Wired 96.5 alumna G-N Kang is working on a TV show, tentatively called Dinner Date.
It will be part of NBC10's Nonstop channel, launching this fall.
The show's premise: Viewers eavesdrop on Kang and guests as they dine at hot restaurants. On Thursday, Kang and Eagles players Stewart Bradley and Todd Herremans taped at Chifa on Chestnut Street near Seventh with chef/owner Jose Garces.
Kang is developing the show with 10! executive producer Mina Sabet.
NBC10 newsies working on their own shows include Deanna Durante (an unsolved-mystery series called On the Case), Terry Ruggles (a water-cooler-news show called The Rundown), and Dawn Timmeney (a program about people and their pets called Pet Project).
Nonstop, a digital channel being rolled out in several NBC markets, will be shown on Comcast Channel 248, on FiOS Channel 460, and over the air at 10.2.
Philly photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge, a Drexel alum who runs a large-format printing business near Chinatown, is on the short list for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London. It's for his photo "Tic Tac and Tootsie," which he shot last year in Kensington at the Huntingdon El stop. Stockbridge, 27, is working on a project in Kensington that examines the neighborhood through interactions with residents. He has an exhibition at the London gallery in November, around the time of the award.
Fox29 reporter Sharon Crowley's last day was Friday, as the 11-year veteran is bound for WWOR in New York. Next out will be anchor Kerri-Lee Halkett, who's on personal leave in anticipation of an official departure next month. Halkett's next job, I hear, could be within a commute of her Connecticut vacation home.
Fox29 meteorologist John Bolaris picked up a thank-you Thursday at the Fraternal Order of Police for his work organizing the recent Badges of Honor 5K Run, which benefits the families of fallen police, fire, and emergency workers.
DIY Network will show the kitchen makeover of WYSP morning man Danny Bonaduce and his fiancee, Amy Railsback, at 9 p.m. Oct. 5. Kitchen Impossible host Marc Bartolomeo and crew worked on the renovation, with Bonaduce's "help," at the couple's Old City carriage house in May.
Ready for its close-up
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia was under the eye of a film crew from the Foreign Policy Association last week as it shot segments for a PBS series, Great Decisions in Foreign Policy. Council members were interviewed Tuesday, and crews hit the street Wednesday to gauge public reaction to the meaty questions "Do sanctions work?" (with regard to Iran, North Korea, and Cuba) and "Should Americans care about the Caucasus?" (in respect to Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan). World Affairs will hear from Bill O'Reilly on Thursday as he'll talk up his new book, Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.
Oh, what a traffic jam
Jerry Blavat will welcome the show Jersey Boys with a block/dance party from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of Walnut Street - a block from the Forrest Theatre. (Note: That block will be closed off for the party.) Jersey Boys features St. Hubert High alumna Alayna Gallo, 33, who plays Lorraine, Frankie Valli's girlfriend. She sings the lead on "My Boyfriend's Back" and will be a guest presenter at the Barrymore Awards on Oct. 4.
Wining and dining
Alec Baldwin stepped onstage at Thursday's season opener of the Philadelphia Orchestra to hand maestro Charles Dutoit, an old friend, a bottle of wine from Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, one of Dutoit's favorites.
Chef Andrew Zimmern will shoot a webisode of his MSN series, Appetite for Life, at Resorts in Atlantic City Monday morning. He'll be trained to deal blackjack.
Kevin Sbraga, who won Bravo's Top Chef series, will be honored Thursday by the New Jersey Assembly for ably repping the Garden State. Sbraga lives in the Willingboro house in which he grew up. Effective Sunday, Sbraga is unemployed, as he gave up his job at Rat's in Mercer County.
Next time you tote a Yellow Tail or Sutter Home to your local BYOB, observe how one of the world's top wine experts rolls. On Thursday, Robert Parker emerged from a town car at Bibou, the French BYOB in South Philly, bearing several thousand dollars' worth of world-class wine, including a 2000 Marcassin Estate chardonnay, a 1976 Viña Tondonia, and a 1982 Haut-Brion, which The Inquirer's Craig LaBan calls one of the best in Bordeaux's modern history. "I loved everything about this place," Parker blogged, praising a meal that included snail ragout, boudin noir, terrine en crout, "out-of-this-world beef marrow bones as well as superb stuffed pig's feet with foie gras over a bed of black lentils [that] had me in Rabelaisian Nirvana." Which, if I'm not mistaken, is about a block off of Passyunk.