I do have to take a little issue with that statement. What I got out of the New York Magazine article was that Chodorow didn't want to do another season of the show, as he thought it made him look like a poor businessman. Burnett talked him into it by saying he would show him fixing the business as part of the show, which would show that Chodorow was actually a good businessman. (Hee, little did he know he'd be portrayed as the devil.)Originally Posted by daysee8
Presumably -- and admittedly, this is an assumption on my part -- he would have done what he needed to do to fix it or get out of the partnership whether or not the cameras were running. I am assuming that based on the idea that all his other restaurants are either successful or closed.
Also, perhaps the delay was due to filming schedules (not that I'm defending that).
I do agree with you that his style of dealing with the problems is sickening. And that letting the problems fester for months without having continuous, open, frank communication with Rocco is bad business. (But good drama!)