Makeover series 'Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back' to save restaurants on verge of closing

By James Hibberd
September 22, 2017 at 02:15 PM EDT
Credit: Patrick Wymore/FOX

Gordan Ramsay has found a new way to make cooking really hard.

EW has learned that Fox has ordered a new series from the celebrity chef where he finds struggling restaurants around the country on the verge of closing and turns them around in just 24 hours — it’s a bit like Kitchen Nightmares meets Fox’s 24.

Titled Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back, the chef will give restaurants on life support an extreme makeover. But unlike his previous restaurant revival shows, he’ll roll up in a 70-foot-long semi-truck that unfolds into a state-of-the-art, self-sustaining mobile kitchen, where he’ll re-invent the struggling restaurant’s menu, and whip the staff into shape. Then, when 24 hours are up, he’ll present the launch of a revamped restaurant.

“With the clock set at 24 hours-and-ticking, I can promise you this culinary boot camp gives a whole new meaning to Hell on Wheels,” said Ramsay.

“The restaurant business is one of the toughest there is – and no one knows that more than Gordon,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Watching him try to save these businesses, not to mention restore the livelihoods of hardworking men and women, really puts the pressure on – and doing this as the clock ticks, challenges him like never before.”

Eight episodes have been ordered of the series, which represents the latest Fox show for the ultra-prolific Ramsay, whos other Fox titles have included MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen.