Slog tipper Nick points out:

Top Chef bios have been released for the upcoming DC season, and there's no Seattle chefs! WTF!!!

Who will be on screen (besides the non-local-hero chefs): Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, White House chef Sam Kass, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, Congressman Aaron Schock of Illinois, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, CIA Director Leon Panetta, and NBC White House Correspondent Savannah Guthrie.

About the CIA: That's the Central Intelligence Agency, not the Culinary Institute of America, and apparently the "cheftestants" (cringe) go inside headquarters. Also, they will "literally receive out-of-this-world direction on one challenge from a NASA astronaut orbiting Earth." So... sleepy...