We were just speaking of a kinder, gentler Gordon Ramsay. And on the premiere episode of 'MasterChef' (Tue., 9PM ET on Fox), we get to see even more of his softer side. The new series follows amateur cooks from all across America -- each of whom has exactly one hour to prepare their best dish. If they do well, they are awarded an apron, and get to continue in the competition. If they fail, then they are kicked off the show. During this first episode, contestant Faruq is called in front of the judges. He makes a delicious dish of macaroni and cheese. Judge Ramsay praises this choice of food as being gutsy -- presumably because standard mac and cheese is so easy to make that it's difficult to really "wow" people with it. The judges are into the cheesy mac ... except for one small thing. Faruq forgot to add one very important ingredient. SALT. And he forgot to do it even though the salt shaker was sitting right there in front of him! To Read More Click Here .
With both "Hell's Kitchen" and "Top Chef" in their seventh season while Food Network is putting out shows such as "Iron Chef America," "Next Food Network Star," and "Cupcake Wars," it seems that America can't get enough of food competition shows during the summer. This week following "Hell's Kitchen," Fox is introducing a new show, "Masterchef," to their foodie-friendly line-up. To Read More Click Here .
MasterChef (premiering tonight at 9/8c on Fox) is kinda like American Idol but with a tasty twist: Amateur chefs compete for $250,000 and the chance to have their own cookbook published. Serving up the critiques to the home cooks, who'll be whittled down from 50 to 30 in the first two episodes? Caustic British culinary mastermind Gordon Ramsay, the sharp-tongued star of Hell's Kitchen. Here, he gives us the recipe for creaming the competition. 1. Cook with amore! "What we're really looking for is someone with an overwhelming passion for food," says Ramsay. "That's the main ingredient!" To Read More Click Here .
In tonight's series premiere of MasterChef on Fox, Gordon Ramsay steps out of Hell's Kitchen to sample some homecookin' in his search for the best home chef in America. And don't forget to see what goes down on Pretty Little Liars (where's Toby?!) and Make It or Break It ! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Hell's Kitchen on Fox Breakthrough with Tony Robbins on NBC -- series premiere! Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family 9/8c MasterChef on Fox -- series premiere! America's Got Talent on NBC Make It or Break It on ABC Family Covert Affairs on USA Network HawthoRNe on TNT Degrassi A The Next Generation on CTV Warehouse 13 on Syfy 10/9c Rescue Me on FX White Collar on USA Network Memphis Beat on TNT 11/10c Louie on FX Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?
This week in premieres, we have the much-anticipated season 2 of Jersey Shore , which, as you probably know, doesn't even take place on the Jersey Shore this time around. Also, Project Runway returns on Lifetime Television with super-sized episodes (90 minutes each!) all season long. Don't forget to enter our Project Runway giveaway in honor of this week's premiere! See what else is starting this week: Tuesday, July 27 8/7c: Breakthrough with Tony Robbins on NBC 9/8c: MasterChef on Fox Wednesday, July 28 9/8c: Plain Jane on The CW Thursday, July 29 9/8c: Project Runway on Lifetime Television 10/9c: Jersey Shore on MTV Check out our Summer Premiere Schedule for the rest of the season's big returns, as well as our new Fall Premiere Calendar for what's to come in the months ahead!
Fox will team up Hell's Kitchen with the new series MasterChef on Tuesday nights this summer. Season 7 of Kitchen, the reality cooking series hosted by Gordon Ramsay, will debut Tuesday, June 1 (8/7c), and will run for two hours weekly until the premiere of MasterChef on Tuesday, July 27 (9/8c). As previously announced, So You Think You Can Dance will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays, following its season premiere Thursday, May 27 (8/7c). Dance will be accompanied by encores of Glee on Thursday nights. In scripted series news, The Good Guys, Fox's new action-comedy starring Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks, will air a preview Wednesday, May 19 (8/7c), then premiere Monday, June 7 (9/8c), following the return of Lie to Me (8/7c). Fox will also burn off episodes of Past Life beginning Friday, May 28 (8/7c). Sunday nights this summer will consist of a mix of repeats and original episodes of 'Til Death, Sons of Tucson, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad. Source Here
Gordon Ramsay has tapped restaurateur-winemaker Joe Bastianich and four-star chef Graham Elliot Bowles for MasterChef . Ramsay's new competition series, which will air on Fox, puts amateur chefs to the test in various challenges as they try to become culinary masters. Ramsay will head up the series, and Bastianich and Bowles will serve as both judges and mentors to the contestants. "I'm hugely excited to have Joe and Graham join me as judges on MasterChef," said Ramsay. "Both bring a phenomenal wealth of expertise and professional experience to the show." Ramsay, who also hosts Fox's Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen, is an executive producer on MasterChef, which premieres July 29. Source Here
From THR: "Foodies, get ready for a culinary American Idol . Fox is expanding its line of Gordon Ramsay reality shows by giving a series order to Reveille's "MasterChef." Ramsay will co-produce and star in the program, in which nonprofessional cooks compete to create perfect dishes. The project is based on a Shine TV format that's popular in the U.K. and Australia. The show joins Ramsay's other titles on Fox -- "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares" -- and should keep Fox stocked with the temperamental chef's reality fare nearly year-around. "A huge reality format that works great in other countries plus Gordon Ramsay guarantees success," Fox president of alternative Mike Darnell said. "Gordon is like our 'CSI.' " The "MasterChef" format has aired in several incarnations in the U.K., with the earliest dating to 1990. The Australian edition premiered this year and has been a ratings powerhouse, its finale ranking as one of the country's most-watched programs in a decade. Read the rest: MasterChef Cooking For FOX