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[06/03/14 - 09:20 AM]
CNBC Announces July 8 Premiere for Original Series, "Restaurant Startup"
The eight one-hour episodes feature restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef and restaurant operator Tim Love who vie to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe could make them millions.

[04/08/14 - 08:18 AM]
CNBC Ramps Up Primetime - Network Greenlights Two New Original Primetime Series to Premiere Summer 2014 and Reveals Projects in Development
Plus: CNBC also announced today an extended order of episodes for season two of "The Profit."







RESTAURANT STARTUP (CNBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/8/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2014)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CNBC's press release, June 2014) CNBC today announced that "Restaurant Startup," the newest addition to its primetime reality lineup, will premiere on Tuesday, July 8th at 10pm ET/PT. Produced by Shine America, the eight one-hour episodes feature restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef and restaurant operator Tim Love who vie to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe could make them millions. Each week, two teams selected from hundreds of applicants are invited to pitch their food ideas to our investors. Under high-pressure questioning, each team tries to convince Bastianich and Love that theirs is a concept worth backing. But, only one team moves forward. The chosen team is given the keys to a working restaurant on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. They get 36 hours and $7,500 to put their dream to the test and launch a pop-up restaurant; come up with a branding campaign; and write a business plan. Under the watchful eye of Bastianich and Love's culinary consultant Waylynn Lucas, the aspiring food moguls open their doors, serve their food and test their concept on the public. Based on the reaction from the diners, the quality of the branding and the viability of the business plan, Bastianich and Love decide whether or not they will put their own money on the line to make someone's dreams come true; and hopefully, make big money for themselves.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Joe Bastianich
· Tim Love
CREW INFORMATION:
· Eden Gaha as EP
· James Bruce as EP
· Jim Ackerman as EP (CNBC)
· Joe Bastianich as EP
· Lucas Platt as EP (CNBC)
· Paul Franklin as EP
· Robin Feinberg as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· JB Crushed
· Shine America