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 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.

Sunday
Jan 1
10am | 9c
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.

Sunday
Jan 1
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 4
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 18
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Jan 25
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.

Sunday
Jan 29
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Sunday
Feb 19
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 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
Mar 5
10:30am | 9:30c
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 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 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
Mar 22
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 29
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 29
2:30pm | 1:30c
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 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
Mar 29
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Apr 2
10am | 9c
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.

Sunday
Apr 2
10:30am | 9:30c
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 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
Apr 2
12pm | 11c
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
Apr 5
2pm | 1c
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
Apr 5
2:30pm | 1:30c
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
Apr 5
3pm | 2c
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
Apr 5
3:30pm | 2:30c
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Sunday
Apr 9
10am | 9c

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