Dinner: Impossible is a reality competition series that aired on Food Network. In each episode, the host is given a series of perimeters that he must follow in preparing a large meal. Challenges in episodes have included miniature food for a party celebrating Barbie's 50th birthday, a meal which contained candy in every course, and a meal for Crayola where every dish had to correspond to a crayon color.
The series was hosted by chef Robert Irvine for its first four seasons. In 2008, an article written for the St. Petersburg Times revealed that many of Irvine's boasts and accomplishments had been either exaggerated or entirely fictionalized, including his claims that he had been knighted and was a White House chef, which both proved to be untrue. As a result of the expose, Irvine was dropped from the series only three episodes into the fourth season and replaced with The Next Iron Chef season one winner Michael Symon. Symon pulled double-duty as a temporary replacement on the series and on Iron Chef America for one season until Irvine was reinstated as host for season six.
|Season One||January 24, 2007||May 16, 2007||13|
|Season Two||July 22, 2007||December 2, 2007||13|
|Season Three||January 16, 2008||May 28, 2008||12|
|Season Four||July 2, 2008||July 16, 2008||3|
|Season Five||July 20, 2008||November 5, 2008||10|
|Season Six||April 8, 2009||June 10, 2009||6|
|Season Seven||August 12, 2009||December 9, 2009||13|
|Season Eight||March 3, 2010||July 7, 2010||13|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series