Kitchen Nightmares renewed; someone wrote “Gordon is shit” graffiti near Ramsay’s house

Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, the dumbed-down US version of his great UK series Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, has been renewed for a third season by Fox. The second season is now airing Fridays at 9, and has a number of episodes to go, so the third season likely won’t debut until at least fall, if not next winter.

Meanwhile, in London, someone wrote anti-Ramsay graffiti on a wall near his house. The graffiti said “Gordon is shit” and “Ramsay is a douche,” and the use of the word “douche” has The Sun speculating that “the culprit could be AMERICAN.”

The paper reports that “Neighbours believe the vandal was trying to target the 43-year-old’s star’s nearby home but got the address wrong.”

Writing’s on the wall for Ramsay [The Sun]

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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