Gordon Ramsay is expanding his FOX TV-food empire with yet another show.
The new-to-the-network show is “The F Word,” a new version a Ramsay-fronted British series that initially ran from 2004-09. The network says it will premiere in 2017 and air live each week, combining elements of a cooking competition and a variety show.
“Gordon Ramsay stands tall in the line of great FOX stars, those unpredictable originals whom you simply can’t afford to miss, and ‘The F Word’ could come from no one but Gordon,” FOX Entertainment president David Madden says in a statement. “Let’s face it, with Gordon live on television, the phrase ‘anything can happen’ takes on a whole new meaning.”
The original “F Word” featured a group of amateur cooks serving guests (usually including a couple of celebrities) in a restuarant, along with magazine-style field pieces and instructional segments.
The live FOX version will emphasize the competitive portion of the show, with “foodie families” squaring off to win the hearts and stomachs of restaurant guests. Ramsay will also talk with some of the guests in the dining room and interact with fans via live remote shots. Some field segments will remain as well.
FOX and Ramsay have a long relationship, dating back to 2005 when “Hell’s Kitchen” premiered on the network. He has also hosted “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hotel Hell” on FOX and did a live cook-along special in 2009.