Yippee! My current fave food show, Top Chef, has just been renewed for a third season. Looks like this season has outperformed last year by a massive 56 percent.

"The second season of 'Top Chef' has outperformed even our highest expectations both in ratings and the quality of this non-fictional competitive drama," said Zalaznick. "We look forward to discovering another group of culinary talents with the same passion for food and cooking with commanding personalities that make 'Top Chef' a must see every Wednesday night."

Also, for those of you that have enjoyed Queer Eye's Ted Allen as guest judge, then you're in for a treat. Rumor has it he's signed on for several guest spots in season three. However, if you can't wait until next season, then be sure to catch tonight's "super-sized" episode (Ted's filling in for Gail again). All I can say is, after several weeks of repeats, tonight's episode better be a good one!

Think you have what it takes to be a Top Chef? They'll be having cook-offs in Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and San Francisco. Here's more info on auditioning for Top Chef Season 3.