February 02, 2012 10:18am PT by Michael O'Connell
Fox Renews Gordon Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares' for Fifth Season
Fox and Gordon Ramsay will continue their romance for the foreseeable future.
The network announced Thursday that it has renewed unscripted venture Kitchen Nightmares for a fifth season.
Based off of a U.K. series of the same name and currently airing on Fridays, Nightmares joins Masterchef, Hell's Kitchen and the upcoming Hotel Hell in Ramsay's large section of the Fox stable.
“It’s great to be back for a fifth season," Ramsay said in a statement. "Who knew there were that many nightmares to be had?”
Kitchen Nightmares follows Ramsay to suffering restaurants on the brink of closure. Through his guidance, intervention and fondness for four-letter words, he tries to revitalize the small businesses. So far, its taken him to 54 cities around America.
The series is a co-production of ITV Studios America and Optomen, with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Ramsay is joined by Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Patricia Llewellyn as executive producers.