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Season 08, Episode 01 Impossible Beginnings

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May 14, 2012
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Impossible Beginnings May 14, 2012 In the premiere episode of Food Network Star, 15 hopefuls arrive in New York to compete for the ultimate dream job: to host their own show on Food Network. The finalists arrive at the Food Network kitchens to greet their team leaders, Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, and meet their rivals for the first time! Special guest Robert Irvine gives the finalists their first Star Challenge: to create their very own Pop-Up restaurant from the ground up - with an extremely limited budget and very little time.

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Season 08, Episode 02 NYC on the Go

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May 21, 2012
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NYC on the Go May 21, 2012 This week's challenge is a food tour of New York! The finalists are split into three teams and will each take a busload of tourists on a tour of three different New York neighborhoods. How entertaining are they? What landmarks will they highlight? How much food knowledge do they impart? Then each finalist will have to prepare and serve a dish to the judges based on the research they do in the neighborhoods.

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Season 08, Episode 03 Dessert Chopping Block

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May 28, 2012
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Dessert Chopping Block May 28, 2012 The 13 remaining finalists meet Chopped judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant, and Marc Murphy and are given their Star Challenge: desserts. But it's not just any dessert challenge. Each team must use a basket of ingredients to create their best sweet concoction in a head-to-head inter-team battle -- Chopped style!

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Season 08, Episode 04 Fashion Week Food Makeover

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Jun 4, 2012
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Fashion Week Food Makeover Jun 4, 2012 Bland dishes receive makeovers during New York Fashion Week. Ted Allen is a guest judge.

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Season 08, Episode 05 Guy Live

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Jun 11, 2012
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Guy Live Jun 11, 2012 The hopefuls film TV specials based on holidays or special events, with Season 2 winner Guy Fieri providing feedback.

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Season 08, Episode 06 Iron Chef Food Court

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Jun 18, 2012
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Iron Chef Food Court Jun 18, 2012 Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian challenges the 10 remaining hopefuls to feed 150 hungry shoppers in a food-court challenge that requires them to cook in a kiosk and incorporate a surprise mystery ingredient into their dishes.

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Season 08, Episode 07 Meet the Press-Ure

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Jun 25, 2012
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Meet the Press-Ure Jun 25, 2012 Nine hopefuls remain, and they're tested on how well they can handle themselves under pressure. First, they film their own promotional videos with no help from their producers. Then, a panel of journalists grills each of them, asking tough questions about their techniques, their personal backgrounds and the show they want to bring to the Food Network.

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Season 08, Episode 08 Deen Family Beach Party

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Jul 2, 2012
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Deen Family Beach Party Jul 2, 2012 The remaining eight go to the Miami South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where Paula Deen is hosting a summer beach party, to cook up the meal. Each chef creates a sophisticated adult dish and a kid-friendly version.

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Season 08, Episode 09 Deliciously Unpredictable Demos

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Jul 9, 2012
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Deliciously Unpredictable Demos Jul 9, 2012 The 7 remaining contestants are challenged to do a three-minute live cooking demo at the South Beach Wine Food Festival. They must create their signature dish and demo one step of it to a live audience and the Selection Committee. There is a twist, however; each demo is set up to have some sort of problem meant to test the contestants' main weaknesses. The bottom two people will be up for elimination.

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Season 08, Episode 10 Pilot Greenlights

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Jul 16, 2012
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Pilot Greenlights Jul 16, 2012 The finalists star in promos; four make the cut.

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Season 08, Episode 11 Finale: A Star is Born

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Jul 23, 2012
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Finale: A Star is Born Jul 23, 2012 The final three are joined by their families and the winner is revealed.

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