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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Reservations’ back for an eighth season, ‘The Layover’ renewed

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.

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Travel Channel’s ‘Hotel Impossible’ with Anthony Melchiorri: premiering April 9

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.

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Think you have the face to cook on TV? ‘Top Chef’ to cast for season 10

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.

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Andrew Zimmern looking for guest stars

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.

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Kitchen Nightmares now casting for next season

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.