Second Chance debuted on January 13, 2016 to lower ratings than anticipated, finishing fourth on its first night and drawing in just 4.8 million even though it had the prime timeslot following American Idol. Ratings for its second episode were even lower which prompted Fox to make a decision to switch up its primetime lineup.
Hell’s Kitchen will take over the Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT slot beginning on January 27th. Second Chance will move to Fridays at 9pm, Hell’s Kitchen‘s original timeslot.
Details on Hell’s Kitchen‘s January 27 episode:
After the contestants struggle to work together during opening night in the dining room, Chef Ramsay presents the red and blue teams with a communication challenge. Each contestant will wear a chef jacket with the dish they must complete written on the back of the jacket, while their teammates must read off the instructions to that contestant in order for him/her to properly prepare the dish. The team that correctly completes the most dishes will win a relaxing retreat in Santa Barbara, while the losing team must prepare the kitchen for the next dinner service, which involves gutting 100 lbs. of seabass. Later, during the dinner service, the teams will cook their second dinner service for VIP guests, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Find out which team will deliver an out-of-this world successful dinner service, and which team will struggle to manage the simplest tasks in the all-new “16 Chefs Compete” episode.
Details on Second Chances‘ January 29 episode:
Pritchard tries to prove to Duval that he was a better police officer and man than his son ever knew. Meanwhile, he and Duval go up against a deadly psycho and another father-son duo that is out to cause trouble in the all-new “From Darkness, The Sun” episode of SECOND CHANCE airing Friday, Jan. 29 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SCH-103) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Cast: Rob Kazinsky as Jimmy Pritchard, Tim DeKay as Duval Pritchard, Dilshad Vadsaria as Mary Goodwin, Adhir Kalyan as Otto Goodwin, Ciara Bravo as Gracie Pritchard, Vanessa Lengies as Alexa
Guest Cast: Amanda Detmer as Helen Pritchard, Adam DiMarco as Asher Davis, Martin Donovan as Duke Daniels, Jenna Romanin as Bobbi Sena