FOX Heats Up 'Hell's Kitchen' Tonight
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Tonight's episode of Hell's Kitchen marks the return of the reality cooking show since it last aired in July.  For the fifth season, a new batch of hopefuls will put their skills to the test in attempt to win the grand prize, a “Head Chef” position at the East Coast's leading resort destination, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

In the season opener called “16 Chef's Compete,” viewers will be introduced to the new contestants who will step into the restaurants for the first time.  You can get to know them more in this slideshow.

After the contestants' arrival, they are immediately sent to the kitchen where they will prepare their signature dishes.  Later, Chef Gordon Ramsay finds himself pleasantly surprised with the presentation of dishes until one contestant pushes his buttons and instantly puts Ramsay in a bad mood.  This means that viewers can expect a barrage of insults and obscenities in the premiere episode alone.

To make things complicated, a fight breaks out in the kitchen during dinner service just before the doors open.  More drama ensues as the contestants what's at stake by the end of the competition.

Read a sneak peek of tonight's episode: Hell's Kitchen Season 5 Premiere: First Impressions and Spoilers!

Catch the premiere episode of Hell's Kitchen season 5 tonight at 9pm on FOX.

Meanwhile, fans can expect to see Gordon Ramsay even more now that FOX has sealed a new deal with the renowned chef.  The arrangement will keep Ramsay at the network for several more years, including an agreement to produce two more installments of Hell's Kitchen, another season of Kitchen Nightmares , and a yet-to-be determined special and a series.

What does Ramsay think about this season's contestants? FInd out what he said during BuddyTV's Conference Call with Gordon Ramsay!

"Gordon has done an amazing job of creating exciting franchises for FOX," network exec Mike Darnell said in a statement.  "From the first time I met him, it was clear that he would be a big star in America.  He has become one of the faces of FOX,' and we're thrilled that he will be on our network for years to come."

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: FOX
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