In case there are any Top Chef fanatics out there dying to get a glimpse at the setup for the season finale, the PR people just sent around the schedule of the final three episode. We hear from Eater LA that they just filmed the non-reunion eps over the weekend, so as of today a couple dozen people have the chance to break their million dollar confidentiality agreements by leaking the news to the press. (Any loose lipped production assistants can contact us here.) It looks like the only differences this year are a) the location (Puerto Rico), b) the timing of the reunion (after the finale instead of before), and c) they aren't doing the live show like they did in season 3. Here's the full release:
Wednesday, JUNE 4 AT 10PM ET/PT (EPISODE 413)· All Top Chef Coverage [~E~]
The four remaining chefs travel to Puerto Rico to compete in the finale and for the final three spots. Local chef Wilo Benet, known for making gourmet Puerto Rican cuisine, guest judges.
TOP CHEF – "Finale parT II"
Wednesday, JUNE 11 AT 10PM ET/PT (EPISODE 414)
And then there were three. The final three battle it out to cook the best meal of their lives and earn the prestigious title of Bravo's "Top Chef" in the final episode of "Top Chef: Chicago."
TOP CHEF – "REUNION"
Wednesday, JUNE 18 AT 10PM ET/PT
It's a "dish" unlike any other on Bravo's "Top Chef: Watch What Happens Special". Bravo’s programming executive Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season four's chef'testants and judges – host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, judge Gail Simmons and culinary expert Ted Allen. Cohen will answer viewer’s burning questions and dish on season four's good, bad and overcooked. The winner of Bravo's "Fan Favorite" will also be announced during the reunion special.