Television audiences are no stranger to Gordon Ramsay and his brash British persona, and it appears that they won't forget about the celebrity chef anytime soon. Fox has experienced some success with his latest series Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back, and the network has announced the kitchen-saving show will return for Season 2. It's good news for fans of Ramsay as well as struggling restaurant owners, as the host does what he can to save businesses and their patrons one episode at a time.
Fox coupled news of Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back's renewal with the report that the show's debut episode posted a 1.4 rating in Live +7 calculations, making it one of the summer's number one new shows. The show, which airs after the Gordon Ramsay's other Fox series MasterChef, has helped the network win its 16th consecutive Wednesday night among entertainment programs. The numbers show Fox executives must be happy with the show's performance thus far, and as for Gordon Ramsay, he shared on Twitter he's equally as excited to be returning:
The renewal of Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back came just prior to the premiere of the show's third episode, in what is slated to be an eight-episode first season. The series features Ramsay traveling across America in his 70-foot Hell On Wheels semi-truck and attempting to save various failing restaurants using renovations and tough love, all in the course of 24 hours. The show is very similar to Ramsay's other projects like Kitchen Nightmares, with the key difference being the time limit in which the chef has to adequately turn things around.
That's not the only difference Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back, however, as longtime fans of Gordon Ramsay's programming likely don't remember the chef traveling cross country in a semi-truck. The truck is more than a gimmick, as it unfolds into a giant state of the art mobile kitchen Ramsay utilizes to help turn things around so quickly. As usual, Ramsay brings his fiery and angry personality and passion into these restaurants to help whip them into shape, and hopefully turn things around before the business is forced to close.
Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back is on Fox Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET. For a look at some other new television programming coming out over the next couple of months, be sure to visit our summer premiere guide. For more on Gordon Ramsay, check out what the celebrity chef and others had to say regarding the tragic passing of Anthony Bourdain. Those looking for something a bit more lighthearted will find more humor in the chef's take on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza.