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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The judges share the best and worst doughnuts they've ever had, plus the secret to a great doughnut.
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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.

Wednesday
Jan 4
2pm | 1c
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
Feb 12
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 17

Bejeweled

A quirky cowgirl from Toronto, an executive pastry chef from New York and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America from Durham, N.C., compete in a speedy elimination round with bran and raisin cereal as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a Bejeweled-themed Donut Showdown.

Wednesday
Feb 15
3pm | 2c
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.

Sunday
Mar 19
11am | 10c
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
Nov 5
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Friday
Dec 22
8am | 7c
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
Dec 29
8:30am | 7:30c
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
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
Mar 9
8am | 7c
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
Apr 20
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
Apr 20
9:30am | 8:30c
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
May 18
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 15
7:30am | 6:30c
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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