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Chef Robert Irvine To Host Samhsa's Voice Awards Honoring Military

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (Samhsa) 2017 Voice Awards program will recognize television and film writers and producers along with community leaders for outstanding efforts to raise awareness and understanding of mental illnesses and/or addictions.

The 12th annual Voice Awards, highlighting the theme Honoring Those Who Serve: Hope, Resilience, and Recovery, will spotlight efforts that provide hope and support to past and present military service members and their families who have faced mental health and addiction challenges. This year’s event will be held on August 16, 2017, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

The Voice Awards will be hosted by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, who has been an ardent supporter of issues affecting military personnel and their families through the Robert Irvine Foundation. With more than 27 years in the culinary field, chef Irvine has cooked his way throughout the world in restaurants, hotels and on the high seas.
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Interview: Chef Robert Irvine Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

Chicago – What better holiday than Thanksgiving to highlight a celebrity chef? Chef Robert Irvine is familiar to fans of the Food Network, through his shows “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible.” His brand of tough love has expanded to a new self help series, appropriately titled “The Robert Irvine Show.” Irvine was recently in Chicago appearing on behalf of Comcast at the Studio Xfinity store.

Robert Irvine was born in England, and began his cooking career in the Royal Navy, which he joined at age 15. He completed his duty on Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia, and did consultant work, eventually become Executive Chef at the Taj Mahal in Las Vegas. He began his TV career in 2007 with the Food Network show “Fit for a King,” which eventually morphed into “Dinner: Impossible.”

Chef Robert Irvine at Studio Xfinity in Chicago, November 14th, 2016

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Chef Irvine followed that show with
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Robert Irvine To Host Daytime Talk Show On The CW Stations

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine (Restaurant: Impossible) is stepping out of the kitchen and onto the CW afternoon lineup with a new talker from Tribune Studios and John Irwin’s Irwin Entertainment. The Robert Irvine Show will air Monday through Friday at 3 Pm beginning in September on CW Network stations nationwide. It takes the place of The Bill Cunningham Show which currently holds that time slot. The hour-long conflict resolution talk show will feature Irvine offering…
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Robert Irvine to Launch Talk Show on CW Daytime Lineup (Exclusive)

Robert Irvine to Launch Talk Show on CW Daytime Lineup (Exclusive)
Celebrity chef Robert Irvine is setting aside his pots and pans for his latest TV series, a “Dr. Phil”-esque talk show from Tribune Studios to air on CW stations.

“The Robert Irvine Show” will take the place of “The Bill Cunningham Show” in the 3 p.m. Monday-Friday slot on Tribune-owned stations and other CW affiliates starting in September. The series will feature Irvine — known for hosting Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” and for his regular appearances on foodie TV shows — dishing up tough-love advice and conflict resolution options for everyday people facing a range of problems.

John Irwin (“Couples/Family Therapy”) is exec producing “Robert Irvine” with Irvine and Andrew Scher (“The Doctors”). The series will originate in Los Angeles.

Irvine has spent 25 years building his profile as a culinary star, and he’s also known as a fitness buff. But he’s sought to expand his TV menu with a non-food series for the past
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Here’s What’s Coming And Going From Netflix in October

It’s almost October and that means Netflix is about to refresh their content with some new titles and by removing some others. Some of the notable titles leaving include: The Big Lebowski and A Nightmare on Elm Street. So if you haven’t seen some of these titles, plan your nights accordingly. We of course can look forward more than a few new titles including Boogie Nights, Batman Begins and Curse of Chucky for your Halloween needs.

All Title Dates are Subject to Change

Netflix U.S. Release Dates Only

Available 10/1

A Christmas Carol (1938)

About Alex (2014)

Alexander: Theatrical Cut (2004)

American Pie (1999)

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1

Batman Begins (2005)

Boogie Nights (1997)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Curse of Chucky (2013)

Dark Was the Night (2014)

Design on a Dime Collection: Collection 1

El Tiempo Entre Costuras (2013)

Extreme Homes Collection: Collection 1

Fixer Upper: Season 1

Genevieve’s Renovation: Season 1

Glass Chin (2014)

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Why Robert Irvine does TV's best restaurant makeovers

