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CMT takes off-network rights to “Hell’s Kitchen”

U.S. cable network CMT and Debmar-Mercury have signed a multi-year pact for the cable rights to Hell's Kitchen.
May 23, 2013

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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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