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Tuesday: Tune in for the sadistic antics of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on "Hell's Kitchen." Plus: What did you think of "Retirement Revolution" on Monday?

By Salon Staff
Published April 1, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)
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Prime Pick

Fox / Greg Gayne

"Now, we are reawakening the beast, and the dark lord reigns again!" These aren't the opening words to some returning dragon-slaying saga on Sci Fi, they're the introduction to the 4th season of "Hell's Kitchen" (9 p.m. EDT on Fox), a series built around the hotheaded personality of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. As usual, we're offered a preview of every explosive moment of the season within the first few seconds of the premiere, with the aspiring chefs in tears as Ramsay throws things and yells, "You ignorant donkey!" and "Shut it down!" and "Get the f*** out!" Yes, today's volatile TV sadist is as popular as the smiling, wisecracking game show drunks of yesteryear.



"Big Ideas for a Small Planet" returns for a second season tonight (9 p.m. EDT on Sundance) with an episode on "Power" that features the search for alternative energy sources. But maybe you'd prefer a little flashy trash from Barbara Walters titled "Live to Be 150 ... Can You Do It?" (more important, do you really want to?) (10 p.m. on ABC). Minnie Drive and Eddie Izzard play hillbilly con artists in the second season of "The Riches" (10 p.m. on FX), while those snotty ladies of "The Real Housewives of New York City" continue to entertain us with their spirited sniping (10 p.m. on Bravo).


Last night

What did you think of "Retirement Revolution" on Monday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Julie Andrews, Lifehouse

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Woody Harrelson, Sara Bareilles (repeat)

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Paula Deen, the Jonas Brothers

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Dr. Oz investigates night terrors

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Ted Turner

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Guest Host: John King, Joe Klein, Kiki McLean, Michael Reagan, Peter Beinart, Jamal Simmons, Todd Harris

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Van Jones

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Sen. John McCain, Cat Power

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

David Beckham, Sherri Shepherd, the B-52's

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, Taylor Rogers

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Ryan Phillippe, the third eliminated celebrity from "Dancing With the Stars," John Mulaney

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Helen Mirren, professional yodeler Wylie Gustafson, Carbon Silicon

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Forest Whitaker, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Your Lips Your Lips

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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