Fox orders “Junior Masterchef”


FOXIt’s a new culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook, as part of a new multi-year deal with Gordon Ramsay, it was announced today by Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

As part of Ramsay’s new deal, Fox also has picked up one additional season of Hell’s Kitchen and two more seasons of Masterchef. The deal will extend Hell’s Kitchen to a 13th season and bring Masterchef to a fifth and sixth season. The addition of Jr. brings the total number of Ramsay-led shows airing on FOX to five.

“Gordon brings an incredible level of energy and passion to each of his series that our viewers absolutely love, so we are thrilled that he will continue building his brand here on Fox,” said Darnell. “He’s a global superstar, and the success and longevity of his unprecedented five series on our network proves that America just can’t get enough of Gordon.”

RBR-TVBR observation: We have a feeling this will be a hit here as it was in the U.K. Parents would love to see their kids cook meals (supervised) in our overworked culture and this may help that happen for many families. We just hope Chef Gordon doesn’t make any of them cry!