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Top Chef All Stars LA Season Premiere
by Jason Block
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Bravo: 9p/8c
Host:Padma Lakshmi with Tom Collichio & Gail Simmons
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They're some of the best in Top Chef history. Now they're back for another chance at the title of Top Chef.

• Eric Adjepong (Season 16: Kentucky)
• Karen Akunowicz (Season 13: California)
• Jennifer Carroll (Season 6: Las Vegas, Season 8: All Stars, and Last Chance Kitchen Season 7)
• Stephanie Cmar (Season 11: New Orleans)
• Lisa Fernandes (Season 4: Chicago)
• Kevin Gillespie (Season 6: Las Vegas)
• Gregory Gourdet (Season 12: Boston)
• Melissa King (Season 12: Boston)
• Jamie Lynch (Season 14: Charleston)
• Brian Malarkey (Season 3: Miami)
• Nini Nguyen (Season 16: Kentucky)
• Joe Sasto (Season 15: Colorado)
• Angelo Sosa (Season 7: Washington D.C., and Season 8: All Stars)
• Bryan Voltaggio (Season 6: Las Vegas)
• Lee Anne Wong (Season 1: San Francisco, and Last Chance Kitchen Season 7)

All the All Stars meet at the Griffith Observatory host/judge Padma Lakshmi and judges TomColicchio and, one year postpartum, Gail Collins.

Nini Nguyen & Stephanie Cmar talk about their past experiences (her elimination from Top Chef New Orleans is shown). Eric Adjepong talks about Bryan Voltaggio.

QUICKFIRE #1: Everyone must prep three artichokes - fastest 5 become a team - they can start cooking. Then you must supreme 5 California Oranges. Fastest 5 of them will become a team. Lastly - you must crack 20 California almonds. Once teams are determined - teams will cook two dishes with the ingredients they have prepared. Winning - advantage in the Elimination Challenge. Once the last team arrives - a 15 minute clock will start.

Chefs arent sure if they can crack nuts. Some chefs are premature about their chokes.

1st team is set. Red - Kevin, Jamie, Joe, Melissa, Bryan V.

Next is supreme 5 oranges.

Blue Team - Nini, Lisa, Stephanie, Karen, Brian M.

Last is Shell 20 Almonds.

Green Team arrives - Lee Anne, Gregory, Angelo, Eric, Jennifer = and the clock starts - 15 minutes to go.

Blue Team Dishes - Artichoke Tempura with Citrus Aioli/Crispy Artichokes with Mint Vinaigrette

Green Team Dishes - Artichoke Crudo with Carrot & Fennel Gremolata/Almond Crusted Fried Artichoke with Orange Aioli

Red Team Dishes - Char-Grilled Artichoke with Sumac, Yogurt & Tahini/Tortellono with Artichoke Bartgoule in Pancetta Brodo.

- Green Team - Tempura Batter was not great
- Red Team - Pasta was dry and Chewy
- Blue Team - they liked it.
Red Team wins with Best Dish.


The advantage for the red team is that each member now becomes a team captain of a team of three. Guest judge - Jeremiah Tower.

Teams are:
- Bryan/Eric/Lisa - Aqua Team
- Kevin/Jenn/Nini - Blue Team
- Jamie/Gregory/Stephanie - Yellow Team
- Joe/Lee Anne/Brian M.  - Red Team
- Melissa/Angelo/Karen - Green Team

They will have 30 minutes to menu plan and shop in the Top Chef Pantry Tomorrow is 2 and 1/2 hours to prep and serve.

Teams Menu Plan with 30 minutes to shop.

Teams then live in a phat beach house and go down the bar/table for a toast.

Cooking day: 2 1/2 hours till Service, 30 minutes to go

Judges Table sit down - Gail Simmons, Joshua Citrin, Lakshmi. Colicchio, Marcus Samuelson, Caroline Styne, Jeremiah Tower.

Green Team Dishes - Grilled Swordfish with Hot & Sour Sauce, Ember Grilled Radicchio, Fresno Chiles/ Grilled Scallops, Gingered Plums, Nuoc Cham & Napa Cabbage Slaw/West Coast Oyster with Smoked Bacon Rice Porridge and are judged.

