Fox Announces ‘Masterchef Junior’ Season 3

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Masterchef Junior will be sticking around as the Fox series has been given a third season pick-up by the network. Fox has ordered 8 all new episodes of the cooking competition that sees some of the youngest kids from the ages of eight through 13 years of age show off their culinary talents in the kitchen.

“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,” said Simon Andreae, Executive Vice President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “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.”

During its first season, ‘Masterchef Junior’ averaged 5.1 million total viewers and ranked No. 1 in its time period among adults 18-49 and women, men & teens 18-49. Masterchef host and executive producer, chef Gordon Ramsay, is set to return for season 3 along with restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich and chef Graham Elliot. The trio serve as judges on the panel. Production on season two and season three is scheduled to begin this spring.