TV Buzz: Bravo Announces 'Top Chef: Seattle' Contestants; 'The Mindy Project' Bringing Mobile Makeovers to a City Near You
Bravo’s Top Chef is back for Season 10 with chefs from around the country looking to please the appetites of the judges. Chefs Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck will join returning judges Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Hugh Acheson, and Gail Simmons. This season, filmed in Seattle, will feature chefs whose hometowns range from Brazil to Japan to South Africa. [Bravo]
Which Housewives alum is working on the web for her next project?
Kelly Killoren Bensimon, formerly of The Real Housewives of New York City, is joining with iVillage for its first competition web series, DIY Beautify. The series will focus on two women competing as they apply makeup with new techniques taught to them by celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayer. Bensimon will judge the contestants along with Pat Sandora, host of the iVillage series Likes or Yikes. [THR]
Sopranos star, James Gandolfini, is going to star in the HBO's greenlit pilot, Criminal Justice. The pilot written by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price will be slightly based upon a BBC series of the same name. The Emmy-winning Gandolfini will play Jack Stone, a lawyer who represents an American-Pakistani cab driver who wakes up to find a dead girl in his bead. He'll also executive produce the project. [Deadline]
Showtime’s Homeland is getting a new agent. Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham has just been cast in a recurring role as Dar Adul. Though there is minimal information about who exactly Adul is, we do know that he is an intelligence operative that’s worked for the Special Activities Division of the CIA all over the world. [EW]
Comedy Central has renewed network favorite, Tosh.0, for Season 5 with a 30-episode order that will air in 2013. Season 4 of the comedy show, starring Daniel Tosh, will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 25 and hit the milestone 100 mark on Tuesday, Nov. 27. [The Wrap]
Listen up Ladies! To promote Mindy Kaling's new comedy The Mindy Project, FOX is bringing the MINDY-cure mobile makeover vehicle to a city near you. The traveling van wll be offering blowouts and manicures and fans will head home with a limited edition bottle of OPI nail polish. The tour will hit Washington D.C, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Seattle, Portland, San Diego and Los Angeles beginning Thursday, Sept. 20. Visit the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages for details on the when and where. [FOX]