For me, there’s only one dance competition worth counting down to each year, and it airs on Fox. So You Think You Can Dance is actually one of two reasons I love Fox in the summer. Hell’s Kitchen is the other. Both unscripted series were included on Fox’s 2012 Summer Premiere Date schedule.
Fox has Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance set for a two-hour premiere on Thursday, May 24, after which it moves to its regular time-period on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (beginning May 30). Cat Deeley is set to return as host, with judges Nicel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy also returning. Guest judges will once again appear on the show as the summer dance competition gets going.
Meanwhile, a group of people of varying culinary backgrounds will compete against one another in Season 10 of Hell’s Kitchen when it premieres Tuesday, May 29. Season 3 of the other Fox summer cooking competition Masterchef will premiere on the same night immediately afterward. And if that double-dose of Gordon Ramsay isn’t enough for you, Fox is also set to premiere Hotel Hell, an unscripted series that will have Ramsay traveling around the country, visiting awful inns and bad bed & breakfasts in the hopes of turning them around. It sounds like the lodging version of Kitchen Nightmares. More information on that one is posted below the schedule.
FOX 2012 SUMMER PREMIERE DATES
As you may have noticed, there are only a handful of series listed. Fox says there’s additional summer premiere date information to be announced. Meanwhile, here’s Fox’s description for Hotel Hell, as promised...
In HOTEL HELL premiering Monday, June 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ramsay will travel to San Diego, CA; Coeur D’Alene, ID; Cambridge, NY; Milford, PA; and Windsor, VT to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts. To come to grips with the problems, he will endure hotels at their worst – from filthy bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to dreadful room service and incompetent staff – all so you don't have to. Hotel owners and employees will be put to work to try and turn around their failing establishments. With reputations on the line, one thing is certain: if they can’t meet Ramsay’s high standards, they will never check out of HOTEL HELL.