Red Team Dishes - Sea Urchin, Spot Prawns with Hibiscus Ponzu & Burnt Avocado/Sesame & Semolina Flatbread with Clams, Fried Garlic, Sea Urchin, Pickled Peppers & Miso Parmesan Aioli/Shoyu Tare Glazed Halibut with Charred Sweet Corn & Cabbage, Sea Urchin, Uni Miso Beurre Blanc - they didnt like their dishes at all. Big Mistakes in very dish

Yellow Team Dishes - Charred Salmon with Grilled Peaches & Roasted Chili Dressing/Steamed Mussles with Ember Scalded Cream, Toasted Bread/Brined Prawn with Charred Tomato Sauce and Roasted Corn Dressing. Great judging

Blue Team Dishes - Spiced Tuna Loin over Grilled Kale with Red Pepper Tahini Sauce/Grilled Scallop, Carrots, Tomatoes with Charred Brussels Sprout & Fennel Salad/Eye of Swordfish Braised in Chorizo with Coal Roasted Onion, Olives, Peas

Aqua Team Dishes - Charred Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche with Candied Squash, Mushrooms, Avocado/Sablefish with Corn Porridge & Charred Leeks/Chesapeake Boil with Grilled Prawn

Yellow Team wins
- Gregory had best dish(Charred Salmon)
Red Team - worst dishes
- Joe ELIMINATED(Flatbread) - goes to Last Chance Kitchen

Common Knowledge
by Chico Alexander
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GSN: 5:30p/4:30c
Host: Joey Fatone
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Coaster Fans
Lisa, Marc, Nickie
Smarty Pants
John, Mandy, Noeleen

ROUND 1: America, Camping, Drinks, Fashion

The Coaster Fans start with Drinks - Typically, what sweet drink is made of tea, milk & tapioca balls: a) Boba b) Yogurito c) Horchata? They say A... They're RIGHT for 80! The end up with the lead, 90-40.

ROUND 2: Farmer's Market, Housekeeping, Our Bodies, Science.

The Smarty Pants have a perfect round to lead, 360-290.

WRITE-IN ROUND: Electronics, Travel, Words & Grammar, Sports
- Coaster Fans: ELECTRONICS - Popular at dance clubs, what kind of lamp produces very short intense flashes of light? THey say "strobe". RIGHT for 200.
- Smarty Pants: WORDS & GRAMMAR - Sharing its name with a body part, a compliment that's really more of an insult such as "Your work is surprisingly good" is known as a what? They say "back-handed compliment"... another 200.
- Coaster Fans: TRAVEL - What family-friend theme parks in Tampa, Florida & Williamsburg, Virginia were named for a beer company. Of course they know "Busch Gardens" to go to 890.
- Smarty Pants: SPORTS - What is the name of the vehicle that leads race cars around the track to limit their speed in instances of rain or hazards? They say "pace car"... to win, 960-890!

BONUS ROUND: John gets one, but misses the time limit that the PGA puts on golfers selecting their clubs & taking their shots (40 to 60 seconds). Mandy gets two more when she misses the time of year when the hours of the day and night are equal (equinox). After a pass, it's all on Noeleen and this...
- What impact do the oysters of Chesapeake Bay have on the water: make it less salty, make it colder, or filter it? He says "filter it"... Pay them their money!

Family Feud Canada
by Jason Huhn
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CBC: 7:30p ET
Host: Gerry Dee
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Grand Prairie, AB

Fredericton, NB


The Fleets are back from the first win back in December.

SINGLE: A reason you would buy a round for everyone at a bar.
1. Won the lottery 32 5. Hole In One 5
2. Birthday 22 6. Generous drunk 4
3. New job/Promotion11 7. Baby on the way 2
4. Engagement 6

SINGLE: Fill in the blank. I like my lover like I like my salsa, _____.
1. Hot 49 5. Medium 3
2. Spicy 16 6. Sweet 2
3. Chunky 6
4. Mild 5

DOUBLE: Something you lose only one of.
1. Sock 22 5. Tooth 7
2. Virginity 18 6. Mind 5
3. Earring 11
4. Glove 10

TRIPLE: If a man was pregnant, something he would have trouble giving up for nine months.
1. Booze 65
2. Makin' whoopie 11
3. Sleeping on stomach7
4. Playing sports 6

Game goes to...

SUDDEN DEATH: something you might accidentally leave on all night. The Fleets win another one with lights (70).

FAST MONEY: THe family gets another $10,000, giving them $20,000 for two.
- Besides an inch, another unit of measurement: Centimetre (Jess)
- A word that rhymes with wired: Tired (Jess)
- A flower that is often yellow: Sunflower
- The month when most people get a cold: December
- A fruit that has a peel: Orange

Get a Clue
by Chico Alexander
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GSN: 4p/3c
Host: Rob Belushi
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College Friends
Koby, Nina, SPenser, Mike
British Moms
Nicola, MAree, Sarah, Rosie

ROUND 1: It's All Grease to Me, These Things Suck, Sharing Is Caring, If the Shoe Fits

The College Friends sweep "Sharing Is Caring" (things you share) and the British Moms run out on "If the Shoe Fits" (words associated with shoes) to lead, 1100-900.

