Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Hell's Kitchen

Sorry, Petrozza. I was pulling for you. I have no problem with Christina winning, but "P" (who's first name is actually, Lou) seemed like a really good guy, and deserving of the title, even though he is an admitted slob in the kitchen.

So, Christina is off to start her career as an executive chef at Gordon Ramsay's swanky London West Restaurant in Hollywood, and Petrozza remains as a catering chef at Winthrop University, a job he landed after losing the catering gig that he had when filming of Hell's Kitchen started last fall.

As uneven as this season may have been -- the chefs really seemed incompetent, and it was hard to find a favorite, or anyone that seemed worthy of a win for quite awhile -- for me, it's still one of my favorite shows on television. Anything with Gordon Ramsay is on my "must-watch" list, including Kitchen Nightmares, which returns in September on Fox.

As for Hell's Kitchen, thanks in large part to American Idol as a lead-in, the show enjoyed it's best ratings yet, cracking the top ten several times, and running near the top of the heap in the 18-49 demo.

Word is, they've already completed filming season 5, which will air early next year.

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