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Channel Surfing: Chuck's Renewal Chances Looking Up, Glee Circles Britney Spears Episode, Parks and Recreation, and More

Welcome to your Monday morning television briefing. Entertainment Weekly 's Michael Ausiello is reporting that a potential fourth season of NBC's Chuck is looking more and more likely. While we shouldn't breath a collective sigh of relief just yet, Ausiello speaks to an unnamed source close to the production who tells him that it's "looking good" that NBC will renew the Warner Bros. Television-produced action-comedy for another season, bumping the series' position on the Bubble Show Scorecard from "could go either way" to "safe bet." Still, it's important to note that a final decision about Chuck 's ultimate fate at the network won't be made for several more weeks... ( Entertainment Weekly 's Ausiello Files ) Additionally, Ausiello also has a first-look video at the May 3rd episode of Chuck (entitled "Chuck Versus the Role Models"), which features an homage to Hart to Hart and features guest stars Fred Wil

(Watch) What Happens in Vegas: Bravo Announces Cast, Launch Date for "Top Chef: Las Vegas"

Best news of the day: Bravo has announced a launch date for the sixth season of Top Chef , entitled Top Chef: Las Vegas , and it's a hell of a lot earlier than I anticipated. Cabler Bravo announced this morning that it will kick off the sixth season of the culinary competition series on Wednesday, August 26th at 10 pm ET/PT and announced the seventeen-member cast for Top Chef: Las Vegas . Meanwhile, judges Tom Collichio, Gail Simmons, Toby Young, and host Padma Lakshmi are all on board for the Vegas-based edition and we can look forward to such guest judges as Natalie Portman, Wolfgang Puck, Daniel Boulud, Tyler Florence, Penn & Teller, and Nigella Lawson. (Yes, you read that correctly: NIGELLA LAWSON!!!) UPDATE: The full press release from Bravo, along with official bios for the Top Chef: Las Vegas contestants and video, can be found below. Video: Chef Introductions Get introduced to the chefs that will be competing on this season. Video: The Judges on the Sixth Seaso

Set Your Tivo: "Jamie at Home" and "Nigella Express"

There are few things more joyous in this time of wet and cold in Los Angeles than to curl up on the couch on Sunday mornings, a steaming cup of tea in one hand, my TiVo remote in the other, and catch up with Jamie and Nigella. I'm speaking of course about British authors Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson, both as well known for their remarkably cozy cookery series as they are for their amazing and sinfully delicious cookbooks. Both are culinary heroes of mine and my dining room is filled with their books as, typically, my kitchen is overflowing with their delicious (and sometimes quite naughty) recipes. Thanks to Food Network, both are currently running new series at the moment: Oliver has Jamie at Home , a back-to-basics series about growing your own veg and preparing it at home, and Lawson has returned with Nigella Express , a series tied around making fantastic food quickly in an "express" style all her own. When he's not traveling around Italy in a refitted 1969

Kitchen Confidential: "Nigella Feasts" on Food Network

I'm a sucker for food television shows. Especially ones that feature that insatiable British domestic goddess Nigella Lawson, author of such wildly popular cookery books as "How to Be a Domestic Goddess," "Nigella Bites," "Forever Summer," and her latest opus, "Feast." It's the latter book, with its emphasis on celebratory cooking, that ties into Nigella's latest program, Nigella Feasts , which launched yesterday in the US on Food Network. To know Nigella is to love her. And to love her means giving into fat, butter, sugar, and god knows what else in pursuit of deliciously dreamy foodstuffs. If you can't handle a deep-fried Mars bar, this is not the cooking show for you. But if you've got a yearning for chocolate cherry trifle and lamb with pomegranate and feta, Nigella is the gal for you. My girlfriend, formerly hopeless in the kitchen, was transformed by Nigella's "How to Be a Domestic Goddess." Now she makes

Nigella Heating Up New Series on Food Network

The Food Network unveiled its latest slate of programming for 2006, which included a new show from British domestic goddess Nigella Lawson (the host of Nigella Bites and Forever Summer and the author of cookbooks How to Be a Domestic Goddess , Nigella Bites , Forever Summer , and Feast ), according to the Hollywood Reporter. ( Nigella will forever be the woman who taught me the simple yet sensual joys of Guinness chocolate cake, watermelon-feta-and-olive salad, and Happiness Soup... and, even more importantly, the woman who inspired my girlfriend to want to cook.) The show, Nigella Feasts , will feature the gorgeous television personality, author, and journalist in a program about "food, family, public holidays, and private passions and how to celebrate with dishes that stir the senes and delight the palate." It is expected to premiere in September in a daytime slot. So set your Tivo. And just be sure to eat something before watching.