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 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
Jan 1
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 26

Dynamic Duos

An Italian food expert from Farmingdale, N.J., an outside-the-box executive chef from Atlanta and a Cordon Bleu chef from San Francisco compete in a speedy elimination round with canned ham as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Dynamic Duos-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Jan 11
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Love

Donut-makers Derek from Wyoming, Rachelle from Toronto and Nate from Nebraska compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Love" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Wednesday
Jan 11
3pm | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 25
2pm | 1c
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
Jan 25
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Underwater

An ex-flight attendant from Los Angeles, a 21-year-old wunderkind from San Luis Obispo, Calif., and a foodie from Waterloo, Ontario, compete in a speedy elimination round with strawberry milk syrup as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in an Underwater-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Feb 1
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Feb 26
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 8
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Bollywood

Donut-makers Grayson from Calgary, Alison from Charleston and vegan food trucker Adam from Brooklyn compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Bollywood" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Sunday
Apr 2
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Land of the Rising Sun

Donut-makers Dan from Brooklyn, Shannon from Washington and Amanda from Toronto compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Land of the Rising Sun" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Friday
Apr 21
5pm | 4c
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 3
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

Land of the Rising Sun

Donut-makers Dan from Brooklyn, Shannon from Washington and Amanda from Toronto compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Land of the Rising Sun" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Wednesday
May 10
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 1

Love

Donut-makers Derek from Wyoming, Rachelle from Toronto and Nate from Nebraska compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Love" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Wednesday
May 10
4:30pm | 3:30c
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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