The execs at FOX have announced that this will essentially be the summer of Gordon Ramsay on the network. The cranky chef’s Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef series will return on May 29th and his Hotel Hell will premiere on June 4th.
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS BEGIN THIS MAY ON FOX
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” LAUNCHES NEXT SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S FAVORITE DANCER THURSDAY, MAY 24
GORDON RAMSAY SERVES UP NEW SEASONS OF “HELL’S KITCHEN” AND “MASTERCHEF” TUESDAY, MAY 29
RAMSAY’S “HOTEL HELL” OPENS DOORS MONDAY, JUNE 4
This summer, FOX heats up with the Season Nine premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the return of Gordon Ramsay’s HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF, plus the premiere of Ramsay’s HOTEL HELL.
Back for a ninth season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE kicks off with a two-hour premiere Thursday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following week, on Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the Emmy-nominated hit dance competition series moves into its regular time period. This season’s auditions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas and Salt Lake City feature host Cat Deeley and resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, Tyce Diorio, Lil’ C, Stacey Tookey and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will air once a week, and each jam-packed two-hour show will feature awe-inspiring performances, as the contestants compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer. Additional SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE schedule information to be announced.
On Tuesday, May 29, Chef Ramsay returns for an all-new season of HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the Season Three debut of MASTERCHEF (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In Season 10 of HELL’S KITCHEN, aspiring restaurateurs once again will be put through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win the life-changing grand prize. Beginning Monday, June 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the hit cooking series expands to twice per week with all-new episodes Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Following HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesdays is MASTERCHEF (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The series will feature Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and chef Graham Elliot, as they challenge a new batch of amateur cooks by testing their palates, knowledge and determination to follow their dreams of making a mark in the culinary world.
In HOTEL HELL premiering Monday, June 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ramsay will travel to San Diego, CA; Coeur D’Alene, ID; Cambridge, NY; Milford, PA; and Windsor, VT to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts. To come to grips with the problems, he will endure hotels at their worst – from filthy bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to dreadful room service and incompetent staff – all so you don’t have to. Hotel owners and employees will be put to work to try and turn around their failing establishments. With reputations on the line, one thing is certain: if they can’t meet Ramsay’s high standards, they will never check out of HOTEL HELL.
Additional summer premiere date and schedule information to be announced.
FOX 2012 SUMMER PREMIERE DATES
(All times ET/PT)
THURSDAY, MAY 24:
8:00-10:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)
TUESDAYS, BEGINNING MAY 29:
8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAYS, BEGINNING MAY 30:
8:00-10:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Time Period Premiere)
MONDAYS, BEGINNING JUNE 4
8:00-9:00 PM HOTEL HELL (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Monday Time Period Premiere)
What do you think? Will you be watching the Gordon Ramsay shows or So You Think You Can Dance this summer?