The sun never sets on Fox’s Gordon Ramsay empire.
At least that’s how it seems. Tune in to Fox on any random primetime evening at any random point of the year and there’s a decent chance you’ll see Gordon Ramsay’s angry face yelling in your general direction. The British celebrity chef already has five shows on the network and he’s about to make it a half-dozen.
Joining MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell, and The F Word, Fox and Ramsay have agreed to partner up on 24 Hours to Hell and Back, a new concept that sounds a lot like one of his old concepts.
The show will involve Ramsay showing up at a failing restaurant and spending the next 24 hours working to turn it from disaster to delicious. Basically, it’s Kitchen Nightmares (which wrapped in 2014) mixed with Hotel Hell. It also sounds a lot like Restaurant: Impossible, the recently ended Food Network show that involved a British chef (Robert Irvine) showing up at a failing American restaurant and turning them around in 48 hours.
Ramsay will exec produce the show as he often does with his other Fox properties.
It’s no surprise that Fox would want to stay in the Gordon Ramsay business. The foul-mouthed chef’s long-running shows like Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen are still ratings winners and reality concepts such as this are much cheaper to produce than scripted programs.