TV briefs: 'America's Best Cook'

The Fresno BeeMarch 10, 2014 

Do you smell something?: Home cooks from across the country compete for a $50,000 cash prize in the new culinary competition series "America's Best Cook" premiering at 9 p.m. April 13 on the Food Network.

Hosted by Ted Allen, the cooks are divided into teams, which are mentored by Cat Cora, Tyler Florence, Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Symon, each representing the South, West, East and North, respectively.

The series kicks off with a timed culinary challenge where 16 cooks divided into groups of four compete for coveted positions on the mentor's teams.

Following the challenge, each mentor tastes the dishes of four hopeful cooks and chooses the two for their team that they believe will lead them to victory.

"Psych" out: Kevin Pereira ("Attack of the Show") has been tapped to host the "Psych After Pshow," an hour-long special to air at 10 p.m. March 26 on the USA Network. The special will bid farewell to USA Network's favorite faux detective series.

Fans, affectionately known as "Psych-Os," can enter a lottery to win a pair of tickets at Fans also will be invited to submit personal video questions for series stars James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and creator/executive producer Steve Franks to answer during the live show.

Host with the most: Emmy Award-winning comedian and late night talk show host Conan O'Brien announced on his show "Conan" that he will take the stage for the first time as host of the "2014 MTV Movie Awards" airing at 9 p.m. April 13 on MTV.

The show will honor the best films and performances from the past year, while featuring exclusive, never-before-seen moments from some of the most highly anticipated summer films.


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