Season 2 Episodes

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Season 2 finale

Season 2, Episode 8 - Air Date: 4/30/2006
The votes have been cast for the Next Food Network Star. This episode reveals which of the remaining two contestants will be awarded their own six-episode series on Food Network.
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Paula Deen Pilots

Season 2, Episode 7 - Air Date: 4/16/2006
The three remaining finalists go into the last elimination challenge, a demo at the Early Show with Julie Chen.
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TV Guide Press Conference

Season 2, Episode 6 - Air Date: 4/16/2006
emaining four finalists compete for two spots in tonight's two episode event. The contestants are first given ingredients to select so they can make two dishes, but there's a nasty surprise awaiting them.
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Alton Brown TV 101

Season 2, Episode 5 - Air Date: 4/9/2006
Alton Brown gives the contestants a chalk talk about how to pitch a television show concept to network executives.
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Giada Elimination

Season 2, Episode 4 - Air Date: 4/2/2006
The six finalists explore teamwork when they meet season one winners, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh before being paired into teams themselves for a dish creation and demo.
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2nd Elimination

Season 2, Episode 3 - Air Date: 3/26/2006
Only seven finalists remain, and their first challenge is a Satellite Media Tour that includes preparation of their chosen dishes, then it's back to Studio B to create a pasta dish that reveals their culinary "point of view.
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Rachael Ray TV 101

Season 2, Episode 2 - Air Date: 3/19/2006
Rachael Ray, Food Network diva and star of 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels, Inside Dish with Rachael Ray and $40 a Day, teaches the contestants about show pacing, swap-outs, and never stopping tape.
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Iron Chef Bootcamp

Season 2, Episode 1 - Air Date: 3/19/2006
The eight finalists in the running for the Next Food Network Star are introduced. They are each given their favorite ingredient, and allotted 30 minutes to prepare a dish that showcases their ingredients and themselves.