Top Chef’s Marcel Vigneron developing a reality show for SyFy

Top Chef 2 contestant Marcel Vigneron, the subject of the show’s lowest moment ever and its ugly aftermath, is developing a reality series with SyFy.

Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen will follow molecular gastronomist Marcel as he and “his new catering and event company will be hired by a demanding client to produce an extraordinary celebration or event,” and Marcel and his team will “create everything from the immersive decor to a delicious menu that emphasizes Marcel’s unique brand of avant-garde cooking,” according to the network.

Marcel on SyFy seems like a good fit, from his occasionally mad scientist hair to his awkwardly weird personality, even as Marcel’s show was announced alongside the development of series starring an illusionist (Jason Latimer) and a “rogue inventor” known as “Mr. Impossible” (Dezso Molnar).

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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