Kitchen Confidential

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Kitchen Confidential
Kitchen Confidential
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)
(List of episodes)
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
Billed Cast
Bradley Cooper Jack Bourdain
Nicholas Brendon Seth Klein
John Francis Daley Jim
Jaime King Tanya
Bonnie Somerville Mimi Lugeria
Owain Yeoman Steven Daedelus
Supporting/Recurring Cast
John Cho Teddy Wong
Frank Langella Pino Lugeria
Sam Pancake Cameron
Tessie Santiago Donna
Erinn Hayes Becky


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


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Complete Series May 22, 2007 purchase 2