Kitchen Nightmares

Asian ambitions: All3Media International

All3Media International has opened up in Asia ahead of ATF and now has a local team pushing drama, factual and, increasingly, factual entertainment. TBI speaks to local boss Sabrina Duguet about the base, and how All3 wants to be at the forefront of a fact-ent revolution in the region All3Media’s new Asian office is just […]

B’casters check into Hotel Hell, have Nightmares

All3Media International has shopped local versions of its Kitchen Nightmares and Hotel Hell formats to European broadcasters. In Portugal, commercial broadcaster TVI has ordered Kitchen Nightmares, in which a successful restaurateur mentors less struggling restaurant owners. Shine Iberia is producing the 13-part format locally. Elsewhere in Iberia, Spanish free TV station La Sexta has greenlit […]

Gordon Ramsay creates prodco, All3 JV

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has created a studio and scored a joint venture production pact with All3Media. Studio Ramsay will focus on developing and producing unscripted and scripted television. According to a spokesperson, the prodco’s establishment does not effect Ramsay’s existing prodco, One Potato Two Potato, which is operated as a joint venture with All3-owned […]

CEE broadcasters cook up Kitchen Nightmares formats

Several broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe have acquired the Kitchen Nightmares format made famous by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. The format is distributed by Optomen International, which has struck a deal with free-to-air broadcaster Nova in Bulgaria. In Romania, free-to-air broadcaster Pro TV will also run a local version of Kitchen Nightmares, in which […]

Hell’s Kitchen opens in Asia

An Indonesian broadcaster has commissioned the first Asian version of Gordon Ramsay-created cooking format Hell’s Kitchen. SCTV will get a 25x60mins version that is hosted by Juna Rorimpandey, better known locally as Chef Juna. It will launch in the winter this year. This follows a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which has also sold […]

News brief: ITV Studios America ups Yusim

ITV Studios America has elevated Jane Yusim to VP of development. She joined ITVS in 2011 from Zoo Productions as executive director of development. In her new role she will continue to report to Bruce Robertson, senior VP, creative strategy. ITV Studios America makes shows including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and The First 48.   […]

Mike Darnell lands top Warner Bros. unscripted role

Former Fox reality guru Mike Darnell has joined Warner Bros. in a wide-ranging role that hands him control of Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Darnell will become Warner Bros. Television Group’s first president, unscripted and alternative television on August 12, reporting to WBTG’s president and chief content officer Peter Roth. The job gives […]