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New Orleans chef Besh to co-star on new TV show

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New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh will co-star in the new Spike network series "Hungry Investors," in which restaurants compete for investor cash.

Jon Taffer, star of Spike's "Bar Rescue," and "Top Chef" contestant Tiffany Derry will join Besh in the show, which premieres at 9 p.m. CDT May 11. NOLA.com ` The Times-Picayune reports each of the series' 10 episodes will have two restaurants with similar fare competing for a financial boost from the "Hungry Investors" -- Besh, Taffer and Derry.

The network, in a news release Wednesday, said "Hungry Investors" is produced by Eyeworks USA ("Extreme Weight Loss," "Bar Rescue").

Besh most recently participated in Bravo's "Top Chef" set in New Orleans. His third cookbook, "Cooking From the Heart," was published in 2013.

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