[09/12/08 - 12:02 AM] FOX Seals Deal with Chef Gordon Ramsay The pact includes two more installments of "Hell's Kitchen," another season of "Kitchen Nightmares," a yet-to-be determined special and another series.
[via press release from FOX]
FOX SEALS DEAL WITH CHEF GORDON RAMSAY
FOX has sealed a new deal with world-renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay. The arrangement will keep Ramsay at the network for several more years and includes an agreement to produce two more installments of the sizzling series HELL'S KITCHEN, another season of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, a yet-to-be determined special and another series.
"Gordon has done an amazing job of creating exciting franchises for FOX," said Mike Darnell, President, Alternative Entertainment. "From the first time I met him, it was clear that he would be a big star in America. He has become one of the �faces of FOX,' and we're thrilled that he will be on our network for years to come."
In HELL'S KITCHEN, hot-tempered chef Gordon Ramsay turns up the heat as he puts wannabe chefs through a culinary boot camp as they try to slice and dice their way to the top. HELL'S KITCHEN 5 is scheduled to air midseason. Season Four of HELL'S KITCHEN finished as the highest-rated season in the show's history, ranking No. 1 for Summer 2008 among Adults 18-49.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES explores the softer side of Ramsay where he attempts to turn one ordinary and empty restaurant into the most popular, sought-after venue in town. Chef Ramsay coaches, cheers and challenges the restaurant staff, all the way from appetizers through dessert. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES currently airs Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
HELL'S KITCHEN is produced by Granada America and A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed serve as executive producers. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is a co-production of Granada America and Optomen in association with A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Patricia Llewellyn serve as executive producers.