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'America's Next Great Restaurant' Fail: Soul Daddy Closes NYC and L.A. Branches (Update)

"America's Next Great Restaurant"? Not exactly. Maybe Bobby Flay should consider changing the name of his NBC reality competition. //www.thewrap.com/article/americas-next-great-restaurant-fail-soul-daddy-nyc-closes-28251

More NBC Cancellations: 'Outsourced,' 'Perfect Couples,' 'Chase' & More

The networks are cleaning house in preparation for next week's Upfronts presentations of new shows, cancelling existing shows faster than anyone can keep up. The latest shows to get shut down? NBC has axed freshman Thursday night comedies 'Outsourced' and 'Perfect Couples,' as well as drama 'Chase' and reality series 'School Pride' and 'America's Next Great Restaurant.' While rapid-fire press releases and rumor confirmations have been the norm for getting the news out the past few days, 'Outsourced' star Rizwan Manji actually took to Twitter before news of their cancellation broke: @Riz_Manji: "Before it hits the trades-Outsourced isnt coming back.Sad to see it go-hopeful that this opportunity was a step towards others! Thanx all!" //www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/13/nbc-cancels-outsourced-perfect-couples-chase-more/

Interview: Bobby Flay Talks About AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT Winner [Video]

It all comes to an end on tonight’s finale of  AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT  RESTAURANT . Last week, I gave you a teaser look at our interview with judge Bobby Flay, and now it’s time for me to share the full interview with you. Daemon’s TV  caught up with Bobby Flay sometime last week at the Hollywood and Highland location of the restaurant in Los Angeles. And while he didn’t divulge who the winner of the show was, he did give us some insight as to the selection of the winner and much more. So enjoy the video interview below and don’t forget to tune in tonight for the finale at 8pm on NBC. Read More...

'America's Next Great Restaurant': Jamawn Woods' Soul Daddy is the winner

It was between the Brooklyn Meatball Company, Soul Daddy and Spice Coast for the title of "America's Next Great Restaurant" on Sunday, May 1. So who went home with the title and the chance to run a three-location chain of restaurants?That would be Jamawn Woods and his concept Soul Daddy, which specializes in healthy soul food. The investing team -- which is made up of Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone, Steve Ells and Lorena Garcia -- chose Soul Daddy as Spice Coast was pretty similar to Chipotle (Ells' company) and Brooklyn Meatball Company's service was backed up over an hour during the final challenge.The final challenge kind of resembled "Top Chef's" restaurant wars with each contestant developing a soft open for their concept restaurant. The contestants met with arthitects to design the eating space and graphic designers for their logos. Several hundred customers tried out the food.Soul Daddy's restaurants in New York City, Los Angeles and... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/americas-next-great-restaurant-jamawn-woods-soul-daddy-is-the-winner.html

AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT Finale “Opening Night” - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the finale episode of AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT  Episode 9 "Opening Night" which airs Sunday May 1 at 8pm on NBC. Episode Synopsis : AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT Finale "Opening Night" – Using everything they’ve learned, the final three restaurateurs pull out all the stops when they create mini-restaurants for their soft opening. After working with architects, hiring a staff and creating their menus the three finalists must open their mini-restaurants to the investors and a crowd of diners. Investors Bobby Flay, Steve Ells, Lorena Garcia and Curtis Stone get in the kitchen beforehand to offer advice and cook with the remaining restaurateurs. In the end, one finalist is revealed to be the winner and their restaurant concept comes to life with the opening of a restaurant chain in three locations — Hollywood, Minneapolis and New York City. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/01/americas-next-great-restaurant-finale-opening-night/

Who Will Win America's Next Great Restaurant? Breaking Down the Final 3

Only three finalists remain standing, and on Sunday, America's Next Great Restaurant will crown its winner. The day after, a new chain of eateries will open up in Hollywood, Minneapolis and New York City -- will it be the Southern Indian cuisine of Sudhir Kandula, the stick-to-your-ribs soul food of Jamawn J. Woods' or Joseph Galluzzi's saucy balls? We break down their chances: //www.tvguide.com/News/Americas-Next-Great-Restaurant-Finale-1032477.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Bobby Flay Teases The Final Episodes of AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT [Video]

Last week, we  got the chance to catch up with Bobby Flay and talk about his experience on NBC’s  AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT  RESTAURANT , as well as how the winner was chosen. While I cannot share with you the full interview yet (that will be up next week, so keep an eye out for it), I wanted to give you a short  tease, with Bobby Flay talking about the final two episodes. Enjoy  and don’t forget to tune in tonight at 8pm on NBC. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/04/24/bobby-flay-teases-the-final-episodes-of-americas-next-great-restaurant-video/

TV Ratings: 'Beyond the Blackboard' CBS movie helps secure win on Easter

Fast national ratings for Sunday, April 24, 2011.Easter Sunday signaled a win for CBS, with ratings up slightly across the board from last Sunday. "Beyond the Blackboard," CBS's TV movie starring Emily Van Camp, aired opposite her old stomping ground, "Brothers & Sisters" on CBS. FOX made it a very Homer Easter with two episodes of "The Simpsons" and a re-air of the movie, but they didn't make much of a ratings splash. NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" was up slightly from last week, but their latest endeavor "America's Next Great Restaurant" hit its series low.CBS had the highest average viewers (9.1 million and a 5.6/10 share). ABC came in second (7.7 million, 4.6/8), NBC in third (6.0 million, 3.6/6) and FOX in fourth (3.1 million, 1.7/3). ABC won the 18-49 demo with a 2.2 rating, followed by NBC (2.0) and CBS (1.7). FOX had a 1.2. Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.3... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/tv-ratings-beyond-the-blackboard-cbs-movie-helps-secure-win-on-easter.html

AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT Episode 8 “Venture in Vegas” - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos  of  AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT  RESTAURANT  Episode 8 "Venture in Vegas" which airs Sunday April 24 at 8pm on NBC. Episode Synopsis : AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT Episode 8 "Venture in Vegas" – For their next test, the four remaining restaurateurs travel to Las Vegas  to see if their concepts can succeed outside of sunny Los Angeles. They will have to serve three dishes off their current menu or a new dish, to a couple hundred people at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel  & Casino. Later, the restaurateurs must hire two local employees to help execute their menu and run the restaurant during the first hour of service. Investors Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone , Steve Ells and Lorena Garcia will evaluate their performance and bring their concepts to life when their restaurant grand opening locations are revealed. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/04/24/americas-next-great-restaurant-episode-8-venture-in-vegas/

TV Ratings: CBS wins Sunday with help from NCAA overage

Fast national ratings for Sunday, March 27, 2011.CBS topped an otherwise slow night of television, with a victory in both average viewers and the key demographic -- the latter of which it can thank NCAA basketball for. Coverage of the "elite eight" game between Kentucky and North Carolina bled into "60 Minutes."The network was heads above the rest with highest average viewers (12.6 million and a 7.4 rating/12 share. ABC came in second (6.2 million, 3.7/6), NBC in third (6.0 million, 3.9/6) and FOX in fourth (4.8 million, 2.7/4).CBS won the 18-49 demo with a 3.2 rating, followed by FOX (2.2), NBC (2.0) and ABC (1.4).Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (15.5 million, 9.3/17) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.5 million, 4.1/7)FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.4 million, 1.9/3) / "American Dad" rerun (3.9 million, 2.2/4) NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (3.6 million, 2.5/4)18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (3.7)8 p.m.CBS: "Amazing Race" (11.7 million, 6.8/11)ABC: "Secret Millionaire" (10.5... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/tv-ratings-cbs-wins-sunday-with-help-from-ncaa-overage.html