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.

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

Friday
Aug 16
7am | 6c
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.

Friday
Aug 16
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 16
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
Aug 16
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Aug 16
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
Aug 16
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 30
7am | 6c
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
Aug 30
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 30
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
Aug 30
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.

Friday
Aug 30
9am | 8c
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
Aug 30
9:30am | 8:30c

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