‘MasterChef’ brings casting call to La. _lowres

Fox photo by GREG GAYNE -- New Orleans contestant Christian Green prepares a meal on last season's 'MasterChef.'

Whether you want to cook, date or get your hotel back on track, there’s a casting call for you.

FOX’s “MasterChef” is getting ready for its sixth season and brings its open casting call to New Orleans on Saturday. The show looks for home cooks who want to compete for a big cash prize and the title of “MasterChef.” Louisiana contestants among the 30 nationwide who competed last season were Astrid Lavenia, Mandeville; Christian Green, New Orleans; and Michael Williams, Thibodaux.

The open call will run 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Four Points Hotel, 541 Bourbon St. “MasterChef” judge Graham Elliot is scheduled to attend.

To preregister for the audition, go to www.masterchefcasting.com/web/apply.

“Baggage on the Road,” a spin-off of the GSN show “Baggage” will be scouting for single men and women over 21 for the dating show in Baton Rouge and New Orleans this week.

Open calls in Baton Rouge, with casting producers on hand, will be 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, the Varsity Theatre; 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Uncle Earl’s Bar; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Bar Louie; 10 p.m.-midnight Thursday, Ivar’s Sports Bar; and 10 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Fred’s in Tigerland.

A New Orleans casting call will take place 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at Fulton Alley.

The shows will tape on the LSU campus Oct. 29-31.

For more information, call (818) 666-3606 or email BaggageLSU@ pitmancasting.com.

Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible” is looking for hotel properties In Louisiana desiring help from hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri. The show’s goal is to boost the hotel’s business and improve profitability.

Those interested can email: hotelcastingus@gmail.com. Include name of establishment, number of rooms, location (city, state, country), number of employees, owners’ names, name and title (if not the owner), contact info, how long hotel has been open, history of the property, photos and website (if available), and why you would like help from the show to increase your business.