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Berry's Restaurant to be featured on TV reality show

Aaron Krause • Jan 8, 2014 at 10:04 PM

There won't be any kitchen nightmares when a film crew descends on Norwalk to shoot footage for a reality show in the next couple of weeks.

In fact, the subject of the film won't focus on the business where part of the shooting will take place.

MTV's True Life will film a segment at Berry's Restaurant in the next couple of weeks about a couple whose relationship is in transition.

Restaurant owner Doug Berry said a crew from Punched in the Head productions will arrive in town in the next couple of weeks to film the segment -- not all of which might be shot in Berry's.

According to MTV's website, True Life "has provided a window into the struggles, hopes and dreams of young people.

"Narrated solely by its characters, each episode documents the unusual -- and often remarkable -- circumstances of real individuals, whether it's about soldiers returning from Iraq, deaf teenagers or people living with autism. We've given all of them -- and hundreds of others -- the opportunity to tell their own stories directly to their peers in this powerful, Emmy-award winning series that uniquely reflects the experiences and cultures of this generation."

Berry said he was told his restaurant was chosen after a crew considered different places in Norwalk and considered Berry's "interesting."

"It looks like our environment was working for us," he said. "It's sort of a 'wow' moment. I love it. Maybe we can do more."

But again, Berry said the segment is "not all about us."

That's in contrast to when the Fox program "Kitchen Nightmares" brought its crew to the Mill Street Bistro, with Chef Gordon Ramsay last year, focusing on the food at the Norwalk restaurant.

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