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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Season 2, Episode 3

Chinatown

A film noir nerd from Grand Rapids, Michigan, a diner maven from Windsor, Ontario, and a local food evangelist from Nyack, N.Y., compete in a speedy elimination round with barbecue ribs as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Chinatown-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Feb 1
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 12

Jungle

An ex-lawyer running the family donut business from Nashville, a hipster from Decatur, Ga., and the "pop" in a "mom and pop" shop from Redding, Calif., compete in a speedy elimination round with fried chicken as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Jungle-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Feb 8
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 15
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 16

Paris

The "donut king" of Hawaii, a best-friend duo from Hamilton, Ontario, and a member of a donut legacy from Kalamazoo, Mich., compete in a speedy elimination round with peanut butter as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Paris-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Feb 15
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Sunday
Feb 19
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 2

Wake Up Call Donuts

Three bakers compete in an elimination round using coffee as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a wake up call-themed donut showdown.

Saturday
Feb 25
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Carnival

Donut-makers Robert from Florida, Carrie from Albuquerque and pastry chef Josie from Montreal compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Carnival" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Sunday
Feb 26
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 12

Jungle

An ex-lawyer running the family donut business from Nashville, a hipster from Decatur, Ga., and the "pop" in a "mom and pop" shop from Redding, Calif., compete in a speedy elimination round with fried chicken as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Jungle-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Mar 19
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 22

Wild West

A Cordon Bleu grad from Denver, a black belt in karate from Ottawa and a French executive chef from Vancouver, British Columbia, compete in a speedy elimination round with coffee as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Wild West-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Mar 26
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 29
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 9

Royalty

An executive pastry chef from Atlanta, a punk princess from Albuquerque and an experimental restaurant owner from Cayuga, Ontario, compete in a speedy elimination round with peppermint patties as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Royalty-themed Donut Showdown.

Friday
Apr 21
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 10

Shipwrecked

An artisanal foodie from Toronto, a donut-maker's mom from Charleston, S.C., and the owner of a cop-themed shop from Clare, Mich., compete in a speedy elimination round with candy apples as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Shipwreck-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Apr 23
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 26
2pm | 1c
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
May 28
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 12

Jungle

An ex-lawyer running the family donut business from Nashville, a hipster from Decatur, Ga., and the "pop" in a "mom and pop" shop from Redding, Calif., compete in a speedy elimination round with fried chicken as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Jungle-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
May 28
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Circus

A culinary arts teacher from Newfoundland, an ex-daycare owner from Ottawa and a third-generation donut-maker from Cincinnati compete in a speedy elimination round with pink peppercorns as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Circus-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
May 28
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
May 31
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
May 31
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 16

Paris

The "donut king" of Hawaii, a best-friend duo from Hamilton, Ontario, and a member of a donut legacy from Kalamazoo, Mich., compete in a speedy elimination round with peanut butter as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Paris-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
May 31
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 17

Bejeweled

A quirky cowgirl from Toronto, an executive pastry chef from New York and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America from Durham, N.C., compete in a speedy elimination round with bran and raisin cereal as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Bejeweled-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
May 31
12:30pm | 11:30c
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 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
May 31
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 20

Picnic

An ex-private investigator from Tampa, a brioche specialist from Chicago and a farm-born pastry chef from Toronto compete in a speedy elimination round with bourbon as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Picnic-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Jun 4
10am | 9c
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.

Sunday
Jun 4
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 22

Wild West

A Cordon Bleu grad from Denver, a black belt in karate from Ottawa and a French executive chef from Vancouver, British Columbia, compete in a speedy elimination round with coffee as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Wild West-themed Donut Showdown.

Sunday
Jun 4
11am | 10c
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

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