Bravo has finally confirmed what we already knew: The eighth season of Top Chef will be an all-star edition. Yesterday, TV Guide reported that the next season will feature eighteen previous contenders, as well as Anthony Bourdain trading judging duties with Gail Simmons. Among the guest stars: Jimmy I am not (or ever will be) a food critic Fallon, who was filmed at Colicchio & Sons, and some Sesame Street characters, who oversee a Quickfire. Yesterday during the Top Chef: D.C. reunion, Bravo announced who, exactly, will be in the running (see the video below). The season will premiere December 1 and was still being shot as of September 17, when we got a tip via text message: I think they are filming Top Chef at Whole Foods on Houston right now. Asked whether they recognized anyone, our tipster said, Yeah, that asshole Mike.