Legends: Ludo Lefebvre – Timed Out Mystery Box
Mystery Box Challenge: Ludo Lefebvre joins the judges as this week’s guest. The contestants are given a mystery box and inside the box is a timer with 75 minutes on it. The challenge is split into two rounds and they must prepare a French bistro-style dish; the contestants are allowed to use as much time they want on their first dish, but if they do not impress the judges with that first dish, they must use their remaining time to make a second dish to avoid elimination. Alejandro wins the first round and is immune from further cooking in this challenge.
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MasterChef US Show Summary
MasterChef is an American competitive cooking reality TV show based on the British series of the same name, open to amateur and home chefs. Produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato, it debuted on July 27, 2010 on the Fox network, following the professional cooking competition series Hell’s Kitchen.
For the first five seasons, the series starred celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay (the co-creator of the series and Hell’s Kitchen), Graham Elliot and restaurateur Joe Bastianich. From seasons six through eight, pastry chef Christina Tosi temporarily replaced Bastianich. On season seven, Elliot departed as a judge, and in place of a third judge, there were a series of guest judges, one of which was Aarón Sanchez. Since season eight, Sanchez joined as a regular judge. In season nine, Bastianich returned as a regular judge, replacing Tosi. On September 19, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a tenth season, which premiered on May 29, 2019 with Ramsay, Sanchez, and Bastianich returning as judges.
As of October 2020, an eleventh season of 18 episodes is in production, with Ramsay, Sanchez, and Bastianich returning as judges. The season, subtitled Legends, will premiere on June 2, 2021.