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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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