Due to unresolvable technical difficulties, Episode Five has been moved from the (former) PX This YouTube Channel. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The controversial fine-dining industry books and blog that unflinchingly skewered the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Russell Crowe, and Graydon Carter has gone audio/visual— and viral.
“PX This: The Series,” based on Abbe Diaz’s exposé of the same title, PX This (Diary of the “Maitre d’ to the Stars”) premiered last week on YouTube, and quickly netted an audience of over a half-million views. The comedic webisodes, which readdress some of the industry’s most notable escapades, including Princess Michael of Kent‘s bigoted diatribe on prominent black diners, Graydon Carter’s alleged “hit” on Jean-Georges’s (now defunct) 66 in Vanity Fair, and Russell Crowe’s assault on a Mercer Hotel concierge with a landline telephone, comprise a segmented pilot for “PX This,” a proposed scripted television show, the concept of which even CBS has acknowledged as potentially lucrative.
The pilot and script are currently under consideration at a number of agencies and networks with multiple other submissions presently anticipated.
“Per Variety, Daily Show correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have inked a deal with CBS to write and star in a sitcom about a celebrity chef and the two women who run his empire. That has eyebrows raised over at PX This, since, it turns out, their queen bee Abbe Diaz has spent over a year shopping a treatment based on her own book about her experiences with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Eric Goode, and Sean MacPherson. A PX This rep, Angel Yamura, tells us that at this time they have no proof it’s anything other than a coincidence, but it’s a pretty ‘big’ and ‘odd’ coincidence. Meanwhile, Yamura says Diaz’s Webisodes will start filming in early spring (Michael Imperioli, Steven R. Schirripa, and John Ventimiglia of The Sopranos are onboard for cameos) and will debut on PX This’s site mid next year, assuming the producers can find someone fierce enough to play the role of Diaz. We can’t wait to see how they cast the character that’s ‘loosely based’ on Jean-Georges.” – New York Magazine
Featuring: Michael Satow, Briana Packen, Joshua Warr, Anna Lamadrid, Michael de Roos, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Julia Crockett, Zainab Jah, and Jai Catalano
Produced by: One Water Monkey
Written by: Abbe Diaz
Directed by: Arie Ohayon
Director of Photography: Arie Ohayon
Edited by: Arie Ohayon
PX This (Diary of the “Maitre d’ to the Stars”) has been lauded as “the bible of the [NYC] industry,” and its best-selling author, Abbe Diaz, has been featured in various media outlets such as The New York Daily News, The New York Post, msn.com, The Morning Show (Australia), CBS’s The Insider, The New York Observer, Blackbook, Time Out New York, Perez Hilton, Gawker, LXTV-NBC, NBC Chicago, New York magazine, Mediabistro, hamptons.com, and foodchannel.com, just to name a few.
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Want an exclusive behind-the-scenes look? Check out The Making of PX This: The Series