Originally Posted by LyRrAd_Nation
True, true, Restaurant makeover does have over-exposure. It plays on HGTV as well. They should show more of Chef At Home, Iron Chef (not the American one - even if it is a Sea Urchin battle every night), Throwdown with Bobby Flay and dare I say it - Barefoot Contessa...
Or Manswers would be good...as would be anything with Mike Holmes.
Restaurant Makeover's become a bit of a joke. I mean, I do watch every episode but it's so staged and follows the same pattern each time. I big chunk of those restaurants close down after the makeover and almost none of them utilize the new menu. I think the owners are of the mindset that it's the cheapest advertising you can buy. The production company's been sued due to Igor's shoddy work and the chefs are such arrogant assholes who really have no right to be.
Gordon Ramsay though! What an awesome individual. The original UK version of Kitchen Nightmares is brilliant.