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 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 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 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.

Wednesday
May 17
4:30pm | 3:30c
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 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.

Sunday
Jun 18
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 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 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
Dec 15
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.

Friday
Mar 9
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
May 11
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
May 18
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
Jun 29
7am | 6c
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.

Friday
Jun 29
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 29
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
Jun 29
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jun 29
9am | 8c
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
Jun 29
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Jul 6
10am | 9c
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
Jul 6
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Jul 6
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
Jul 6
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Jul 13
10am | 9c
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
Jul 13
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Jul 13
11am | 10c

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Alton Brown on Doughnuts 7 Videos

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