'Hell's Kitchen' gets go-ahead for 2nd season
The show was consistently among the top 10 in adults 18-49, which is primarily how Fox measures success.
Gordon Ramsay will be back to terrorize another set of would-be chefs for Fox.
The network has picked up its cooking-competition series "Hell's Kitchen" for a second season, on the heels of a decent run this summer and strong ratings for last week's two-hour finale.
The final episode saw Michael Wray, a 27-year-old chef from Colorado, win the title of "Head Chef" from the demanding Ramsay and the chance to run his own restaurant. It was the most-watched episode of the series and also delivered the show's best ratings among Fox's core demographic of adults 18-49.
It was probably the demographic numbers, in fact, that earned the show a pickup. "Hell's Kitchen" averaged a little over 7 million viewers during its run -- decent for summer but hardly earth-shattering. But it was consistently among the top 10 in adults 18-49, which is primarily how Fox measures its success.
There's no word yet on when the show's second season might air. Fox's midseason schedule looks fairly well set at the moment, although a lot could change between now and January.
Casting information for season two of "Hell's Kitchen" will be available at Fox.com.