In the past few months, at least two reality television shows have filmed an episode in Redondo Beach. Both episodes are set to air within the next two weeks.
Spike TV's , an Irish pub, into , a surf barbecue joint, in April; the episode will be aired Sunday at 10 p.m., according to a news release from the company.
Bar Rescue follows bar consultant Jon Taffer as he attempts to save failing drinking establishments through staff training and bar makeovers. In the Redondo beach episode, titled "Beach Bummer," Taffer "meets a disagreeable bar manager," according to TVGuide.com's synopsis.
More recently, celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre took his acclaimed pop-up restaurant LudoBites on the road as part of the new Sundance Channel series Ludo Bites America, and for one night, local Mexican restaurant Lefebvre served up delicacies like a foie gras quesadilla, which caused , bringing some of them to protest outside the restaurant.
In the Redondo Beach episode, "the sunny, laid back atmosphere [of Redondo Beach] can take a turn for the dramatic … Between the maverick menu and , things may just fall apart as tempers flare both inside and outside the restaurant," according to the episode summary on the Sundance Channel's website.
The episode is set to air on the Sundance Channel at 9 p.m. on Aug. 23.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story noted that "Ludo Bites America: Redondo Beach" would air Aug. 16. Due to a very recent change, the episode will now air Aug. 23.