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Chopped 24-7 on the food network

cgarner Sep 9, 2011 12:26 PM

what is up with the show Chopped that I feel like it's on TVFN constantly? Is TVFN that short on programming that they have to rehash these shows one after the other after the other for hours on end?

I don't get it!

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    acgold7 Sep 9, 2011 01:14 PM

    It's doing well. Better ratings = More revenue. Reruns = Zero cost. Lower costs = Higher profit.

    "It's Chinatown, Jake." It's Scripps. Having worked there, I can tell you: the only thing that matters is today's closing stock price. It's the only philosophy that trickles down from Corporate in Cincinnati to Network HQ in Knoxville to FN in NYC.

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    1. re: acgold7
      paulj Sep 9, 2011 03:40 PM

      plus they are airing a championship set of episodes. That means they need to (or have excuse to) run the episodes in where the contestants won.

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      cmvan Sep 10, 2011 08:56 AM

      Plus they're filling in space until all their new shows start up in a couple of weeks, although what we need with yet another sweets/dessert competition show, I don't know. Especially with what appears to be a totally pompous host. But I should hold off on being too critical of him, since, as we know, editors can make just about whatever they want of footage they receive...

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        paulj Sep 10, 2011 09:18 AM

        It's not just the editing. Ted is acting a role. Can you imagine Mr Rogers saying 'you are chopped'?

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          Kajikit Sep 11, 2011 01:03 PM

          Judging by the ad it's Iron Chef for desserts... whether it will be a success or not is yet to be determined, but the attitude in the ad is a deliberate take-off of Iron Chef and his apple.

          I like Chopped just fine, but I don't bother to watch repeats - they were rerunning them now because they've finished the season and started Chopped Champions.

      2. meadandale Sep 10, 2011 09:14 AM

        Yeah, I don't get it either. Chopped is ok but I quickly tired of it and hardly ever watch it anymore. It's gotten to the point where there is only a show on TFN every couple of days that I want to watch. I'd really like it if they'd show old Emeril Live or Malto Mario reruns. At least those were interesting.

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          pine time Sep 11, 2011 09:35 PM

          I had set the DVR to "record this series" for Chopped. When hubby looked at the shows ready to be watched, he asked "why do you have so many of these?" I finally changed the setting to "record new shows only"!

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