MasterChef (US)
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MasterChef (US)
First Aired: July 27th, 2010
Status: Continuing
Genre: Reality, Food
Air Time: Wednesday, 08:00 PM
Network: FOX (US)
Summary: Now one of the world's most acclaimed chefs, Gordon Ramsay, is giving you the opportunity to become a "MasterChef"! "MasterChef" is a show that celebrates great people who make great food. The show will give contestants the opportunity to develop their cooking skills while being encouraged, mentored and celebrated by the industry's best!
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Season 9
The Judges Do Battle (1)
Episode 1: The Judges Do Battle (1)
Air Date: May 30th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: Forty-three home cooks compete to earn a spot in the top 24.
The Judges Do Battle (2)
Episode 2: The Judges Do Battle (2)
Air Date: May 30th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The three judges each choose eight home cooks to mentor throughout the competition.
The Judges Do Battle (3)
Episode 3: The Judges Do Battle (3)
Air Date: June 6th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: Forty-three of America's finest home cooks compete in the MasterChef Battle of the Apron challenge, during which they face off against each other to earn a spot in the Top 24.
Home State Heroes
Episode 4: Home State Heroes
Air Date: June 6th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: In the first mystery box challenge of the season, the Top 24 must prep, cook, and plate one dish featuring an ingredient unique to each of their home states.
Gordon Ramsay Masterclass
Episode 5: Gordon Ramsay Masterclass
Air Date: June 13rd, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: In the first skills test of the season, Gordon teaches the home cooks how to properly break down a crab before the contestants must replicate his work. Those whose skills don't cut it face an elimination challenge during which Gordon shows them how to make his signature Crab Benedict dish. It is then up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.
Trouble Brewing
Episode 6: Trouble Brewing
Air Date: June 20th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The Top 20 chefs face the first team challenge of the season at the Anheuser Busch brewery. Teams must cook a beer-infused lunch for more than 100 employees. The team that receives the least amount of votes head back to the kitchen for a banana cream pie pressure test that determines who is eliminated.
World Cup Dishes
Episode 7: World Cup Dishes
Air Date: June 27th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The contestants face a mystery box challenge where they must create a dish using one common ingredient – walnuts. The winner receives 3 huge advantages. Later, the MasterChef kitchen welcomes American soccer legend, Alexi Lalas, who introduces a street-food themed elimination challenge that involves popular food among soccer fans in various countries. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who heads home.
A Gordon Ramsay Wedding
Episode 8: A Gordon Ramsay Wedding
Air Date: July 11st, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The contestants head to Malibu, California, and cook for Season 7 winner Shaun O’Neale’s wedding – with Gordon Ramsay officiating! After splitting into 2 teams, the home cooks have limited time to prepare and cook 51 appetizers and 51 entrees for guests in attendance. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who stays and who heads home.
The Big Not Easy
Episode 9: The Big Not Easy
Air Date: July 18th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The contestants face a mystery box filled with fresh seafood and must create a dish using 2 items from it. The chefs who fail to impress the judges face an elimination challenge and are asked to upgrade one of the most popular frozen dinner dishes, Salisbury Steak. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who heads home.
Rise or Fall
Episode 10: Rise or Fall
Air Date: July 25th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The remaining home cooks pair up for a skills test to create a restaurant-quality dish featuring five ingredients, with the 15th contestant being paired up with their mentor and receiving an advantage in the challenge. The chefs who fail to impress the judges face an elimination challenge to create a cheese soufflé in just 40 minutes. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who heads home.
The Kids are Alright
Episode 11: The Kids are Alright
Air Date: August 1st, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The Top 14 contestants are split into 2 teams to compete in a fine-dining challenge to cook 39 dishes for a group of very discerning judges. Contestants are surprised when the diners are revealed, forcing them to scramble and alter their dishes to accommodate the guests. Ultimately the winning team's recipe will be printed in Family Circle Magazine. The losing team competes in a cupcake pressure test with special guest Christina Tosi. The judges then decide who stays and who is sent home.
Frying Tonight
Episode 12: Frying Tonight
Air Date: August 8th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The Top 13 contestants face a mystery box challenge with a stockpot and cooking oil and are tasked with making a dish that features a deep-fried element. An extra layer of pressure is put on the contestants as the judges cook alongside them. The winner of the challenge receives an advantage in the elimination challenge to create a citrus-centered dish. The judges then decide who stays and who is sent home.
Just for the Halibut
Episode 13: Just for the Halibut
Air Date: August 15th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The Top 12 face their third skills test in the MasterChef kitchen and replicate the proper way to break down a halibut. Those who fail to impress the judges are then tasked with creating a stunning original dish using their broken-down fish. Some contestants yield a bountiful filet, while others offer up a poor portion of protein. Ultimately, the judges decide who is left floundering and sent home.
Sky's the Limit
Episode 14: Sky's the Limit
Air Date: August 22nd, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The remaining home cooks are split into 2 teams and are tasked with serving 100 dishes to hungry airmen in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the March Air Reserve Base. The top 2 winners are rewarded as team captains for their next Field Challenge, and someone is sent home.
Tag Team
Episode 15: Tag Team
Air Date: August 22nd, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The contestants are told they will be competing in the dreaded Tag Team Challenge.
American Heroes
Episode 16: American Heroes
Air Date: August 29th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The 8 remaining home cooks divide into 2 teams and race against the clock to serve restaurant-quality dishes to 25 California firefighters. Ultimately, the firefighters will decide the winning team, while the losing team will face a pasta-themed pressure test where someone is sent home.
Waste Not Want Not
Episode 17: Waste Not Want Not
Air Date: August 29th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The 7 remaining contestants face a Mystery Box challenge filled with waste – literally. The home cook who makes the best dish from food scraps will be safe in the elimination challenge, during which they’ll take on another Mystery Box Challenge, but this time with all the best and freshest ingredients. Find out whose time has come to an end.
Restaurant Takeover
Episode 18: Restaurant Takeover
Air Date: September 5th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The Top 6 face the Restaurant Takeover Challenge at Providence in Los Angeles. The home cooks split into 2 teams and must feed a dining room filled with 48 guests. The judges will evaluate each team's performance and the losing team will face the challenging pressure test, after which someone will be sent home.
Cooking With Heart
Episode 19: Cooking With Heart
Air Date: September 5th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The remaining 5 cooks receive a heart-warming mystery box challenge in which contestants create a dish inspired by their loved ones.
Battle of the Beef
Episode 20: Battle of the Beef
Air Date: September 12nd, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The Top 5 home cooks face a series of pressure-filled skills tests using an incredibly common protein – beef. The judges decide which contestant claims a safe spot on the balcony and who faces another culinary test. The 2 weakest home cooks go head-to-head to claim the final spot in the Top 4, while the other is cut.
The Semi Final
Episode 21: The Semi Final
Air Date: September 12nd, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The final 4 are split into 2 teams, and need to cook one incredible entrée for the judges’ mentors - Chefs Daniel Boulud, Jonathan Waxman, and Lidia Bastianich. The judges choose which winning team moves on, leaving the final 2 to battle it out in a do-or-die pressure test. Find out which 3 make it to the finale.
Episode 22: Season Finale (1)
Air Date: September 19th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The 3 remaining home cooks face their final challenge when they are each asked to prepare a 3-course menu for the judges.
Episode 23: Season Finale (2)
Air Date: September 19th, 2018, 08:00 PM
Summary: The home cook with the best overall menu is crowned the winner wih a prize of a quarter of a million dollars and the coveted title of MasterChef.
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