Gordon Ramsay's 'Hotel Hell' Renewed for a Second Season by FOX

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August 31st, 2012

via press release:


Gordon Ramsay to Fix More Struggling Establishments in Trouble


FOX has ordered a second season of HOTEL HELL, the hit Gordon Ramsay series in which the award-winning chef and hospitality expert travels the country to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts.


“The response to HOTEL HELL has been truly extraordinary, and we’re really excited to have the opportunity to turn around many more hotels in dire need of intervention,” said Gordon Ramsay.


“With HOTEL HELL, Gordon has proved once again that he’s one of the most successful and appealing personalities on television,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “He delivered an amazing new show for us this summer that fans immediately embraced, and I can’t wait for him to get started on an even more exciting Season Two.”


In HOTEL HELL, Ramsay endures hotels at their worst – from filthy bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to dreadful room service and incompetent management – all so unsuspecting guests don’t have to. After he uncovers all the dirty secrets, Ramsay puts the hotel owners and employees to work as he attempts to turn around these failing establishments. With reputations on the line, one thing is certain: if they can’t meet and maintain Ramsay’s five-star standards, they will never check out of HOTEL HELL.


After posting the highest-rated series debut of the summer, HOTEL HELL has quickly become this summer’s No. 1 new series among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and all key men demos. In addition, HOTEL HELL ranks as one of the Top 10 shows overall this summer among Adults 18-49.


Tune in to the two-hour season finale airing Monday, Sept. 3 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, when Ramsay checks into two inns struggling to stay afloat. Established in the 1880s, the River Rock Inn in Milford, PA is falling apart. It’s in desperate need of a cleaning, there are dead bugs everywhere and Ramsay discovers a disgusting galaxy of stains on one particular bedspread that sends him through the roof. Then, Ramsay checks into the Roosevelt Inn, a converted 16-bedroom schoolhouse in Coeur D’Alene, ID, where the owner is more interested in dressing up like Sherlock Holmes for murder mystery nights than he is in updating the hotel’s musty décor. Find out if Ramsay’s efforts are enough to save these inns, in the special two-hour “River Rock Inn/Roosevelt Inn” season finale episode of HOTEL HELL.


If you are an owner who would like to apply for HOTEL HELL, or know of a hotel in serious need of Gordon Ramsay's help, please email: hotelhell@optpinc.com.


HOTEL HELL is produced by One Potato Two Potato Inc. (part of the All3Media group). Gordon Ramsay, Ben Adler, Patricia Llewellyn and Adeline Ramage Rooney serve as executive producers. “Like” HOTEL HELL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HotelHellonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @HotelHellonFOX and join the discussion at #hotelhell. Meet the maid from hell at www.maidfromhell.com by connecting through your Facebook account.


About One Potato Two Potato:

One Potato Two Potato was co-founded by Gordon Ramsay and Optomen Television in 2008 to exclusively create and produce worldwide content for Ramsay ventures across all media, including television, digital and publishing. Renowned for award-winning original programming, the company produces high-quality TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including the smash-hit HOTEL HELL, which is the highest-rated new network show of summer 2012; and MASTERCHEF, both for FOX; as well as massive U.K. hit “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon’s Great Escape” for Channel 4; and “My Kitchen,” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel. Ramsay’s groundbreaking and hugely popular Channel 4 series, “Cookalong LIVE,” aired as a special on FOX and has since become a successful format around the world. OPTP is also currently in development on several exciting unscripted and scripted projects, within and beyond the food genre, for network, cable and digital platforms in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. OPTP distributes its hugely popular TV programming and formats to more than 200 territories via Optomen International. The company became part of the All3Media group in 2010. Find out more about One Potato Two Potato at www.onepotatotwopotato.tv.

  • Justin

    Is this show worth watching? I’m thinking of checking it out now that it has been renewed…

  • RJ


    It’s great! I definitely recommend it.

  • Alan

    It`s exactly the same as Kitchen Nightmares except set in a hotel.

  • Sid

    Yes! :D

  • Nick

    Yay! Love this show, even though all three of gis other shows are much better.

    OK, now all I need is for NBC to buy another season of Saving Hope, and all my summer shows will have been renewed! :-) !!!

  • Nick

    Sorry, his, not “gis”

  • Ultima

    I remember quite a few people saying this show would be DOA after its premiere was pushed back from April to June to August. :)

  • John A

    So Ramsay has 4 shows on FOX?

  • Ultima

    @John A
    So Ramsay has 4 shows on FOX?

    Yes – Hell’s Kitchen (2005), Kitchen Nightmares (2007), MasterChef (2010) and Hotel Hell (2012).

  • Phil

    He should just make a network for his shows, too much Gordon Ramsay on FOX!!

    He’s like the Seth MacFarlane of cooking/hotel shows now!!

  • RG-X

    Hotel Hell is better than Kitchen Nightmares – more dynamics to it.

    However – Hotel Hell only had 4-5 episodes – sooo what’s considered a “Second Season”? when it Season one was a month long!?

  • RJ


    There were a total of six episodes (including the two this Monday). I’m guessing with the solid numbers it’s put up this summer, it’ll see an increased episode order, only if Ramsay has the time.

  • Sam

    I love all of his shows. The man is not only a great chef, he’s amazingly entertaining and funny, and his TV shows are just enjoyable to watch (even though it’s obvious lots of parts are scripted). This became even more obvious when his arch-rival, Marco Pierre White, hosted the boring-beyond-all-senses The Chopping Block. He may be a great chef as well, but he is not the entertainer that Ramsay is.

  • Tyson


    Assuming you weren’t being sarcastic, ask Oprah how well starting a network can go. There’s no need for Ramsey to take those expenses when Fox will do it for him.

  • Columbo

    Not a bad show but does Gordon need to get naked in every episode?

  • intexor

    I love Ramsay shows. This one is just Kitchen Nightmares with hotels but it’s more than entertaining enough, certainly for a summer show.

    I was among those a bit skeptical about it after it got delayed a few times, but they obviously made a good choice just playing it out in combination with other Ramsay shows during the summer.

  • Mark

    Should change from FOX to GRC (Gordon Ramsay Channel),seriously how many reality shows does one guy need? My Mom watches his shows and I don’t get the appeal at all.

  • Nick

    My thoughts exactly

  • GARebelman

    Hell people keep watching so why not have Gordon Ramsay summer shows! Seemingly no burnout despite the number of shows.

  • Cathy

    Not seen Hotel Hell but is sounds like the UK show Hotel Inspector to me but with Gordon Ramsey instead of Alex Polizzi (who is part of the Forte (hotels) family).
    Any one know if they wil be airing this show Hotel Hell in the UK?

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