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Fox Announces Summer 2018 Premiere Dates

Programming Impacts the Monday to Wednesday Line-Up

Fox has unveiled the summer premiere dates for new reality series “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back;” and returning “Beat Shazam,” “Love Connection,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “MasterChef,” also with Gordon Ramsay.

First up is the pairing of “Beat Shazam,” hosted by Jamie Foxx, and “Love Connection,” hosted by Andy Cohen in the Tuesday 8-10 p.m. ET block beginning on May 29. The next night, Wednesday, May 30, is the two-hour season premiere of “MasterChef,” also from 8-10 p.m. And “So You Think You Can Dance,” featuring Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens as resident judges, opens season 15 on Monday, June 4 from 8-9 p.m. (into an encore telecast of “MasterChef”). Cat Deeley hosts.

“MasterChef,” meanwhile, airs in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour into the debut of “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” effective on June 13. The new series will feature Ramsay driving to struggling restaurants across the country in his state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and command center, Hell On Wheels. The logline: In today’s social media-driven world, everyone is an amateur food critic, and restaurants often find themselves one bad review away from shutting their doors. So, for the first time ever, Ramsay will try to bring each of these failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours.

First, he’ll send in a team to record secret surveillance. Then, he’ll go in undercover to see the problems first-hand. As the clock ticks down, Ramsay and his team will transform these restaurants with spectacular renovations, fresh new menus and hope for the future. It all builds to the end of the 24 hours, when grand re-openings of these restaurants will be held for the public.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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