Fox to premiere new 'MasterChef Junior' reality series on September 27
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/28/2013
Fox has announced MasterChef Junior, a new MasterChef-spinoff reality series featuring Gordon Ramsay and children ages 8-13, will premiere on Friday, September 27 at 8PM ET/PT.
MasterChef Junior will give budding cooks the opportunity to show off their culinary skills and passion for food through a series of challenges and cook-offs. In addition to Ramsay, the young aspiring chefs will be coached and judged by regular MasterChefjudges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot.
Fox announced it had ordered MasterChef Junior, which was previously titled Junior MasterChef, in May as a multi-year deal with Ramsay in which the network also picked up a thirteenth season of Hell's Kitchen and fifth and sixth seasons of the original edition of MasterChef.
Including MasterChef Junior, Ramsay now has five reality shows on Fox -- MasterChef, Hell's Kitchen, Hotel Hell, and Kitchen Nightmares.
"We have such great teams and partners on these shows, and I'm really excited we're able to offer this new opportunity to young budding chefs across the country with [MasterChef Junior]," Ramsay said in a recent statement.
"Having my own children who love to cook, I know firsthand the skill and passion these kids can have at such a young age, and what they can do with it. It's just extraordinary to watch them in action."
MasterChef Junior is being produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato. Ramsay, Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Robin Ashbrook, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn, and Ben Adler are serving as executive producers.