Donut Showdown takes the donut to epicurean heights. Donuts are the new cupcakes - the latest trendy treat. Each episode sees three of the best donut makers from across North America test their creativity in our diner kitchen.

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The Judges' Favorite Donuts 5 Videos

The judges share the best and worst doughnuts they've ever had, plus the secret to a great doughnut.
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Season 2, Episode 8

Hollywood

A fun-loving pastry chef from Montreal, a U.S. Army Officer from Atlanta and a pastry scion from Oakland compete in a speedy elimination round with cheese puffs as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Hollywood-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Jan 15
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Mardi Gras

A singing rabbi from Edmonton, Alberta, a lawyer from Moscow, Idaho, and a college grad from Nashville compete in a speedy elimination round with trail mix as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Mardi Gras-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Jan 22
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 18

Luau

A newly-minted shop owner from Columbus, Ohio, an historical guide from Edmonton, Alberta, and a culinary donut-maker from Key West, Fla., compete in a speedy elimination round with root beer as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Luau-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Feb 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 19

Ancient Greece

A DJ from Pembroke Pines, Fla., a vegan baker from Ottawa, Ontario, and a vocalist from Somerville, Mass., compete in a speedy elimination round with grape drink powder as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in an Ancient Greece-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Feb 15
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

Fire & Ice

Donut-makers Maria from Georgia, Ron from California and pastry chef Kristen from Toronto compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Fire and Ice" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Sunday
Feb 19
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 1

Vegas

A pastry chef from Tucson, a PhD from Toronto and a donut savant from St. Louis compete in a speedy elimination round with jelly beans as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Vegas-themed Donut Showdown.

Friday
Apr 21
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 24

Pajama Party

A master European baker from New Orleans, a vegan baker from Chicago and a bespoke donut-maker from Nashville compete in a speedy elimination round with balsamic vinegar as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Pajama Party-themed Donut Showdown.

Friday
Apr 28
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 15

Masquerade Ball

A vegan rebel from Toronto, an executive pastry chef from Sunrise, Fla., and a beer aficionado from Cleveland, compete in a speedy elimination round with wasabi as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Masquerade Ball-themed Donut Showdown.

Friday
Apr 28
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 15

Masquerade Ball

A vegan rebel from Toronto, an executive pastry chef from Sunrise, Fla., and a beer aficionado from Cleveland, compete in a speedy elimination round with wasabi as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Masquerade Ball-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Apr 30
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Fire & Ice

Donut-makers Maria from Georgia, Ron from California and pastry chef Kristen from Toronto compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Fire and Ice" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Wednesday
May 10
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 18

Luau

A newly-minted shop owner from Columbus, Ohio, an historical guide from Edmonton, Alberta, and a culinary donut-maker from Key West, Fla., compete in a speedy elimination round with root beer as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Luau-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
May 31
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 3

Camping

Donut-makers Bryan from Sacramento, Jacey from Salt Lake City and donut mogul Mark from Seattle compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Camping" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Sunday
Jun 11
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 25

Italian Feast

An ex-law enforcement officer from New Haven, Conn., a pastry chef from Toronto and a nose-to-tail food stand owner from Ithaca, N.Y., compete in a speedy elimination round with marshmallow as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in an Italian Feast-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Jul 30
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 11

Retro Diner

Donut-maker Barb from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, pastry chef Mariah from Los Angeles and executive chef Jeremy from Chicago compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Retro Diner" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Sunday
Oct 1
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 8

High School Cafeteria

Donut-makers Reeva from Virginia, Laurel from Oakland and Rags from Vancouver compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "High School Cafeteria" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Sunday
Oct 1
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 14

Fiesta

An ex-architect from Sherman, Texas, a bread and dough expert from Montclair, N.J., and a molecular gastronomist from Ottawa, Ontario, compete in a speedy elimination round with licorice as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Fiesta-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Oct 8
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 24

Pajama Party

A master European baker from New Orleans, a vegan baker from Chicago and a bespoke donut-maker from Nashville compete in a speedy elimination round with balsamic vinegar as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Pajama Party-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Oct 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Good Morning

Donut-makers Dawn from Minneapolis, Del from Washington and pastry chef Michelle from Toronto compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Good Morning!" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Wednesday
Oct 11
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 14

Harvest

Donut-makers Leigh from Portland, Kamal from Atlanta and Isabelle from Toronto, Canada, compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Harvest" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Wednesday
Oct 11
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Tailgate Party

Donut-makers Steve from Portland, Stormy from Minneapolis and donut tricyclist Lindsay from North Carolina compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Tailgate Party" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Wednesday
Oct 11
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 21

Football

A motorcycle mama from Englewood, Colo., an ex-PR gal from Toronto and a deli owner from Waterloo, Ontario, compete in a speedy elimination round with fruit leather as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Football-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Oct 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Hollywood

A fun-loving pastry chef from Montreal, a U.S. Army Officer from Atlanta and a pastry scion from Oakland compete in a speedy elimination round with cheese puffs as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Hollywood-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Oct 15
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

New York City

An amateur comedian from Denver, a corporate-defector from Dallas and an ex-fashion designer from Minneapolis compete in a speedy elimination round with pizza toppings as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a New York City-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Oct 15
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Camping

Donut-makers Bryan from Sacramento, Jacey from Salt Lake City and donut mogul Mark from Seattle compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Camping" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Sunday
Oct 22
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 23

Great Outdoors

An organic farmer from Windsor, Ontario, a self-professed nerd from Seattle and a small town boy from Orillia, Ontario, compete in a speedy elimination round with chilies as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Great Outdoors-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Oct 22
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Zombies

A diner gal from Connecticut, an executive chef from Toronto and a vintage vixen from Minneapolis compete in a speedy elimination round with tomato juice as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Zombie-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Oct 29
7am | 6c

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Alton Brown on Doughnuts 7 Videos

Alton Brown answered his fans' questions about perfecting doughnuts with science.

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