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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Fox gives Gordon Ramsay a fourth show with ‘Hotel Hell’


Chef Ramsay takes another step toward world (or Fox) domination. (Greg Gayne - Fox)
Gordon Ramsay is taking another step closer to completely taking over Fox — the network announced Wednesday that it has ordered a fourth (yes, fourth) reality show from the snippy chef.

“Hotel Hell” — which, unlike Ramsay’s “MasterChef,” “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hell’s Kitchen” before, is not centered around food — follows the chef as he travels around the world to help struggling hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts.

Basically, it will similar to restaurant makeover show “Kitchen Nightmares,: eexcept with more mold-ridden bathrooms and berating hotel owners and staff members. “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,’” Fox says ominously in a press release.

The season finale of Ramsay’s competition series “Hell’s Kitchen” pulled in about 6 million viewers on Monday night up against CBS’s massive “Two and a Half Men” premiere. “Kitchen Nightmares” returns to Fox for its fourth season opener on Friday.

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