Fox has picked up another culinary competition from Gordon Ramsay, the network announced Friday. In addition, Fox has renewed Ramsay's Hell's Kitchenfor another season and ordered two more seasons of Masterchef.
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will feature kids between the ages of 8 and 13 as they compete to be in the kitchen. Along the way, food experts will mentor the young chefs who will face a judging panel of Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastiancich and chef Graham Elliot each week.
"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 Junior Masterchef," Ramsay said in a 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."
Hell's Kitchen is currently in its 11th season and will air a special two-hour episode on Monday at 8/7c on Fox. Season 4 of Masterchef will premiere Wednesday, May 22 at 8/7c.