Ramsay shared the news via social media, Tweeting “Will be a busy couple years….Just signed 2 year deal with FOX to do at least 80 more hours of television!”
The details and figures of the deal weren’t available, but the news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as both “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” — and spinoff “MasterChef Junior” — have been successful programs for Fox.
“MasterChef” aired its 100th episode on July 1. Speaking with Variety ahead of the event, Ramsay attributed the show’s success to reliability.
“You are watching amateur home cooks that are passionate about something they love to do,” he said. “Viewers get to see how they progress when they are given the opportunity to work and learn from some of the best chefs in the business. Viewers want to see how contestants grow from the opportunity. You get attached to the contestants because you want to see them succeed. Often contestants go on to pursue jobs in the culinary industry and people will make special trips to see them in action.”
“MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior” are produced by Endemol Shine North America and Ramsay’s One Potato Two Potato. “Hell’s Kitchen” is produced by ITV Studios America and A. Smith & Co. Productions.