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A New Top Chef Takes Home $250,000 and Ultimate Bragging Rights

ALSO: Home cooks hit the kitchen in Top Chef Amateurs, the Scrubs cast reunites, and more.
  • Top Chef Season 18 host Padma Lakshmi and judges Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio. (Photo: Bravo)
    Top Chef Season 18 host Padma Lakshmi and judges Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio. (Photo: Bravo)

    Top Chef names a new champion tonight in the finale of its Portland-set pandemic season. But just as Season 18 ends, the journey begins for a group of home cooks in Top Chef Amateurs, featuring a rotating group of all-stars including Richard Blais, Melissa King, and Eric Adjepong.

    Also today: E! concludes its Reunion Road Trip by catching up with the Scrubs cast, Don Cheadle and Benicio del Toro play small-time criminals in Steven Soderberg’s No Sudden Move, and the Impractical Jokers crew hosts an awards show on truTV. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    Top Chef: Season finale. The three remaining contestants must make a four-course progressive meal as Bravo’s hit cooking competition wraps its heartwarming pandemic season. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Top Chef Amateurs: Series premiere. Top Chef superfans pair up with some of the show's most memorable chefs and compete head-to-head for a chance to win $5,000. Two half-hour episodes air back-to-back. Read our review. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Reunion Road Trip: Season finale. E!’s four-part special concludes with a Scrubs cast reunion featuring stars Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, and Donald Faison. 9:00 PM ET on E!

    No Sudden Move: Original film. A group of small-time criminals in 1955 Detroit are hired to steal emerging car technology, but when their plan goes horribly wrong, they set out to discover who hired them, and why. The Steven Soderbergh-directed crime thriller stars Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm, Brendan Fraser, Kieran Culkin, and Julia Fox. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Impractical Jokers Awards Show: Special presentation. Ahead of the Season 9 summer premiere next week, Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, Brian “Q” Quinn, and James “Murr” Murray come together to celebrate their long-running prank series. Immediately afterwards, truTV presents the cable premiere of Impractical Jokers: The Movie. 10:00 PM ET on truTV

    Tom and Jerry in New York: Complete first season. The iconic cat and mouse duo move their chase to New York, where they unleash mayhem on the big city. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren: ABC’s off-kilter exploration of the animal kingdom continues with a new episode featuring an NFT-obsessed field mouse, a divorced bear gym teacher, and a dragonfly movie star. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Making It: Hosts Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler oversee the Makers as they create a dozen unique cookies for a cookie swap and create a lending library. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Young Royals: Complete first season. Netflix adds to its growing stable of YA dramas with this new Swedish-language series starring Edvin Ryding as Prince Wilhelm, a young man who’s finally able to explore his true self when he arrives at a prestigious boarding school. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Mighty Ones: Complete second season. The animated children's series returns with a new batch of adventures that sees the mighty backyard beings confronting snow, wind, and other environmental threats. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu and Peacock

    Generation 56K: Complete first season. When internet finally lands on a small Italian island, four teenagers’ love lives are forever changed. 20 years later the internet reconnects them, and their old feelings come flooding back. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Audible: Directed by Matt Ogens (From Harlem With Love), this documentary follows Maryland School for the Deaf football player Amaree McKenstry-Hall as he and his teammates defend their winning streak and face the mounting pressures of entering the hearing world. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Top Chef, Bravo, Top Chef Amateurs