Fox Benches 'Ben & Kate', 'Hell's Kitchen' to Air Tuesday at 8PM

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January 23rd, 2013

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HELL’S KITCHEN Starts Cooking Tuesday, March 12

Special One-Hour Episodes of RAISING HOPE Air Tuesdays

Including January 29, February 5 and February 26

All-New Episodes of NEW GIRL Continue at 9:00 PM ET/PT,

Followed by All-New Installments of THE MINDY PROJECT at 9:30 PM ET/PT

FOX announces revisions to its Tuesday night lineup, as well as the season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).


On Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Tuesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will air all-new one-hour episodes of RAISING HOPE, followed by all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) in their regularly scheduled time periods. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, as previously announced, encore episodes of RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and NEW GIRL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) will air, followed by the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (9:00-10:30 PM ET/live in all time zones). On Tuesday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), an all-new episode of RAISING HOPE leads off the night, followed by an encore of NEW GIRL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), and all-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30 PM ET/PT).


In the special one-hour episode of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) tie the knot. Then, as a wedding gift from Barney (Gregg Binkley), the Chance family heads off to Los Angeles to watch the taping of Hope’s (Baylie and Rylie Cregut) favorite TV show. On an all-new episode of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) falls for a beautiful woman (guest star Brooklyn Decker), while Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick’s (Jake Johnson) relationship takes a surprising turn. On a brand-new episode of THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Mindy (Mindy Kaling) finally thinks she’s met the perfect guy (guest star BJ Novak).


Tuesday nights heat up this spring when Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for the Season 11 premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). In the hit cooking competition series, aspiring restaurateurs are put through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win a life-changing grand prize. Each week on HELL’S KITCHEN, the contestants will brave Chef Ramsay and his fiery command in the kitchen as they compete in rigorous culinary challenges and dinner services. In each episode, the losing team will put two contestants on the chopping block, and Ramsay will eliminate one chef. Only those who can handle the heat in the kitchen will earn a coveted black jacket and continue to compete for the ultimate prize. HELL’S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers.


The one-hour season finale of RAISING HOPE will air on a special night Thursday, March 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).


FOX’s upcoming Tuesday night schedule, plus the special Thursday night season finale of RAISING HOPE is as follows (all times are ET/PT except where noted):


Tuesday, Jan. 29

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Tuesday, Feb. 5

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Tuesday, Feb. 12

8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE (encore)

8:30-9:00 PM NEW GIRL (encore)

9:00-10:30 PM STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (ET/live in all time zones)


Tuesday, Feb. 19


8:30-9:00 PM NEW GIRL (encore)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Tuesday, Feb. 26

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Tuesday, March 5

8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (ET Live/PT tape-delayed; Special Night)


Tuesdays, beginning March 12

8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL



Thursday, March 28

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (ET Live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE (One-Hour Season Finale)



[EDITOR’S NOTE 1: BEN AND KATE will return with all-new episodes at a later date.]

[EDITOR’S NOTE 2: GLEE is preempted on Thursday, March 28.]


  • Greg

    Oops, that was for Ultima. Sorry.

  • Dan

    @Greg – Hell’s Kitchen airing in the spring this early isn’t surprising, its a useful replacement show that if FOX needs for spring they can use it. FOr example last spring was crowded so FOX didn’t need it in the spring, and they used it to plug a hole Fall 2010. This year FOX got rid of the two hour block and opted for new Hell’s Kitchen season because it will of course do better. Though its up against NCIS, The Voice, and The Taste.

  • Ultima

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    Are advertisers for those that buy a whole season/network worth of ads, able to renegotiate the deal mid season if it under performs. How about the network, are they allowed to get a better deal for a show that over performs?

    Not sure as to the specifics of how they get to the end result, I do know that the numbers you see at, etc. are usually the values that were negotiated with the advertisers after the networks made their upfronts in May (which are based off of speculation for the upcoming season).

    I would guess that if a network undersells a show intially, they can just balance it out with something that they oversold. There’s so much ad space being sold that it seems like there shouldn’t be any issue with both the networks and the advertising groups walking away without feeling shortchanged.

    for the local lawyer/mom & pop who doesn’t buy many ads & might not be in business next season, they have to be very careful as to what they are speculating and what they get

    They’re also purchasing advertising from the local affiliate instead of the national network.

  • Ultima

    I don’t keep track of all these Gordon Ramsay shows. They’re too many and I have no idea how FOX plans to air them. To me, Hell’s Kitchen was only airing on summer, the news that they had a new season ready to air as soon as March was somewhat surprising.

