Syfy to serve up 'Top Chef' Marcel Vigneron show, Thursday reality
The chef is developing a reality series, "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen," for Syfy, it was announced at the network upfront Tuesday (March 16).
The docu-series by executive producers Kevin Dill and Mechelle Collins will center on Vigneron's new catering and event company that will combine imagination and culinary arts to create avant-garde delights for picky clients. Some of the inspiring events include a Goth-rock fashion show, a fairytale graduation party and the ribbon-cutting for a subway line.
How many foods can you turn into foam? We'll find out.
Besides the kooky cooking series, Syfy is also heating up a few more reality dishes:
- "Force of Nature" - Following Feng Shui master Ariel Towne apply the mysterious discipline to various clients, situations or spaces.
- "The Latimer Project" - Jason Latimer, a three-time World Champion of Magic, gets together with his illusion design firm Latimer Corp to create props and visually stunning events for clients.
- "Mr. Impossible" - Dezso Molnar is a "rogue inventor" who solves problems with his technologies.
- "Paranormal Files" - Gritty, dramatic first-hand testimony from people who've lived through paranomal experiences.
- "Face Off" - Competition series in the world of special-effects make-up artists.
- "The Dome Experiment" - A dozen volunteers become test subjects in a bio-environment that will test their roles to see if nature or nurture wins out.
- "Untitled Artifact Search Series" - A search through history for special artifacts, a la Indiana Jones.
"Mary Knows Best" will follow the life of radio host and psychic Mary Occhino and her mismatched group of kids -- including a skeptic, a paranormal investigator and a reluctant psychic -- her older brother and two grandchildren.
Both "Mary" and "Paranormal Investigators," a debunking reality series, will debut on July 15th. "Beast Legends" (Premieres TBD) uses state-of-the-art computer graphics to bring legendary creatures to life in order to explore the myths.
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