ROUND 2: All You Can Sweet, Please Re-Lease Me, FLipping Out, Stick 'em Up

The British Moms sweep "Flipping Out" (things associated with gymnastics), while the College Friends run out on "Stick 'em Up" (sticks) to tie it up at 3100.

- College Friends (Nina gives to Spenser): they get long johns, leap, and insomnia, missing "acccoutrements" for 2000, but picking up another 1200 for 4300 total.
- British Moms (Nicola gives to Rosie): They get blender, trombone, Kool-Aid, jump rope, past, grandparent, and credit card... and it's enough to win, 4500-4300!

BONUS ROUND: The British Moms end up with sled, olive oil, and manipulate. Five short.

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Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Host: Alex Trebek with Jimmy McGuire & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
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  Andrea pulled out the win yesterday. Can she do it again tonight?

Andrea Dragan
Silver Spring, MD
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Michonne Omo
Walnut Creek, CA
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Aaron Shepard
Alexandria, VA
Navy JAG officer

JEOPARDY! ROUND: Hear Here, New York!; The Pony Express, Mock Meats, Terms of Art, Knowledge, "Power"

Andrea starts with $200 "Power". At the TV timeout, Michonne is in front with $2200 to Andrea on $200. Aaron is $1000 in the red.

Andrea finds the Daily Double under $600 The Pony Express. She wagers $1000 on this: the Express only ran for 18 months, ending when this other service was completed nationwide in 1861. "What is the telegraph?" That's right, but the Transcontinental Railroad drops her to $2400 when the EOR signal sounds. Michonne has $4200. Aaron, on -$200, gets to lead off in...

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Lakes & Rivers, The First Modern Olympics, Adjectives for Animals, Historic Elements & Minerals, Authors' Other Jobs, Cast It.

... with $400 Lakes & Rivers. Aaron finds the first Daily Double under $800 Authors' Other Jobs. He's going all-in on this: like Doc Holliday, Zane Grey was trained as one of these professionals. "What is a dentist?" That's right, but a veterinarian wipes him out. Michonne finds the other under $2000 The First Modern Olympics. She wagers the level on this: though joined together at the time, these 2 central European countries competed separately. "What are Austria & Hungary?" That's right... but she goes with the Czech Republic and Slovakia to drop to $13,800. She recovers that money to $15,800 to $6400 for Andrea. And at -$3600, this is as far as Aaron goes.

FINAL JEOPARDY! in "20th Century History": 1946 was the last year this place, now a country, was represented in the U.S. House of Representatives. Correct response: what is the Philippines?

Michonne didn't have to wager a thing. She didn't. She wins $15,800. Andrea leaves with $21,201.

Let's Make a Deal Decades Week
by Chico Alexander
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CBS: 10a/9C or 3p/2C
Host: Wayne Brady with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne & Cat Gray
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Randolph/Deborah - $41,245
Emitxu - $21,832 (traded from 4,727)
Shyra - $4,200
LAnetta - $4,200
Christine - $3,399
Patricia - $3,040
Desmond - $2,694
Kent - $1,000
Grant - $0
Quickies - $500/$500
Quickie Deals Total - $43,600/$59,000

Perfect Deals - 367
Big Deal Choice 1 - 27
Big Deal Choice 2 - 43
Big Deal Choice 3 - 45
Big Deal Location 1 - 54
Big Deal Location 2 - 28
Big Deal Location 3 - 30
Big Deal Wins- 35
Car Wins -55


Prizes not won today - $11,832
Big Deal prizes not selected today - $12,732
Prizes not won this season -$7,618,605.82+ 7 prizes of unknown value

Total - $81,610
Total for Week 25- $214,115
Total for the Season: $5,072,185 + 2 prizes of unknown value
Total with Quickie Deals - $5,072,985+ 2 prizes of unknown value
Best Week - Week 16 - $349,526(PCH Week)
5M Passed 03/19/2020 - 115 shows (19 + 27 + 19 + 26 + 24)

Thursday's trading starts with Shyra the Graduate. She is the trader who can't say no. She gets the leftovers from the deals Wayne makes with. We start with Kent the Jester - he passes on $900 but takes $1,000 over teh small box. Shyra gets 2 Samsung Galaxy Phones worth $3,200! Let's do it again with Patricia(real life majorette and Baton Twirler). She takes Curtain 1 over $1,000 which goes to Shyra. Patricia wins a home office with a 17" HP Touchscreen Laptop and office furniture worth $3,040! Shyra can keep her leftovers worth $4,200 OR she can take the $100 on the outside Bankroll. She keeps her prizes and passes on $100 + $100 X 19 = $2,000 AND a 5N stay at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel in Maui, HAWAII worth $9,532!

