Being very disappointed with the recent direction of FoodNetwork, I was pleasantly surprised by Dinner: Impossible. If you haven't seen the show, the concept is a professional chef having to cook a dinner within severe (?) constraints. Hey, I'm not a chef so I don't know 'severe'.
The recent show filmed in New England featured chef Robert Irvine cooking for ~200 people on an island without our usual urban variety of food purveyors and only one oven to boot.
Together with Hungry Detective, Guy's Big Bite and Nigella Feasts :) I can kill a couple of hours a week.