Top Chef 5 may film in Brooklyn this summer

If reports are correct, Bravo’s soon-to-be-marquee series and MTV’s formerly signature show will both be filming in Brooklyn this summer. That’s because Top Chef 5 will reportedly be filmed in Williamsburg, not far away from the downtown Brooklyn location that’s hosting The Real World Brooklyn.

Eater reports that “inside sources” say “that the Season 5 Top Chef contestants will be housed in Williamsburg.” Specifically, the site says to “keep an eye on those new condos around McCarren Park (we’re looking at you Ikon and 20 Bayard), whose owners would probably be willing to trade free housing for shots of their building signs each time the cheftestants return home.”

That Top Chef 5 is heading to New York–instead of rumored locations such as New Orleans and Toronto–came via Snack, which reported last month that the city was selected and that “[t]he unofficial word is filming will begin in July and run through August.”

Top Chef Rumormongering: Cheftestants to Be Housed in Williamsburg [Eater]
tvsnack: top chef season 5 [Snack]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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