FOX will air Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in the fall

FOX is bringing Gordon Ramsay’s original UK reality series to the US this fall. Kitchen Nightmares, which FOX previously announced would come to the US, will air in the competitive Thursday at 9 p.m. timeslot. It was initially scheduled to air in the spring.

On the show, Ramsay helps “restaurant owners in crisis with lazy chefs in the kitchen, temperamental wait staffs and few and unhappy diners” by doing what he does best: screaming and insulting. Actually, on the UK version, he’s abrasive, but not quite like his US Hell’s Kitchen personality.

In the US version, which the original press release described as being “inspired by” the UK version, Ramsay “attempts to turn around floundering restaurants in less than a week,” FOX said this week.

Hell’s Kitchen 3 debuts in June.

‘Hell’s Kitchen”‘s Fiery Chef Gordon Ramsay Returns to FOX with “Kitchen Nightmares” and FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2007-2008 Season [FOX press releases]

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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