Fox seals new deal with Chef Gordon Ramsay
By April MacIntyre Sep 15, 2008, 14:37 GMT
British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay laughs after he dropped a swear jar that had just been presented to him at the launch of the BBC Australian Good Food magazine in Sydney, , June 20, 2008. The foul-mouthed British TV chef reacted with typical colour today to news a Senate committee has proposed changes to broadcasting standards, prompted by his expletive-ridden outbursts. EPA/TRACEY NEARMY
Chef Gordon Ramsay is in fine fiddle with FOX.
The Scottish reality TV star and entrepreneur has inked a new contract and his arrangement will keep him at the network for several more years.
Ramsay will produce two more installments of "Hell's Kitchen" and another season of "Kitchen Nightmares."
He will also oversee a special and another smallscreen series for the network.
Chef Ramsay has restaurants in Florida and Manhattan, and his latest is The London in West Hollywood. Ramsay has also announced he will participate in a traditional English culinary-themed restaurant venture in Los Angeles with David Beckham's wife, Victoria.
“Gordon has done an amazing job of creating exciting franchises for FOX,” said Mike Darnell, President, Alternative Entertainment. “From the first time I met him, it was clear that he would be a big star in America. He has become one of the ‘faces of FOX,’ and we're thrilled that he will be on our network for years to come.”
Season Four of "Hell's Kitchen" finished as the highest-rated season in the show’s history, ranking No. 1 for Summer 2008 among Adults 18-49.
"Kitchen Nightmares" currently airs Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.