NBC has decided that due to dismal ratings over the last three weeks, the Marco Pierre White restaurant reality show "Chopping Block" will be getting the axe. Or cleaver, as it were.
NBC informed its affiliates this morning that the show has been pulled from the network's Wednesday schedule
Chopping Block is just one of many shows that will not be returning.
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And if numbers dont improve soon, expect "Friday Night Lights" "Kath and Kim" "Life" and "Kings" to suffer the same fate.
I like Marco and I think he is a culinary genius. Pity that the show ended up drawing such pitiful numbers. The show has foundered since its premiere and last weeks numbers (2.4/4) have taken it to the bottom of NBC's list for its top 20 prime-time programs.
Of course, had the chef showed off some of that "enfant terrible" personality he is so well-known for, perhaps the show would still be on the air. They even bragged in the early promos that he made Gordon Ramsay cry. Talk is cheap, fellas. Show it, dont say it. What you needed was a raving lunatic screeching every 5 minutes to really suck in the ratings.