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
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.