FOX renews Hell’s Kitchen

One of the two breakout new reality shows of the summer, Hell’s Kitchen, will return to FOX, as will it star, chef Gordon Ramsay.

Besides the fact that the series “regularly won its 9 p.m. Monday timeslot in adults 18-49,” as Variety reports, the finale was watched by 8.94 million viewers. As such, it was expected that FOX would bring it back for a second season, although there’s no word when that season might air.

The series surprised even FOX’s reality chief Mike Darnell because, as he told Variety, “a lot of these ‘Apprentice’-like shows have failed, except for ‘Hell’s Kitchen.'” The not-so-secret, of course, is Ramsay, who screams at everyone and calls them fun names. “He’s really in his element (on the show). He’s a very dynamic personality,” Darnell said.

‘Hell’s Kitchen’ back for seconds at Fox and Ratings come to a boil in ‘Kitchen’ [Variety]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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