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 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.

Sunday
Jan 8
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Jan 15
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
Jan 18
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 1
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 1
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 15
4pm | 3c
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 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
Apr 12
3pm | 2c
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 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 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 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
Jul 30
7:30am | 6:30c

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