After watching this past ...
After watching this past week's hilarious episode of Fox's Kitchen Confidential
, I am officially hooked on the show. At first, it felt raw and unfocused, with mediocre scripts, but the show has been getting better and better and the characters have become more defined and comfortable with their roles. It seems to have a lot of potential, with the interesting setting inside of a top New York restaurant, and with the zany, roguish, flawed characters and the many story possibilities that come with a new batch of patrons every night. Sexy, edgy 30-minute comedies like this are rare, and most are just retreads of the same old idea. With Fox's announcement of the show's cancellation, is there any chance that the show will be picked up by another network or reupped if the ratings get better and the DVD sells (à la Family Guy
)? Even if there isn't, I would like your take on why shows with a great premise, luxurious setting and sexy cast aren't nurtured by the networks. It seems that as Arrested Development
's lead-out, Kitchen
suffered the same scheduling difficulties and lack of publicity as the earlier show. Can Fox really think that it's given this show a chance, when it took at least a whole season for audiences to catch on to Seinfeld
I'm sure Fox doesn't believe it did all it could for Kitchen
, but I'm not convinced the network really cares, either. Given the tone of most of Fox's more successful comedies, Kitchen Confidential
would probably have trouble fitting in anywhere on the schedule. Kitchen
might have had better luck on NBC, which has a track record with more sophisticated comedies, but the chances of anyone coming to this show's rescue are about as slim as my getting a reservation to a restaurant as hot as Jack's.