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Chopping Block removed from menu

NBC's latest contribution to culinary competition, The Chopping Block, has been sent back to the chef. The network has pulled the show from its schedule after only three episodes, says Variety, putting it on the shortlist of shows that only lasted a few airings.

The Chopping Block certainly didn't help NBC pull out of its current ratings slump--hardly anyone watched it. The program recently only grabbed 2.6 million viewers and had stats that were pretty embarrassing: a 0.9 rating and 2 share in the 18-49 demo.

In the show, which is an American adaptation of an Australian reality program, British chef Marco Pierre White oversees amateur cooks who compete against each other to open up a restaurant. If it sounds like other cooking reality shows out there, it's because it is. Or was.

Taking over the Wednesday time slot will be repeats of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. NBC will reportedly air the remaining episodes of The Chopping Block at a later date, but don't be surprised if the show simply gets tossed out.

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I accually started to like the show ..

but .. what do I know?
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Never heard of it.
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Never watched it.
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I'm not here to make a bad pun, but I'm glad it got the ax. It was a very poorly done reality show. It could have survived if only NBC had promoted it more and the format of the actual show was different. It was the same as everything else and that is why this show failed.
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If anyone does remember, Marco Pierre White did host Hell's Kitchen UK. It was brought over to our side of the globe and man did it not do good either. The premise was he had British "celebrites" try to run a kitchen.



Well truthfully, I didn't know who any of these people were but to be fair I'm not British. The show was advirtised with commerials that stated he is "the only chef to make Gordon Ramsey cry." Needless to say Chef Marco should have stayed in his own kitchen.
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So tired of reality programming and the me-too shows making the television landscape littered with nothing distinct and nothing legacy worthy, no wonder the networks are experiencing such lows in viewership. They've done so little right to bring people back to the medium and away from other entertainment. Send the networks to the chopping block.
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There's only one Gordon Ramsay all other's are cheap imitations. :P
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That has nothing to do with the Australian version which was more like Kitchen Nightmares. 2 competing RESTAURANTS would get money and a week to change their menus and look and the restaurant with the highest score from a secret critic would win money.
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reminded me of Hell's kitchen, but with less fire and less screaming
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Adios, "Hell's Kitchen" wannabe!
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I'm not surprised. It was too similar to "Hell's Kitchen". We didn't need a practically carbon copy on another network.
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What about Knight Rider?
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Can't say that I care.
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good riddance!
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