Two more years of “Hell”


Granada America has received a two season renewal from Fox for “Hell’s Kitchen.” That will take the hit reality series through seven seasons.

The cooking competition hosted hosted by raging taskmaster Gordon Ramsay debuted in 2005. Wannabe restaurateurs slice and dice their way through each episode, with Ramsay pressuring them to achieve absolute perfection. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen – and many do. The intense competition, culinary catastrophes and chef meltdowns have made it a hit with viewers and a ratings stalwart for Fox.

“Hell’s Kitchen” just concluded its fourth, and highest-rated, season to-date. Granada says it is the number one program of the Summer among virtually all key demos, including Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Men 18-49, Men 25-54, Women 18-49, Women 18-34, Women 25-54 and Persons 12-34.

Paul Buccieri, President and CEO of Granada America said, “The ongoing growth of Hell’s Kitchen results from a perfect combination of the vision and support of Mike Darnell, the talent and passion of Gordon Ramsay, the superb marketing and promotion skills of FOX and a production team that is without equal in the non-scripted arena. We’re delighted with the pick-up and look forward to producing this unique brand of television for two more seasons.”

Hell’s Kitchen is produced by Granada America and A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed serve as executive producers.