Top Chef appears to be in Seattle for season 10

Seattle appears to be the location of Top Chef‘s 10th season, as location scouts–and host Padma Lakshmi–have been spotted around the city.

This isn’t a surprise: In February, the city said the show was considering it, but only if Seattle paid $200,000 to $300,000. Last season, San Antonio paid $200,000 to be featured in several episodes, and Texas paid $600,000 for the privilege of hosting the show.

Padma was spotted eating at a restaurant yesterday. A few days earlier, location scouts were spotted in Melrose Market, and earlier, Seattle Met reported that sources connected to the show confirmed that it would be set in Seattle, and an anonymous commenter said they’d leased a building to the show in Redmond, Wash., although the site notes there’s a “persistent rumor that Seattle and Portland might share the season, a la San Antonio, Dallas and Austin.”

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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