At its virtual winter press day on Tuesday, December 14, Fox teased several new shows coming in January, including Next Level Chef, starring and executive produced by Gordon Ramsay; The Cleaning Lady and Pivoting. Also premiering in January is country-music drama Monarch, starring Oscar winner Susan Sarandon, country music legend Trace Adkins and Anna Friel.
Next Level Chef stars Gordon Ramsay along with Top Chef’s Richard Blaise and Nyesha Arrington. In the show, 15 contestants are charged with working their way through a three-story kitchen, starting with the easiest level at the top and working their way down to the barebones basement. The winner takes home $250,000.
In August, Fox rolled out a production partnership with Ramsay to form Studio Ramsay Global, with Fox acquiring Studio Ramsay’s current TV business. Ramsay stars on such shows for the network as Masterchef, Masterchef Junior and Hell’s Kitchen. Over the holidays, Ramsay starred in and executive produced two specials for the network: Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation and Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: European Vacation.
Next Level Chef premieres Sunday, January 2 at 8/7 c after the NFL’s NFC Championships and then airs in its regular time period starting Wednesday, January 5.
The Cleaning Lady stars Elodie Yung as a Filipino doctor who comes to the U.S. for medical treatment to save her son, but soon runs into immigration problems and has to go into hiding. To remain in the U.S. while her son receives the treatment he needs, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob, ultimately forging her own path into the criminal underworld.
Besides Yung, the series stars Oliver Hudson, Adan Canto, Martha Millan, and Valentino and Sebastien LaSalle.
The Cleaning Lady premieres Monday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Pivoting is a comedy starring Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin and Maggie Q about three women in Long Island who lose their best friend and all find themselves pivoting in some way.
Pivoting premieres Sunday, January 9 after Call Me Kat, starring Mayim Bialik, and then moves into its regular time period on Thursday, January 13 at 9:30 pm ET/PT.