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MASTERCHEF
Air Date: Monday, January 02, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (SP-1715) "MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN"
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MONDAY, JANUARY 2

[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: GOTHAM and LUCIFER are preempted tonight.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: An audio description (AD) for MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN is available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

**TWO-HOUR SPECIAL**--"MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN" - (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

STARS COMPETE IN A CULINARY BATTLE FOR CHARITY ON AN ALL-NEW "MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN," MONDAY, JANUARY 2, ON FOX

Celebrity Competitors Include EMPIRE's Trai Byers and Grace Gealey Byers; TV Personalities Nene and Gregg Leakes; SON OF ZORN's Cheryl Hines; SUPERHUMAN's Kal Penn; NFL Legends Ronde Barber and Tiki Barber; and Rock Music Icon Twins Joel Madden and Benji Madden

Plus, Anthony Anderson ("black-ish") Partners with Chef Gordon Ramsay to Take on LETHAL WEAPON's Jordana Brewster and Chef Christina Tosi

Get ready for the ultimate snack-down when Michelin Star Chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi invite celebrities into the MASTERCHEF kitchen to show off their culinary skills. Trai Byers and Grace Gealey Byers (EMPIRE), TV personalities Nene and Gregg Leakes, Cheryl Hines (SON OF ZORN), Kal Penn (SUPERHUMAN), NFL legends Ronde Barber and Tiki Barber, rock music icon twins Joel Madden and Benji Madden, Anthony Anderson ("black-ish") and Jordana Brewster (LETHAL WEAPON) all compete in head-to-head contests for charity in the all-new MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN airing Monday, Jan. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SP-1715) (TV-PG)

Cast: Chef Gordon Ramsay and Chef Christina Tosi

Guest Cast: Trai Byers, Grace Gealey Byers, Nene and Gregg Leakes, Cheryl Hines, Kal Penn, Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber, Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Anthony Anderson and Jordana Brewster

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MASTERCHEF (FOX)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/27/10 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
14 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's sixth junior edition) on 9/20/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, September 2017) Former MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR judge and award-winning restaurateur Joe Bastianich returns as a permanent judge on Season Six of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, airing during the 2017-2018 season on FOX. Additionally, Bastianich joins chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez on the MASTERCHEF Season Eight finale airing tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Bastianich is a world-renowned restaurateur who co-owns 30 restaurants across the globe, including Michelin Star eatery Del Posto, Babbo, Osteria Mozza and Eataly in the Americas (co-partner). He also is an award-winning and best-selling author. Bastianich served as a judge on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR for its first three seasons, and on MASTERCHEF for its first five seasons.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aarón Sánchez as Judge
· Christina Tosi as Judge
· Gordon Ramsay as Host/Judge
· Joe Bastianich as Judge
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Graham Elliot as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adeline Ramage Rooney as EP
· Ben Adler as EP
· Eden Gaha as EP
· Elisabeth Murdoch as EP
· Franc Roddam as CRTR
· Gordon Ramsay as EP
· Michael Brooks as EP
· Patricia Llewellyn as EP
· Robin Ashbrook as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· One Potato Two Potato
· Shine America