Hell’s Kitchen Season 13: FOX Show Renewed, Not Canceled (+Premiere Date)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
July 24, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen has been renewed for a season 13.

The FOX show is so popular that it was renewed for season 13 before season 12 even started airing.

Season 12 is wrapping up on Thursday, July 24.

The season premiere dates have fluctuated over the years but are generally in the summer.

However, season 11 started on March 12, and season 12 started on March 13.

That seems to indicate that season 13 will start sometime in mid-March–but then Fox announced that Hell’s Kitchen would return beginning on September 10. The premiere will be a two-hour episode.

The number of contestants also went up starting with season 11, to 20. The two seasons before that had 18, and seasons before that had 12-17.

FOX also picked up Junior Masterchef, a new culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook, as part of a new multi-year deal with award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay.

The network also picked up Masterchef for a fifth and sixth season.

Ramsay now has five shows on Fox–the three previously mentioned shows, Hotel Hell, and Kitchen Nightmares.

Season 13 of Hell’s Kitchen will air on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. EDT.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.