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Why Robert Irvine does TV's best restaurant makeovers
For 11 seasons now, Robert Irvine has hosted Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible." From its inception, the show followed a familiar format: a chef goes in to a failing restaurant, criticizes things, yells a lot, makes over the place, and leaves. That format was first popularized by Gordon Ramsay in "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares," and then destroyed by Fox with its Americanized version. Since then, it seems every cable network needs to have their own version, sometimes with a twist ("Bar Rescue," "Tabatha's Salon Takeover"). While those shows can be light, predictable, formulaic fun, "Restaurant: Impossible" rises to the top of that heap. Here's why Robert rules. Robert Irvine asks simple questions that people can't answer. Robert Irvine is the best at calmly asking questions that get right to the core of the problem and tell us everything we need to know about why a restaurant is failing. For example, almost every episode,
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John Ostrander: Obsessive CHEWing

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Some thirty years ago, I broke my left ankle in three places and was laid up for a while as it healed. It was around this time of year and it was a real harsh winter; I didn’t venture outside much because of the ice; crutches and a cast don’t lend themselves to walking on ice. I watched TV a lot, especially daytime TV. I was not then and am not now a fan of soap operas so I would find game shows and reruns to while away the hours. I became obsessive about some of them, especially reruns of Happy Days. I never said it was good TV, just compulsive.

These days, as I recover from my triple by-pass, I’m also into watching some daytime TV and my current obsessive show is ABC’s The Chew, which airs five days a week. The show is a
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College Double Dare: Marc Summers Wants To Reboot ‘Double Dare’

College Double Dare: Marc Summers Wants To Reboot ‘Double Dare’
Remember Marc Summers? The producer of food network shows like Restaurant: Impossible, most people from my generation probably know Summers better as the host of the Nickelodeon television game show Double Dare (and in later incarnations, Super Sloppy Double Dare, Family Double Dare and Double Dare 2000). The show was an 1980′s classic, combining trivia […]

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'Restaurant Impossible' Season 8 premiere: Revisit the top 5 dirtiest restaurants to prepare

In his quest to save America's failing restaurants, Chef Robert Irvine has come across some of the dirtiest eateries around. Like, cockroaches all over the place dirty.

So what better way to prepare for the Season 8 premiere of his Food Network hit "Restaurant: Impossible" on Wednesday (March 5) than by taking a squirm-inducing trip down memory lane to revisit the five foulest food spots Irvine's visited over the years.

Just don't anticipate being hungry ever again.

In the Season 8 premiere, Irvine visits Mill Creek BBQ Restaurant in Redlands, Calif., where he encounters tasteless barbecue and inefficient management. Let's hope that's all he encounters. (Aka, please no rats!)

"Restaurant Impossible" Season 8 premieres Wednesday, March 5 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Food Network.
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Your guide to New Year's Day marathons 2013

Your guide to New Year's Day marathons 2013
Now that you’ve properly celebrated the beginning of 2014, it’s likely that you’re in need of some downtime to recover from the night’s festivities. And even if not, there’s no harm in sitting on the couch anyway.

Just in case you do plan on joining us sofa-lovers, we’ve rounded up the television marathons that will help put your new year on the right track — as well as a few that won’t.

Check out your TV marathon options below:

*Note: Final time is when final episode begins; all listed in Et

Happy Endings (VH1, Starting at 8 p.
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What to Watch Tonight: Lego Star Wars Finale, CSI's Ruined Weekend, Thankful SNL and More

What to Watch Tonight: Lego Star Wars Finale, CSI's Ruined Weekend, Thankful SNL and More
On TV this Wednesday: Jedi attack in the final episode of Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, NBC offers a peek behind the Sound of Music Live! curtain (before Fraulein Maria fashions it into play clothes) and Criminal Minds hosts a Desperate husband. With ABC going back for seconds (i.e. repeats) and FX and The CW in movie mode, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Making of The Sound of Music Live! (NBC) | Go behind the scenes of the upcoming special with country star Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and the rest of the Von Trapp brood,
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'Restaurant: Impossible's' Robert Irvine takes the 'Restaurant Express' to posh Las Vegas

Robert Irvine may be best known to Food Network audiences as the guy dispensing tough love to struggling restaurants on the hit series "Restaurant: Impossible," but his new Sunday series, "Restaurant Express," finds the chef exploring the flip side of that: searching for the best candidate to help launch and run a new eatery in a Las Vegas resort.

