I just finished watching Padma's mini series online. There were 5 episodes (each 10 minutes long) where two chefs go head to head and she picks one. Each episode was, roughly speaking, a different cooking genre; for example, the last one was two upscale food truck chefs. Then the 5 winners competed head to head in the top chef kitchen. One of the 10 was Chef Sue's (from TCM) sous, Nick Lama. And I think I saw in the previews for TC that another contestant is Chef Odette's sous (I think so anyway). The mini series was fine, but Padma said "Yummy" a few too many times. But for a 10 minute show, they showed a surprising amount of actual cooking.