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Sundance 2017: Behind the Scenes with Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, John Legend and More

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Sundance 2017: Behind the Scenes with Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, John Legend and More
Every year, Hollywood invades Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.

This year, celebrities like John Legend, Jon Hamm and more are making the most of their time in the snowy small town by rubbing elbows with their fans and hitting up the festival’s biggest parties – and People is there to capture all the fun moments.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Noon – Novitiate‘s Dianna Agron had a very important question to ask the Google Home on display at the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher: “What sound does a giraffe make?”

1 p.m. – After leading a crowd of about 8,000 people
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Food Fighters: Season Two Ratings

Fox continues to find ratings success with their cooking competitions like MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and Hell's Kitchen. Meanwhile, ABC cancelled their series The Taste. Will Food Fighters on NBC last another year? Will it be renewed for a third season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

On Food Fighters, home cooks compete with professional chefs to see who can make the cook's signature dish the best. The game show is hosted Adam Richman and the pro chefs include Lorena Garcia, Nadia G, Rocco Dispirito, Aaron McCargo Jr., Duff Goldman, Eric Greenspan, Brian Malarkey, Marcel Vigneron, Antonia Lofaso, and Fabio Viviani.

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The Taste

Network: ABC

Episodes: 23 (hour)

Seasons: Three

TV show dates: January 22, 2013 -- January 22, 2015.

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, Marcus Samuelsson, and Brian Malarkey.

TV show description:

This cooking competition pits 16 chefs -- from professional to amateur -- against one another as they try to impress four of the world’s most notable chefs. The catch is all the dishes will be judged in a blind taste test. Presentation means nothing and the taste of a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing.

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Why Anthony Bourdain loves doing 'The Taste'

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Why Anthony Bourdain loves doing 'The Taste'
The cooking competition "The Taste" returns tonight to ABC for its third season. The series introduced blind tasting of food to reality competitions--judges don't know whose food they're eating or even what's in the dish. It also brought Anthony Bourdain to a big, bright, glossy ABC reality show. The star of Travel Channel's Emmy-winning "No Reservations" and now CNN's "Parts Unknown" seems like perhaps the last person to gravitate to a "The Voice"-like competition for food, but when we talked Wednesday, one day before he was heading to Madagascar for "Parts Unknown," he was clearly, unabashedly enthusiastic about the series, which he also executive produces. When I asked about whether skeptical fans have now warmed to "The Taste" and his participation, Bourdain said, "I honestly don't think about. It's always a quality of life issue for me. Am I having fun? Am I working with people I like?
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'The Taste' Mentors on Season 3's "Brutal" Twist, Shouting Battles and Matching Tattoos

'The Taste' Mentors on Season 3's
If you ask The Taste mentor Ludo Lefebvre, there is more pressure on him than fellow mentors Anthony Bourdain, Marcus Samuelsson or Nigella Lawson heading into the ABC cooking competition's third season, which premieres Dec. 4. "Tony, Marcus and Nigella have nothing to lose — they are losers already," Lefebvre, who mentored the winning season-two cook, bluntly told The Hollywood Reporter during a recent set visit. "Me, I win. I need to defend my title." (Season one's winning mentor, Brian Malarkey, is no longer with the show.) Lefebvre added that he has a target on his back this

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The Taste: Season Three Renewal for ABC Series

Fox won't be the only network with a cooking competition next season. ABC has renewed The Taste for a third season.

The Taste is a culinary competition that pits professional and amateur cooks against one another in weekly challenges. The most recent judges/mentors were Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson. Brian Malarkey, the winning coach from the first season, was replaced by Samuelsson.

The show's first season averaged a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.51 million viewers. It was renewed for a second season which started airing this past January. The sophomore year drew just a 1.1 demo rating (down 32%) with 3.69 million (down 18%).

Despite this very poor performance, the network has decided to bring The Taste back for a third season. It's slated to return mid-season, likely as a timeslot placeholder.
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The Taste: Season Two Ratings

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It appears that Fox doesn't have a lock on the cooking competitions. Despite mediocre ratings, ABC renewed The Taste for a second season. Will the ratings improve or will the show be cancelled before it can see a third season? We'll have to wait and see.

