Hell’s Kitchen 2 has a new prize, “more intense” competition

Hell’s Kitchen 2 won’t air until June 12, but the series completed production last week. Besides a rebuilt restaurant (the old set was torn down at the end of season one, so a new one was built in the exact same space), the show offers a new, less sucky prize: “the coveted title of Executive Chef of a luxurious fine-dining restaurant at the brand-new Red Rock Casino Resort Spa in Las Vegas,” according to a FOX press release.

In part because of that prize, the show’s executive producer, Arthur Smith, tells the New York Post that the competition “was much more intense.” He said that chef Gordon Ramsay “knew someone was going to become an executive chef, and certain things happen along the way where I’ve never seen him get this angry. There was one situation were after we were done [for the day], it took quite awhile to calm him down,” Smith said.

Thus, we can expect more angry ranting. He said, “Gordon is Gordon. There’s only one way he can be, even though there’s a method to his madness.”

The Heat is Rising on Mondays When a New “Hell’s Kitchen” Opens Monday, June 12, on FOX [FOX press release]
Little Chop of Horrors [New York Post]

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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