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ABC Developing Sitcom Based on Chefs Feniger & Milliken

with the right casting & good writing i'd totally watch it...

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  1. I hope it lasts longer than Kitchen Confidential, the show with Bradley Cooper playing "Jack Bourdain." I really liked that show, and it only ran for one season! Hulu has all the episodes, if anyone is interested in watching it. Feniger and Milliken's friendship and whatnot could make for a great show, as long as, like you said, the right casting and writing are present. Thanks for the info!

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    1. re: kubasd23

      "Kitchen Confidential" was good also "Whites". Like you said both are available via HULU.

      1. re: kubasd23

        I was thinking the same thing although I've never seen an episode of Kitchen Confidential. If this show actually is produced, I hope it's better than Emeril Lagasse's sitcom.

        1. re: John E.

          Hmmm I think I'm going to count myself lucky that I never saw Emeril Lagasse's sitcom.... I've actually never even heard of it!

          1. re: kubasd23

            As I recall I only saw the promos or was somehoe aware of it at the time but since I am not a fan of Emrril Lagasse I never actually watched it. I don't even remember the 'Jack Bourdain' program from when it was shown and only became aware of it years later. If I ran across it somewhere I'd watch at least one episode.

            1. re: John E.

              I didn't see kitchen confidential when it was on tv either. All the episodes are on hulu though, and that's where I watched it. I'm not the biggest form of Lagasse either, but I started to like him more when I saw him on Emeril Green on GreenTV (I think that's what it is called). He is more down to earth and real, without the shtick of Emeril Live. That being said... I probably would have given the show a chance.

              1. re: kubasd23

                From what I recall the entire show was based on the 'Emeril Live Bam!' persona.

                1. re: John E.

                  oh, ugh! never mind... Don't think i'll give it a chance after all. Thanks for the info.

        2. re: kubasd23

          I loved the short lived Kitchen Confidential, I bought the dvd box set. I was so mad when the show got axed.

        3. Hard to beat Lenny Henry's "Chef."

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oslqvm...

          The Brits are miles ahead on food show laughs. This one dates back to '93!

          Any chance Gordo Ramsay's channeling Henry's character???

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          1. re: Kagemusha

            Also food related (but not chefs) from across the pond is Posh Nosh. Hilarious!

            1. re: Kagemusha

              Try to catch a movie called "Love's Kitchen" with Dougray Scott. Gordon Ramsay appears in it as his friend.

              1. re: mnosyne

                I enjoyed that movie, just saw it last week! I thought it was interesting that the female lead (Claire Forlani I think?) played an American living in Britain but she is actually a British actress. She did a good job.

                1. re: DavidPalmer

                  I thought the food photography was very good!

            2. I love those two - I hope it takes and they don't mess it up.

              1. I think Lorraine Bracco would make a great Fenniger.

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                  1. re: coney with everything

                    Thanks. Yeah..and you know that blonde from "The Nanny"? The one who also liked Mr. Sjeffield? She would make a wonderful Milliken. Cannot wait for that sitcom!

                1. The Two Hot Tamales had a weekly show on a .. PBS?... station ages ago that I watched religiously. Can't wait to see what ABC comes up with. I hope they do the dynamic duo justice. As for Lenny Henry... both my husband and I watched That show and loved every second. OT but, did you know that Lenny Henry is married to Dawn French? One of my favorite comediennes.

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                  1. re: Gio

                    Two Hot Tamales was an early FN show.

                    1. re: Gio

                      Was, I'm afraid. Lenny and Dawn split in 2009.