Bravo's lineup of (new) cooking shows
Per Zagat's blog:
High and Low, the "'80s "period drama," I suspect will go the way of House--very hospital/illness based in the 1st season, then a soap opera in a hospital setting thereafter.
Top Chef'll make me happy so long as I can DVR and >>ff>> through the commercials.
Can.Not.Endure. the commercials on Bravo.
Can't imagine the initial selection/application process for America's Best Restaurant...
I would have to be sold on America's Best Restaurant. I'm going to need to be convinced of what they mean by "best restaurant" and how they measure across geography. There's already the Michelin/50 Best Restaurants in the World style of ranking (which tend to heavily favor very expensive/fine dining establishments) - but I'm not really seeing Alinea sign up for reality tv.
Then there's the model employed by Food Network's food truck show which is who can make the most money - which in a competition setting is a strange model. Basically, nothing comes down to generating repeat customers/word of mouth - because it's all about "how much money can you raise in 20 hours" or whatever.
Glad to read that Gail Simmons is head judge on TC Masters. The restaurant competition sounds like it could be good, but so did The Taste.