Well my friends, the new sitcom was, ahem, 'reviewed' by John Doyle in yesterday's issue of the Toronto Globe and Mail. I thought that you all would be interested in what Mr. Doyle had to say. Highlights only.
Headline: When is a pilot not a pilot? When it stinks.
Emeril Lagasse...(t)he compellingly obnoxious hoser chef who hollers "Bam!" on his cooking shows is the main character in a new sitcom, created by Thomason and Bloodworth, which airs this fall on NBC. Lagasse stars as himself, and various actors play his wife, his kids and the staff on his cooking show. Hilarity is meant to ensue from the complaints of Lagasse's fictional wife about his long hours at work. Emeril, as the show is called with witless predictability , is a shambles. In the pilot episode shown to critics here, Lagasse can't act, his supporting cast compensates by overacting, and the canned laughter is deafening...The only way this turkey can succeed is if the show supplies meals free to all the people with Neilsen ratings meters in their homes.
Just thought I'd share.
Looks like you should keep the day job Emeril. ;)