TVLine Items: Top Chef Renewed for Season 10, Good Wife's Will Goes to Bat and More!

How’s this for delicious news: Bravo has renewed its Emmy-winning culinary competition Top Chef for a 10th season.

Open casting calls for future “cheftestants” begin Tuesday, Feb. 21 in New York, and will continue throughout the country until March 2 in Los Angeles. (See full details here.)

Bravo is currently cooking up Top Chef Season 9 on Wednesdays at 10/9c.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Speaking of foodie shows, Fox has picked up Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares for a fifth season. Season 4 is currently airing Fridays at 8 pm.

• Yikes. It appears that Wendy Scott-Carr was not at all kidding when, while getting the bum’s rush from Peter, she said she’d take measures to get Will disbarred. Check out the latest Good Wife promo here, for the next new episode airing Feb. 19:

• TV Land has renewed its freshman comedy The Exes for a second season to premiere in June.

• Oh, happy day! Henry Winkler is in talks to play the “grounded and warm” father of Maya Rudolph’s Ava on NBC’s Up All Night, TV Guide Magazine reports.

• Kate Mara has been cast opposite Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s upcoming political drama, House of Cards, Deadline reports. The American Horror Story bad girl will play an ambitious young reporter who makes a life-changing deal with Spacey’s politico.

• Better With You‘s Jennifer Finnigan has landed a role as one of five surgeons on David E. Kelly’s TNT drama pilot Chelsea General, per Deadline.

• American Pie alum Chris Klein will guest-star on a Season 2 episode of Franklin & Bash, EW.com reports, playing a politician buddy of Bash’s who is involved in a scandal.

• Talking head Nancy Grace will make her “acting” debut in the May finale of Raising Hope, per TV Guide Magazine. The CNN commentator will play the host of a fictional news magazine.

• FX is developing a rock band comedy with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Per Deadline, comedian Dana Gould would star in the half-hour series, which centers on a group on the verge of super-stardom — and also on the verge of breaking up.

• CBS’ The Talk delivered its largest audience ever (2.5 million viewers) and matched its all-time best women 18-49 rating (with a 0.9) for the week ending Jan. 27. In head-to-head competition, the CBS talker is besting ABC’s The Revolution by 60 percent (!) in total audience and by 80 percent(!!) in W18-49.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?



Comments (9)

  • there is something wrong with the top chef link

    Comment by al – February 2, 2012 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nancy Grace made her acting debut years ago..and badly at that…it’s called her Headline News show.
    I’m here all week! Try the veal! Tip your waiter!

    Comment by RU kidding? – February 2, 2012 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Poor Will; I don’t even ship him with Alicia anymore but he’s a good guy (wouldn’t roll over on Peter to get Wendy off his case), and people need to have his back (ahem Kalinda).
    Hope this storyline plays out with Alicia, Diane or Kalinda (hell, even Caitlin) coming up big to save the day. He should have people in his corner.

    Comment by Saint Alicia – February 2, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was thanks to Kalinda (as she planted the fake email) that Will was saved in the end. Also thanks to everyone else (Diane, etc) for mentioning Peter continously. Everyone has his back.
      I also dislike Will. but to each their own!

      Comment by Olivia – February 2, 2012 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • But you do realize it was Kalinda’s back-stabbing that got him in trouble in the first place? She gave Dana that file containing his “weaknesses” (albeit to save Alicia). Nevertheless, those fake emails helped Kalinda break even and merely righted a previous wrong.
        It just seems like everyone is doing a lot of hand-wringing in the promo; hopefully there’s some action to back it up.

        Comment by Saint Alicia – February 2, 2012 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone other than me flashing back to the scene in the good wife where Kalinda took a bat to Blake’s rental car? I wonder if will is going after Peter with that bat?

    Comment by Alicia L. – February 2, 2012 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kalinda never backstabbed him. They looked together at the cases the could look suspicious, and then Kalinda brought the McDermott one to Dana, so that WSC would focus on that for the Grand Jury.
    Kalinda just pretended to give in to Dana, butfrom the start she knew she could both save Alicia and control the content of the file so that it wouldn’t really hurt Will.

    Comment by Claire – February 2, 2012 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I dislike Will. Please give news about other TGW characters.

    Comment by nikki – February 2, 2012 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I bet ABC regrets canning OLTL for the rev now. I take that back I bet ABC regrets hiring that idiot to destroy the soaps and then letting him put that trash in their place.

    Comment by Soapfan – February 2, 2012 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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