The release date for MasterChef Junior season 5 — February 9, 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of MasterChef Junior season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. FOX has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for February 9, 2017.
Basic info and show concept
MasterChef Junior is a FOX cooking competition TV series that debuted on September 27, 2013 in the United States and is currently in its 4th season that aired on November 6, 2015. It is co-produced by One Potato Two Potato and Shine America, and takes after the Junior MasterChef UK series.
The competition series for 8 -13 year olds are constructed as a set of challenging culinary problems with a complex elimination process. The panel of judges consists of three remarkable professionals and is presided over by the legendary Gordon Ramsey, along with Graham Eliot and, starting with season 4, Christina Tosi (she replaced Joe Bastianich who participated in seasons 1-3). The tasks that the youngsters are faced with are way over most of the adult audience`s heads, but the participants manage to cook inspiring dishes, sometimes out of surprise ingredients, live through a restaurant takeover, cook a soft-boiled egg without a timer, whip up cream and test it by holding the turned over pots over the heads of the jury members and what not.
Ratings and renewal possibilities
MasterChef Junior is a well-loved, fun, exciting series with excellent ratings and a very positive premise. It`s amazing and inspiring to watch the children fearlessly undertake the most intricate recipes - and succeed. Over the fourth season the ratings have declined somewhat from the premiere 4.16 million, which made it the #2 show of that night, to 3.51 million total viewers for the fifth episode.. It is still pulling in a good share of the Friday night viewer traffic, and, in fact, previous seasons have fared very well in every time and day slot they`ve been moved to. There seems to be an excellent chance of MasterChef Junior staying with the viewers for a long time to come.
UPDATED November 5, 2016: Finally! We are delighted to inform you that the highly anticipated fifth season of MasterChef Junior will be launched on Thursday, February 9, 2017, well over a year after the last completed season aired. The rigorous challenges will keep pushing the junior chefs to the limits of their abilities and will be just as exciting to watch as before. Sign up for our automatic updates, and we`ll remind you of MasterChef Junior season 5 premiere date one day in advance.