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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 (spring 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 of 21 hours) on 2/16/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, March 2017) On Wednesday, May 31, new LIVE series THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY debuts, following the Season Eight premiere of MASTERCHEF (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). On MASTERCHEF, Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi welcome celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez to the judges' panel. The three celebrated food experts will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master. Then, get ready for food, family and fun when Ramsay's bold, new LIVE series, THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY, debuts at 9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. Based on his hit U.K. series, each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and great cooking with Ramsay's passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series. During each episode, teams of foodie families and friends will battle it out LIVE in a high-stakes cook-off, hoping to impress Ramsay, as well as celebrities, VIPs and other dinner guests. As the LIVE battle heats up, the show will feature Ramsay hosting highly stylized cooking demos and weekly out-of-the-kitchen adventures with fans, foodies and surprise guests. We'll see Gordon at his best inside the kitchen, and at his most mischievous outside the kitchen. With Gordon LIVE, anything can happen!
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aarón Sánchez as Judge
· 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
· 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