Top Chef will move to Chicago for season four

Bravo has renewed Top Chef for a fourth season, and will continue the tradition of moving the show to a new city. Top Chef 4 will be filmed in Chicago.

“Chicago is a hotbed of great talent and it felt like the next logical step,” Bravo’s Frances Berwick told the Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan.

Casting began this month; the next open call is Chicago on Sunday, followed by Las Vegas a week later, and then San Francisco and Los Angeles. Mail-in applications are due Aug. 15.

‘Top Chef’ cooks up a move to Chicago [The Chicago Tribune]
Bravo Casting: Top Chef [Bravo]

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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