GORDON RAMSAY CHECKS INN TO “HOTEL HELL” WITH TWO-NIGHT SERIES PREMIERE EVENT Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 ON FOX
Gordon Ramsay opens the doors to HOTEL HELL with a two-night series premiere event Monday, Aug. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, Aug. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The unscripted series featuring Ramsay on a quest to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts will continue airing Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) beginning Aug. 20.
After more than a decade of running restaurants in some of the world’s top hotels, Ramsay knows firsthand the crucial importance of surpassing guests’ highest expectations. In HOTEL HELL, Ramsay will endure hotels at their worst – from filthy bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to dreadful room service and incompetent staff – all so unsuspecting guests don’t have to. After he has uncovered all the dirty secrets, Ramsay will put 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 Ramsay’s high standards, they will never check out of HOTEL HELL.
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.
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 MASTERCHEF for FOX, “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon’s Great Escape” for Channel 4 in the U.K. and “My Kitchen,” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel. Ramsay’s ground-breaking 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.
One Potato Two Potato Inc. to Produce New Unscripted Series
FOX and Chef Gordon Ramsay have checked into HOTEL HELL (working title), a new unscripted series from Ramsay’s One Potato Two Potato Inc.
After over a decade of running restaurants in some of the top hotels around the world, traveling the globe and running an award-winning boutique hotel in London, Ramsay knows firsthand the crucial importance of surpassing guests’ highest expectations. In the series, Ramsay and a team of hospitality experts will travel across the country to fix struggling hotels, mediocre motels and just plain bad bed & breakfasts.
From dirty bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to incompetent staff or customer service that’s not up to par, Ramsay and his team will work with the hotel employees to turn these hapless establishments around. As he tries to turn these “No”-tels into successful hotels, Ramsay – in his own inimitable style – will go head-to-head with the owners and staff, raising the tension to maximum capacity. With reputations on the line, one thing is certain: if they can’t meet Ramsay’s high standards, they will never check out of HOTEL HELL.
“Gordon is amazing to work with and no matter what the premise, he delivers every time,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “With an unprecedented three shows already on the air, Gordon is an incredible television success, and we’re really thrilled to put him through HOTEL HELL on FOX.”
“These are stories that everyone can relate to, because virtually all of us have had a bad hotel experience that’s turned a holiday or business trip into a total disaster,” Ramsay added. “It’s time to put the hospitality industry to the test.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with FOX on this exciting new format, taking Gordon’s expertise and applying it to one of the toughest business environments in the world,” said Adeline Ramage Rooney, VP Programs & Development at One Potato Two Potato.
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HOTEL HELL (working title) is produced by One Potato Two Potato Inc. (part of the All3Media group). Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.
One Potato Two Potato was founded by Gordon Ramsay and Optomen Television in 2008 to create and produce worldwide programming for Ramsay ventures across all formats including television, digital media and publishing. Renowned for high-quality programming, the company has produced hit series on both sides of the Atlantic, including “Gordon’s Great Escape” and “Gordon Ramsay’s Shark Bait,” both for the U.K.’s Channel 4; the 2009 FOX special COOKALONG LIVE, which was based on the Channel 4 series of the same name; and “My Kitchen,” for UKTV’s Good Food channel. HOTEL HELL (working title) is One Potato Two Potato’s second series venture with FOX. The highly successful MASTERCHEF, co-produced with Reveille, has just finished its second season. The company is also currently in development on projects both within and beyond the food genre for broadcast in the U.K., U.S.A. and Australia. OPTP became part of the All3Media group in 2010. To learn more about OPTP, log onto www.onepotatotwopotato.tv.