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?