Fox bumps premiere of Gordon Ramsay's new 'MasterChef' to July 27
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/15/2010
MasterChef has a new premiere date but a familiar face serving as its lead-in.
Fox has announced that the new culinary competition series starring Gordon Ramsay will now debut on Tuesday, July 27 at 9PM ET/PT instead of the network's previously announced July 29 premiere date.
In addition, Fox announced that Hell's Kitchen's seventh-season episodes will now serve as MasterChef's lead in.
MasterChef -- which is based on a long-running U.K. series -- will follow a group of wannabe chefs with no food industry experience who are trying to take their kitchen hobby to a professional level.
The contestants will compete head-to-head with each other in an attempt to create delicious dishes that will ultimately be judged by Ramsay, restaurateur wine maker Joe Bastianich and four-star chef Graham Elliot Bowles.
In addition, Ramsay, Bastianich and Bowles will coach the contestants along the way with the hopes of making them professionals.
Fox orderedMasterChef last November, and the reality series is being produced by Ramsay's One Potato Two Potato production company, Reveille and Shine TV.