The Taste is a culinary competition that pits professional and amateur cooks against one another in weekly challenges. The judges/mentors are Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson. Brian Malarkey, the winning coach from the first season, was replaced by Samuelsson.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
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Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey Opens Herringbone Restaurant at Mondrian La

Executive Chef Brian Malarkey alongside Enlightened Hospitality Group (Ehgrp) partner and hospitality visionary James Brennan debuted their acclaimed restaurant, Herringbone, at Mondrian Los Angeles on January 16, 2014. "Enlightened Hospitality Group is thrilled to kick off 2014 with the opening of Herringbone at Mondrian Los Angeles," said CEO James Brennan. "We are excited to bring an element of electricity and nightlife to the iconic Sunset Strip and know Herringbone will quickly become a must-visit spot for locals and visitors alike." Featuring ocean-to-table cuisine, Herringbone's menu will showcase ocean specialties from around the world and a variety of surf and turf dishes. Standout menu items will include favorites such as the seared diver scallops with crispy sweetbreads and...
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ABC Developing Dan Bucatinsky Drama, Sigur Rós Join “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” Is TV’s Best Medical Drama

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ABC is looking at turning Dan Bucatinsky‘s book, Does this Baby Make Me Look Straight? into a series with the help of producer Shonda Rhimes. The series, titled Show & Tell would focus on several parents whose kids attend the same school.

Dan Bucatinsky

In case you haven’t watched last night’s So You Think You Can Dance yet, I’ll spoil you on one part of the show ‐ the dance competition has been renewed for an 11th season. (We’ll have our regular recap later this morning and video interviews with the finalists, all-stars and judges this afternoon.)

Once again, NBC is debating what to do with Last Call with Carson Daly, according to TV Guide. Even though a new season has been ordered, the network is said to be debating if they’ll continue the late night show, if they’ll revamp it, or if they’ll just cancel it.
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'Arsenio' return scores solid ratings; The CW picks up Canadian comedy 'Seed'

Arsenio Hall's return to late-night television worked out pretty well -- at least on night one.

The debut of "The Arsenio Hall Show" in syndication Monday night (Sept. 9) scored solid ratings with a 1.9 household rating in overnight metered markets. The show also led all the broadcast-network late-night shows -- all of which had new episodes Monday -- among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

Hall also finished first among late-night talkers in Los Angeles and second in New York, behind "The Late Show with David Letterman." One night does not a successful late-night franchise make, but it's a good start.

More TV news and notes:

- The CW will have a half-hour comedy on its schedule in 2013-14. The network has picked up a Canadian show called "Seed," which centers on a bartender (Adam Korson) who's also a sperm donor. He's drawn into relationships with three families who have used his donations.
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ABC’s ‘The Taste’ Adds Marcus Samuelsson As Season 2 Mentor

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ABC‘s The Taste has cooked up a new celebrity judge to replace Brian Malarkey, whose contract was not renewed in June. NY-based chef, restaurateur and author Marcus Samuelsson will join Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, and Ludo Lefebvre for Season 2 of the two-hour cooking competition show which is heading into production. A total of 16 competitors vie each episode as their creations are served blind to the foursome of judges who also serve as mentors. Samuelsson’s restaurant biz resume includes Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson, and Uptown Brasserie. His book Yes, Chef is a Nyt bestseller and his awards from the James Beard Foundation include Rising Star Chef (1999), Best Chef: New York City (2003), Best International Cookbook (2007), and Best Television Program (Chopped, 2012).
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San Diego Dining Goes Outside the Box: Ryan Gosling Bathroom Stall, Anyone?

San Diego Dining Goes Outside the Box: Ryan Gosling Bathroom Stall, Anyone?
San Diego has never been recognized for dishing out an imaginative dining experience. But then Top Chef happened, and former contestants cranked out off-the-wall, dressed-down joints (Rich Sweeney's R Gang Eatery) and design-friendly crowd-pleasers (Brian Malarkey's Herringbone and Searsucker), not to mention another alumni slated to join them this winter (Richard Blais' Juniper & Ivy). Outside Top Chef world, unassuming, gays were opening breweries (Chris Shaw at Hillcrest Brewing Company), hipster hangouts stacked shelves with New Orleans-themed relics and curio like trinkets and antiques (American Voodoo opened by a filmmaker and an art collector)

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Brian Malarkey Exits ‘The Taste’ As Judge, ABC Seeking Replacement

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The Taste will be returning with one less judge next season. While Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre are set to come back for another bite, ABC has decided not renew Brian Malarkey’s contract for the cooking competition show, sources tell me. Not that The Taste will be slimming down to a trio. “They are looking to find a new judge to replace him,” an insider says. Said Malarkey in a statement to food blog Eater. “Being a part of ABC’s The Taste was a great experience, especially mentoring one of my chefs all the way to the finish line and taking home the win. I am of course disappointed to part ways and not return for Season 2, but onward and upward! I’m looking forward to pursuing future television projects and continuing to grow our restaurant group, which has had its most successful year to date.
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The Taste: Season One Ratings

It's been awhile since ABC introduced a new reality competition and even longer since they've had a ratings hit. Will The Taste bring in great ratings or will it be cancelled after one season instead? We'll have to wait and see!

