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 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
Feb 12
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Mar 1
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 13

The Great Canadian Donut

Donut-makers Grant from Montreal, Canada, Michelle from Kalamazoo, Mich., and chef Trista 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 "Great Canadian Donut" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Wednesday
Mar 8
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

1950s

A second-generation donut maker from Stanford, Fla., a cafe owner from New Orleans and an executive chef from San Diego compete in a speedy elimination round with strawberry gelatin as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a 1950s-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Mar 15
2pm | 1c
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
Mar 22
4pm | 3c
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
May 24
3pm | 2c
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.

Wednesday
May 24
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 31
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 1

Backyard Barbecue Donuts

Beer is the mystery ingredient that three bakers face in the elimination challenge. The two remaining bakers compete in a backyard barbecue-themed donut showdown, with $10,000 going to the victor.

Sunday
Jun 18
11:30am | 10:30c
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
Jun 18
12pm | 11c
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.

Sunday
Jul 2
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 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.

Friday
Dec 29
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

1950s

A second-generation donut maker from Stanford, Fla., a cafe owner from New Orleans and an executive chef from San Diego compete in a speedy elimination round with strawberry gelatin as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a 1950s-themed Donut Showdown.

Friday
Jan 26
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.

Friday
Jan 26
7:30am | 6:30c
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Friday
Jan 26
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
Jan 26
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Jan 26
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
Jan 26
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 2
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 9

Cinco De Mayo

Donut-makers Jasmine from Colorado, Martin from Georgia and vegan food trucker Ambergre from South Carolina compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Cinco De Mayo" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.

Friday
Feb 2
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Outer Space

A donut-obsessed entrepreneur from Port Angeles, Wash., the owner of a 50-year-old donut institution from Rochester, N.Y., and a pastry chef from Vancouver, British Columbia, compete in a speedy elimination round with salt and vinegar chips as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in an Outer Space-themed Donut Showdown.

Friday
Feb 2
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
Feb 2
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 2
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
Feb 2
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 9
7am | 6c

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