MasterChef USA: teaser

By David Knox on June 21, 2010 / Filed Under News 33

Here’s your first glimpse of the US version of MasterChef, starring Gordon Ramsay. He is joined by restaurateur wine maker Joe Bastianich and four-star chef Graham Elliot Bowles.

This one is based on the Australian revamping of the show (but of course) and begins on FOX in late July, following Hell’s Kitchen.

With Ramsay on board is it really going to be as uplifting as our format though…?


  1. Sandra Finch June 30, 2011 at 12:09 am -

    I love Masterchef Australia. If Gordon Ramsey quits his bad language the Masterchef USA would be good also

  2. Therese July 22, 2010 at 1:14 am -

    Will be on the ‘food channel’ from August 17

  3. Chris June 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm -

    Give me Gary over Gordon any day!

  4. Tepee June 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm -

    F**k that. ;-) Aussie MasterChef FTW!

  5. astrogirl June 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm -

    The dramatic tone Ramsey takes and the drumming in the background make it seem like Serious business OMG instead of the more upbeat version we see here in our version.

    That said, I like GR and I like MC so will definitely check it out when (and if) it airs here.

  6. Daniel June 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm -

    Ten should drop 7pm project to 6pm and air Masterchef usa in its place, then we could have a masterchef double, yay?

  7. jay jay June 21, 2010 at 4:01 pm -

    I do wonder if 10 would bother with this, especially if they have Junior Masterchef planned. I can see 9 trying to get this for GO!. Then if 7 goes ahead with a second series of My Kitchen Rules this year, you have to wonder if people will be over cooking shows by this time next year.

  8. Marius June 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm -

    @Courtney and Nathan .. I think they were just referring to the fact that Masterchef, all of the variations, have been shown on TV in 110 countries, not that it has been a competition in 110 countries.
    Hope it makes its way onto FTA here, just to see the inevitable soap opera type b!tching sessions between the trailer trash contestants!

  9. Mac June 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm -

    Bring it on – perfect for TEN-TWO?

  10. John June 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm -

    Would be very interesting if Nine picks this up (are they allowed to? they’ve got kitchen nightmares, which is also FOX).

    Even if it doesn’t set the ratings world on fire it would probably give Ramsay another 15 minutes in the spotlight and might even damage the unstoppable Masterchef brand here – either this version is terrible, or it gives viewers cooking fatigue.

  11. Jerome June 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm -

    i see they are just calling it Masterchef, not Masterchef USA. i think the Aus version would be better off dumping “Australia” from the title too. i rekon it just parades the fact that it is not a uniquely australian format even though fremantle has made it our own. it’s not like people won’t be able to tell the difference between the different versions. beauty and the Geek Australia and So You Think You can Dance Australia should do the same.

    DWTS, Farmer, Minute to win it, X factor, ect. none of them are followed by “Austraia”

  12. jay jay June 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm -

    is 9 going to get this?

  13. Richard W June 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm -

    Will be interesting to see if Gordon Ramsay tones down his act in this series. Bascially the evil judge format is not “cool” anymore.

  14. Jaye June 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm -

    I hope Ramsay doesn’t ruin it by being a w*nker. I wouldn’t bet on it though.

  15. DAN June 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm -

    nothing can beat our MC but it looks far better the boring UK version and we finally beat the yanks at something we had MC before they did i hope one of the fta channels or foxtel show it in aus i would even be happy with someone putting it on yout tube as it is broadcast oin tv

  16. koverstreet June 21, 2010 at 1:34 pm -

    Do any of the fta stations have the rights to this? I’d watch out of curiosity but can’t see it being as good as oz MC although Gordo is pretty entertaining.

  17. newtaste June 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm -

    “i’m a mom”. why isn’t she a “soccer mom”?

  18. Travis June 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm -

    Lol at the voiceover…MASTerchef

  19. Nathan June 21, 2010 at 11:22 am -

    @Courtney I think someone at Fox is telling porkies a quick wiki search revealed it’s only 6 countries. Aus, NZ, UK, USA, Norway, France, Greece and Finland.

  20. Bass June 21, 2010 at 11:22 am -

    I reckon they couldve imported Matt Preston for this.

  21. chrissyboy June 21, 2010 at 11:15 am -

    I thought that was Alex Perry too!!

    As long as Ramsay is calm through this one, it should be good…..there should be no need for him to get antsy…..

  22. goggly eyes June 21, 2010 at 11:14 am -

    Graham Elliott Bowles is a great chef and has competed on both seasons of Top Chef Masters; his great personality will work really well with Gordon’s for sure.

  23. Jenny June 21, 2010 at 10:21 am -

    Lol I love the voiceover guy! So corny. He sounds like his narrating a trailer for a teen slasher movie. “They went to a cabin in the woods…and never reappeared again” Lol. The show looks awesome though!

  24. Ashton June 21, 2010 at 10:20 am -

    Are the Judges meant to look the same as the Australian ones? Lol

  25. Courtney June 21, 2010 at 10:19 am -

    110 Countries? Really? I thought it was just us, UK, NZ and France?

  26. Richard W June 21, 2010 at 10:00 am -

    It’s on Fox… say no more…

  27. Peps June 21, 2010 at 9:57 am -

    The guy standing in the middle looks like Alex Perry.

  28. Earthquake June 21, 2010 at 9:57 am -

    Considering it’s on at 8pm I don’t see Ramsay swearing his head off. But, even his tone of voice makes it seem more like HK than MC.

  29. andrew June 21, 2010 at 9:47 am -

    doesn’t look as good as the Australian version. but still its gotta be better than the UK original. still, it feels too much like Hell’s Kitchen.

  30. GuanoLad June 21, 2010 at 9:16 am -

    Wow, they’re going for lookalikes?

  31. ABCKid June 21, 2010 at 9:10 am -

    haha, that judge in the red in the picture looks like a fat alvin.. :P

  32. Brett June 21, 2010 at 8:06 am -

    Any chance we are going to get it here on Foxtel at all?

  33. Nathan from Extra Source Podcast June 21, 2010 at 7:43 am -

    i hope we get that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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