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MasterChef Junior Goes Back For Seconds!

December 19, 2013 – FOX has renewed hit cooking competition series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR for a second season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. 

“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,” said Reilly.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR gives talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary ability and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges. Host and award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay is joined by restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro) on the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR judging panel.

During its first season, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR averaged 5.1 million total viewers and ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Women 18-49/18-34, Men 18-49/18-34 and Teens. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR improved FOX’s performance in the time period versus last year by +58% among Adults 18-49. In addition, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR averaged a +50% lift from its Live + Same Day to its Live +7 Adults 18-49 rating – the largest percentage gain of any unscripted series on the Big 4 networks.

Open casting calls for Season Two of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR will be held in the following cities:

Cities  Dates/Time Address
New York City, NY  Saturday, Jan. 18 /10:00 AM-6:00 PM Location TBD

Chicago, IL Saturday, Jan. 18 /10:00 AM-6:00 PM Hyatt Chicago
633 N. St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Los Angeles, CA Saturday, Jan. 25 /10:00 AM-6:00 PM The Radisson LAX
6225 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Dallas, TX Saturday, Jan. 25 /10:00 AM-6:00 PM Hyatt Regency
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207

Visit masterchefjuniorcasting.com for the most up-to-date audition information. Details, including venues and times, to be announced.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Shine. Shine International handles distribution for the MASTERCHEF format. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers. 

“Like” MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MasterChefJuniorFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @MasterChefJrFOX and join the discussion using #masterchefjunior. 

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