Via press release:
One blind spoonful could change everything. Now in its second season, The Taste returns with a new two-hour format.
In this exhilarating cooking competition series, The Taste puts 16 culinary competitors, who range from home cooks and professional chefs to everything in between, in the kitchen where four of the world’s most notable masters of the food world judge their creations based on a blind taste. In this pressure-packed contest, a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send them packing.
The Taste features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludo Lefebvre and author, chef/restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. These four culinary superstars and “Taste” mentors will coach a team of four competing pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call, as they vie to create the best tasting dish in a state of the art kitchen. Each week the groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each episode, the mentors will have to judge the competitors’ dishes blind, with no knowledge of whose creation they’re sampling, what they’re eating, how it was prepared or whom they could be sending home.
The Taste is from Kinetic Content and is executive-produced by Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Emma Conway, Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Brian Smith who is also the director.
Below are ABC’s midseason premiere dates (all times ET):
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Taste”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Assets”
MONDAY, JANUARY 6
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor”
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Killer Women”
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Suburgatory”
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Mixology”
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Resurrection” (New Time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Revenge” (New Time)
TUESDAY, MARCH 11
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Mind Games”