Playing with Fire
Anna Boiardi, Candice Kumai, Derek Koch, Julie Elkind, Daniel Koch (from left)
GenreDocumentary
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
  • Bruce David Klein
  • Joseph Eardly
  • Lorri Leighton
Running time40 to 43 minutes
Production companyAtlas Media Corporation
Release
Original networkE!
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 17 (2013-03-17) –
April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)
External links
Website
Production website

Playing with Fire is an American reality documentary television series on E! and premiered on March 17, 2013.[1][2]

Premise

The series chronicles the personal and professional lives of five chefs, stars and taste-makers who have risen to the top of New York's culinary world.[3][4][5]

Cast

Main

Guest appearances

Episodes

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"I Come First, You Come Second"March 17, 2013 (2013-03-17)0.35[12]
2"If We Lose This Restaurant, You Lose Me"March 24, 2013 (2013-03-24)0.36[13]
3"I Only Use Half of My Brain Half of the Time"April 5, 2013 (2013-04-05)0.13[15]
Note: First episode to air at the series' new time slot on Fridays at 8:00 PM ET/PT.[14]
4"Keep Your D... in Your Pants"April 12, 2013 (2013-04-12)0.17[16]
5"Give It Up for the Loser!"April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)0.05[17]
6"Three's a Crowd"April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)0.13[18]

References

  1. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 6, 2013). "'Playing With Fire' to Premiere Sunday, March 17 on E!". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "E! Turns Up the Heat on New York's Culinary Scene When "Playing with Fire" Debuts Sunday, March 17 at 10:00PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. March 6, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  3. ^ O'Connell, Michael (January 7, 2013). "E! Orders Ryan Lochte Reality Series, Culinary Foray 'Playing With Fire'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 7, 2013). "New E! Reality Series 'Playing With Fire' Features Stars of New York's Culinary World". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "E! Serves Up New Series "Playing with Fire" Going Inside the Spicy Professional and Personal Lives of The Chefs, Stars and Tastemakers Who Make Up New Year's Culinary World". The Futon Critic. January 7, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Meet the Cast of E!'s Playing with Fire". TV Guide. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  7. ^ Montini, Madelina (February 7, 2011). "Derek & Daniel Koch's "Day & Night" Brunch Makes Vanity Fair". Joonbug. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  8. ^ Vilensky, Mike (June 4, 2012). "Meatpacking District Gets New Playground". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  9. ^ Squires, Kathleen (April 23, 2012). "30 Under 30: NYC's Hottest Up-and-Comers". Zagat. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  10. ^ Lee, Ashley (March 12, 2013). "Jennifer Esposito Talks Post-'Blue Bloods' Career as a Gluten-Free Baker". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 12, 2013). "Jennifer Esposito To Topline E! Reality Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  12. ^ "Sunday's Cable Ratings: "The Walking Dead" Leads Demos, "The Bible" Tops Viewers". The Futon Critic. March 20, 2013.
  13. ^ "Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Walking Dead" Dominates Demos, Edges "Bible" in Viewers". The Futon Critic. March 26, 2013.
  14. ^ "A Brand New Episode of E!'s Reality Series "Playing with Fire" Sizzles on Friday Nights at 8:00 PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. April 4, 2013.
  15. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Originals Lead Viewers, "Smackdown" Tops Demos". The Futon Critic. April 8, 2013.
  16. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown," "Spartacus" Finale Top Originals". The Futon Critic. April 15, 2013.
  17. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "Sons of Guns," "WWE Smackdown" Top Demos". The Futon Critic. April 22, 2013.
  18. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts with NBA Playoffs, NFL Draft". The Futon Critic. April 29, 2013.