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Kitchen Nightmares

Kitchen Nightmares
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Title card from seasons 1-4
GenreReality television
Based onRamsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Developed byDaniel Kay
Directed byBrad Kreisberg (season 1-2)
Jay Hunter (season 3-6)
Glenn Taylor (season 7)
StarringGordon Ramsay
Narrated by
Opening theme"Miserlou"
Composer(s)David Vanacore
Country of originUnited States
Original English
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes92 (including 9 revisits)
Production
Executive
Running time58 minutes
Production
DistributorITV Studios
All3Media
Release
Original networkFox
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseSeptember 19, 2007 (2007-09-19) -
September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12)
External links
Website

Kitchen Nightmares is an American reality television series formerly broadcast on the Fox network, in which chef Gordon Ramsay is invited by the owners to spend a week with a failing restaurant in an attempt to revive the business.[1] It is based on the British show Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.

The show premiered September 19, 2007. On June 23, 2014, Ramsay announced that he was ending the series; the final episode aired on September 12 that year.[2] In June 2018, Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back, a new series with a premise much like Kitchen Nightmares but a shorter timeline, premiered on Fox.[3]

Production

The show was produced by ITV Studios America[nb 1] and Optomen, in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions,[5] with Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Patricia Llewellyn serving as executive producers.

In the UK, the series is broadcast under the name Kitchen Nightmares USA and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA on Channel 4, which also produced the original UK version. Reruns, along with the British series, are frequently shown on BBC America.[6]

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 10 September 19, 2007 (2007-09-19) December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12)
2 12 September 4, 2008 (2008-09-04) January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15)
3 13 January 29, 2010 (2010-01-29) May 21, 2010 (2010-05-21)
4 14 January 21, 2011 (2011-01-21) May 20, 2011 (2011-05-20)
5 17 September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) March 30, 2012 (2012-03-30)
6 16 October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26) May 10, 2013 (2013-05-10)
7 10 April 11, 2014 (2014-04-11) September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12)

Episodes

Season 1 (2007)

The first season focused on restaurants in the southern California and New York City areas.

No.
overall
No. in
season
RestaurantLocationOriginal air date
11"Peter's"Babylon, New YorkSeptember 19, 2007 (2007-09-19)
22"Dillon's"New York, New YorkSeptember 26, 2007 (2007-09-26)
Restaurant was renamed Purnima during production.
33"The Mixing Bowl"Bellmore, New YorkOctober 3, 2007 (2007-10-03)
44"Seascape"Islip, New YorkOctober 10, 2007 (2007-10-10)
55"The Olde Stone Mill"Tuckahoe, New YorkOctober 17, 2007 (2007-10-17)
66"Sebastian's"Toluca Lake, CaliforniaNovember 7, 2007 (2007-11-07)
77"Finn McCool's"Westhampton, New YorkNovember 14, 2007 (2007-11-14)
88"Lela's"Pomona, CaliforniaNovember 21, 2007 (2007-11-21)
99"Campania"Fair Lawn, New JerseyNovember 28, 2007 (2007-11-28)
1010"The Secret Garden"Moorpark, CaliforniaDecember 12, 2007 (2007-12-12)

Season 2 (2008-09)

No.
overall
No. in
season
RestaurantLocationOriginal air date
11-"Revisited: Gordon Returns"N/ASeptember 4, 2008 (2008-09-04)
Revisit of Finn McCool's, The Olde Stone Mill, The Mixing Bowl, Dillon's, Campania, Peter's.
121"Handlebar"Mount Sinai, New YorkSeptember 11, 2008 (2008-09-11)
132"Giuseppi's"Macomb Township, MichiganSeptember 18, 2008 (2008-09-18)
143"Trobiano's"Great Neck, New YorkSeptember 25, 2008 (2008-09-25)
154"Black Pearl"New York, New YorkSeptember 25, 2008 (2008-09-25)
165"J Willy's"South Bend, IndianaOctober 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)
176"Hannah & Mason's"Cranbury, New JerseyNovember 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)
187"Jack's Waterfront"St. Clair Shores, MichiganNovember 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)
198"Sabatiello's"Stamford, ConnecticutNovember 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)
209"Fiesta Sunrise"West Nyack, New YorkNovember 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)
2110"Santé La Brea"Los Angeles, CaliforniaNovember 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)
2211"Cafe 36"La Grange, IllinoisJanuary 15, 2009 (2009-01-15)

Season 3 (2010)

The third season was originally scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, January 27, 2010,[7] but it was postponed to Friday, January 29, 2010, due to the State of the Union address.[8]

