For those of you Top Chef superfans dying to know how season finale will go down, the Bravo people just sent along the schedule of the final three episodes. Now, we already know that the finale was just filmed over the weekend, meaning that as of today, a couple dozen people have the chance to break their million dollar confidentiality agreements by leaking the news to the press. (All loose-lipped production assistants, disgruntled and otherwise, can drop us a line.) Getting back to the two-part finale and reunion, it looks like the only differences this year are a) the Puerto Rico setting, b) the timing of the reunion show (after the finale instead of before), and c) they aren't doing the live show like they did in Season Three. That said, here's the full release:
TOP CHEF – "Finale Part I"· Complete Top Chef Pandemonium [~ESF~]
Wednesday, JUNE 4 AT 10PM ET/PT (EPISODE 413) (NEW EPISODE) 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.