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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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/27/10 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2017)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
12 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's 13th) on 2/16/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, February 2017) Celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez will join Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as the third judge throughout Season Eight of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF, premiering Summer 2017. A James Beard Award-winning chef, Sánchez is chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore. He co-starred on "Chopped" and "Chopped Junior," and is the author of two cookbooks - "Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours" and "La Comida del Barrio." An active philanthropist, Sánchez launched his own charity, the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to attend culinary school. An avid tattoo lover, he also is a partner in the world-famous ink shop "Daredevil Tattoo" in New York City. Sánchez was a guest judge on Season Seven of MASTERCHEF and also will be featured in upcoming episodes of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season Five, airing Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Christina Tosi as Judge
· Gordon Ramsay as Host/Judge
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Graham Elliot as Judge
· Joe Bastianich 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
· Patricia Llewellyn as EP
· Robin Ashbrook as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· One Potato Two Potato
· Shine America