Felons appearing on Conviction Kitchen (note the title’s double meaning) try to establish a high-end restaurant in three weeks, with no prior culinary experience. Marc Thuet is co-owner/executive chef, while Biana Zorich is his business partner. The show is at once a social experiment and promotion for Thuet’s businesses.
I normally don’t post news about reality television, but Conviction Kitchen is surprisingly good for its genre. The show’s emphasis is on how a restaurant is actually run. Thuet stuns, kills and skins a sheep in the first episode. Conviction Kitchen does not go for the glamour.
Knowing CityTV’s track record, I give Conviction Kitchen its sophomore season before it’s thrown onto the junk heap with The Collector, Blood Ties, Less Than Kind and Ed the Sock. I have no idea how Murdoch Mysteries remains on that network. I’m assuming a blood pact with Baal.