NBC Orders Cooking Series

Winner of reality competition will launch own restaurant chain.

Last Updated: November 19, 2009 @ 6:13 AM

NBC has ordered an ambitious culinary competition series with a prize that is among the biggest in reality show history.

The network has greenlighted a program from "Top Chef" producers Magical Elves in which the grand-prize winner will launch his or her own chain of restaurants. The show’s working title: "United Plates of America."

Read more from the Hollywood Reporter.