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June 5, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Somewhat to my surprise, I am a fan of Gordon Ramsay, the Scottish chef and TV personality. He is not, strictly speaking, a "TV chef," like Julia Child or Bobby Flay, though he will grab a pan and a knife every so often to demonstrate how easy it is to cook something and, paradoxically, how much better he is at cooking it than you will ever be. As the creator of an international fleet of high-end restaurants and the star of several British and...
December 23, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Britain's largest independent television production company, All3Media, will consolidate its Southern California studios in Westchester. The company behind such shows as “Undercover Boss” and “Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares” has agreed to rent two floors in a Howard Hughes Center office building near the 405 Freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard, real estate broker Jacob Bobek of Cushman & Wakefield said. The lease for 51,000 square feet is valued at $16 million, he said. All3Media's five Los Angeles area studios are now in separate locations in Culver City and the Westside and the consolidation will reduce their total rented space by about 20%. More than half of All3Media's revenue comes from international operations, and the U.S. is its fastest-growing market, according to U.K. industry website Broadcast.
February 17, 2012
SERIES Visiting … With Huell Howser: This episode takes a step back in time with a collection of favorite Videolog segments from the 1980s featuring a young-looking Howser (7:30 p.m. KCET). Kitchen Nightmares: In this new episode, chef Gordon Ramsay works with the owners of an Italian bistro in La Verne, suffering from lackluster service, an uninspired menu and outdated decor (8 p.m. Fox). 20/20: This new episode of the news magazine series profiles Whitney Houston, provides new details about Whitney's final days and features an interview with Diane Sawyer conducted with the singer 10 years ago (9 p.m. ABC)
December 16, 2007 | Mary McNamara
If "Frosty the Snowman" and "Miracle on 34th Street" have left you feeling a little sticky and sick with holiday treacle, Ricky Gervais is happy to bring a bracing shot of 100-proof nihilism to the party. "Bloody Merry" is the tagline of "Extras: the Extra Special Series Finale," an 80-minute supposedly final episode of the HBO comedy that effectively ended earlier this year.
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