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Hell’s Kitchen American television show

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Hell’s Kitchen American television show:The program debuted on May 30, 2005, and has run every year since on an annual basis. The sixth season premiered on July 21, 2009 and ended October 13, 2009.
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Hell’s Kitchen is the 2nd highest-rated competitive reality show in the United States, behind Survivor, it has surpassed The Apprentice (hosted by Donald Trump) in its number of non-celebrity contestant seasons, and has not attempted to bolster ratings with major format changes. Also, every season of Hell’s Kitchen has been shown consecutively on a yearly (or twice a year) basis since it began in 2005 (as of 2010, six seasons have shown, with a seventh due to air). According to Nielsen, each season has seen enough viewer loyalty to have Fox renew its contract for yet another season. Accordingly, on August 6, 2009, Hell’s Kitchen was renewed for an eighth season. The seventh season of Hell’s Kitchen will begin with a two-hour season premiere on June 1, 2010 at 8pm ET/7pm CT on FOX.

The format of the program is similar to the UK version, with a red team and a blue team competing in various cooking challenges for most of the season; once the number of remaining contestants is reduced to five (or six in seasons 4, 5, and 6), the two teams combine to become a single black team and compete individually.
During dinner service, teams are responsible for preparing food to Gordon Ramsay’s very demanding taste and appearance requirements as well as within a limited time frame. Ramsay may throw away an entire plate of food due to one element being off, requiring the team to re-prepare the dish or the entire table if necessary, and usually sends a barrage of insults and obscenities to the responsible player or team. If Ramsay sees failure in the kitchen, he may force one player to take over for another. If the entire kitchen is in a debacle, Ramsay may end the dinner service prematurely, often using his catchphrase “Shut it down” or “Switch it off!”

After the dinner service, Ramsay will select the winning team who may get an additional reward, and then will select the best player on the losing team to make a decision about which two fellow teammates to nominate for elimination. Alternatively, if the service is exceptionally bad (or good), Ramsay may declare no team the winner, or no specific player on the losing team as the best, requiring the team(s) to nominate someone for elimination. Sometimes Ramsay overrules the nominations and chooses someone else entirely. When the game is down to a single team but still more than three people, the winning player will select the two to be nominated. Each nominated player has a chance to plead their case to Ramsay, but he makes the final decision, at which point the eliminated player hands over their chef’s jacket.

When the competition is down to the final two players, Ramsay splits the Hell’s Kitchen dining area into two sections, and each of the two final contestants runs their own restaurant; each contestant is allowed to choose the decoration, style, and menu for his or her restaurant. Six previously eliminated contestants return to help the two finalists to prepare the meals. Ramsay will use his observations of how the finalists work in the kitchen and with their teams, not just during the final service, but throughout the whole competition as well, and feedback from the patrons of each restaurant, to select the ultimate winner of the show.
Broadcasting Of Hell’s Kitchen American television show:

Frederick Arnold, an aspiring filmmaker who used to live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at his “day job” at Market Market, a cafe and nightclub in his new hometown, Rosendale, in Ulster County. Other arts-oriented Brooklynites have made the same move. 

The theme song of the show is “Fire” by the Ohio Players.

Profanity by Ramsay at the chefs, and sometimes even at the customers, is quite frequent on the show. Due to regulations in the United States regarding profanity and broadcasting, the episodes as aired in the United States employ bleep censoring and pixelization to mask the profanity. The words are bleeped in their entirety.

In Belgium, Australia, Hungary, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Korea, Netherlands, Ireland, Slovenia, Mexico and Brazil, all the profane language is transmitted uncensored. After the season is complete it is aired in the United Kingdom a few months later, as Hell’s Kitchen USA. First-run broadcast occurs in a late evening timeslot on ITV2, after the UK 9pm watershed, and retain all profanity. However, re-runs are often aired during earlier timeslots (8pm), with censorship restored. Some UK airings were followed by extra uncut footage from the just shown episode, in a spin-off show Hells Kitchen USA: Served Raw

Hells Kitchen, (Renamed to Hells Kitchen USA, to differ from the UK version) airs on ITV2. It is currently broadcasting Season 6 of the show. In Poland, the fifth season is currently broadcast by TVN Style. The channel also broadcast season three and four. The first and second season were broadcast in Poland by Polsat and kuchnia.tv.

In Australia it was axed after only about 3 weeks on the Nine Network in June 2007, supposedly due to the very foul profanity, losing viewers to major rival Seven Network. However, in April 2008, Channel Nine began broadcasting the first season from the beginning, in conjunction with the UK-based Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Seasons 1-3 were screened on the ‘Lifestyle Food’ network (via pay TV) in early 2008, and season 4 started on the 19th Sept 2008, also on Lifestyle Food.

In New Zealand it is currently being aired on TV2. Depending on its time slot, some or all of the profanity is left uncensored. In Canada, it is aired on CityTV, simulcast with the FOX network, and is censored. Reruns air on the Canadian Food Network; originally broadcast uncensored, though broadcasts of later seasons are censored.
For the show’s first two seasons, the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant set itself was housed in the former studios of Los Angeles television station KCOP at 915 North La Brea Avenue, in Hollywood, which at one time hosted production of game shows Tic Tac Dough and The Joker’s Wild . KCOP was acquired by News Corporation in 2001 and its studios were integrated with those of Fox affiliate KTTV in 2003, leaving the La Brea facility vacant. Originally the studio was put up for sale, but in the end they were retooled for the production of Hell’s Kitchen. The dining room area is the location of the former KCOP news studios, and living quarters for the contestants were built on behind the restaurant

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