Randolph/Deborah(46 years together - Cowboy/Cowgirl) are playing 3 OF A KIND for a BMW 330i Sedan worth $41,245! We have 6 cards on the board. 3 are 4s and 3 are Queens. Randolph/Deborah will pick three cards and if they can find a complete set of 4s or Queens, they will drive off in that amazing BMW! They pick 3, 4, 5. 3 is a Queen and so is 4. Wayne will offer a sure thing not go with the 5. They pass on $500. Wayne shows 1 and 2 are 4s. They still pass on $500...and become the biggest winners of Season 11 with the CAR! They have a set of Queens!

Christine the Monkey Lady gets $800. She can buy the Big Box for $400 or two of what's inside for $800. She buys one for $400 and buys a new scooter from Piaggio worth $2,999! With the cash - it's worth $3,399!

Emitxu the Alien in Curlers has Curtain 3 gets the bad news about Curtain 3 from Great Spirit Jonathan. The clue is ALL OF YOUR GIRLFRIENDS ARE GOING TO BE JEALOUS. She keeps Curtain 3 and passes on Curtain 1 which was A FAST FOOD BEDROOM(ZONK). Emitxu wins a designer collection from Stella McCartney along with Terre'mere Skin Care Products worth $4,727!

Glam rocker Grant (pastor) and painter Lanetta (health care provider) are in a DICE DUEL! High roll goes first. Lanetta gets it, 5-4. First roll for her... 7 for $400. Grant ... also rolls a 7. He can trade in his free roll OR take $300 to quit. He rolls again... 10 for $1700! LAnetta rolls... YO-leven for $2500! Grant rolls... 6 for $600! Lanetta rolls... 9 for $1300! Grant rolls a 10, and LAnetta wins $4200! But maybe she wants to buy something with that. Maybe she wants to buy a chance to win a NISSAN VERSA WORTH $17,445! All she would have to do is give the money back and roll a double. She keeps the money, but had she gone on.... she would've rolled 2-5. Good call!

Last one before the big one goes to Doctor Desmond (professional daddy dancer). Curtain #2 or $1000. Easy. Curtain. It's a barbecue package with beef from MAriposa Ranch worth $2694! Now he can keep it or trade it for the Big Box. HE keeps the grill. In the box... a DONKEY ON A SKATEBOARD! (ZONK!)

From a big donkey to a Big Deal worth $21,832. Emitxu is trading her designer collection for a door! She goes with #3. Behind #1... a new hot tub with Sparkling Ice for a year worth $8499. Behind door #2... a new kitchen worth $4233! Emitxu scores the BIG DEAL behind Door #3... a TRIP TO LONDON (5n @ Nhow Hotel) ... AND a TRIP TO THE BAHAMAS (5n @ Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach) ... AND $5000! That's a Big Deal worth $21,832!

And with that (technically with the Beamer), our Dealers have topped the $5 million mark! The run to $6 million begins tomorrow!

Wheel of Fortune
Jason Block
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Syn/YesTV: 7p/6C
Hosts: Pat Sajak & Vanna White
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Total for Today -$39,700
Total for Week 27 - $205,996
Total for the Season: $6,928,349
Bonus Win Percentage: 46/134
Bonus Round Losses Cash: $2,428,000
Bonus Round Losses Cars: 2 Chevy Blazers, 1 Mazda CX-5, 2 GMC Terrain SUVs, 1 Toyota RAV4, 1 Ford Edge, 3 Buick Encores, 2 VW Beetle Convertibles, 2 Ford Escape SUVs, 3 Mini Coopers. 2 Cadillac XT4s, 2 Mercedes SUV, 1 Jeep Compass SUV
Gooseeggs: 14
Toss Up Sweeps/Group Misses: 4/3
Mystery Round Prizes hit/won/lost: 27/5/20
Car Wins: 13
$100,000 Losses/Wins: 2/0
$1,000,000 Losses/Wins:
$1,000,000 Wedge Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 32/134/8/21
Wild Cards Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 70/134/18/38
Express Wedge Hit/Used/Crashes: 29/24/13
Bonus Prize Wedges hit/won/lost: 68/33/22
$2,500 Space Hit - 39
$3,500 Space Hit - 89
$5,000 Space Hit - 6
Bankrupt Space Hit - 366
Lose A Turn Hit - 91
Vowels Missed:
A -26 E- 26 I - 32 O- 21 U -5
Missed solves - 10
Repeated a letter/vowel - 19
Perfect Rounds: 65

