2:30pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Fox and Gordon Ramsay Team for Live Cooking Competition 'The F Word'
Gordon Ramsay is not slowing down at Fox, setting his fifth series into the network's roster of current programming with The F Word.
Based on his series of the same name that aired in the U.K. between 2005 and 2010, The F Word is a first on several levels for Ramsay's Fox catalog. On top of being the initial foray for his Studio Ramsay, the series will also air live — keeping in line with one of the most au courant trends in reality today.
The F Word, set to premiere sometime in 2017, joins Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef Jr. and Hotel Hell in Ramsay's sprawling Fox portfolio. (Kitchen Nightmares ended its seven-season run in 2014.)
“Gordon Ramsay is not only one of the biggest names in the culinary world, but his expertise, combined with his larger-than-life personality, also make for genuine event television,” said Fox Broadcasting entertainment president David Madden. “Gordon Ramsay stands tall in the line of great Fox stars, those unpredictable originals whom you simply can’t afford to miss, and The F Word could come from no one but Gordon. Let’s face it, with Gordon live on television, the phrase ‘anything can happen’ takes on a whole new meaning.”
As it did in the U.K. original, The F Word pits culinarily minded families from across the U.S. against one another in a live cook-off, where they will try to win the favor of host Ramsay, audience members and celebrity guests. Episodes will last an hour and also include field segments from the world of food.
“We’re really ramping it up a notch with this new live cooking show each week," said Ramsay, "and I can’t wait for viewers to see the other surprises we have in store for each episode."
All3 America is producing alongside Studio Ramsay, with Greg Lipstone, Layla Smith and Chris Brogden joining Ramsay as executive producer.