Dinner: Impossible

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Dinner: Impossible
Premiere January 24, 2007
Finale July 7, 2010
Creator
Host Robert Irvine (seasons 1–4, 6-8),
Michael Symon (season 5)
Network Food Network
Style 30-minute (seasons 1–3) or 60-minute (seasons 4-8) reality documentary
Company Marc Summers Productions Inc.,
Shooters Post & Transfer
Seasons 8
Episodes 83
Origin USA

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.

Contents

Cast

Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Robert Irvine Host 1 2 3 4 6 7 8
Michael Symon Host 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Food Network
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

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There has not been a DVD release for this show.

External Sites