junior masterchef gordon ramsay fox FOX picks up 'Junior MasterChef': Will Gordon Ramsay yell at children?

FOX is extending its relationship with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. A new series, “Junior MasterChef,” has been ordered to series for the 2013-2014 season. The same deal also means that the network will pick up another season of “Hell’s Kitchen” (its 13th) and two more seasons of “MasterChef” (Seasons 5 and 6).

“Junior MasterChef” brings in a group of kids between the ages of 8 and 13. Like its adult predecessor, this new show will have a judging panel made up of Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot. Each week, these food experts will coach, encourage and then judge each youth, teaching them the tricks of the cooking trade.

“Gordon brings an incredible level of energy and passion to each of his series that our viewers love, so we are thrilled that he will continue building his brand here at FOX,” said Mike Darnell, the president of alternative entertainment at FOX.

“We have such great teams and partners on these shows, and I’m really excited we’re able to offer this new opportunity to young budding chefs across the country,” said Ramsay. “Having my own children who love to cook, I know firsthand the skill and passion these kids can have at such a young age, and what they can do with it. It’s just extraordinary to watch them in action.”

Based on this statement, it’s a safe bet that Ramsay will be much nicer to the kids than he typically is to adults.

Posted by:Laurel Brown