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MasterChef is a culinary reality show on Fox Television Network. This smash hit takes amateur chefs from around the country and has them compete for the coveted title. The show stars Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich. During the show, contestants compete in a series of competitive cooking challenges. In the end, one contestant's culinary dreams are turned into a reality.

Since the show has been such a hit, it is now on its third season. Open casting calls are held before each season begins. The chosen competitors come from all walks of life. Out of everyone that attends auditions, only 100 amateur cooks get the chance to compete. They are flown to Los Angeles where they have an opportunity to earn the title of MasterChef. Along with that, the winner also receives a 250,000 grand prize.

On challenge night, at least two judges must like the contestants' food. If they don't earn two yes votes, they must compete in a pressure test. The pressure test is meant to be extremely challenging. During the test, the three worse performers are given a dish to prepare in a limited time frame. The dish is judged on both taste and presentation. Once time is up, the judges critique and taste the food. If they don't like the food, the judges are more than willing to criticize the dish. At least one of the three is eliminated. The eliminated contestant must remove his or her MasterChef apron before leaving the building.

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Monday, Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on FOX
6 Seasons, 100 Episodes - Currently Airing
Food, Reality
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MasterChef Full Episode Guide

  • Twenty-two chefs advance in the competition.

  • In the sixth season premiere, forty of the country's best home cooks hope to impress the judges with their signature dishes.

  • The final two home cooks have one last chance to prove to the judges that they deserve the title. Who will become America's next MASTERCHEF?

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What's New Tonight: Wednesday, June 12th.

8:00 PM EST: “MasterChef” on FOX. The Top 16 compete. The Chefs are challenged to produce steak dinners for firefighters, and the losing team must face a pressure test. The bottom 4 chefs must create burger dishes in Vegas. “Melissa & Joey” on ABCFAM. Mel manages to get Joe a government job, but things don’t go to plan when Joe gets caught in another financial scandal, putting his and Mel’s careers on the line. Lennox must kiss an attractive classmate as she stars in the school play.

What's New Tonight: Wednesday, June 5th.

8:00 PM EST: “MasterChef” on FOX. The Top 18 chefs compete to create healthy meals for 300 local elementary school children. Chef Ramsay participates in the mystery box challenge. “Melissa & Joey” on ABCFAM. Mel and Joe realize that their new flames are previously connected: they are a divorced couple. Lennox isn’t happy when her boyfriend forbids her from getting a tattoo. Ryder misses being in school. “The American Baking Competition” on CBS.

What's New Tonight: Wednesday, May 29th.

8:00 PM EST: “MasterChef” on FOX. After the final round of auditions, the top 19 contestants are revealed. The contestants take part in the first mystery box challenge and face elimination. “Melissa & Joey” on ABCFAM. Season 3 Premiere. Joe pursues a new job which scares Mel, causing her to construct various scenarios to show Joe how much her family needs him. Ryder goes on a fieldtrip. Lennox suspects her boyfriend has a new muse. “The American Baking Competition” on CBS.

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