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NBC opens The Restaurant

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NBC will premiere its new one-hour unscripted reality series, The
Restaurant
from Survivor's Mark Burnett, on Sunday, July 20 at 10
p.m.

The Restaurant features celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito as he opens a new
Manhattan eatery under the camera's eye.

NBC has had a good measure of success with its all-new reality slate this
summer, featuring Fame, For Love or Money, Crime &
Punishment
, and Dog Eat Dog so far.

Fame, featuring choreographer Debbie Allen, has improved its Wednesday 8
p.m. time slot by 32% versus last year at this time, while the premiere of
For Love or Money delivered NBC's highest 18-49 ratings on Mondays from 9
-11 p.m. since April 2.

Still to come, besides The Restaurant, are Jay Mohr's Last
Comic
Standing on Tuesday, June 10 at 9 p.m., and returning reality
show Meet My Folks on Monday, June 16 at 10 p.m.

The six-episode series is executive produced by Burnett, Reveille's Ben
Silverman and Magna Global Entertainment's Robert Riesenberg.

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