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Season 2

The all-star lineup for Season 2 includes Chilli (member of pop/R&B group TLC), Gilbert Gottfried (actor, comedian), Cornelia Guest (designer, author, philanthropist), Dean McDermott (actor, reality television star), Kathy Najimy (actress, "Sister Act"), Hines Ward (former NFL player; Super Bowl Champion and MVP), Carnie Wilson (singer, Wilson Phillips) and Johnny Weir (two-time Olympic Figure Skater, three-time U.S. National Champion).

In "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off," the contestants are divided into Team Rachael and Team Guy, as they face intense weekly challenges that are sure to have them working, fighting and laughing along the way. The losing team must send its two bottom-rated contestants to face off against each other, with one member sent home each week. The last celebrity standing at the end of the season wins bragging rights and a cash donation to their favorite charity. Season one winner was Lou Diamond Phillips for Team Rachael.

"Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off" is produced by Jane Street Entertainment.

Season 1

"Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off" on Food Network is a cooking competition series in which the Emmy-winning talk show host Rachael Ray and successful restaurateur Guy Fieri square off against each other for culinary bragging rights.

Ray and Fieri will each serve as coaches and mentors to eight multi-talented celebrities, all of whom are passionate about food and cooking. Divided into Team Rachael and Team Guy, each episode features celebrity contestants battling it out in a fun, fast-paced culinary fight-to-the-finish, with the two bottom-rated contestants from the losing team going head-to-head in a blind tasting elimination challenge. In the end, the last contestant standing is crowned king or queen of the "Celebrity Cook-Off" and wins $50,000 for the charity they are playing to support.

The eight celebrity contestants hail from a broad range of backgrounds, from TV, to movies, to sports and music, they include, Summer Sanders (Two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer and national sportscaster); Lou Diamond Phillips (Golden Globe-nominated actor, "Stand and Deliver"); Aaron Carter (multi-platinum selling recording artist and actor, popstar and supercross); Joey Fatone (singer, actor, television personality and founding member of top-selling supergroup 'N Sync); Taylor Dayne (chart-topping recording star and actress, Broadway's "Aida" and television's "Nightman"); Coolio (Grammy-winning hip-hop artist); Cheech Marin (Grammy-winning comedian, screenwriter and actor); and Alyssa Campanella (Winner, Miss USA 2011 and Runner-Up, Miss Teen USA 2007).

The series kicks off and the heat is on, as Rachael and Guy welcome the contestants and select their teams. The two teams face off in a showdown for the first ever Celebrity Cook-Off Food Festival, where each team member must create an original dish for 150 people. At the end of the festival, each contestant's fate lies in the hands of the attendees, who vote for the team with the best food. The bottom two celebrities from the losing team must compete in a sudden-death, blind taste challenge judged by Rachael and Guy, where it is determined which celebrity goes home.

The celebrities are pushed to new culinary limits over the course of the series, including operating their own curb-side lunch cart in New York City; contending in one-on-one Chopped style battles, complete with special guest judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, and Scott Conant straight from the "Chopped" set.

It all culminates in the finale, where the final two celebrity contestants face their toughest challenge and attempt to launch their very own restaurant, where they must develop the menu as well as create a restaurant theme and d├ęcor. Finale includes special guest appearances by Nina and Tim Zagat, co-founders of Zagat Survey, where the winner will be determined by utilizing the Zagat rating system.





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