nbc.com According to the television industry blog The Live Feed, The Chopping Block, Marco Pierre White's first stateside attempt at television stardom, has been canceled. This isn't surprising. As we noted after its premiere, The Chopping Block simply wasn't very good television. Even star turns by Corby Kummer and Jeffrey Steingarten couldn't redeem what was in the end an unnecessary, unoriginal attempt to capitalize on the success of Top Chef and Hell's Kitchen. [via arm1970]...
'The Chopping Block' on Serious Eats
I've always wanted to give Jeffrey his own reality show, and after watching The Chopping Block I'm convinced it would be a huge hit. Jeffrey has the potential to be a bigger reality television star than, say, Marco Pierre White or Gordon Ramsay.
I know Marco Pierre White is supposed to be this galvanizing, charismatic presence, but I just wasn't feeling him last night. Does that make me a heartless, jaded serious eater with a rotten food television palate? I don't think so. It may be that that the hard drive that is my brain has no more room for any additional cooking competition shows.