Fox will air follow-up on Amy’s Baking Company, which is “hiring/casting” servers for its own series

The restaurant whose owners Gordon Ramsay walked out on for the first time in Kitchen Nightmares history, Amy’s Baking Company, is looking for more attention via reality television, and you can take part. Meanwhile, Fox is planning a special episode that will look at reaction to the episode in Arizona.

Kitchen Nightmares producers filmed in Scottsdale on Sept. 24, but the episode won’t feature Gordon Ramsay or Amy and Samy Bouzaglo. A producer told New Times that it’s about “the views from people around the community.” That sounds like an episode that could be paired with a rebroadcast of the original.

Meanwhile, the restaurant posted a casting notice saying they “are currently hiring/casting servers and bussers for the upcoming filming of our Reality TV show,” and asked for a “resume and head shot.”

There are no additional details, though casting for servers clearly means they’re not looking for authenticity here. Radar reported earlier that Cineflex, the production company behind shows such as Property Brothers and American Pickers, was looking to “to develop a show around their restaurant and their bad behavior.”

The drama that followed the episode has continued, with Amy’s posting examples of “cyber bullying” messages they’ve received, which are quite awful. Why exactly Amy and Samy would want to subject themselves to additional scrutiny isn’t clear, except that’s what “toxic viral stars” do–and, of course, we reward them for it by watching and paying attention.

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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