NBC looking for Restaurant diners.

NBC looking for Restaurant diners.
NBC is searching for diners to participate in the next season of The Restaurant. At renewal time, it wasn’t clear if the next season would follow Rocco or be set at Rocco’s; the casting call makes it seem like they’re going for Big Brother-esque diner drama, not megalomaniacal owner/chef drama. The breathless casting call says the network wants “fun, lively, and outgoing people who want to dine and share their stories with us,” including people who “are pregnant and want to share the exciting news,” are “trying to reconcile with an Ex and want to work it out,” and are “keeping a secret that [they'd] love to share.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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