Review | America's Next Great Restaurant

Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Airs Sunday 3/6

Us Rating: **1/2

One Hell's Kitchen wannabe, comin' right up! Here, 21 entrepreneurs pitch fast-food-chain concepts and cook up sample treats for host Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone and other culinary-savvy judges. The winner gets money to fire up a franchise in three locales nationwide. Snappy pacing and Flay's blunt comments give the show zest, as do its feisty contestants (especially Sandy, the female bartender). But with the likes of a mundane grilled cheese shop and a place called Soupz in the running, this contest just isn't that appetizing. (NBC, 8 P.M.) 

--JOHN GRIFFITHS