8:57am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Gordon Ramsay Inks New Two-Year Deal at Fox
Gordon Ramsay is keeping his kitchen at Fox.
The prolific chef and exec producer behind MasterChef, Hell's Kitchen and more has signed a new two-year deal to remain at the network, he announced Thursday.
"Will be a busy couple years … Just signed 2 year deal with FOX to do at least 80 more hours of television!" he tweeted.
The deal continues Ramsay's relationship with the network, where he has been based since 2005.
For Fox, keeping Ramsay in-house was a high priority given the network's fading space in the reality arena that includes the upcoming final season of American Idol.
Ramsay is behind three of the network's long-running franchises: MasterChef, spinoff MasterChef Jr. and Hell's Kitchen. Kitchen Nightmare recently wrapped its 10-year run on the network.