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NBC Cancels Marco Pierre White's Chopping Block

NBC's Chopping Block Gets Axed

Only three weeks into the show, and NBC has chopped Chopping Block, its new food reality TV competition starring UK bad boy chef Marco Pierre White.

Chopping Block turned out meager viewership, drawing a mere 2.6 million viewers last week. NBC said it hopes to bring the show back at a later date — but for now it'll be replaced by reruns of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

I can't say I didn't see this news coming. Although I love Marco Pierre White (and the respectable critics who made guest appearances on his show), Chopping Block was far too mild and drama-free to survive in its competitive primetime slot.

Did this news surprise you? Are you disappointed to see Chopping Block fall by the wayside?

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nancita nancita 7 years
Wow. It's painful to see a show cancelled, but even worse when it's replaced by reruns of Law and Order.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
yeah i didn't love this, but watched it once...and i just don't understand taking new episodes (already filmed) off the air for reruns...thats absurd!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Meh nothing beats Top Chef for me.
lemuse20 lemuse20 7 years
This is no surprise to me. I tried watching the first episode and couldn't get through it. It's just not the same without Ramsey, at least for those type of shows IMO
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
I tried to watch it, then I realized I would rather watch AI and America's Next top Model.
wunami wunami 7 years
I actually like L&O: CI a lot, but do reruns of it actually generate more viewers than this show? That's pretty crazy.
chas399 chas399 7 years
I wish it wasn't canceled. I love Marco and I was even starting to like it more than the latest episodes of Hell's Kitchen.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
it's a shame - but i have to say that i 've never watched it. i LOVE last restaurant standing which is the british version but i guess there was just too much competition at the same time as chopping block that i never managed to tune in. oh well.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm disappointed. I was sort of getting into watching it, albeit as background when I was doing something else.
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