Fox Finally Hears a Reality Pitch It Can Refuse From Gordon Ramsay

Sep 12, 2012  •  Post A Comment

With four Gordon Ramsay reality shows currently on its airwaves, Fox may have finally reached its limit. The network took a pass on a pitch from the celebrity chef for a U.S. version of his British show "Gordon Behind Bars," reports the New York Post.

Fox Network chief Kevin Reilly said he decided to pass on the prison pitch, but will pick up additional episodes of "Hotel Hell," another Ramsay show.

"We have a lot of Gordon on the air right now,” Reilly said. The network also airs "Hell’s Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares" and "MasterChef."

The British prison show tracks nonviolent offenders as they run a food business inside a jail, the story adds.

“MasterChef” aired its third-season finale Monday, delivering 6.4 million total viewers, the report notes.

Ramsay may still take “Gordon Behind Bars” to another network, but Fox’s Reilly added: “I’d be very disappointed if he ended up going across the street.”

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  1. How does Gordon Ramsay have time to do the four Fox series he currently has on the air–especally if Fox orders 22 episodes of each series? How would he ever do five series.
    One of his current series, “Kitchen Nightmares” wasn’t even mentioned when Fox announced their fall or spring 2013 schedule back in May.

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