that pleases the gang. The chefs then take over a Target store in the middle of the night and for the Elimination challenge must make a dish with whatever they can find in the aisles.

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    • 44 Minutes

    The chefs get in touch with their inner child with the help of Sesame Street stars Cookie Monster, Telly, and Elmo. For the Quickfire challenge, the chefs must make a cookie that pleases the gang. The chefs then take over a Target store in the middle of the night and for the Elimination challenge must make a dish with whatever they can find in the aisles.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    For the Gulf

    This week, the chefs must use a deep fryer to impress the queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen. Deen is then joined by John Besh as a guest judge in the Elimination Challenge where the chefs provide the seafood at a charity event benefiting the fisherman of the Gulf region.

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    • 44 Minutes

    This week, the chefs must use a deep fryer to impress the queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen. Deen is then joined by John Besh as a guest judge in the Elimination Challenge where the chefs provide the seafood at a charity event benefiting the fisherman of the Gulf region.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    Give Me Your Huddled Masses

    The chef’testants are tasked with making something out of nothing on the open water for this week’s Quickfire.The chefs then head to Ellis Island where they are surprised with their family tree and are tasked with creating a dish based on their heritage.

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    • 55 Minutes

    The chef’testants are tasked with making something out of nothing on the open water for this week’s Quickfire.The chefs then head to Ellis Island where they are surprised with their family tree and are tasked with creating a dish based on their heritage.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    Fit for a King

    The remaining chefs are Bahamas-bound for the remainder of the season. For the Quickfire they must go head-to-head with their culinary nemesis: their season’s winner. Each pairing will cook the same dish and the judges will decide who cooked it best. The elimination challenge requires the chefs to cook for Bahamian Royalty with minimal cooking equipment.

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    • 44 Minutes

    The remaining chefs are Bahamas-bound for the remainder of the season. For the Quickfire they must go head-to-head with their culinary nemesis: their season’s winner. Each pairing will cook the same dish and the judges will decide who cooked it best. The elimination challenge requires the chefs to cook for Bahamian Royalty with minimal cooking equipment.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 14

    Island Fever

    The chefs will cater an upscale lunch party for the Nassau Yacht Club's 80th anniversary, which will include the Commodore and his friends as guests. They will cook with the finest Bahamian ingredients including conch, which they must dive for and catch.

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    • 44 Minutes

    The chefs will cater an upscale lunch party for the Nassau Yacht Club's 80th anniversary, which will include the Commodore and his friends as guests. They will cook with the finest Bahamian ingredients including conch, which they must dive for and catch.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 15

    Last Supper

    In the last Quickfire of the season, the chefs will design a challenge for one of their competitors, but there is a twist. For the Elimination challenge, the chef'testants will be making legendary Chefs Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck and Michelle Bernstein

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    • 44 Minutes

    In the last Quickfire of the season, the chefs will design a challenge for one of their competitors, but there is a twist. For the Elimination challenge, the chef'testants will be making legendary Chefs Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck and Michelle Bernstein

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 16

    Finale

    It all comes down to this. The final two chefs battle it out to come up with - and implement - their vision for the ultimate dining experience. Only one will earn the title that eluded them the first time around - "Top Chef."

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    • 44 Minutes

    It all comes down to this. The final two chefs battle it out to come up with - and implement - their vision for the ultimate dining experience. Only one will earn the title that eluded them the first time around - "Top Chef."

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 17

    Reunion

    The drama is served extra spicy on Bravo's "Top Chef All-Stars Reunion Special." Bravo executive and "Watch What Happens: Live" host Andy Cohen talks to season eight's chef'testants and judges -- host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judge Gail Simmons. Cohen will answer viewers' questions and dish on season eight's good, bad and undercooked.

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    • 44 Minutes

    The drama is served extra spicy on Bravo's "Top Chef All-Stars Reunion Special." Bravo executive and "Watch What Happens: Live" host Andy Cohen talks to season eight's chef'testants and judges -- host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judge Gail Simmons. Cohen will answer viewers' questions and dish on season eight's good, bad and undercooked.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    Cast House Tour

    Seven Chefs in one room?!? See where the chefs ate, slept and lived while filming Top Chef All-Stars. Chuck Abrey, Art Director, gives a tour of the Chef house highlighting the design and layout of this 4 level apartment.

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    Seven Chefs in one room?!? See where the chefs ate, slept and lived while filming Top Chef All-Stars. Chuck Abrey, Art Director, gives a tour of the Chef house highlighting the design and layout of this 4 level apartment.

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    • EPISODE 102

    Project Padma

    In this intimate backstage look, talent coordinator Jason Duffy and wardrobe stylist Darshan Gress explain how they help Padma be fabulous every day.

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    In this intimate backstage look, talent coordinator Jason Duffy and wardrobe stylist Darshan Gress explain how they help Padma be fabulous every day.

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    • EPISODE 103

    Restaurant Wars

    Show crew and producers offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at how they cook and serve Top Chef's most popular challenge.

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    Show crew and producers offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at how they cook and serve Top Chef's most popular challenge.

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    • EPISODE 104

    Team Hogan

    While cheftestants feel Top Chef kitchen heat, nothing compares to the fires a stage crew puts out daily. Join Associate Director Paul Hogan for a top-secret look at the inner-workings of Top Chef production.

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    While cheftestants feel Top Chef kitchen heat, nothing compares to the fires a stage crew puts out daily. Join Associate Director Paul Hogan for a top-secret look at the inner-workings of Top Chef production.

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