No.
overall
No. in
season
RestaurantLocationOriginal air date
231"Hot Potato Cafe"Fishtown, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaJanuary 29, 2010 (2010-01-29)
242"Flamangos"Whitehouse Station, New JerseyFebruary 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
Restaurant was renamed The Junction during production.
253"Bazzini"Ridgewood, New JerseyFebruary 5, 2010 (2010-02-05)
264"Mojito"Brooklyn, New YorkFebruary 25, 2010 (2010-02-25)
275"Lido di Manhattan"Manhattan Beach, CaliforniaMarch 4, 2010 (2010-03-04)
286"Le Bistro"Lighthouse Point, FloridaMarch 11, 2010 (2010-03-11)
297"Casa Roma"Lancaster, CaliforniaMarch 12, 2010 (2010-03-12)
This episode was produced as part of season 2, but not aired until season 3.[]
308"Mama Rita's"Newbury Park, CaliforniaMarch 19, 2010 (2010-03-19)
319"Anna Vincenzo's"Boca Raton, FloridaMarch 26, 2010 (2010-03-26)
32-"Revisited No. 2"N/AApril 9, 2010 (2010-04-09)
Revisit at Santé La Brea, Finn McCool's and Giuseppi's.
3310"Fleming"Miami, FloridaMay 7, 2010 (2010-05-07)
3411"Sushi-Ko"Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaMay 14, 2010 (2010-05-14)
35-"Revisited No. 3"N/AMay 21, 2010 (2010-05-21)
Revisit at Handlebar, Casa Roma and The Black Pearl.

Season 4 (2011)

In May 2010, the Fox network announced the return of Kitchen Nightmares for a fourth season. The fourth season aired from January 21, 2011 to May 20, 2011 on Fox.[9]

No.
overall
No. in
season
RestaurantLocationOriginal air date
361"Spanish Pavilion"Harrison, New JerseyJanuary 21, 2011 (2011-01-21)
372"Classic American"West Babylon, New YorkJanuary 28, 2011 (2011-01-28)
383"PJ's Steakhouse"Queens, New YorkFebruary 4, 2011 (2011-02-04)
Restaurant was renamed PJ's Grill during production.
39-"Revisited No. 4"N/AFebruary 11, 2011 (2011-02-11)
Revisit at Mojito, The Junction (aka Flamangos) and Bazzini.
404"Grasshopper Also"Carlstadt, New JerseyFebruary 18, 2011 (2011-02-18)
415"Davide"Boston, MassachusettsFebruary 25, 2011 (2011-02-25)
426"Down City"Providence, Rhode IslandMarch 11, 2011 (2011-03-11)
43-"Revisited No. 5"N/AMarch 18, 2011 (2011-03-18)
Revisit at Le Bistro, Anna Vincenzo's and Lido di Manhattan.
447"Tavolini"Bridgeport, ConnecticutMarch 25, 2011 (2011-03-25)
458"Kingston Cafe"Pasadena, CaliforniaApril 15, 2011 (2011-04-15)
469"La Frite"Sherman Oaks, CaliforniaApril 29, 2011 (2011-04-29)
4710"Capri"Eagle Rock, CaliforniaMay 6, 2011 (2011-05-06)
4811"Zeke's"Metairie, LouisianaMay 13, 2011 (2011-05-13)
4912"Oceana"New Orleans, LouisianaMay 20, 2011 (2011-05-20)

Season 5 (2011-12)

In March 2011 the producers of the show announced a casting call for a fifth season.[10] The fifth season premiered on Friday, September 23, 2011 and ended on March 30, 2012.[11]

No.
overall
No. in
season
RestaurantLocationOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
501"Blackberry's"Plainfield, New JerseySeptember 23, 2011 (2011-09-23)2.65[12]
512"Leone's"Montclair, New JerseySeptember 30, 2011 (2011-09-30)2.85[12]
523"Mike & Nellie's"Oakhurst, New JerseyOctober 7, 2011 (2011-10-07)3.45[12]
534"Luigi's D'Italia"Anaheim, CaliforniaOctober 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)3.38[12]
54-"Revisited No. 6"N/AOctober 21, 2011 (2011-10-21)N/A
Revisit at Down City, Classic American and Davide.
555"Burger Kitchen, Part 1"Los Angeles, CaliforniaNovember 4, 2011 (2011-11-04)3.04[12]
566"Burger Kitchen, Part 2"Los Angeles, CaliforniaNovember 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)2.99[12]
577"The Greek at the Harbor"Ventura, CaliforniaNovember 18, 2011 (2011-11-18)3.75[12]
588"Michon's"College Park, GeorgiaJanuary 13, 2012 (2012-01-13)2.89[12]
599"El Greco"Austin, TexasJanuary 20, 2012 (2012-01-20)3.14[12]
60-"Revisited No. 7"N/AJanuary 27, 2012 (2012-01-27)N/A
Revisit at Spanish Pavilion, Kingston Cafe, Capri and La Frite.
6110"Park's Edge"Atlanta, GeorgiaFebruary 3, 2012 (2012-02-03)3.08[12]
6211"Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse"Fremont, CaliforniaFebruary 10, 2012 (2012-02-10)3.30[12]
6312"Charlie's"La Verne, CaliforniaFebruary 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)3.31[12]
6413"Cafe Hon"Baltimore, MarylandFebruary 24, 2012 (2012-02-24)3.03[12]
6514"Chiarella's"Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMarch 23, 2012 (2012-03-23)3.02[12]
6615"Zocalo"Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMarch 30, 2012 (2012-03-30)3.05[12]

