A new season of TV?s loudest cooking show, Hell?s Kitchen , will premiere on July 18, and we now know which aspiring restaurateurs will brave the wrath of Gordon Ramsay for a shot at culinary fame. 18 competitors will compete for the position of head chef at BLT Steak in New York. Hell?s Kitchen will premiere on Monday, July 18 at 8pm on FOX. http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/hells-kitchen-season-9-meet-the-culinary-competitors-48222.aspx
Now that our clocks have jumped forward an hour, Fox is gearing up for warmer weather by announcing premiere dates for three of its summer reality staples. 'So You Think You Can Dance' will bow first, with its eighth season debuting on Thursday, May 26, and continuing on Wednesday, June 1, before settling into its permanent time slot the following day. The dancing competition will be paired with repeats of Fox's musical hit, 'Glee' (how appropriate). Tuesdays will house a one-two punch of cooking competition, with last August's amateur chef competition 'Masterchef' premiering Mon., June 6 and running in its permanent Tuesday at 8PM time slot starting June 7. On July 19, Gordon Ramsay's other cooking-related reality series, 'Hell's Kitchen,' will debut its ninth season at 9PM. Read More... http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/03/14/fox-so-you-think-you-can-dance-masterchef-hells-kitchen/
Get ready for more bleeping Gordon Ramsay! Fox has renewed 'Hell's Kitchen' for not just one but two more seasons. According to Entertainment Weekly, the cooking competition will begin production on seasons 9 and 10 in April. Look for new episodes to debut in the late summer. "The thing about 'Hell's Kitchen' is you can put it anywhere -- spring summer fall, opposite 'Modern Family' and 'Survivor,'" 'Hell's Kitchen' executive producer Arthur Smith told EW. "It's very satisfying to see what people think of a food show is that broad based." http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/02/24/hells-kitchen-renewed-two-seasons/
Gordon Ramsay has picked the new winner of "Hell's Kitchen". Nona Sivley, a mother of one from Texas, won over Russell Kook in the one-hour finale to cook a five-course meal judged by Los Angeles' notable foodies. Sivley created a Southern-inspired menu and impressed the judges. She was the contestant whose door was unlocked, allowing her to walk through to a podium filled cheering crowd including her husband and son. As the winner of eighth season, Sivley is to take the head chef position at LA Market in the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. Plus, she would be the official spokesperson of Rosemount Estate Wines. To Read More Click Here.
Knives were drawn during Hell's Kitchen grand finale as last night's competition came down to two contestants, Nona Sivley and Russell Kook. Backed up by several former teammates, the chefs dueled over Season Eight's final dining service. The stakes were high with the winner to score the head chef position at LA Market Restaurant at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live, a one-year gig that comes with a hefty $250,000 paycheck, and the role of official spokesperson for Rosemount Estate Wines. After a tense showdown, a victor was declared by Chef Gordon Ramsay — Nona. We caught up with the sous chef from Ft. Worth, Texas at a grand finale party at JW Marriott Los Angeles' The Mixing Room, where she chatted about everything from her finely tuned palate to handling critics. To Read More Click Here.
On the season 8 finale of 'Hell's Kitchen' (Wed., 9PM ET on FOX), Russell Kook and Nona Sivley competed at LA Market, with former contestants serving as kitchen and wait staff. The winner (of Gordon Ramsay's choosing, of course) would become head chef at the restaurant, as well as a spokesperson for Rosemount Estate Wines. Kook and Sivley each stood in front of a door, and the door that opened would reveal the winner. Ramsay counted to three... Sivley became the eighth 'HK' winner. "This was a huge sacrifice: missing my son's first birthday, missing his first steps. It's absolutely worth it to make his life better," she said. Source & Video
Tonight was the end of the longest season in Hell's Kitchen history. It felt like that, didn't it? Luckily the producers decided to spare us with any more suspense by delivering a one-hour finale that kept moving at a decent clip. Speaking of clips, that's how it all began, with a quick look back at the highlights of the season, which actually matched many of those we featured here yesterday . The fights. Raj. The raw food. Raj and more Raj and then it was on menu planning and a final meet-up with Chef Ramsay. Russell was pensive and anxious to get on with it, but Nona couldn't contain her joy, especially when she realized they were going for a ride in a helicopter. Ramsay said it was a tour of the city that one of them would soon call home, but it was actually a lift to the site of their next challenge -- a head-to-head duel judged by some of the biggest names in the biz. To Read More Click Here.
Tomorrow night, Hell's Kitchen Season 8 will come to a close with either Nona or Russell taking home the big prize. Before we get there, we thought we'd take a look back at how we got here. It all began on September 22, when 16 chefs arrived, most of them inappropriately dressed, for their first taste of Hell's Kitchen. Dumb and Dumber Right at the start, we had our eyes on two contestants, Sabrina and Raj. Unfortunately, they stood out for all the wrong reasons. Sabrina had to cook her signature dish while she teetered around the kitchen in high heels and pants that looked like they were vacuum sealed to her thighs. In one of her first confessionals, she expressed her displeasure at being treated like a ditz. To Read More Click Here.
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 A rerun-heavy night on the broadcast networks Wednesday didn't really change the usual order of things -- which meant that CBS led the night. NBC's "Law & Order" duo, however, did get a bit of a bump airing original episodes against lighter competition. Thanks mostly to a new "Survivor: Nicaragua," CBS led the night with 8.8 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/9 share in households. NBC (7.1 million, 5.2/8) came in second in primetime, beating out FOX (5.8 million, 3.6/6). ABC's 5.1 million viewers and 3.4/5 were good for fourth. The CW (2.7 million, 1.8/3) got season highs from the "America's Next Top Model" finale but still finished fifth. CBS also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.5 rating. FOX scored a 2.1 in the demo to take second, edging NBC's 2.0. ABC averaged 1.5 and The CW 1.2. To Read More Click Here.
Has Gordon Ramsay started popping happy pills? The chef recently noticed that contestant Jillian Flathers has lacked confidence in the last two dinner-service competitions on 'Hell's Kitchen' (Wed., 9PM ET on FOX). He calls her into his office... for a pep talk (!?). "You are a strong, determined girl with a great future, but you've gotta stop beating yourself up at the first mistake," Ramsay tells her. "You've got to learn to fight back. You've got to find that inner strength that you can be as good as anyone that's in 'Hell's Kitchen' currently." Wow. Source & Video