Anthony Bourdain and his candid humor are back again in the return of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” for its eighth season. Premiering Monday, April 9 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on Travel Channel, follow Bourdain as he quench his thirst for discovery of new experiences and cuisine in another season of firsts. Read More
First, there was “Mission Impossible” (thanks Tom), then there was “Dinner Impossible” and “Restaurant Impossible” – now, the Travel Channel is helping out a few hotels by sending in “Hotel Fixer” Anthony Melchiorri, in its new series, “Hotel Impossible“. This weekly one-hour show, airing every Monday at 10 PM ET/PT, will show Anthony monitoring online reviews, critiquing standard service practices, and making decisions on hotel infrastructure. Each episode will feature a different hotel with the owners completely relinquishing control and livelihood in an attempt to resurrect their establishments. Read More
Starting in N.Y. and ending in L.A.
Bravo’s reality cooking competition show “Top Chef” will be looking for contestants to take part in season 10. The first audition will be held in New York at “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio’s Colicchio & Sons on February 21 from 10 AM – 1 PM. Other locations include Linger in Denver, Empire State South in Atlanta, Kitchit in San Francisco, Graffiato in DC, and The Foundry on Melrose in Los Angeles. Any hopefuls will need to fill out an application and create a video. Read More
If you’ve ever wanted to chow down with Andrew Zimmern, you chance is finally here. The Star on Bizarre! Contest will be choosing two contestants to join Andrew in Las Vegas to sample the wilder cuisine out there. Entry is easy, submit a two minute or less video about what food you find bizarre, which could be anything, but you must be willing to try it with Andrew. Submit videos to the Facebook page by January 25, 2012 at 11:59 am ET and cross your fingers. Contestants must be at least 21 years old. Read More
In Los Angeles, Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and New York
Does your restaurant suck? Do you know a restaurant that sucks? Then you need to get Ramsay’s ass in there for the new season of Kitchen Nightmares. Say what you want about Gordon Ramsay, but you have to admit that those restaurants he goes into at least look a lot better after he leaves.
If you or a loved one are in need of a revamp and an emotional beat-down, Kitchen Nightmares is now casting in Los Angeles, Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and New York. So give them a call at 310-313-9100, or email KitchenNightmares@theconlincompany.com. Only you can make that first step towards change.
Q & A with Mr. Bizarre Foods
The holidays got us thinking about Andrew Zimmern and the new season of Bizarre Foods America, premiering next month. Being gracious enough to give us his time, we racked our brains and developed six controversial and compelling questions worthy of journalistic accolades for Andrew. Read More
Show premieres Sunday, January 15 at 8/7c on CBS
Kendall-Jackson, best known for their estate grown Chardonnay, will be the first winery featured on Undercover Boss. Airing January 29, 2012 at 8 PM, winery president Rick Tigner dons a disguise and takes viewers through the insides of the winemaking business.
Going through the Undercover Boss process opened Rick’s eyes and heart to the company he runs, “I had an opportunity to see the passion and commitment our employees have for their jobs and this company. A lot of work and talent goes into making a bottle of Kendall-Jackson wine, and I was honored to witness that first-hand.”
Plus eight new shows
In addition to the renewals of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Truck Stop USA, Ghost Adventures, Mysteries at the Museum, Off Limits, Sand Masters and The Dead Files, the Travel Channel announced the launching of eight new shows. Here is a break down of all eight shows. Read More
Reminder, Anthony Bourdain‘s back with The Layover Monday at 9|8c on the Travel Channel. He’s given 24 – 48 hours to capture the finer points of various locales, starting tonight with Singapore.
Check our previous coverage for more details: Insights on Bourdain’s new show ‘The Layover’.
Photography provided by the Travel Channel
If you’re expecting The Layover to be a compressed version of No Reservations, you are mistaken. Anthony Bourdain’s has a completely different game plan for the show that airs November 21 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Travel Channel. Read More
Tom Colicchio, “Just like Texas, this will be our biggest season ever.”
Top Chef returns for it’s 9th season with a record 29 contestants and new judges Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. See what host Padma Lakshmi and judge Tom Colicchio have to say about the contestants.