The series started out with nine aspiring restaurateurs who boarded Irvine's huge bus for a road trip across the West that tests not only their culinary skills but also their personal strengths and business acumen.

"These people are mothers, military people and chefs, and not one of them has an advantage over the others," Irvine tells Zap2it. "There are so many different tests and competition pieces that you have to be good at everything to be that person at the end. It's not like 'Food Network Star' and 'Chopped' and other programs like that.
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Food Network: Brand Tie-Ins That Sizzle but Don’t Burn

Food Network: Brand Tie-Ins That Sizzle but Don’t Burn
Imagine being able to pay for the privilege of having Sandra Lee or “Barefoot ContessaIna Garten use a specific kind of butter, sugar or spice in one of the recipes they prepare on TV’s Food Network.

For years, that sort of thing had only been a pipe dream of various marketing executives. The people behind Food Network have kept the outlet’s how-to programming — the backbone of its daytime schedule — free from shout-outs to various comestibles made by Pillsbury, Kraft or McCormick.

“We always had a policy of not doing that and the reason was that we really wanted to build a brand based upon authority and trust,” says Karen Grinthal, senior VP of ad sales for Food Network and its sibling, Cooking Channel. “We couldn’t risk losing that neutral status, which is what would have happened if we had appeared to endorse any brand within the content.
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Is Newsroom Duo Irresistible? Fosters' Mane Attraction? Wrecked Parks Heroine? More Qs!

Is Newsroom Duo Irresistible? Fosters' Mane Attraction? Wrecked Parks Heroine? More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Parks and Recreation, Devious Maids, The Bridge and Rookie Blue!

1 | We know Will and Mack are The Newsroom‘s endgame, but doesn’t Hope Davis make you want to see him try to make a go of it with shifty gossip columnist Nina? And are you as much of a sucker for the show’s physical comedy — like Don falling over in his tiny desk chair — as we are? Also, when is Jim coming home?
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LoveFilm adds Food Network, Travel Channel content

LoveFilm has entered a content agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive, giving UK subscribers access to programming from the Food Network and the Travel Channel.

The deal marks the Amazon-owned service's first foray into culinary content, with shows including Man v. Food Nation and Restaurant: Impossible coming to the platform.

"We're delighted to announce this latest deal with Scripps Networks Interactive, which brings something very different and exciting to our members," says Simon Morris, chief marketing officer at LoveFilm.

"There is no doubt that we are a nation of foodies, and it's great that this deal will enable us to meet increasing viewer demands for this particular type of content."

The news follows word that LoveFilm parent company Amazon has signed a similar deal with Scripps to bring its content to Amazon Instant Video users in the Us.

LoveFilm is accessible through a range of hardware, including tablets, smartphones, PCs and gaming consoles.
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Food Network Star: Mind Your Pilafs & Cues

Food Network Star: Mind Your Pilafs & Cues
We’re down to four contestants on Season 9 Food Network Star, and amazingly enough, one of them is a dude who’s only intelligible on every third word — and whose main dish this week looked like a sloughed-off hunk of forearm.

I know I’ve been saying for weeks now that it’s a three-woman race, but I’m starting to worry that the most paranoid TVLine comments-section posters have been on to something with their terrifying theories: Is it possible someone behind the Food Network curtain sees a Guy Fieri 2.0 in guitar-playing Rodney, a man prone to yelling “Pi Sty!
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Serve Up Dinner Straight from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Serve Up Dinner Straight from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Come Thursday, there will be plenty of familiar faces heating up Miami Beach. And we mean in the kitchen. As celeb chefs such as Bobby Flay, Paula Deen and Rachael Ray flock to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, you, too, can get a taste of the festivities, which run through the weekend. And you don't even have to leave your kitchen - just follow these recipes. Carrot Lemon Thyme SorbetFrom Restaurant: Impossible chef Robert Irvine, who will be serving up his sorbet at the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village • 1 tbsp. lemon zest• 1 cup carrot
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'Restaurant Impossible's' Robert Irvine: It's 'not difficult to find' a dirty kitchen

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,
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Presidential Debates - The TV Lovers Survivor Guide

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.


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

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