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Fox Renews Gordon Ramsay Series -- One of Five He Has on the Network THR

Fox has renewed one of its five shows built around British chef Gordon Ramsay. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the network will bring back “MasterChef Junior” for a second season.

Ramsay's other shows are “MasterChef," “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Hotel Hell” and “Kitchen Nightmares.”

It was considered a good bet that the show would receive a second season given solid ratings after its September debut, the story notes. The show drew an average of 5.1 million viewers in its Friday time slot, with a 1.4 rating in the key 18-49 demographic.

The show performed particularly well in time-shifted viewing, the report notes, as its number in the demo grew to 2.1 when adding in later viewings -- outperforming all other unscripted programs on the big four broadcast nets in DVR growth.

“MasterChef Junior” features children between 8 and 13 competing in the kitchen.

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