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Feb 13, 2011 06:54 AM

America's Next Great Restaurant, NBC

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  1. hadnt seen previews for that yet! looks interesting!

    1. Interesting that it's going to be on CNBC.

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      1. re: LindaWhit

        LW the show is running on NBC, what you're seeing is an article from the CNBC website promoting it.

      2. Sounds like a take-off on the BBC's "Last Restaurant Standing" a bit....but it should be interesting! Will definitely make sure I DVR it.

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        1. re: jenscats5

          Ah, the take off! Well, what reality show isn't a riff (in part) to something else? What I'm hoping is that the next big thing will be something I really love to eat and can't find out there in restaurant land.

        2. It looks like a rip off of the inventors show that was a ripoff of a BBC produced entrepreneurs show. The meatball contestant in the promo looks like the bullying brother who was on the Peter's Restaurant episode of Kitchen Nightmares.

          And Curtis the chef was one of the contestants on The Apprentice, so wondering if The Donald has his fingers in this also.

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          1. re: ChinoWayne

            Calls em like you see me yeah CW. Well before I go calling something a rip off I'm going to tune in. I hope you'll do the same and share your op then.

            1. re: HillJ

              Not much doubt in my mind, what I saw in the preview just follows the formulaic road map established by the other shows I mention.

              And to call this the next "Great American Restaurant" is awfully hyperbolic as the examples given in the promo are all quick serve chains. This is not about restaurants, it's about trying to create drama out of someone who wants to be the next Ray Croc.

              Hey, it's all just television, not real life.

              1. re: ChinoWayne

                Can't find the entertainment value? If it's entertaining and leads to someone living their dream, I'll be happy to watch.