'Conviction Kitchen' locks in second season

Reality TV series to start production in September

TORONTO -- Canadian ex-cons are headed back to kitchen duty after Rogers Media ordered a second season of "Conviction Kitchen" from indie producer Cineflex Productions.

The gritty reality TV series that sees chef Marc Thuet and wife Biana Zorich turn convicted felons with no culinary experience into restaurant waiters and cooks will start production on a sophomore season next September.

The first season saw Thuet and Zorich open a high-end restaurant in Toronto from scratch that was staffed by convicted criminals.

The location city for the second season is still to be determined by the producers, and could potentially be on either side of the U.S.-Canadian border as the reality TV series airs on Planet Green stateside.

"Conviction Kitchen" is executive produced by Simon Lloyd of Toronto-based Cineflix, which also produces "American Pickers" on History Channel and HGTV's "Property Virgins."

Cineflix International Media is selling "Conviction Kitchen" worldwide.