Speaking of Top Chef it looks like we don't have much longer to wait. Bravo TV has just announced that the next season will begin on June 13. Right now they don't have the finalized list of contestants available, but rather a list of 29 candidates who may end up as contestants. They're asking you to watch the videos and then decide if they "sizzle or fizzle." Pretty clever marketing ploy, but I'm not sure what it's for, didn't they start filming back in March? Maybe it's a new format this season, maybe it starts with a large group and narrows down quick. I guess we'll have to wait until June 13 to find out.
Out of the 29 possible contestants, 6 are from California (including 3 from the SF Bay Area), 9 are from New York, 5 from Florida, 4 from Texas, 2 from Las Vegas and one each from Chicago, Hawaii, and Ohio. I didn't watch all 29 videos, but the contestants look promising and rumors have it that producers were looking for more experience and professionalism this season. As much as I love ridiculous TV drama, I think this sounds like a great plan.