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[10/12/23 - 12:30 PM]
FOX Renews America's Cutest Cooking Competition Series, "MasterChef Junior" for a Ninth Season
New judge Tilly Ramsay will join her father, award-winning chef, host and executive producer Gordon Ramsay.

[via press release from FOX]

PINT-SIZED CHEFS, TREMENDOUS TALENT

FOX RENEWS AMERICA'S CUTEST COOKING COMPETITION SERIES, "MASTERCHEF JUNIOR" FOR A NINTH SEASON

Tilly Ramsay Joins as New Judge, Alongside Her Father, Award-winning Chef, Host and Judge Gordon Ramsay

Aarón Sánchez and Daphne Oz Also Return as Judges

FOX has renewed its adorable cooking competition series MasterChef Junior for a ninth season, adding new judge Tilly Ramsay, who will join her father, award-winning chef, host and executive producer Gordon Ramsay. Acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and author and wellness advocate Daphne Oz will also return as judges. MasterChef Junior follows young home cooks between the ages of 8 and 13 who compete in a series of challenges to win the title of America's next MasterChef Junior, taking home a trophy and $100,000 in prize money.

"Blending fun, fast-paced competition with Gordon's undeniable soft spot for kids, MasterChef Junior returns with a terrific new crop of young chefs ready to thrive under his invaluable mentorship," said Allison Wallach, President, Unscripted Programming, of FOX Entertainment. "And new this season, Gordon's talented daughter, Tilly, joins him on the judging panel, alongside the amazing Aarón Sánchez and Daphne Oz. Everyone at FOX and our terrific partners at Endemol Shine North America are delighted to welcome Tilly to the MasterChef Junior family!"

"We are excited to continue our partnership with FOX with Season 9 of MasterChef Junior and thrilled to officially welcome Tilly Ramsay to the MasterChef Junior family," said Sharon Levy, CEO, Endemol Shine North America. "We can't wait to reopen the MasterChef kitchen to the next batch of talented junior home cooks hoping to become the next MasterChef Junior."

During the 2021/2022 season, MasterChef Junior was FOX's highest-rated and most-watched (0.6 Adults 18-49, 2.9M P2+ L7) Thursday night unscripted broadcast program. MasterChef Junior also ranked within the Top 20 unscripted broadcast shows among Adults 18-49, Adults 18- 34 and was FOX's third highest unscripted series (3.7M, +86% vs. L+SD) in multiplatform audience delivery.

MasterChef Junior is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam. Elisabeth Murdoch, Danny Schrader, Jennifer Fazey, Gordon Ramsay, Pat Llewellyn, Ben Adler, Sharon Levy and DJ Nurre serve as executive producers.

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using #MasterChefJunior.

About ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. A division of Banijay Americas, home to some of the biggest brands in television in the United States and Latin America, Endemol Shine North America is behind hit series "Big Brother" (CBS), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), LEGO Masters (FOX), "Wipeout" (TBS), "Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge" (NBC/USA) and upcoming drama "Ripley" (Netflix) and "Deal or No Deal Island" (NBC).

About FOX Entertainment

With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world's most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell's Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment's long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, Snake Oil, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content, and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.

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