MASTERCHEF “Top 3 Compete” Season 2 Episode 19 (Season Finale)

Check out a first look of the season finale episode of  MASTERCHEF  “Top 3 Compete” Season 2 Episode 19 which airs on Tuesday, August 16 at 8pm on FOX. Synopsis:  MASTERCHEF  “Top 3 Compete” Season 2 Episode 19 – After enduring  a season’s worth of intense pressure tests and grueling challenges, the determining moment has finally arrived. In the season finale, judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot determine which amateur cook truly has the potential to transform  his/her culinary dreams  into reality. The contestants who have made it this far in the competition have earned the judges’ respect, but only one will walk away with the grand prize of $250,000. Find out who will be named the winner of MASTERCHEF in the “Top 3 Compete/Winner Revealed” season finale episode of MASTERCHEF airing Tuesday, Aug. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...

MASTERCHEF “Top 4 Compete” Season 2 Episode 18

Check out a first look of the upcoming episode  of  MASTERCHEF  “Top 4 Compete” Season 2  Episode18 which airs on Monday, August 15 at 8pm on FOX. Synopsis:  MASTERCHEF “Top 4 Compete” Season 2 Episode 18 – The four remaining home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to carry them through to the Season Finale-Part 1. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block Read More...

Ben Makes Shepherd's Pie For Gordon Ramsay on 'Master Chef' (VIDEO)

Ben Starr wanted to impress Chef Gordon Ramsay by showing him he could make British food on 'Masterchef' (Tuesdays, 9PM on FOX). He made a risky choice, preparing shepherd's pie, a dish with which Ramsay is no doubt very familiar. He'd have to compete with Jennifer Behm's meatloaf and Adrien Nieto's meatball trio. Ramsay loved Behm's meatloaf, while judge Graham Elliot thought Nieto's meatballs were too salty. "This dish is screaming for one thing," said Elliot. "A giant glass of water. It's so salty." Then it was up to Starr. "We have brown veal, onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms sautéed in butter," he said, introducing his dish. "On top we have garlic mashed potatoes finished with a reduction of red wine beef stock with a little bit of worcestershire sauce to remind you of home."

TV ratings: 'Talent' is Tuesday's top show, FOX leads in 18-49

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011The ratings pattern that's established itself over the past few Tuesday nights held again this week, with "America's Got Talent" leading NBC to an overall win and FOX scoring the top spot among adults 18-49 thanks to "Hell's Kitchen."NBC averaged 8.9 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/9 share in households for the night, beating out the 8.2 million and 5.6/9 for CBS. FOX (6.2 million, 3.8/6) came in third. ABC (4.7 million, 2.9/5) was fourth, and The CW's repeats brought up the rear with 665,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating. NBC took second with a 2.3. ABC's 1.6 was good enough for third. CBS came in fourth with a 1.4, and The CW drew a 0.3....

MASTERCHEF “Top 5 Compete” Season 2 Episode 17

Check out a first look of the upcoming episode  of  MASTERCHEF  “Top 5 Compete” Season 2 Episode17 which airs on Monday, August 1 at 8pm on FOX. Synopsis:  MASTERCHEF  “Top 5 Compete” Season 2 Episode 17 – The Top 5 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge  to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round in the all-new “Top 5 Compete” episode ofMASTERCHEF airing Tuesday, Aug. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...

'Masterchef' Judge Graham Elliot: The Cooks Don't Want to Be Pushed Around Anymore

Graham Elliot is a world renowned chef and judge on Fox's 'MasterChef' who'll be guest blogging for AOL TV from time to time this season. Here are his thoughts on this week's episode ... This was an exciting challenge ... and a daunting one. Patina has a Michelin star, which Joe, Gordon and I have been awarded and I can tell you those stars don't come easy. It's a leap to go from a talented home cook to serving a full restaurant. Chef and Owner Joachim Splichal has a menu of delicious dishes and very elaborate plating. Every dish is like a work of art. I wasn't kidding about them going into "culinary warfare." But I'm ahead of myself ... more on that later. I was as surprised as Christian that team captains Suzy and Tracy didn't choose Christian in their first picks. It seems as if his cocky personality has had an effect on the other cooks. They are confident enough to lead now and don't want to be pushed around.

TV Ratings: 'Bachelor Pad's' splashy season 2 debut

Fast national ratings for Monday, Aug. 8, 2011It was a battle of the reality shows Monday evening. ABC's "Bachelor Pad" premiere opened to winning numbers, topping FOX's "Masterchef" and "Hell's Kitchen" by nearly a million viewers. The rest of the networks were largely left in the dust with wall-to-wall re-run lineups.ABC led the evening with 6.9 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/7 share in households. FOX's cooking lineup came in second with 6 million viewers (3.4/6). Bringing up the rear were CBS (4.5 million, 3.0/5), NBC (4.4 million, 2.8/5) and The CW (586,000, 0.4/1).In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX actually led with a 2.5 rating to ABC's 2.2.Monday hour-by-hour: 8 p.m.ABC: "Bachelor Pad" (6.5 million, 4.4, 7)FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (6.5 million, 3.7/6)NBC: "America's Got Talent" re-run (4.9 million, 3.1/5)CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" re-runs (4 million, 2.6/4)The CW: "Gossip Girl" re-run (747,000, 0.5/1)18-49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (2.7)9 p.m.ABC: "Bachelor Pad" (7.1 million, 4.7/7)FOX: "Masterchef"...

Tracy Gets a Surprise from the Judges on 'MasterChef' (VIDEO)

The competition is heating up on 'MasterChef' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox), and as the judges considered who to put through to the final five, some tough decisions had to be made. Though Gordon Ramsay praised Tracy as being "amazing across the board," she was still the contestant that the judges decided to send home -- but her journey wasn't quite over with a simple farewell.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' steady, 'Hell's Kitchen' helps FOX capture Tuesday demo win

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011"America's Got Talent" was on par Tuesday with its numbers from last week -- up a little in viewers, down slightly among adults 18-49 -- and led NBC to an overall ratings win for the night. FOX, however, snagged a narrow 18-49 win with its Gordon Ramsay two-fer.NBC delivered 9.3 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share among households in primetime. CBS (7.4 million, 4.9/8) came in second, finishing comfortably ahead of FOX's 6 million viewers and 3.5/6. ABC (5.1 million, 3.0/5) was fourth, with new series "Take the Money and Run" scoring only middling numbers. The CW was well off the pace with 560,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.5 rating, edging NBC's 2.4. ABC's 1.6 was good for third, followed by CBS, 1.3, and The CW, 0.2....

Another Shocking Elimination Ceremony on 'MasterChef' (VIDEO)

On Monday night's episode of 'MasterChef' (Tue., 9PM ET on FOX), the judges shocked everyone by sending no one home. Adrien and Christian were the last two chefs standing before the judge, which means both of them had to work extra hard Tuesday night to ensure they wouldn't get noticed again for all the wrong reasons. !!SPOILER ALERT!! The box challenge presented the contestants with surf and turf and elevated Adrien toward the top, alongside Suxy and Jennifer. To help Christian with his attitude toward Jennifer, Gordon Ramsay had him evaluate her food. After giving it lukewarm reviews, Ramsay yelled at him a bit and then declared Jennifer the winner.