Joining the shows on the network that currently have a future to look forward to past next summer, Fox have revealed reality TV competition MasterChef Junior as being the target of a renewal, with the cookery format receiving a second season on the network.
The MasterChef spin-off series, featuring Gordon Ramsey as the ‘chief mentor’ to the young chefs and Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot as supporting judges, is now set for a return in the 2014-15 TV season with its regular on-screen personnel all returning for a new search for skilled underage cooks.
The format is now set to organise ‘season two casting calls in Chicago and New York City on 18 January, for the next batch of contestants who will compete against each other over the right to win the season 2 title and a lucrative $100,000 grand prize.
Fox’s chairman Kevin Reilly stated regarding the renewal: “MasterChef Junior is one of the few shows on television that the entire family can truly enjoy together, and I can’t wait to see what Gordon, Joe, Graham and the next round of rambunctious, ridiculously talented junior chefs cook up in season two.”
Likely to continue its Friday night prime-time slot, the 8-13 demographic of the show is merely an on-screen one compared to its intended coverage, so can MasterChef Junior build on the back of a successful first run and maintain its position in Fox’s schedule for years to come?
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