American viewers love anything lewd, crude, and related to food--and Fox knows it. The network has signed a new deal with foul-mouthed British chef Gordon Ramsay, who's known best for his thorough terrorism of hopeful young cooks on his hit series Hell's Kitchen.
Fiery Scottish celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, of Hell's Kitchen fame, is getting grilled by a former Manhattan restaurant manager. Martin R. Hyde, who used to run the Indian-American eatery Dillons in New York City, is suing the foul-mouthed cook for fraud, reports the Associated Press.
Dillons was featured in the new reality show Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, which sees Ramsay take control of a floundering restaurant and turn it into a success in a week.
However, Hyde claims that Ramsay and the production team faked scenes, forced Hyde to quit, and hired extras to fill seats and make Dillons look like a success at the conclusion of the week. The lawsuit also says that Ramsay incorrectly claimed meat was spoiled and that a defective chair was planted to show the establishment's shoddy furniture.
Hyde is seeking monetary compensation and is asking that the show not be aired. Representatives ...Read more
Get your calendars ready because Fox has unveiled its fall premiere schedule.
The network announced its fall lineup last month during network upfronts, but the season will officially kick off for Fox during the third week of September when Gotham, Empire, and more make their return alongside the series premieres of Lethal Weapon, Pitch, and Son of Zorn.
The schedule is staying pretty similar to last season with Lethal Weapon sliding into the pre-Empire slot on Wednesdays, sending Rosewood to lead-in to the MLB series Pitch. Fox will take advantage of Grimm's hiatus on NBC to try and make some Friday night genre magic for themselves. The Exorcist will premiere Friday, September 23 at 9pm—the same slot where Grimm has made a stable home for over three seasons.
Check out Fox's premiere schedule below. New shows are in ALL CAPS.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
9-10pm ...Read more
As a contestant on Hell's Kitchen, you don't want to cross Gordon Ramsay. In fact, try not to be noticed by him.
This season, the Fox cooking reality show is sizzling in the ratings, wooing audiences who love Ramsay's charming declarations like "Move your ass!" and "This looks like a dog's dinner." If you are the wannabe chef who messes up in the kitchen, woe is you.
Giacomo found this out the hard way. The Texan isn't a cook but avidly watched the first season and thought he had what it took to be the king of the kitchen. When he couldn't figure out how to turn on an oven, Ramsay blew a gasket and kicked a garbage can. Per the show's ritual, Giacomo was symbolically killed when Ramsay gored his chef's jacket on a meat hook.
Giacomo took time out from ...Read more
Aspiring young chefs are put to the ultimate challenge in Hell's Kitchen, a reality television competition starring world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay. Each of these chefs dreams of fame and fortune, but many soon find their dreams becoming nightmares. Chef Ramsay demands quality and the intensity of the challenges is beyond anything the contestants can ever imagine. Split into two teams, they must compete against each other to provide their very best in the kitchen. If they do, they are lavishly rewarded with everything from extravagant trips to a ride on Ramsay's personal yacht. Those that fail are forced to suffer humiliating punishment. At the end of each episode, the chef who provided the best performance in Ramsay's opinion on the losing team is chosen to select two chefs from their own team for elimination. They must then give their reasons for their selection. Though one of these two chefs may be eliminated, Ramsay is under no obligation to choose either, and the final decision as to who is sent home is made solely by him. From Waffle House chefs to executive chefs, the competitors are tested in every way possible, from leadership skills to culinary skills. Traditional challenges include a taste-test of everyone's palette and special events such as birthdays and weddings. The chefs, however, must always be on their toes, as they never know when surprises may be coming. Previous season - Hell's Kitchen aired the fifth season at 9 P.M. on Thursdays In this, the fifth season, contestants competed for the position of head chef at a restaurant in the Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa-- one being built specifically for the winner. This season's crop featured what executive producer Kent Weed promised to be "the best chefs we've ever assembled," with everything from a cooking-school instructor to a food-court chicken fryer. There were many contenders, but many dramatic twists as well. You can catch repeats of various seasons of the program on FOX Reality, which has the rights to repeats of the show. Theme Tune - "Fire" by the Ohio Players The first season of Hell's Kitchen is now available in stores across the United States on DVD. The DVD is billed as "raw and uncensored" and also features bonuses such as cast and crew interviews & a tour of the Hell's Kitchen set. And if you enjoy Hell's Kitchen, you might also enjoy Kitchen Nightmares, as well as Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, available in the United States on BBC America.moreless