The first season of The Taste typically airs Tuesday nights on the ABC network and is a cooking competition of sorts. The show's judges/mentors are Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarkey.

Below are the TV show's ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Taste is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Episode 01-10: Tuesday, 03/12/13 (finale)

1.2 in the demo (0% change) with 3.45
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The Taste Finale: Did Charlie Sheen's Personal Chef, Khristianne, Whip Up a Win?

Is Khristianne Uy out of a job starting tomorrow? Or is she still welcome at her employer's storied abode? "The fate of my personal chef 'K' rests on the finale of 'The Taste' tonight on ABC..! Watch... and C. The Sheenius only works with #winners," Charlie Sheen tweeted tonight—surely in jest!—ahead of the finale of ABC's The Taste. So, how did Khristianne, the only finalist remaining from Team Brian Malarkey, do against Team Ludo Lefebvre's Sarah Schiear and Team Anthony Bourdain's Diane Dimeo? Winning! Khristianne took home the first (and, judging by the ratings, probably last) Taste trophy, along with $100,000 and a 2013 Ford...
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5 Questions with The Taste's Brian Malarkey

Although Brian Malarkey may be the mentor with the least amount of TV exposure on The Taste, the Season 3 Top Chef finalist is no slouch when it comes to food.

The chef owns six restaurants with partner James Brennan and will expand to 15 more nationally in the next five years. In fact, he's the only chef on the judging panel — which also includes Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre — who is working in an actively open restaurant on a day-to-day basis, although Lefebvre has a non-pop-up endeavor opening soon.

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The Taste's French Chef Ludo Lefebvre: It's Game On!

"Trust me. It's game on!"

Chef Ludo Lefebvre is psyched for viewers to watch Tuesday's episode of The Taste (8/7c, ABC), when the culinary reality series shifts from the audition to competition rounds. Now that he and his fellow mentors -- Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Brian Malarkey -- have chosen their four-person teams of home cooks and professional chefs, it's time to pit them against each other. Beyond the increased heat in the kitchen, the possibility of eliminating one of their own team members during the blind taste-test drove the mentors to drink.

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ABC's "The Taste" previews for Tuesday, February 5

Tired of all the different singing competition on every night of the week? We are. So why not more cooking shows? ABC dived into this genre with Anthony Bourdain, hip chef and intrepid traveler who is the nemesis of Paula Deen, Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray. Add Bosomy Brit Nigella Lawson, and voila, "The Taste" is born. ABC's culinary competition sees potential contestants make their dish and the judges decide if they want them on their team based on a just a taste. Bourdain and Lawson are joined by judges, Chef Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey. Once teams are selected, the real competition will begin. ABC sent us a little .taste. from tomorrow night.s episode of the new cooking
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5 Reasons We Love The Taste's Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is proof that you can have it all, even if you are a just a home cook.

The British TV star, who herself is a home cook, can add ABC's culinary competition show The Taste, which airs Tuesdays at 8/7c, to her string of hit cooking shows. On the new series, she and three other chefs — Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey — select contestants to be on their team based on a one-bite, blind taste test. Therefore, professional chefs and home cooks alike have an equal chance to compete, but it's not an easy thing to impress four widely different palates and deal with their mentoring styles.

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The Taste: Make Lauren Scott’s Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake

Twenty-four-year-old Mississippi home cook Lauren Scott was the only contestant on last week’s premiere of ABC’s The Taste to make dessert – a flourless chocolate cake with a pistachio-bourbon ganache and pistachio brittle. And though the series’ judges Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey only got a spoonful of the decadent dessert, it was enough to wow all three and convince proud dessert-lover Lawson to choose Scott for her team. If you missed last week’s premiere, here’s the gist: all four judges will assemble a team of four cooks — some professional, some not — to mentor [...]
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