CMT Acquires Off-Net Rights to 'Hell's Kitchen'

Fox Cooking Competition Series to Debut on Memorial Day

CMT has acquired the exclusive cable rights to the Fox cooking competition series Hell's Kitchen in a multiyear licensing deal with distributor Debmar-Mercury.

"CMT will provide the ideal environment for the terrific Hell's Kitchen brand, ensuring that it thrives in both the off-network cable and first-run broadcast arenas," said Debmar-Mercury copresidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.

Produced by ITV Studios, Hell's Kitchen will debut on CMT on May 27, with episodes also available on the network's video on demand service.