Gordon Ramsay and FOX have enjoyed a lucrative, long-term collaboration beyond the ended series, Kitchen Nightmares. His Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, and MasterChef Junior TV shows have all done well. Even the bi-annual Hotel Hell has racked up numbers higher then some of the network’s scripted series. Now the coarse-mouthed cuisinier is bringing an updated reboot of his UK series, The F Word, stateside. Can it work as a team cooking competition, rather than a food magazine series? Will The F Word be cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX? Stay tuned.
The US version of The F Word TV show airs live on the East Coast and live-to tape on the West Coast. Not to point any fingers at Chef Ramsay, but while FOX is emphatic that the “F” stands for food, we still pray there’s a seven second delay. The F Word features foodie teams of families and friends, competing in high-stakes cook-offs. In the season finale, the two top teams will battle for a cash prize. As with the British original, the diners will be celebrities and VIPs. Ramsay will also perform cooking demonstrations and chat with culinary experts, and fans, as well.
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What do you think? Do you like The F Word TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX?