The season premiere of MasterChef: Legends airs on Fox June 2. Emeril Lagasse is on board as a guest judge, joining Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Aaron Sanchez.
It represents season 11 of MasterChef.
Fifteen of the best home cooks in America compete in challenges, which include a head-to-head battle with Gordon Ramsay. Only one gets the MasterChef title, $250,000, a complete Viking kitchen and kitchen tools and bakeware products from OXO.
Upcoming guest judges include Curtis Stone, Roy Choi and Paula Deen.
MasterChef: Legends is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam. Elisabeth Murdoch, Natalka Znak, Danny Schrader, Gordon Ramsay, Pat Llewellyn, Ben Adler, Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Shyam Balsé are executive producers.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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