The food reality season fires up on Sunday. Three reality shows. Three winners. Only so much space on your TiVo's hard drive. Which new season of sizzling chef-on-chef action should you throw away your summer for? That's entirely up to you.
The Next Food Network Star
Premiere: Sunday, June 3, 9/8c
Network: Food Network
Stars: Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, etc.
Prize: A Food Network series
LA Moment: Contestant Nikki Shaw is the wife of former Lakers player Brian Shaw.
What We're Watching For: Let's be honest. Giada De Laurentiis' low-cut, body-hugging cooking.
TiVo Recommendation: One green thumb up
Premiere: Monday, June 4, 9/8c
Stars: Gordon Ramsay
Prize: Head Chef of the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa, Las Vegas
LA Moment: Season 1 winner, Michael Wray, currently mans the kitchen at Tatou and will make a cameo.
What We're Watching For: When Gordon Ramsay finally snaps and bludgeons a contestant to death.
TiVo Recommendation: Three green thumbs up
Premiere: Wednesday, June 13, 10/9c (with special event June 6, 10/9c)
Stars: Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Ted Allen
Prize: $100,000 to start a restaurant
LA Moment: Hunky 6'8" Chris lives in Venice, where he's a private chef for people like Arianna Huffington, a former pro volleyball player and--cue inspirational soundtrack--a cancer survivor.
What We're Watching For: Comic relief by Queer Eye culinary expert Ted Allen.
TiVo Recommendation: Two green thumbs up
· Cooking in June: Top Chef 3 vs. Hell's Kitchen 3 [~ELA~]
· Hell's Kitchen: LA Connections, Spoilers, and Empty Promises [~ELA~]
· BREAKING: Top Chef Finale Spoiled AGAIN [~ELA~]
· Top Chef 2: SUPER SPOILER ALERT [~ELA~]