25 Aug 2004, 10:05:39 AM

Channel Seven announced this week the commissioning of a second series of its hit show MY RESTAURANT RULES.

Debuting in February this year, MY RESTAURANT RULES steadily developed its audience over its three month run with the final episode rating over 1.8 million, making it the most successful new Australian programme on television in 2004.

Seven's Director of Programming and Production, Tim Worner said: “ The viewer reaction to the first series of MY RESTAURANT RULES has guaranteed its return. The sheer volume of calls received from the public in support of their favourite couple and the number of patrons seen waiting to dine outside the restaurants, are testimony to the success of the show.

Starting a restaurant from scratch is a real challenge. We are casting now for aspiring restaurateurs with the charisma, know-how and motivation to endure the dramas and pressure of launching a new restaurant in front of a national television audience and with fierce competition from other couples around the country,” Worner said.

Those interested in the opportunity to run their own restaurant should register now at and send in a video submission. Auditions for new couples to take on the challenge will be held in the capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth during September.