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Yes, this MasterChef Junior + Hell’s Kitchen mashup is brilliant

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about MasterChef Junior, besides the talent of its young contestants, is the warmth and encouragement that comes from Gordon Ramsay. That is surprising because it was a total shift from the persona he’d developed over years on Fox. On the repetitive Hell’s Kitchen and the now-cancelled Kitchen Nightmares, he’s a very different kind of chef …

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I stopped watching MasterChef Junior, a show I really like

There they were: most of the episodes from season three of MasterChef Junior, piled up on my DVR. I realized tonight that I’ve been neglecting the show when I received Fox’s press release announcing the final two contestants and next week’s finale. When it debuted last year, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, and I’m a total fan. Yet I certainly have …

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Who should replace Joe Bastianich on MasterChef?

Before Thanksgiving, MasterChef judge Joe Bastianich announced he’s leaving the series after five seasons and three seasons of MasterChef Junior. (The third MasterChef Junior, which has already been filmed, debuts in early January.) His departure seems very amicable, at least according to everyone’s official statements. Joe said he’d spent “several gratifying years” and that it was “a pleasure working alongside Gordon …

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Yes, MasterChef Junior is even more awesome this season

Only two episodes of MasterChef Junior have aired so far, but it’s safe to say the show has retained–and even improved on–everything that made it such a great series last fall. For HitFix, I look at six major reasons why the show is so terrific, from the talented kids to the way the judges treat …

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Why Masterchef Junior is awesome, and very different than TV that hurts kids

The first season of Fox’s Masterchef Junior spin-off concludes tonight, and it’s enough of a success that the network is casting for a another season. After a rough start, where the show unnecessarily eliminated a bunch of kids after a sudden-death round that did more to complete the casting process than anything else, the remaining …

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