FOX serves up yet another Gordon Ramsay cooking show
FOX has ordered up a third series featuring the hotheaded Scottish chef. This one is an adaptation of the culinary competition "MasterChef," in which amateur cooks compete for the title of the best non-professional chef in the country. Think of it as "Top Chef" for home cooks or a food-based "American Idol."
"MasterChef" has aired on the BBC for many years, and an Australian version was a hit earlier this year. "A huge reality format that works great in other countries plus Gordon Ramsay guarantees success," FOX's alternative-series chief Mike Darnell tells The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed. "Gordon is like our 'CSI.'"
"MasterChef" would join Ramsay's other shows, "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares," on the FOX schedule sometime next year, possibly in the summer. The network is also planning a live cook-along special starring Ramsay for December.
The FOX version of the show will most likely follow the format of the Australian series: Would-be contestants audition by preparing a dish for a panel of judges; the best move on to the main competition, which features a series of individual and team challenges. The last cook standing wins.
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