Now that Mad Men and Project Runway are over for the year, you might be looking for some new material to fill up your DVR. Look no further! We've got the buzz on two new cooking shows that definitely sound like they're worth checking out.

First there's IFC's Dinner With the Band, a new show premiering on November 24. Chef Sam Mason will be hanging out with different bands and cooking up their favorite tour foods with a little of his own flavor. And after all the eating, there's a lot of rocking -- each band will play a set during the show. The first episode features none other than Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, making something called Sharon Steaks and Dap Rings. Steak + Sharon Jones = two of my favorite things.


NBC is also working on a new reality show called United Plates of America from the producers of Top Chef and Project Runway. Contestants will compete for the chance to open a chain of restaurants in four American cities. This is big news for all you reality fans, too -- after the show's over you'll be able to go eat at the winner's restaurant. I hope Jeff from Top Chef: New York wins this show -- I'd eat at his restaurant any day.

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