[02/11/13 - 09:02 AM]
Restaurant Guru Willie Degel Continues to Save Restaurants One Employee at a Time in "Restaurant Stakeout"
The show's third season kicks off Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[via press release from Food Network]


Season Three Premieres Wednesday, March 13th at 10pm ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY - February 11, 2013 - New York restaurateur Willie Degel is back for the third season of the hidden camera series Restaurant Stakeout, premiering Wednesday, March 13th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Using his infamous and covert surveillance tactics, Willie shows struggling restaurant owners what really happens when their employees think no one is watching. Willie has built his success on his "customer is king" philosophy, which remains the key to saving restaurants around the country from closing their doors. From lazy, neglectful managers to feisty, rude waitstaff Willie needs to whip these employees into shape before their appalling customer service drives business away for good.

Episodes include:

Premiering Wednesday, March 13th at 10pm ET/PT - SEASON PREMIERE

"Three Strikes and You're Out!"

Willie Degel, New York City restaurant czar, is the last hope for Mohammad Ababafha, owner of Shiraz Persian Restaurant in Elmsford, NY. Hard times and bad luck have forced Mohammad out of business not once but twice before, and this is his final shot at keeping his restaurant afloat. Willie's team of surveillance professionals equips the entire space with hidden cameras and microphones to determine what has kept the restaurant from being a success. Can Willie uncover the problems that have led to disaster in the past, and fix the restaurant once and for all?

Premiering Wednesday, March 20th at 10pm ET/PT

"Momma's Boy"

It's Willie Degel, New York City restaurant guru, to the rescue to save Luis Concepción, owner of authentic Puerto Rican restaurant The Latin Kitchen in The Bronx. Due to a tragic accident and some fierce competition in the neighborhood, Luis and his restaurant are on the verge of ruin. It's up to Willie and his surveillance professionals to find out what has been going on behind-the-scenes that is ruining the restaurant. Will Willie's stakeout save the Latin Kitchen before it is too late?

Premiering Wednesday, March 27th at 10pm ET/PT

"You Can't Be Everything to Everybody"

Restaurateur Willie Degel comes to the aid of A.J. Cohen of A.J.'s Burgers in New Rochelle, NY. when he finds that despite award-winning burgers the restaurant is failing financially. Willie and his stakeout team must uncover the issues that are driving the business into the ground, and educate the owner and staff on where they went wrong. Will Willie be able to turn things around? Or will A.J.'s have to close its doors for good?

# # #

FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring and empowering through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine has tripled its rate base and delivers a circulation of 1.5 million. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24 hour networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), and Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com), is the manager and general partner.

  [february 2013]  


[10/07/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Orders Seventh and Eighth Seasons of Emmy Award-Winning "Bob's Burgers"
"Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America's most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons," said David Madden.

[10/07/15 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" are two of only three series even or above from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/07/15 - 07:14 AM]
A&E Network Set to Air the Highly Anticipated Original Drama Series "The Frankenstein Chronicles" in the US
The hour-long drama starring Sean Bean is a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein Myth set in 19th century London.

[10/07/15 - 05:45 AM]
Christina Aguilera Returns to Join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams as Coaches for Season 10 of "The Voice"
The 10th season will begin in February.

[10/06/15 - 03:31 PM]
E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Begins Production on Season Five
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox are all due back in early 2016.

[10/06/15 - 03:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy") to Star in New Event Series Being Developed by FOX
The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.

[10/06/15 - 01:44 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Mental Floss Celebrate the Intersection of Science and Medicine, Taking Viewers into a Cutting-Edge Operating Room to Perform "Brain Surgery Live"
The live two-hour special premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.