What spells summertime more than a cantankerous British chef and a group of aspiring dancers hoping to leap their way into stardom?
Nothing, according to Fox.
With that in mind, the network ordered up new seasons of the popular summer series So You Think You Can Dance and Hell's Kitchen for 2007.
"These shows have been integral to our summer success, and we are excited to be bringing them back next season," Peter Liguori, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, said in a statement.
So You Think You Can Dance rode American Idol's coattails onto the schedule in May, premiering the day after Taylor Hicks was declared the winner and drawing 10.8 million viewers still hungry for embarrassing auditions and the whittling away of self-esteem...on the road to dazzling performances and impressive routines, of course.
The competition show is hanging tough, averaging 9.6 million viewers on both Wednesday and Thursday nights. The final eight dance it out this week, with the eventual winner to receive $100,000, a car and a yearlong contract to perform in Celine Dion's Las Vegas show, A New Day. Busta Rhymes performs on Thursday's elimination show.
A two-part season finale airs Aug. 9 and 16.
Now in its second season, Hell's Kitchen, the U.K. import featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and a group of hopefuls hoping to become America's next big shot with a whisk, airs Mondays at 9 p.m. and has been pulling in more than 7.4 million people each week. The contender that best endures Ramsey's comical tirades and comes out on top gets an executive chef's position at a new fine-dining establishment in the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Vegas.
Fox's renewals comes just days after NBC stocked its summer shelves, as well, ordering up second and fifth installments, respectively, of America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing for next year.