Hit culinary competition series Hell's Kitchen returns for a 21st season with Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages, as Chef Gordon Ramsay and the team return to Los Angeles. For the first time ever on Hell's Kitchen, well-seasoned 40-year-olds will battle against fresh up-and-coming 20-somethings.
The competition is bound to be fierce, as each team is put through rigorous culinary challenges, featuring high-stakes rewards and punishments, all with age-defying bragging rights on the line. But only those who possess the right combination of ingredients will continue in the competition, until one is named winner. At stake is a life-changing grand prize, including a Head Chef position, a cash prize of $250,000 and the coveted title of Hell's Kitchen winner.
Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages is produced by ITV America’s ITV Entertainment in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions, Inc. Gordon Ramsay, Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Kenny Rosen and Bernie Schaeffer serve as executive producers.
A. Smith & Co. Productions is home to trendsetting, innovative, and larger-than-life programming. Producing more than 200 series for over 50 different networks, A. Smith & Co. Productions has created some of the longest-running, culture-shaping series in television history since it was founded in 2000. A pioneer in nonfiction television, the company’s productions have been nominated for several Emmys and received dozens of additional awards including NAACP Image Awards, Realscreen Awards, and Critics Choice Awards. In 2011, A. Smith & Co. joined forces with the Tinopolis Group to create a transatlantic television powerhouse.
A. Smith & Co. launched the modern food competition television genre in the U.S. with “Hell’s Kitchen,” FOX’s longest-running reality show now in its 20th season and counting. A. Smith & Co.’s flagship summer primetime show, “American Ninja Warrior,” recently aired its 13th season on NBC, garnered its seventh Primetime Emmy® Award nomination, and hatched multiple new formats in addition to the burgeoning “ninja sports'' lifestyle industry.
Also among the eclectic array of current A. Smith & Co. series are “Floor is Lava” (Netflix), “Titan Games” (NBC), “Mental Samurai” (FOX), “Welcome to Plathville” (TLC), “American Ninja Warrior Junior” (Peacock), “Unsung” (TV One), and “American Gangster: Trap Queens” (BET+). Additional A. Smith & Co. projects with marquee talent include “Ellen’s Next Great Designer'' in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres for HBO Max and “Voices of Fire” with 13-time Grammy Award-winner and global superstar Pharrell Williams for Netflix. The company's credits also include “Kitchen Nightmares” (FOX), “Trading Spaces” (TLC), “Pros vs. Joes” (Spike TV), “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” (ABC), “Paradise Hotel” (FOX), and “The Swan” (FOX) and more.
A. Smith & Co. ensures that every production is one that the audience doesn’t just see, but one that they feel on an emotional level. As visionaries in unscripted entertainment across every sub-genre of the category, A. Smith and Co. has forever altered the landscape of nonfiction TV and positively impacted the lives of hundreds of millions of viewers across generations, through the decades, and around the world.