Food Network casting for a fourth season of Next Food Network Star

After the third-season finale earning the network’s highest-ever ratings, The Next Food Network Star has been renewed for a fourth season.

Casting begins today with an open call in Seattle, and moves on to New York, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. Online or mailed applications are due by Oct. 12.

“Season four will tape and air in 2008,” Broadcasting & Cable reports.

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Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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