ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 1/11/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Food Network's press release, October 2013) Failing nightlife establishments across America get a complete overhaul in a last ditch effort to make a profit in Food Network's new series On The Rocks premiering Sunday, November 17th at 10pm ET/PT. Top consultant and bartender extraordinaire, John Green, assesses establishments that have taken a 'dive' in hopes of filling the bar stools and pint glasses once again. Whether he is shaking hands or martinis, John knows the business behind the bar and never settles for mediocrity, but can he make these bars the toast of the town? Over the course of eight episodes, John visits the worst of the worst in nightlife joints. From a dive bar in San Diego to a struggling English pub in Royal Oak, Mich., John uses his business savvy and bartending expertise to save these businesses from total collapse. Updates to weathered décor and flawed menus, tackling staff problems through intense bar training, and coaching establishments with inadequate management; John's on a mission to help shabby watering holes and dysfunctional nightclubs reinvent themselves.