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Food Network fast tracks new episodes of 'Restaurant: Impossible' with Robert Irvine

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Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm

New episodes begin production this month, slated for premiere in summer

Coming off the April 20 season premiere, Food Network announced it has fast-tracked new episodes of “Restaurant: Impossible” to premiere later this summer. Hosted by chef and Food Network personality Robert Irvine, each episode of “Restaurant: Impossible” features Irvine visiting struggling restaurant owners to help them turn around their fortunes with just two days and $10,000 for a budget.

Production on the eight new episodes begins this month with stops planned around the country.

"Desperate restaurant owners continue to seek guidance from Robert Irvine and his team to help fix their restaurant's most anemic areas and get on a path to profitability," said Courtney White, president, Food Network. "Robert's tough love approach and genuine care and concern for these restaurant owners resonates so strongly with our audience and we cannot wait to give viewers more of what they love about Robert, with his commitment and dedication in helping people turn around their lives."

Currently in its 14th season, “Restaurant: Impossible” airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. In its April 20 premiere, the series notched a .7 rating (L3 P25-54), up 83% vs. YAGO, while attracting nearly 2 million viewers, making it a top 10 telecast in its timeslot among ad-supported cable – and the highest-rated Saturday night Food Network telecast since 2015.

Fans can learn more about Irvine and the restaurants featured in the current season at FoodNetwork.com/RestaurantImpossible, and follow #RestaurantImpossible to go behind the scenes.

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