Top Chef Masters Season 2: Bravo Releases The Lineup; Simpsons Fans Hit The Fan [TV Shows]

top chef masters search Top Chef Masters, a spinoff of Bravo TV’s popular Top Chef, is scheduled to premier its second season on April 7, 2010.  As these things come and go, networks try to make a big deal of announcing the cast for any upcoming season of a reality TV show.

After several months of rumors, the lid was popped on this can just a short while ago.  For comedic relief, I’ve included a little screen shot of a search I did on the topic.  Notice how the first four search results all said “Exclusive.”  HA!  Okay, useless eye candy shot and all that good stuff after the jump!

A few notes:

  • There are 22 contestants (sorry – not going to use that other word cuz it’s lame)
  • Six of the 22 appeared on season 1 (denoted with a star)
  • In addition to hostess Kelly Choi (left .. and with a dead goat) [redacted, picture was just too damn stupid] and judge Gail Simmons, a series of guest judges will get in on the action
  • Case in point: I’m super freaking stoked that Matt Groening (creator of the Simpsons) and Hank Azaria (voice of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon amongst others) will be on as guest judges.  D’oh!
  • I’m still pissed that the Simpsons is still on the air.  A devout follower since the Tracey Ullman days, it’s just not that good anymore. Enough soap boxing for one post …

Here’s a list of Contestants (in alphabetical order):

  • Jody Adams – Rialto Restaurant, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Govind Armstrong – 8 oz Burger Bar, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Graham Elliot Bowles – Graham Elliot Restaurant, Chicago, Ill.
  • Jimmy Bradley – The Red Cat, New York, N.Y.
  • David Burke – David Burke Townhouse, New York, N.Y.
  • * Wylie Dufresne – wd~50, New York, N.Y.
  • Susan Feniger – Street, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Debbie Gold – The American Restaurant, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Carmen Gonzalez – Chef Consultant, New York, N.Y.
  • Maria Hines – Tilth, Seattle, Wash.
  • Susur Lee – Madeline’s, Toronto, Canada
  • * Ludo Lefebvre – Ludo Bites, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Tony Mantuano – Spiaggia, Chicago, Ill.
  • * Rick Moonen – Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • * Mark Peel – Campanile, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Monica Pope – t’afla, Houston, Texas
  • Thierry Rautureau – Rover’s, Seattle, Wash.
  • Marcus Samuelsson – The Red Rooster, New York, N.Y.
  • Ana Sortun – Oleana, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Rick Tramonto – TRU, Chicago, Ill.
  • Jerry Traunfeld – Poppy, Seattle, Wash.
  • * Jonathan Waxman – Barbuto, New York, N.Y.

Though there isn’t any content on season 2 just yet, you can always visit the shows homepage on for more info.

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