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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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