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THE FAMILY RESTAURANT is back for a fall feast on Food Network Canada
Chaos reigns right off the top in Season II of the AnaÃ¯d Productions hit documentary series The Family Restaurant, when fiery Greek restaurateur Yianni Psalios and his family return to Food Network Canada for 10 brand-new episodes starting Monday, October 2, at 9 p.m. ET.
Season One introduced us to Yianni, the family’s charismatic and opinionated patriarch. We met his loyal but overworked wife Kally, who yearns for some elusive time off, and his handsome son Theo, a young chef struggling to live up to his father’s reputation. We also got to know Yianni’s effervescent daughter Dina, who despises the restaurant business, and her fiancÃ© Chris, who adores it.
In Season Two, the Psalios life is crazier than ever. Family members are scattered among different restaurants all over town, including a brand-new locationâ€”the biggest yet. Theo has finally met the love of his life, but his work schedule is her worst nightmare. To top it off, everyone’s scrambling to prepare for Chris and Dina’s â€œwedding of the centuryâ€â€”a massive, traditional village wedding in Cyprus, with a guest list of 4,000.
â€œWith 10 episodes this season, we get even closer to this family and their rollercoaster lives as they struggle with the non-stop challenges Yianni throws at them,â€ says AnaÃ¯d Productions Executive Producer Margaret Mardirossian. â€œOnce again, the Psalios family has let us into their world through this show and it’s as delicious to watch as their food is to eat.â€
â€œThe audience has really embraced this vibrant, engaging program,â€ says Food Network’s Tom Hastings, who renewed The Family Restaurant adding several episodes due to the show’s popularity. â€œWe’re looking forward to giving our viewers an even bigger helping of one of their favorite dishes.â€
Encore presentations of The Family Restaurant air Mondays at 1 a.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET, and Sundays at 2 p.m. ET. www.foodnetwork.ca