House Minimums - 32
Gift Tags hit/won/lost: 69/34/31
Free Play Hit: 110
$6,000 FINAL SPINS: 5/134

Best Week:  Leave Winter Behind - $344,162
Best Player(s) - Cat/Lisa - $77,060
Bankrupt Losses: $732,698 + 6 Trips of Unknown Value
Left on the Table: $1,696,722 + 12 Prizes of Unknown Value
Red Podium Win - 44
Yellow Podium Win - 50
Blue Podium Win - 39
Worst Week: Bed and Breakfast - $207,937
$6M Passed - 02/26/2020 - 118 Shows - (19 + 19 + 18 + 20 + 21 + 21)

A : 7
M : 10
E : 7
R: 6
I : 6
C: 8
A: 7
': 5
S: 2
G: 6
A: 6
M: 2
E : 8
S: 6
P: 5
I: 8
N: 4
& : 2
W: 5
I : 6
N: 5
* - 4
** - 5
*** - 3

BONUS CATEGORIES SELECTED:(offered/picked/win/lose)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? -26/21/5/16
EVENT(s) -10/5/3/2
SHOW BIZ -2/1/0/1
LIVING THING(s) - 39/10/3/7
PHRASE -97/44/17/27
FOOD & DRINK -21/10/3/7
THING(s) -128/12/5/7
FUN & GAMES -10/6/2/4
ON THE MAP -1/1/1/0
PLACE(s) -23/8/3/5
OCCUPATION(s) - 1/1/0/1

It's Day 4 of "College Week Spring Break" week!

The $1,000 Tossup is THING. Chantel Lewis-Cummings solves ACCEPTABLE ANSWER. She is a senior at the University of Georgia and is a student mentor. Stacy Rasmussen from Pasadena, CA is a senior at Biola University(near Anaheim). She is studying Broadcast Journalism and loves lip-sync dancing. Tim Sears from Springfield, MA is a junior at Providence College!

The $2,000 Tossup is ON THE MAP. Tim has $2,000 with SOUTH BEACH MIAMI. He starts COLLEGE LIFE and misses on the WC. Chantel misses. Stacy hits a Free Play O and misses on the $2,500 space. Tim picks up the WC with 2 $500 R's. He hits 3 $2,500 G's, uses the WC and hits a $2,500 M. He solves MAJORING IN ENGINEERING for $12,750! He has $14,750 in cash! We move on to....

The Prevagen Mystery round which is started by Chantel. It's SAME LETTER. She picks up the $1,000 GC with a $500 R. She misses on a Free Play with an A, respins and hits 3 $3,500 N's but misses a vowel - O. Stacy hits 4 $650 Same Letter S's(and we add the $1,000 Same Letter Bonus). Stacy solves SURFING SWIMMING SIGHTSEEING for $4,100. Every one is on the board! We move on to...

The Prize Puzzle/Express Wedge round which is started by Stacy as well! It's PHRASE. She Bankrupts. Tim loses $2,600 on Bankrupt. Chantel solves I CAN'T BELIEVE I SOLVED IT for $1,350 and a trip to Kauai in Hawaii at the Kauai Marriott Resort with airfare worth $8,000! She has $10,350 in cash and prizes!

The Triple Tossup Category is FOOD & DRINK. Stacy has $2,000 with APPLES AND BANANAS. Tim has $2,000 with GOLDFISH CRACKERS. Chantel misses and Stacy starts the next round with her $2,000 solve of FROZEN BURRITOS. Stacy has $8,100 in cash! Every one is doing well! Chantel is going to Hawaii with her total of $10,350 in cash and prizes! Tim has the lead with $16,750 in cash and prizes! Stacy starts WHAT ARE YOU DOING? and leads us into a $1,500 a letter FINAL SPIN? Tim solves PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION for $4,500 and wins with $21,250 in cash! Stacy is leaving with $8,100 in cash! Chantel is going to Hawaii with $10,350 in cash and prizes!

The pre-bonus round total is $39,700! Tim picks OCCUPATION(first time offered and picked this season) over THING and WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Tim lands on the E in GAME wedge. With the RSTLNE and his choices of P C D A we have:

P A R _
_ _ _ D E

He was lost and a PARK GUIDE couldn't save Tim and help win $37,000 in cash! He leaves with $21,250 in cash and prizes!