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Curtis Stone to Host 'Top Chef Masters,' Pac-Man Gets a Reality Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 13th 2011 6:00PM
Curtis StoneSome major changes are afoot at 'Top Chef Masters' -- Bravo announced today that celebrity chef Curtis Stone will take over hosting duties from Kelly Choi for the just-announced third season.

The network also renewed 'The Rachel Zoe Project,' 'Millionaire Matchmaker,' 'Flipping Out,' 'Work of Art' and 'Bethenny Ever After,' TV Guide reports. As for new shows, 'Million Dollar Decorators' and 'Pregnant in Heels' will premiere in April.

'The Real Housewives of New York City' is returning on Tues., Feb. 15, 'Bethenny Ever After' on Mon., Feb. 28, and 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' on Sun., March 6. 'Watch What Happens Live' will move from Tuesdays to Thursdays.

In other TV news ...

Merv Griffin Entertainment is developing a new reality series based on ... Pac-Man? Yep, the show will look like a 'Wipeout'-style obstacle course and is currently being shopped to networks. [Deadline]

Several familiar faces are returning to 'The Office' on Feb. 17. The episode, which features a movie written by Michael Scott, will feature the return of Melora Hardin's Jan, Rashida Jones' Karen, David Denman's Roy and Andy Buckley's David as actors in Michael's action movie. [TV Guide]

'Smallville''s Aquaman is dropping by '90210' as a love interest for Teddy. Alan Ritchson will play Teddy's former prep school roommate/crush. [TVLine]

Ryan Murphy is now officially attached to the 'Glee' reality show. The series creator will now be an executive producer on the competition series, which will see talented young people competing for a seven-episode guest role on 'Glee.' [EW]

The third season premiere of 'Tosh.0' got record ratings on Tuesday night. The series set a record high with 3.6 million viewers, 33 percent higher than its previous high. [THR]

'The Wendy Williams Show' has been renewed for a third season. The syndicated daytime talk show gained ratings in the past year, and will premiere season 3 in March. [Deadline]

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' alums Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg will write the new Syfy pilot 'Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).' The show follows a detective who is murdered while investigating a case, then shows up as a ghost to help his former partner solve crimes. [EW]

'Jeopardy!' champion Ken Jennings lost to an IBM computer during a test match today. Early next month, Jennings and high-scoring contestant Brad Rutter will battle the computer on-air during two special 'Jeopardy!' episodes. [Daily Intel]

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Caitlin Gambee

Top Chef, why are you so addictive. Even Bravo can't get enough of you. Hopefully Masters is as fun to watch as All Stars has been. http://foodiegossip.blogspot.com/2011/01/bravo-tv-renews-top-chef-top-chef.html

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