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Top Chef Masters a must-see

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So this season's Top Chef was way anticlimactic and wholly disappointing. But Top Chef Masters -- now, this we want to see.

It's Top Chef, the celebrity version -- Rick Bayless, Wylie Dufresne, Hubert Keller, John Besh. Twenty-four chefs in all doing actual cooking!

Guest judges inexplicably include actors Neil Patrick Harris and Zooey Deschanel and the producers of "Lost". The TC triumvirate -- Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons -- will make an obligatory appearance.

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This is guaranteed to be way more entertaining that Celebrity Apprentice.(Not that we've actually watched that ever. Really. We've only heard.)

The first six episodes will pit four chefs against each other; only one chef each week makes the cut. Those six chefs then compete for the next four weeks. Top prize is $100,000, which goes to the charity of the chef's choice.

Chicago is well-represented (and rightly so). Bayless will be joined by Graham Elliot Bowles and Art Smith.

The show premieres at 9 p.m. June 10 on Bravo.

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