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'Restaurant Impossible's' Robert Irvine: It's 'not difficult to find' a dirty kitchen

24 October 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

In early July, chef Robert Irvine is in Arkansas with his Wednesday Food Network makeover show "Restaurant: Impossible," and he's not happy with what he sees.

"We're at a restaurant called Whistle Stop Cafe," he says. "We came in late last night, started this morning, and we're just thinking out the restaurant. They've got a lot of problems -- management, leadership, cleanliness, cooking, you name it. It's all in there. It's the perfect storm."

One would think, with all sorts of state and local inspectors, it'd be tough to find a truly dirty kitchen in America.

But, says Irvine, not so much.

"It's scary," he tells Zap2it. "But we find them, and it's not difficult to find them. That's the worst part. There's another one today."

As for what's on the menu, Irvine says, "It's a big, buffet-style restaurant, more Southern-style food than anything else -- catfish, collard greens, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Presidential Debates - The TV Lovers Survivor Guide

3 October 2012 10:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Well, it's finally here.  The day political aficionados have been waiting for:  the first face to face Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney.  Both sides will get to see their champion attempt to take the other one out with outrageously exaggerated claims, paralyzing one liners, and of course the all important "Zingers".  You're no politics fan-boy or gal, though—the most pressing concern to you is why these stupid Presidential Debates have pre-empted all the good TV!  Well, while the big 4—ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox—might bow to the pressure, cable is here to save your evening with the 'real' alternatives to two hours of hot air and boredom.

9pm

Let's start this list off right.  At 9Pm your first choice is Supernatural on The CW.  Who cares about tax breaks when 47% of us don't pay taxes anyways?  What matters is how Dean got out of purgatory, »

- Jon Lachonis

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What to Watch Wednesday: Survivor Returns, Big Brother’s Live Finale, a Royal Finish and More

19 September 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Wednesday: Sunburn and backbiting and torrential rains, oh my! Survivor makes camp in the Philippines, Royal Pains takes one more patient before closing up shop for a spell, a Repeat to Revisit reveals that the Modern Family is growing; and what will you do with the three nights a week you’ll no longer have to keep tabs on Big Brother? Here are nine programs to look out for tonight.

8 pm Survivor: Philippines (CBS) | Season 25 premiere: Facts of Life’s Lisa Whelchel, aka the Ob (Original Blair), joins a former San Francisco Giants star, players medically evacuated »

- Kimberly Roots

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What to Watch Wednesday: Sytycd All-Stars, Dirty Jobs Says G'day, Gary Cole's Pains & More

22 August 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Wednesday: Mike Rowe tackles Australia’s Dirty Jobs, some familiar feet join the So You Think You Can Dance Top 10, NY Med is discharged and, yeah, Gary Cole is gonna need you to go ahead and tune into Royal Pains. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | It’s down to the Top 10 aka time to call in the All-Stars! Also, Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied sits in as a guest judge. I will be very excited if he somehow works “Attack it!” into his critique. »

- Kimberly Roots

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Fourth of July weekend TV: Marathons, Tour de France and more

3 July 2012 6:56 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

How are you spending your 4th of July holiday/weekend? If you live in one of areas of the country having 100+ degree days, perhaps you are spending it inside cuddled up with your TV remote. If so, Zap2it's got you covered for five whole days of programming. Check your local listings for channel number.

All times Eastern.

Wednesday, July 4

BBC America: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" marathon, 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. the next day

Bet: "The Game" marathon, 8 a.m. to midnight

CBS: "Boston Pops Fireworks," 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cloo: "House" Marathon, 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

Espn: Wimbledon Men's quarterfinals, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2012 Hot Dog Eating Contest, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Espn 2: Wimbledon Men's quarterfinals, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Food: "Diners Drive-ins and Dives" marathon, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., "Restaurant: Impossible" marathon, 7 p.m. to midnight

HBO: "John Adams" miniseries, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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What to Watch Wednesday: Planet Bieber, Back to the Futurama, Four Other Premieres and More

20 June 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Wednesday: Justin Bieber and NBC conspire to get “Boyfriend” stuck in your head, Futurama and Baby Daddy celebrate Father’s Day a little late and Health Inspector makes you never want to eat out again. Here are 10 programs — including Dallas (linked below) — to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm Dogs in the City (CBS) | When a puppy’s biting becomes destructive, Justin Silver helps its family train the dog to play safe.

8 pm Justin Bieber: All Around the World (NBC) | In the first of a two-part special, cameras follow The Biebs’ international tour to promote his new album, »

- Kimberly Roots

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Food Network chef Robert Irvine's Avocado free lunch throwdown

6 June 2012 1:05 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Food Network chef Robert Irvine has announced that he plans to eat Avocado for 85 days straight in celebration of Avocado Season at Subway. He will be making the announcement at noon at a Subway store in CityWalk, Universal City, CA. Additionally- Food Network announced that the First Lady Michelle Obama will be appearing on his show, Restaurant: Impossible, this June. From Food Network First Lady Michelle Obama continues her march across the TV landscape with an appearance on .Restaurant: Impossible. in June, the Food Network announced Tuesday. Chef Robert Irvine, who goes around fixing up restaurants across the country on the show, will get a special request from Michelle Obama. The first lady will challenge him »

- April MacIntyre

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Robert Irvine Marries Professional Wrestler

11 May 2012 3:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Super-fit Food Network star Robert Irvine has met his match - in both heart and physique. On Thursday, Restaurant: Impossible host Irvine, 46, wed professional wrestler Gail Kim, 35, in Napa Valley, Calif. Kim is the reigning titleholder of the Tna (Total Nonstop Action) Women's Knockout Championship. Also a former WWE Women's champion, she once wrestled under the ring name "La Felina." The couple met on the set of Irvine's show, Dinner: Impossible. The British chef handled all the logistics of wedding planning, leaving his bride-to-be with one assignment: to show up looking "as beautiful as she always does," he has said. »

- Thailan Pham

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