MasterChef USA: teaser

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. @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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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”

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

  7. 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

  8. koverstreet

    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.

  9. @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.

  10. 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…..

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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