Fox renews Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen for two seasons; adds a new Ramsay show

Fox is in business with Gordon Ramsay for years to come. The network has renewed Kitchen Nightmares, which just started its second season, for a third season, and renewed Hell’s Kitchen for seasons six and seven, as the fifth season has already been produced and will air next year. Fox has also ordered a brand-new series from Ramsay and a cooking special of some kind.

As part of the network’s announcement, Fox alternative entertainment president Mike Darnell said, “Gordon has done an amazing job of creating exciting franchises for FOX. From the first time I met him, it was clear that he would be a big star in America. He has become one of the faces of FOX,’ and we’re thrilled that he will be on our network for years to come.”

As to the new series and special, Fox only says they’re “a yet-to-be determined special and another series.” And Hell’s Kitchen 6 and Hell’s Kitchen 7 don’t yet have airdates, nor is there any indication of when they’ll start production. Presumably, they’ll be shot back-to-back like seasons four and five.

Fox Seals Deal with Chef Gordon Ramsay [Fox press release]

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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