Emeril gets a sitcom
- Kat Kinsman Feb 26, 2001 10:03 PM
From USA Today:
"NBC hopes Emeril will sizzle in sitcom Chef Emeril Lagasse has made lots of fans in recent years cooking things up on cable's Food Network, where he just taped his 1,000th show, and appearing weekly on ABC's Good Morning America.
Now NBC thinks a family sitcom, Emeril, starring Lagasse as a TV chef with a family, might work.
The network has ordered a pilot from Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth Thomason.
Joy Behar, a member of ABC's The View, is being eyed as Lagasse's pushy producer in a show described as Home Improvement meets Seinfeld."
Just wanted to share.
I hate to be a spoilsport but this
show seems to me to be destined for
failure. Emeril has gotten way, WAY
too much exposure already. He's
on The Food Network every three or
four hours 24 hours a day. Do we
really need to see him ham it up
in a sitcom as he does on Emeril
Live? (With Robert Uhrich and
Joy Behar? Pulleeease!)
According to Entertainment Weekly, Robert Urich (Spencer for Hire, Vegas, Lonesome Dove) and Emeril will be starring in a new show on NBC. Knowing that Robert loves cooking, it looks like the perfect person to play Emeril's best friend and manager.