Hark, Another Food-Based Reality Show: The United Plates of America


NBC is unleashing another food-based reality show upon the viewing populace, and thanks to the title alone, it’s already a groaner.

The United Plates of America, which was dreamed up by Top Chef‘s production company, Magical Elves, will pit wannabe restaurateurs against one another to earn the financial favors of a panel of rich investors. The winner gets to open a chain of his or her restaurants at four locations throughout the country. Contestants will be tested on their concept’s marketability, menu, and, presumably, willingness to sacrifice their dignity.

[Via Reuters]