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After 16 seasons, Hell’s Kitchen is getting an all-star season

After 16 seasons, Hell’s Kitchen is getting an all-star season
Gordon Ramsay on Hell's Kitchen season 16. (Photo by Greg Gayne/FOX)

After 16 seasons of throwing things and screaming in Hell’s Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay has run out of people to throw things and scream at, so the show will bring back previously eliminated contestants for an all-star season.

How do you have an all-star season on a show where memorable contestants are the ones intentionally cast for their incompetence as cannon fodder for Gordon Ramsay?

By bringing back only those who finished from sixth to third place—perhaps those who were good but not great, if Hell’s Kitchen contestants can be measured with such nuance.

They’ll be competing for “a head chef position” (notice it says “a”, not “the”) at the new and first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Besides the cast list and preview below, Fox released no other details about the new season, which debuts Sept. 29.

The show was renewed for seasons 17 and 18 last fall, though there was no mention of an all-star season.

Hell’s Kitchen All-Stars cast

Red Team:

  • Roby Almoodovar, season 10 (6th place)
  • Dana Cohen, season 10 (3rd place)
  • Elise Harris, season 9 (3rd place)
  • Barbie Marshall, season 10 (4th place)
  • Ashley Nickell, season 15 (3rd place)
  • Jennifer Normant, season 9 (5th place)
  • Amanda Palomino, season 15 (5th place)
  • Michelle Tribble, season 14 (3rd place)

Blue team:

  • Jared Bobkin, season 15 (4th place)
  • Nick Peters Bond, season 14 (5th place)
  • Giovannia Filippone, season 5 (6th place)
  • Van Hurd, season 6 (6th place)
  • Benjamin Knack, season 7 (3rd place)
  • Milly Medley, season 14 (4th place)
  • Josh Trovato, season 14 (6th place)
  • Ben Walanka, season 5 (4th place)

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