|On January 4, 2015, I will be shutting down the server that hosts The TV IV website. It has been a very long time since I've been able to put any decent amount of time into the site, and ad revenue is plummeting. I think it is time to shut it down or hand it off to someone who can keep it going properly. If you are interested in taking over the site's code and data, contact administrators at tviv.org. --CygnusTMtalk|
Kitchen Confidential is a situational comedy loosely adapted from Anthony Bourdain's novel of the same name. The series takes place in a high class restaurant where Bourdain has been given a second chance at stardom after pissing away his career on partying and substance abuse. He must coordinate a team of chefs to dazzle the public at large, while still keeping the owner happy with his methods.
The series was extremely short-lived due to dismal ratings and an inability to compete with other shows on at the time, particularly against other comedies like How I Met Your Mother. This failure could be attributed to the unusual style of comedy and a lack of a laugh-track, as well as the inability to create significant momentum due to lengthy breaks and lackluster advertising. The series was ultimately cancelled on December 5, 2005, after a meager four episodes were aired.
The remaining nine produced episodes are available in the DVD release.
|Bradley Cooper||Jack Bourdain||1|
|Nicholas Brendon||Seth Klein||1|
|John Francis Daley||Jim||1|
|Bonnie Somerville||Mimi Lugeria||1|
|Owain Yeoman||Steven Daedelus||1|
|John Cho||Teddy Wong||1|
|Frank Langella||Pino Lugeria||1|
|Season One||September 19, 2005||December 5, 2005||13|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|The Complete Series||May 22, 2007||2||purchase|