What's Worth Watching: Chopped

Damian Holbrook
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Chopped, "Reality TV Stars" (Tuesday, Feb. 17, 10/9c, Food)

When it comes to addictive competition shows, it's a no-brainer to place Chopped at the top of the list. Just the sight of frenzied chefs racing to prep a dish using ingredients that should never go together—caramel and sardines, anyone?—is enough to satisfy our hunger for well-seasoned entertainment. Tonight, it gets even tastier when a quartet of reality-show stars step into the Chopped kitchen for a $10,000 charity challenge: Mob Wives' Renee Graziano, The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Kathy Wakile, Little People, Big World's Amy Roloff, and Deadliest Catch's Travis Lofland all tie on the aprons and pop open the baskets of mystery ingredients. A warning to the contestants: You won't be able to blame it all on "bad editing" this time—just your crappy cooking.