Season 6 (2012-13)

In February 2012 the Fox network announced it renewed Kitchen Nightmares for a sixth season, which premiered on Friday, October 26, 2012.[13][14]

No.
overall
No. in
season
RestaurantLocationOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
671"La Galleria 33, Part One"Boston, MassachusettsOctober 26, 2012 (2012-10-26)3.07[15]
682"La Galleria 33, Part Two"Boston, MassachusettsNovember 2, 2012 (2012-11-02)2.90[15]
693"Mama Maria's"Brooklyn, New YorkNovember 9, 2012 (2012-11-09)2.99[15]
704"Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine"Wilkinsburg, PennsylvaniaNovember 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)2.56[15]
715"Barefoot Bob's"Hull, MassachusettsDecember 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)2.84[15]
72-"Revisited No. 8"N/ADecember 14, 2012 (2012-12-14)N/A
Revisit at Cafe Hon, Chiarella's and Leone's.
736"Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern"Hanson, MassachusettsJanuary 25, 2013 (2013-01-25)3.15[15]
747"Levanti's Italian Restaurant"Beaver, PennsylvaniaFebruary 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)2.43[15]
Restaurant was renamed Levanti's American Bistro during production.
758"Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room"Monrovia, CaliforniaFebruary 15, 2013 (2013-02-15)2.56[15]
769"Nino's Italian Restaurant"Long Beach, CaliforniaFebruary 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)2.42[15]
7710"Mill Street Bistro, Part 1"Norwalk, OhioMarch 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)N/A
7811"Mill Street Bistro, Part 2"Norwalk, OhioMarch 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)N/A
7912"Yanni's"Seattle, WashingtonMarch 15, 2013 (2013-03-15)N/A
8013"Prohibition Grille"Everett, WashingtonApril 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)N/A
Restaurant was renamed Prohibition Gastropub during production.
8114"Chappy's"Nashville, TennesseeMay 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)N/A
8215"Amy's Baking Company"Scottsdale, ArizonaMay 10, 2013 (2013-05-10)N/A
Because of the level of conflict with the restaurant owners, Ramsay leaves the restaurant without finishing, a first (and the only instance) in Kitchen Nightmares' history.

Season 7 (2014)

Season 7 was originally set to premiere on February 28, 2014, but was delayed until April 11, 2014.[9]

No.
overall
No. in
season
RestaurantLocationOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
831"Return to Amy's Baking Company"Scottsdale, ArizonaApril 11, 2014 (2014-04-11)3.07[16]
Ramsay himself does not return to Amy's Baking Company (instead presenting the episode from the set of Hell's Kitchen, which is a spoiler of the rearrangement of the kitchens), though a new, specially recorded interview with the owners is conducted by local reporter Ana Garcia.
842"Pantaleone's"Denver, ColoradoApril 11, 2014 (2014-04-11)2.90[16]
853"Old Neighborhood"Arvada, ColoradoApril 18, 2014 (2014-04-18)2.99[17]
864"Kati Allo"Queens, New YorkApril 18, 2014 (2014-04-18)2.56[17]
875"Mangia Mangia, Pt. 1"Woodland Park, ColoradoApril 25, 2014 (2014-04-25)2.84[18]
886"Mangia Mangia, Pt. 2"Woodland Park, ColoradoApril 25, 2014 (2014-04-25)3.15[18]
897"Zayna Flaming Grill, Pt. 1"Redondo Beach, CaliforniaMay 2, 2014 (2014-05-02)2.43[19]
908"Zayna Flaming Grill, Pt. 2"Redondo Beach, CaliforniaMay 2, 2014 (2014-05-02)2.56[19]
919"Bella Luna"Easton, PennsylvaniaMay 16, 2014 (2014-05-16)2.42[20]
92-"Revisited No. 9"N/ASeptember 12, 2014 (2014-09-12)1.82[21]
Revisit at La Galleria 33, Olde Hitching Post and Prohibition Gastropub.

