Rocco will return for second Restaurant season, which starts taping Monday.

Rocco will return for second Restaurant season, which starts taping Monday.
The second season of The Restaurant will definitely include Rocco diSpirito. That’s according to producer Mark Burnett, who tells The Age, “Rocco is returning.” Rocco, he says, is “charismatic and a little crazy, which adds up to being good TV talent.” In the interview, which also touches on the all-star edition of Survivor, he says the winner of his forthcoming show The Apprentice “becomes the president of one of Trump’s companies.” The 16 contestants will compete in challenges that last 48 hours each, including “[o]rganising a celebrity auction at Sotheby’s [and] [p]roducing a rock concert at a casino in Atlantic City,” according to The Age.

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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