Get ready for more Gordon Ramsay
, as FOX recently announced it has renewed its cooking reality series, Hell’s Kitchen
, for a fourth season. The new installment will be aired next summer.
The show debuted on FOX in the summer of 2005, with its two subsequent seasons following a similar summer broadcast schedule. The third and current edition of Hell’s Kitchen
premiered in early June. The opening episode earned an average of eight million viewers and a 3.6/10 rating/share in the adults 18-49 demographic, making it the series’ highest-rated premiere to date among total viewers, Teens, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54.
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The current season of Hell’s Kitchen
started out with 12 contestants who were divided into two groups, the Blue Team and the Red Team. As with any reality competition, the number of participants lessened each week, and at the beginning of the eighth and most recent episode, the remaining participants were merged into one group, The Black Team. Come the season finale on Monday, August 13, host and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will choose which person deserves to become the Head Chef of a new Italian restaurant at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
Although fans of the reality series will have to wait until next year to catch a brand new season of Hell’s Kitchen
, they won’t have to wait as long to watch the show’s notorious host at work. FOX will premiere an American version of the U.K.’s Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
on Thursday, September 13 at 9pm ET/PT. The new series will feature Gordon Ramsay traveling across the United States in order to aid restaurants in crisis.
The network reportedly has high expectations for the new series, with FOX reality programming head Mike Darnell telling reporters during a TCA summer press tour session, “[Kitchen Nightmares
is] the best reality show we’ve ever done.”
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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