U.S. cable network CMT and Debmar-Mercury have signed a multi-year pact for the cable rights to Hell’s Kitchen.
As the exclusive cable partner for off-network episodes of the ITV Studios America-produced chef competition series, CMT will begin airing Hell’s Kitchen starting next Monday (May 27) at noon EST/PST. The series will also be available on CMT VoD.
Hell’s Kitchen currently airs on Fox in the U.S. and follows 12 chefs 24/7 as they work under Gordon Ramsay and try to win the chance to run their own restaurant.
“The high energy and drama Gordon Ramsay brings to this series is a perfect companion to the CMT brand and complements our action-packed summer line-up nicely,” said Katie Buchanan, senior VP of programming strategy at CMT.
“CMT will provide the ideal environment for the terrific Hell’s Kitchen brand, ensuring that it thrives in both the off-network cable and first-run broadcast arenas,” added Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein in a joint statement.