Gordon Ramsay, Logan, Samuel
MasterChef Junior wraps up its sophomore season on Tuesday night (8/7c on Fox) with one last cook-off between finalists Samuel, 12, and Logan, 11. But executive producer Robin Ashbrook is already looking to winter, as the reality hit immediately returns on Jan. 6 with its third cycle.
MasterChef is losing one of its own.
Longtime judge Joe Bastianich will exit the franchise after MasterChef Junior's upcoming third season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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He's a shadow of his former self, but Graham Elliot is still pulling his weight on MasterChef. The reality-competition judge and acclaimed restaurateur (he runs Chicago's Graham Elliot Bistro) underwent bariatric surgery last year and has since dropped 150 pounds. But some things never change, such as his sunny disposition.
Nine months after undergoing weight loss surgery, MasterChef judgeGraham Elliot has already lost 150 pounds.
Fox has ordered an eight-episode third season of MasterChef Junior.
"MasterChef Junior has proven itself to be the little show with a big bite — so big, we've picked it up for a third season," Simon Andreae, Fox's EVP of Alternative Entertainment, said in a statement. "It's incredible to see how unbelievably creative and skilled kids can be in the kitchen — some before they've even learned how to SPELL what they're cooking! We can't wait to meet the talent that our judges discover in the next two cycles."
Judges Ramsay, Graham and Bastianich
Fox has ordered a second helping of MasterChef Junior, the network announcedThursday. The children's cooking competition will begin holding open casting calls for Season 2 in select cities beginning next month.
Dara and Alexander
Here we are everybody, this is the culinary battle that all of America is talking about, the first-ever MasterChef Junior U.S. finale. This is a show that grabbed everyone's attention -- foodies or not, everybody loves this show!!!
On MasterChef Junior, we are down to the Top 6 junior home cooks in America. One of these kids will make history by becoming the first ever U.S. MasterChef Junior. When the kids walk inside the MasterChef kitchen, Chef Ramsay announces to them that they will not be cooking in the kitchen today, but instead are off for their first field challenge.
The young MasterChef Junior home cooks have to face another Mystery Box. This challenge is a good one: in the box there is a selection of ingredients that most young kids don't like to eat: sardines, liver, kidneys, snails, brussels sprouts, fennel, blue cheese, olives and eggplant.
Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich
On MasterChef Junior, there are just 10 junior homecooks left, and I am excited to see what the next challenge is because in the last episode, the judges nominated the three best dishes belonging to Kaylen, Alexander and Gavin.