Gordon Ramsay “battle[s] with Fox” over contestants who are a “liability,” has an ulcer

This season of Hell’s Kitchen may have its biggest prize ever, and has been rather entertaining, it still seems to be cast with a bunch of incompetent morons who are only there because it makes good TV for Gordon Ramsay to scream at them.

As it turns out, Ramsay thinks those contestants are problematic, and blames the network on them being cast. “Characters have to be flamboyant and funny, but you know they could be on the verge of a liability. That’s my battle with Fox — they want to run a show, and I a restaurant,” he told TV Guide as part of a brief but informative interview.

He also says that, after filming the second season of Kitchen Nightmares, “I’ve just been told I’ve got an ulcer from eating crap. So I have a big medical bill coming towards Fox. I swear to God, I’m so pissed off.”

Gordon Ramsay Turns up the Heat on Hell’s Kitchen [TV Guide]

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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