11:36am PT by Kate Stanhope
Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Makeover Series Ordered at Fox
Gordon Ramsay and Fox are teaming on another reality series.
The network has greenlit a makeover show from the MasterChef exec producer and host called 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
The series will see Ramsay try to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of destruction in just 24 hours. The premise is similar to that of Hotel Hell, in which the celebrity chef helps struggling hotels turn things around.
“With the clock set at 24 hours and ticking, I can promise you this culinary boot camp gives a whole new meaning to Hell on Wheels,” said Ramsay.
The show is Ramsay's sixth at the network, joining MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, Hell's Kitchen, Hotel Hell and The F Word, which just wrapped its inaugural summer run.
Ramsay will exec produce 24 Hours to Hell and Back through his Studio Ramsay banner. Michael Van Briesen, Chris Brogden, Layla Smith and Greg Lipstone will also exec produce.
“The restaurant business is one of the toughest there is — and no one knows that more than Gordon,” said Fox president of alternative entertainment and specials Rob Wade. “Watching him try to save these businesses, not to mention restore the livelihoods of hardworking men and women, really puts the pressure on – and doing this as the clock ticks, challenges him like never before.”
The Ramsay series is one of the first unscripted orders under new alternative head Wade, who took over the post in February. At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Wade also announced the order for The Four, a new singing competition. The Four greenlight comes as ABC prepares to bring Fox's former singing series American Idol back to primetime in 2018.
Fox's unscripted slate also includes military competition series American Grit, Superhuman and the recently renewed game shows Beat Shazam and Love Connection.