Lawsuit

In September 2007, a case was filed by Martin Hyde, the former general manager of Dillon's, against Ramsay for allegedly staging disasters and hiring actors to trick the viewing audience.[22] The case was dismissed and went into arbitration.[23]

Reception

Gordon Ramsay in 2010

Ginia Bellafante of the New York Times found Ramsay's teaching methods and high standards "undeniably hypnotic" and commented that "the thrill of watching Mr. Ramsay is in witnessing someone so at peace with his own arrogance."[24] Doug Elfman of the Chicago Sun-Times said the show is "a very entertaining public service" that "will make you laugh, make you sick and make you think".[25] Randy Cordova of the Arizona Republic found Ramsay "just as blustery and foul-mouthed here as he is on Hell's Kitchen. But he is also oddly endearing, mainly because he genuinely seems invested in the fate of each restaurant".[26]

Critics have commented that Fox's adaptation of Kitchen Nightmares strayed from the strengths of the original Channel 4 series. Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune said, "Leave it to Fox to take something the Brits did pretty well and muck it up". She added, "Never mind the cooking; this edition of the show appears to be more interested in playing up the family dramas at the restaurants Ramsay visits".[27] Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times commented, "Whereas the British Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is fundamentally a food show -- it has interesting things to show you about how a restaurant runs and a kitchen works, the wonders of local markets and what you can make from them if you're Gordon Ramsay or willing to follow his instructions -- the Fox edition emphasizes mishap, argument and emotional breakdown almost to the exclusion of cuisine".[28]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The company was formerly Granada America and was re-branded in 2011.[4]

References

  1. ^ "FOX Broadcasting Company - Kitchen Nightmares TV Show - Kitchen Nightmares TV Series - Kitchen Nightmares Episode Guide". Fox.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Weinstein, Shelli (June 23, 2014). "Gordon Ramsay to End 'Kitchen Nightmares' Series in U.S. and U.K." Variety. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Watch Full Episodes - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back on FOX". Watch Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back on FOX.
  4. ^ "Granada America gets ITV rebrand". Variety. May 27, 2009. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "About the show". Kitchen Nightmares. FOX Broadcasting Company. 2011. Archived from the original on January 26, 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares". BBC America. Archived from the original on October 28, 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "Breaking News - Exclusive: "Nightmares" Gets Post-"Idol" Showcase". TheFutonCritic.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "Breaking News - Exclusive: FOX Confirms State of the Union Plans". TheFutonCritic.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Shows A-Z - kitchen nightmares on fox". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "WTVT: "'Kitchen Nightmares' casting call"". March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Official Kitchen Nightmares website". fox.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Kitchen Nightmares: ratings updated | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. May 13, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (October 4, 2012). "Fox Bumps Touch to Midseason; Kitchen Nightmares Returns to Fill Friday Gap". TVLine. Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ Hibberd, James (February 2, 2012). "'Kitchen Nightmares' renewed by Fox". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Kitchen Nightmares: latest ratings | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. May 17, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (April 14, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Shark Tank,' 'Last Man Standing', 'The Neighbors' & '20/20' Adjusted Up; 'Grimm', 'Hannibal' & 'Blue Bloods' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (April 21, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Last Man Standing' & 'Shark Tank' Adjusted Up; 'Hannibal' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (April 28, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Blue Bloods', 'Last Man Standing' & 'Shark Tank' Adjusted Up; 'Grimm, 'Hannibal' & 'Dateline' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (May 5, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Shark Tank' Adjusted Up; 'Dateline', 'Grimm', 'Unforgettable' & Hannibal' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 19, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Shark Tank' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 15, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: '48 Hours' Adjusted Up; 'Dateline' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on September 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  22. ^ Hines, Nico (June 20, 2007). "Gordon Ramsay's lawsuit nightmare". The Times. London. Retrieved 2009.
  23. ^ Cornell, Kati (August 10, 2007). "TV Chef Out of Frying Pan". New York Post. Retrieved 2008.
  24. ^ Bellafante, Ginia (September 19, 2007). "To Perk Up a Restaurant, Add Luster Where Lacking". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007.
  25. ^ "Something's rotten in our restaurants". Chicago Sun-Times. September 19, 2007. Archived from the original on March 16, 2008. Retrieved 2007.
  26. ^ "Fox cooks up delicious 'Nightmares'". Arizona Republic. September 19, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  27. ^ "Another helping of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay". Chicago Tribune. September 17, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  28. ^ Critic, Television (September 19, 2007). "'Kitchen Nightmares': Mishaps and emotion are main courses". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2007.
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