    He currently has four shows on FOX – Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, Kitchen Nightmares and Hotel Hell.

    Hell’s Kitchen is typically a summer program, however it has aired two cycles during the regular season (spring 2008 during the strike and fall 2009). They had mentioned last May that it was renewed for two cycles this season.

    MasterChef has been exclusively summer programming thus far; both it and HK are competition shows and have to air mostly uninterrupted seasons.

    Kitchen Nightmares and Hotel Hell are procedural/docu-realities that can be used as schedule filler when needed. Hotel Hell is basically a spinoff of KN, except with hotels.

  • Greg


    Thank you for the explanation! I thought they always aired Gordon Ramsay’s shows on summer (apart from Kitchen Nightmares). Honestly, I never even watched any of them…

  • Dan

    @Greg – Yeah Ultima is right, while Hell’s KItchen and Masterchef are competition shows like DWTS, Idol, X Factor, Survivor, episodes need to be aired in order but Kitchen Nightmares and Hotel Hell have no coninuity between episodes because each episode focuses on a different Restaraunt (KN) or Hotel (HH). All four have a good chance to return and even though KN is low rated on Fridays, it still is good to keep around (usually 16 eps) to air during some part of the season.

    If the comedy block had worked out for FOX or improved than Hell’s Kitchen probably would have premiered late May or June. Its always good to have one of these shows in the can to be used to replace a failed program.

  • SJ

    I think Kitchen Nightmares is done for. A 1.2 is too low even for a reality show on Fridays. Hell’s Kitchen will likely permanently move to the regular season, while MasterChef and Hotel Hell will continue to rule the summer season.

  • networkman

    There are episodes of Raising Hope missing. So, I don’t understand why FOX is not airing two episodes on Feb. 19 instead of the New Girl encore. Anyways, I do like that it is airing its season finale after American Idol. I think that is the network’s way of telling viewers that the show will return. And hoping that the show will garner more viewers. I really hope that last episode is really strong quality wise. Hopefully that will help the show keep any new viewers who may check it out.

  • networkman

    So when Hell’s Kitchen premiers, The Taste should still be on the air. I’m not that thrilled about two cooking shows on at the same time. Also Hell’s Kitchen will also have to compete against The Voice and DWTS:results when they return.

  • chris23

    I knew last year that FOX made a HORRIBLE decision with its planning a Tuesday Night Comedy Block..

    Don’t get me wrong Raising Hope is a decent show, but not leadin worthy. i don’t blame RH for BAK lack of success, but never in a million years would I have put RH at 8.

    What Fox should have done is left Glee on Tuesdays at 8 with New Girl at 9 and Mindy at 930.

    Thursdays should’ve been two comedies of Raising Hope and Ben and Kate at 9 and 930. Either way I believe Mindy and BAK would still been disappointments.

    Raising Hope should make it to syndication with a Season 4 next year though.

  • TheFollowing

    One thing is clear? it will improve Fox’s comedy block in terms of ratings.

  • JP

    Two days, two of my favorite comedies are cancelled. *sigh*

  • Justin121

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    “Bones & Glee are barely hanging on even though NBC would love their ratings. CBS would kick them to the curb”

    You’re right: Bones & Glee barely beat CBS’ lowest rated (10pm) drama.

    Their ratings won’t be acceptable at 8pm, 9pm, and they’d get much worse ratings at 10pm.

  • Tony ^_^

    What a mess…

    But if anything, it means FOX threw in the towel and realized the Tuesday-Comedy-Block was a flop! :o

  • Dan S

    I noticed next Tues Jan 29th according to my cables EPG there is a extra episode of Mindy at 8:30pm. According to the above article it should be a 1 hr episode of Hope at 8pm. Does Fox know what they want to air in place of B&K ?

  • Dan

    @Dan S – The extra Mindy Project episode for that night will be preempted until the next week, and then the one scheduled for the next week wont air until Feb 19.

    @TheFollowing – Yes, Hell’s Kitchen will save the day and improve likely both New Girl and The Mindy Project, which seems like the two comedies FOX wants to renew for next season. Raising Hope will be renewed too.

    @SJ – Dont rule out Kitchen Nightmares just yet. On one hand the ratings are considerably lower but on the other hand its still a good show for FOX to have on hand (And the only consistent Friday show now that Fringe is gone) for replacements. Also its extremely cheap to produce and Fox has a good relationship with Gordon Ramsay so I say its not in that much danger.

  • Kuetsar

    Too bad. The “ben” character and storylines were annoying, but the rest of the cast was great, especially dakota and the british girl. . .

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