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Crime Scene Kitchen
Directed byPaul Starkman
Presented byJoel McHale
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Executive producers
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companies
Original networkFox
Original releaseMay 26, 2021 (2021-05-26) –

Crime Scene Kitchen is an American reality television series that premiered on Fox on May 26, 2021. The series is hosted by Joel McHale with Yolanda Gampp and Curtis Stone serving as judges.

In May 2022, the series was renewed for a second season.


In each episode, bakers are tasked with decoding the type of dessert that was prepared in a kitchen using only crumbs, flour trails and a few clues. They are then asked to recreate the desserts identified, from scratch, for the judges. Each episode consists of two rounds: winners of the first round receive an extra hint in the second round. The worst performing team in the second "Showpiece" round is eliminated from the competition.


On April 7, 2021, it was announced that Fox had ordered Crime Scene Kitchen, with Joel McHale as host, who also serves as an executive producer. Yolanda Gampp and Curtis Stone serve as judges for the series.[1][2][3] The series premiered on May 26, 2021.[4][5]

On May 16, 2022, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.[6][7]

Elimination table

Place Team[8] Relation Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Group A Group B A B A B
2-3 Cathy & Thomas Mother & son WIN SAFE SAFE RISK WIN RUNNERS-UP[a]
2-3 Lorie & Jason Husband & wife SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RUNNERS-UP[a]
4 Leslie & Emma Mother & daughter WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK ELIM
5 Erinn & Amanda Military veterans SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE ELIM
6 Cory & Donte Best friends SAFE SAFE RISK ELIM
7 Shania & Hope Best friends SAFE WIN ELIM
8 Jay & Thuy-Linh Culinary school friends RISK SAFE ELIM
9 Rebecca & Jean Mother & daughter RISK ELIM
10 Carolyn & Caroline Mother & daughter SAFE ELIM
11 Natasha & Anthony Friends ELIM
12 Nathan & Anthony Best friends ELIM
  1. ^ a b Neither team was defined in terms of 2nd or 3rd place during the finale.

The team won the first round and received an extra hint for the Showpiece Round.

  The team won the Showpiece Round.
  The team was safe from elimination.
  The team was at risk of elimination after the Showpiece Round.
  The team lost the Showpiece Round and was eliminated from the competition.
  The team did not compete in the episode.


No.Title [9][10]Guest JudgeOriginal air date [9][10]Prod.
code [9]
U.S. viewers
1"Premiere"N/AMay 26, 2021 (2021-05-26)CSK-1012.35[11]
2"Meet the Competition"N/AJune 2, 2021 (2021-06-02)CSK-1021.90[12]
3"Just Desserts"Cheryl HinesJune 9, 2021 (2021-06-09)CSK-1031.74[13]
4"Decisions, Decisions"N/AJune 16, 2021 (2021-06-16)CSK-1041.63[14]
5"Rock and Roll"Kelly OsbourneJune 23, 2021 (2021-06-23)CSK-1051.83[15]
6"Red, White and Clue"Aarón SanchezJune 30, 2021 (2021-06-30)CSK-1061.86[16]
7"The Rise and Fall"N/AJuly 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)CSK-1071.89[17]
8"Fight Until the Batter End"Ken JeongJuly 14, 2021 (2021-07-14)CSK-1081.83[18]
9"Finale"N/AJuly 21, 2021 (2021-07-21)CSK-1091.63[19]

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