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One more, then I’ll stop. For now.

Let’s play a little game.  It is a game that is getting harder to win by the way, as television channels all move to become like the channel next door.  In other words, a steady stream of mindless programming.  And by all means, define the word programming how you please.*

I’m going to post a show description, and you tell me what cable channel it is scheduled to appear on.

Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen — Premieres February — Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen features molecular gastronomist Marcel Vigneron, one of America’s most notorious chefs on the cutting edge of the culinary field. At just 30 years old, Marcel has already made a name for himself with his polarizing turn as the season two runner-up on Bravo’s Emmy-winning Top Chef. Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen follows Marcel as he begins to explore the potential next phase of his career. In each episode, Marcel will be hired by a demanding client to produce and pull off extraordinary events and celebrations. Based on the clients’ requests, Marcel will have to dream up a menu for the event, from a dinner party for extreme sports enthusiasts to a multi-room extravaganza featuring live exotic animals. He and his team of chefs will work alongside A-list party planners to create a transformative experience for guests through both immersive decor and innovative menus that emphasizes Marcel’s unparalleled brand of molecular gastronomy. Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen is produced by Mission Control Media. Dwight Smith, Michael Agbabian, Andy Scheer and Dana Leiken Richards are executive producers.

Sounds like a real winner.  Or at least a show the network hopes will say, increase its appeal to females?  That was your hint.  And maybe a sexist one at that.

The answer is….SyFy.  Go figure.

* I like this one: to cause to absorb or incorporate automatic responses, attitudes, or the like; condition: Our parents programmed us to respect our elders.

November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Television|4 Comments


  1. bmj2k November 23, 2010 at 8:44 PM - Reply

    “I know those words but that sign makes no sense.” Lisa, The Simpsons, looking at a Yahoo Serious movie marquee.

    I have no clue what that show is supposed to be about. I am not totally unsophisticated, but what is a “molecular gastronomist”? A “quantum kitchen”? I’m lucky I know “transformative experience” and “immersive decor.”

    • Jim November 24, 2010 at 5:21 PM - Reply

      Quantum and molecular? That’s the science tie in. You know…to make it all futuristic and fantastical. (instead of something more appropriate for the Oxygen channel)

  2. Skinner November 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    I hope, to add an SF angle, they rocket this entire cast and crew into the sun.

    SyFy has been trying hard to get a larger audience for a while now, hence the name change to something that sounds like a cute nickname for an STD.

    Personally, I’d rather another “Giant Animal vs Humongous Other Thing” movie.

    • Jim November 24, 2010 at 5:25 PM - Reply

      A rocket to the sun for a syfy barbecue? Now that’s something I’d tune in for!

      There are more of those giant critter films coming to, along with one starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany no less. For better or worse.

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