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Regular or Just Desserts. Does anyone know when seasons 10 and 3, respectively, begin airing? I've been watching 80 plates and it is barely scratching the itch.

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  1. Top Chef had casting calls for season 10 in Feb, and Started filming in May. So I believe it starts late fall Novemberish.

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    1. re: chris2269

      Here's the latest on the upcoming season of Top Chef:
      http://seattle.eater.com/archives/201...

      1. re: christy319

        Updates on Top Chef Seattle:
        http://seattle.eater.com/tags/top-che...
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8314... and downwards from there.

      2. re: chris2269

        I sure hope it's less gimmicky and promotion-driven than Texas. Real Housewives. PeeWee Herman. Chipping food out of ice. Yuck.

        1. re: chicgail

          I hope that too, but I doubt it.

          1. re: chicgail

            Hate. Real. Housewives anything. Food in ice = incredibly stupid
            BUT, can't have the Alamo without Pee Wee Herman. Please god, all I ask in no Kadashians.

            1. re: vlcal61

              Of course we can have the Alamo without Pee Wee Herman. It existed for 250 years before that pervert began showing up on television and films.

            2. re: chicgail

              I don't think it will be - apparently, Canlis - a very good local resto was 'closed for a private event' last week - windows papered over even. Someone quizzed the valet guy guarding the door about what was up, and he said 'they are filming a mayonnaise commercial'. Think it might not have been far from the truth!

          2. Top Chef Masters, Season 4, is supposed to premiere July 25.

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            1. re: FoodPopulist

              I just saw this thread farther down the list, and I am a happy girl! Are they going to do another season of Desserts? I liked that one too. I'm for basically everything in that franchise...

              1. re: FoodPopulist

                Yay!

              2. As FoodPop said, TCM4 starts July 25th. Here's the bios - two returning TCMs, Art Smith and Debbie Gold.

                http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef-maste...

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                1. re: LindaWhit

                  Of course Linda would have the goods!! I just checked out the contestants for TCM and am exc ited for this season to start! What a pool of talent! This will be another great season!

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    But Curtis Stone is hosting again. All hope is lost.

                    I wish he would just go back to picking up housewives at the grocery store.

                    1. re: chicgail

                      ::::giggling::::

                      1. re: chicgail

                        Don't you know His new moniker is Australian Blond Bombshell?
                        So sez Hugh Unibrow.

                      2. re: LindaWhit

                        Wasn't Thierry and/or Lorena on before? Or just judges on other Top Chef shows?

                        1. re: Joanie

                          I *think* Thierry was only a judge. I also thought Lorena was a returnee but I guess not.

                          1. re: Joanie

                            Thierry was a contestant on TCM 2.

                            1. re: Joanie

                              I thogght Lorena was on before also, but I am confusing Lorena Garcia with Carmen Gonzales. Carmen actually beat Thierry in the season 2 episode where they made birthday dinner for Mekhi Phifer.

                            2. re: LindaWhit

                              One of the contestants is Kerry Heffernan. I wonder if he is any relation to Carrie Heffernan of King of Queens, which by coincidence is on right now.

                              1. re: James Cristinian

                                I've been wondering why I knew that chef. But I only knew the King of Queens character, haha.

                                1. re: James Cristinian

                                  Kerry Heffernan was the original Exec Chef at Eleven Madison Park. I don't know if he's related to Carrie....

                                2. re: LindaWhit

                                  mmmm looks good. I know a few of them, and their food. Interesting lineup. ;)

                                3. I was reading Food & Wine and noticed an ad with Jen Carroll. It mentioned that she is shooting something called "Bravo Life After Top Chef". Not sure when it's airing but it appears that Bravo is following some former contestants around to see how things have been going since the show.

                                  Here's a brief mention on Eater.com
                                  http://eater.com/archives/2012/04/04/...

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                                  1. re: chefhound

                                    She was... they were following her around in Philadelphia. Also announced today was that her new restaurant "Concrete Blonde" has been put on hold. Seems she forgot to secure a location.

                                    1. re: chefhound

                                      "beloved Cheftestant" - Spike Mendelsohn? Beloved by whom? his mother???

                                      1. re: ChefJune

                                        Well, at least some folks other than his mother think well of him... :-)
                                        (A few links...just some of those out there...)
                                        http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/pe...
                                        http://www.qsrmagazine.com/executive-...
                                        http://nrn.com/article/chefs-discuss-...
                                        http://www.wethepizza.com/news
                                        http://traveltips.usatoday.com/famous...
                                        http://dc.eater.com/tags/spike-mendel...

                                    2. never watched 80 plates.
                                      do love TC Masters

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                                      1. re: iL Divo

                                        Instead of 80 plates, I wish they would have shown a season of Top Chef Canada. That's why I thought they had the head judge of Top Chef Canada as one of the judges in the finals for Top Chef Texas.