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ABC Developing Sitcom Based on Chefs Feniger & Milliken

goodhealthgourmet Nov 10, 2011 10:58 AM

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


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  1. kubasd23 RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 11, 2011 06:18 PM

    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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      chris2269 RE: kubasd23 Nov 12, 2011 12:20 AM

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

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        John E. RE: kubasd23 Nov 30, 2011 07:28 PM

        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.

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          kubasd23 RE: John E. Nov 30, 2011 07:44 PM

          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!

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            John E. RE: kubasd23 Nov 30, 2011 08:31 PM

            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.

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              kubasd23 RE: John E. Nov 30, 2011 08:41 PM

              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.

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                John E. RE: kubasd23 Nov 30, 2011 08:55 PM

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

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                  kubasd23 RE: John E. Nov 30, 2011 09:05 PM

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

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          Sandwich_Sister RE: kubasd23 Dec 1, 2011 09:33 AM

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

        3. Kagemusha RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 12, 2011 03:36 PM

          Hard to beat Lenny Henry's "Chef."


          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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            sarahjay RE: Kagemusha Nov 12, 2011 10:34 PM

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

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              mnosyne RE: Kagemusha Nov 15, 2011 08:45 AM

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

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                DavidPalmer RE: mnosyne Nov 15, 2011 10:51 AM

                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.

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                  mnosyne RE: DavidPalmer Nov 16, 2011 05:02 PM

                  I thought the food photography was very good!

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              thimes RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 14, 2011 11:13 AM

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

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                jarona RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 15, 2011 08:41 AM

                I think Lorraine Bracco would make a great Fenniger.

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                  coney with everything RE: jarona Nov 16, 2011 05:51 AM

                  oohhh, good thought!

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                    jarona RE: coney with everything Nov 16, 2011 07:55 AM

                    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!

                2. Gio RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 15, 2011 11:22 AM

                  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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                    acgold7 RE: Gio Nov 15, 2011 11:24 AM

                    Two Hot Tamales was an early FN show.

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                      Gio RE: acgold7 Nov 15, 2011 12:00 PM

                      Ahhhh... thanks asgold7.

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                      Jenny Ondioline RE: Gio Nov 16, 2011 12:29 PM

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

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                      yummfood RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 30, 2011 01:11 PM

                      OH I love these two and the history of their friendship. I would definitely watch this.
                      If Nancy Travis wasn't already on the sitcom "Last Man Standing" I think that she would've made the perfect Susan Feniger! Does anyone else see the resemblance or is it just me?

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                        jeanmarieok RE: yummfood Nov 30, 2011 02:38 PM

                        Yes, Nancy Travis would make a perfect Susan Feniger. I think Bess Armstrong may be a little bit too old, but she would make a great Mary Sue.

                      2. C. Hamster RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 30, 2011 01:34 PM

                        Id absolutely watch it!

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