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Over the course of the last few years, few celebrity chefs have managed to become quite as prolific as Gordon Ramsay. The guy has become one of TV's go-to authorities in the realm of food (turns out pineapple doesn't belong on pizza) and restaurants, and he has headlined a wide variety of TV series on the topic. However, it looks like he may be about to helm one of his most intense food-based reality shows yet, as FOX has officially ordered a brand new series focusing on the Hell's Kitchen star's mission to save a failing restaurant over the course of a single day.
CinemaBlend has officially learned that FOX has ordered a brand new series from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Titled Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell & Back, the upcoming project will follow the culinary personality as he travels across the United States to help restaurants on the verge of closing their doors forever. Working out of an advanced semi-truck converted into a mobile kitchen, Ramsay will essentially perform a complete deep dive into the business' inner workings, find the root of its problems, and give them the tools they need to succeed before a 24-hour clock runs out. As of right now, the network has committed to an 8-episode order of the unscripted reality series.
We have most certainly seen shows like Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell & Back over the years. From the Extreme Makeover franchise to Spike TV's Bar Rescue, reality TV focusing on the journey to fix, renovate, or otherwise "save" a person or business has become relatively common. However, To Hell & Back feels notably distinct from those other projects because of the amount of time permitted to bring a failing restaurant back from the brink. With considerably less time than other TV shows of a similar ilk tend to receive, it seems relatively easy to assume that To Hell & Back will be able to mine its weekly stories for plenty of tension.
Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell & Back is not the only project to keep the celebrity chef incredibly busy in recent months. In addition to his upcoming work on this race-against-time reality series, Ramsay also recently concluded the first season of the American version of The F Word -- itself a remake of a British show that Ramsay similarly headlined for five seasons.
CinemaBlend will keep you posted with any and all relevant updates related to Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell & Back as new details about the FOX project become available to us. As for small screen projects that are about to debut, take a look at CinemaBlend's comprehensive fall TV premiere guide to keep yourself up to date and fill out your TV-viewing schedules accordingly!