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Foodies Needed for Local New Television Series Check, Please!®

Production to Begin Summer 2017

Washington D.C. is currently one of the hottest foodie destinations in the United States. With new restaurants opening every day, identifying true dining gems can be a matter of taste. WETA TV 26 has explored food and culture in the region for television, most recently with WETA Neighborhoods and the upcoming Neighborhood Eats. Now, WETA is starting a new local television series, where the diner’s perspective will take center stage. Check, Please! ®, slated to begin production this summer, is currently seeking guest reviewers to lend their foodie knowledge on-camera.  

Check, Please! ®, the latest in our roster of WETA TV 26 series celebrating local culture, will offer a fun way to hear about the hidden treasures of Washington’s food scene,” notes Kevin Harris, WETA Vice President and Television Station Manager, “The series offers a refreshingly candid way to explore favorite restaurants in the District, Maryland and Virginia.”

Check, Please! ® gives viewers an unfiltered look at the local restaurant scene through a panel of citizen reviewers sharing their honest opinions. In each episode, three guests each recommend one dining spot for review by the other two guests. After anonymously trying each restaurant recommendation, the guests join the show’s host in-studio to discuss their experiences together. WETA is developing the hit public television concept for Greater Washington, building on successful public television series in Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and Arizona. Giving knowledgeable local diners a chance to share their favorite eateries and experiences, the series, expected to air on WETA TV 26 in Fall 2017, will cover a wide range of treasured neighborhood establishments recommended by actual customers.

WETA is accepting applications for guest reviewers on Check, Please! ®, which begins filming this summer at the WETA studios in Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit

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