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First Aired: January 13rd, 2009
Status: Continuing
Air Time: Tuesday, 10:00 PM
Network: Food Network
Summary: Hosted by Ted Allen, Chopped is a high energy, fast paced cooking competition that challenges four up-and-coming chefs to turn a selection of everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. After each course, a contestant gets "chopped" by our panel of esteemed culinary luminaries until the last man or woman left standing claims victory.
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Feel the Burn
Air Date: October 19th, 2017
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Season 35
Episode 1: Clam Clash
Air Date: July 18th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: In the lightning-fast first round, the chefs must create appetizers in just 20 minutes from clams and a sweet dried fruit. Squid ink and a strong-flavored candy are part of the entree round puzzle. Then, a pie made of beans and an alcoholic drink made with sorbet are two of the mystery basket ingredients for dessert.
Episode 2: Clock Shock
Air Date: July 25th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: The chefs get some gorgeous crustaceans and a fancy pasta in the first basket, and the clock surprises them with its speed. Then, the judges hope that the competitors make the most of an expensive mushroom in round two. Finally, one of the last two chefs runs into trouble while trying to make an apple dessert.
Episode 3: Grill Masters - Battle 1
Air Date: August 1st, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Live-fire cooking and life-changing stakes! In this $50,000 five-part tournament, grilling's greatest go big in a spectacular outdoor kitchen. The first basket out of the gate challenges four determined competitors with a weird pie and a beautiful cut of pork. Then, a vegan product counters the giant beef ribs in the entree round. Finally, the judges are impressed when they see a chef making a creative choice in the dessert round, but will the innovative idea result in a tasty plate?
Episode 4: Grill Masters - Battle 2
Air Date: August 8th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A second group of grill masters is in hot pursuit of the $50,000 grand prize. The chefs discover something stuffed and something smoked in the appetizer basket, then double proteins make the entree round a carnivore's dream. The two grill masters who make it to the dessert round find ways to make beans the center of their sweet dishes.
Episode 5: Grill Masters - Battle 3
Air Date: August 15th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Four new grill masters are confident they can be the best and advance to the grand finale! In the appetizer round, the party gets started with a frozen daiquiri in the basket and one chef doesn't leave enough time for plating. A fatty protein and an odd-colored ice cream are part of the challenge in the second round, then birthday cake is a festive find in the final basket.
Episode 6: Grill Masters - Battle 4
Air Date: August 22nd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: There's just one spot left in the Grill Masters grand finale! A feisty new group of chefs talk trash from the start, but will the vibe change after somebody's lamb appetizer lands on the Chopping Block? A "steak" made from a vegetable is one of the surprises the chefs face in round two. Then, the last two competitors are supremely confident, but their knowledge of dragon fruit and mesquite powder could play a role in who grills the best dessert.
Episode 7: Grill Masters - Finale Battle
Air Date: August 29th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Which of four incredible Grill Masters champions will top all and score the grand prize? Tiny celebratory beers help kick off the first round of live-fire cooking, as well as a beautiful rack of boar. As the intensity heats up in round two, s'mores and a delicate vegetable accompany a lean meat on the competitors' entree plates. A giant sweet surprise in the dessert basket ensures that the final plates will be colorful and unusual, but whose will taste like $50,000?
Episode 8: Food Truck Luck
Air Date: September 5th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Which food truck chef will fortune shine upon in this competition of determined mobile meal vendors? There's a traffic jam at the fryer as the chefs attempt to make outstanding appetizers with two proteins. In the entree basket, the chefs find a New England sandwich and a Mexican pepper. The final two food truck chefs left in the fight receive dessert nachos in the last basket.
Episode 9: Waffles for the Win
Air Date: September 12nd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: The judges have a pressing matter to discuss with four lucky chefs - waffles! The competitors prove waffles are no longer just for breakfast by making them the star of every plate and every round. First, the chefs bring some heat to their waffle appetizers by seasoning them with chiles de arbol. A thick Belgian waffle dough hits the irons in round two, then waffles take the form of cookies in the dessert round.
Episode 10: Comfort Zone
Air Date: September 19th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: In this special competition, the baskets are filled with enticing, soul-soothing comfort foods! The chefs are asked to carry the comfort food theme onto their completed plates, starting in round one when they must utilize something starchy and something greasy. A homey protein and some beautiful tomatoes are in the mix in the entree round, then a nostalgic cookie meets a dairy delight in the dessert basket.
Episode 11: The Beets Go On
Air Date: September 26th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: In the appetizer round, the chefs bake premade dough and try to figure out the best plan for including a Persian hot dog stew in their dishes. The entree plates must include a prized seafood and a floral component, then the competitors discover beets and a classic French dessert in the final basket.
Episode 12: Spooked
Air Date: October 3rd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Creepy surprises and freaky finds -- the chefs are sure to be spooked by what they get in the baskets for Halloween! A special meat platter grabs the competitors' attention at the start of round one, then a certain frightening ingredient is staring back at the chefs from the entree basket. The two finalists get hyped up on Halloween candy as they scare up some creative desserts.
Episode 13: Alton's Challenge, Part 1
Air Date: October 10th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Alton Brown's challenge continues as four bold new chefs enter the kitchen and take on his baskets for a chance to win $50,000.
Episode 14: Alton's Challenge, Part 2
Air Date: October 17th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Dehydration is the theme for the third battle in Alton's Challenge series. Chefs must make quick use
Episode 15: Gimme Gator
Air Date: October 26th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Strange incarnations of everyday ingredients, black garlic and coconut vinegar, challenge the chefs in the appetizer round. The judges go on the hunt for compelling flavor combinations in the chefs' alligator entrees, then a Peruvian fruit is the most unusual find in the dessert basket.
Episode 16: Feel the Burn
Air Date: October 19th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: In this heated competition, the chefs make the most of fiery, spicy ingredients in the baskets. In round one, a dip made with hot sauce and a spicy piece of poultry challenge the chefs. Then, the hot raw root in the entree basket serves as proof that peppers aren't the only way to spice up a dish. Finally, some spicy candy and a baby fruit occupy the competitors' minds in the dessert round.