Reality Bartending

The next frontier in gastro-reality television programming is bartending. Fine Living is casting for a new show, "Bartender Wars," that will pit bartenders against each other in mixological challenges. Know "a bartender – man or woman – who’s sexy, confident, with a great personality," email dprealitycasting@gmail.com.

 


Good Times for the Food Network

Business is going bust everywhere except at the Food Network, which is experiencing its highest ratings ever.

 


Eric Ripert Cooking Show Coming to PBS

Renowned chef Eric Ripert will star in his own cooking show, "Avec Eric," to debut nationally in the fall on PBS. Via Eater.

 


"Top Chef" Overload: Twitter Edition

The "Top Chef" premiere will be tweeted: "We def have a culinary boner about tonight's premiere."

 


Samantha Bee Cooking Up Chef Sitcom for CBS

"Daily Show With Jon Stewart" correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones (who happen to be married in real life) are penning a chef-based sitcom for CBS.

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According to Variety, "The couple would also star in the as-yet-untitled comedy, which will revolve around the behind-the-scenes world of a celebrity chef (played by Jones) and the two women who run his cooking empire (one of whom will be played by Bee)."

On a scale of 1 to 10: Samantha Bee's and Jason Jones' sitcom [ew.com]
'Daily Show' duo set for CBS sitcom [Variety]

 


Batali, Paltrow Italy-Bound

Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow, currently doing press for their culinary road trip through Spain, have signed on for a second series touring Italy.

 


Competitive Eating Coming to TV

A reality program in development for The Food Network is described as "a cross between an eating competition and 'The Amazing Race.' Two teams of contestants rush to various Los Angeles eateries and gorge themselves in face-stuffing challenges."

 


Iron Chef...Secrets

ABC's "Nightline" confirms that "Iron Chef" contestants are told of the episode's (not so) secret ingredient before the show.

 


Less Carbon, But All the Fat

The new Emeril Lagasse show, "Emeril Green," is low on carbon emissions, but high on calories.

 


I Spy Top Chef

Next season's "Top Chef" contestants have been spotted in New York City.