The 10 Best Short-Lived FOX Shows
From 'Firefly' to 'Wonderfalls' to 'Method & Red,' FOX has canceled some classics
No. 5 - 'Kitchen Confidential'
Poor FOX. Just ahead of the curve, once again.
Offer any network a Bradley Cooper-centered dark comedy about a manic chef based on Anthony Bourdain today and they'd all jump on it. Back in 2005, though, the desire for such a show was limited to exactly four airings.
Properly frantic, funny and food-obsessed, David Hemingson's take on "Kitchen Confidential" might have been better suited to cable, but there was no reason why it shouldn't have worked on FOX, especially with a strong cast that found Cooper supported by the likes of John Francis Daley, Owain Yeoman, John Cho, Frank Langella and, in a few of the best unaired episodes, Erinn Hayes.
Thanks to DVD and Hulu and other ancillary play opportunities, the entire 13-episode run of "Kitchen Confidential" has gotten ample exposure and if you find yourself on the Fox Lot, Nolita is still standing on the New York street, just waiting for a reboot.
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