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Kitchen Confidential

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Kitchen Confidential
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Premiere September 19, 2005
Finale December 5, 2005
Creator David Hemingson
Network FOX
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Heminson Entertainment
Darren Star Productions
New Line Television
20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13 (9 unaired)
Origin USA

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.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Bradley Cooper Jack Bourdain 1
Nicholas Brendon Seth Klein 1
John Francis Daley Jim 1
Jaime King Tanya 1
Bonnie Somerville Mimi Lugeria 1
Owain Yeoman Steven Daedelus 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
John Cho Teddy Wong 1
Frank Langella Pino Lugeria 1
Sam Pancake Cameron 1
Tessie Santiago Donna 1
Erinn Hayes Becky 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 19, 2005 December 5, 2005 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series May 22, 2007 2