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I don't normally support giving children below the age of 16 knives or forks or anything sharp that they could possibly use to stab me, but Fox sure cooked up something special with MasterChef Junior this past fall, so it pleases me greatly to tell you that the network has renewed the Gordon Ramsay-helmed series for Season 2.

The reality cooking competition gives kids between the ages of eight and 13 the opportunity to showcase their culinary expertise by competing in a series of challenges. This is impressive because the only thing I know how to make at my advanced age is cereal, and sometimes I even screw that up. Like, did you know it gets soggy if you just let it sit there?

During its first season, MasterChef Junior averaged 5.1 million viewers on Friday nights and was ranked first in its time period among many key demographics. And Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and chef Graham Elliot will all return as judges. But wait, there's more! The show will soon be hosting open casting calls in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Denver. Visit masterchefjuniorcasting.com for up-to-date audition information and then find a really talented kid and ride his or her coattails all the way to stardom. It's pretty much a fool-proof plan.


Are you excited for another season of MasterChef Junior


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AIRED ON 4/20/2017

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I really liked it so yes, I'm excited.
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I enjoyed the first season and I'm looking forward to season 2.
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While I did enjoy this version, there's still quite a bit of charm missing in the USA version that the Australian version has mastered already. The Australian version realized that nobody likes bratty kids, so they do everything in their power to make all of the kids very, very likable. They encourage teamwork and communication skills as well as teaching them along the way how to handle certain things.

The fact that the judges would still go up to the kids and say things like, "Who is making the worst dish tonight?" is just trying to bring out a side in the children that nobody likes to see, especially not in someone so young. If they would remove that aspect, I think it could be a much more enjoyable watch.

I'll still watch the new season. I just think it could be better.
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I'm so excited for this. The hubby and I loved this past season and found ourselves enjoying it more than the adult version. I was consistently blown away by some of the food I was seeing these kids make, and you could tell the judges were quite often as well.
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TROY WAS SUCH A WEAK COMPETITOR AND KAYLEN GOT TAKEN OUT BEFORE HIM HE RODE ALEXANDERS COATTAILS THEN GOT LUCKY ONE AND YOU KNOW IT
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This literally just made me laugh out loud whether you were being being serious or not. I think it may actually be funnier if you are serious. A++ post.
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sorry the kiddies, cooking - doesn't do it for me, the adult version is better
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It's kind of hard to watch a kid being told he lost and has to leave, but, in general, it was a fun series to watch though you do get anxious watching them. At least they didn't try to make them hate each other and be needlessly mean for ratings as they do in the adult version. It does leave you wanting to see where these kids end up a few years from now. A Masterchef Junior reunion show might be a cool idea, if the show goes that long.

PS - Shouldn't this be a news item in News Briefs?
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I am glad the show will return. Hope it is a longer season.
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Slow TV news day?
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Yay. Here's to more kids being traumatised by Ramsay.
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The Gordon Ramsey in this show is the total opposite of the Gordon Ramsey of Hell's kitchen. He only swore once. He was more like a friend. giving advice to one girl when her souffle failed to cook and helped another girl pull herself together and restart a cake that was totally screwed up
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This show kind of snuck up and turned out to be one of the best network Reality competitions of the year. I never watched one of these shows that didn't have the 'villian' contestant and this show, without one, made you feel better. You liked them all and it was sad watching 'em leave. They listened to and appreciated the Judges as well. The boy who won actually seemed like a really nice young man as did the young lady he competed with in the finale. These kids were so happy to have the experience and they all really wanted to win. Good news on renewal.
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