Fox orders Season 2 of 'MasterChef Junior'

Fox has ordered a second helping of MasterChef Junior, the network announced Thursday. The children's cooking competition will begin holding open casting calls for Season 2 in select cities beginning next month.

Hosted by Chef Gordon RamsayMasterchef Junior pits kids between the ages of 8 and 13 against each other to show off their culinary skills. Season 1 averaged 5.1 million viewers.

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"Masterchef Junior is one of the few shows on television that the entire family can truly enjoy together, and  I can't wait to see what Gordon, Joe [Bastianich],Graham [Elliot] and the next round of rambunctious, ridiculously talented junior chefs cook up in Season Two," Fox President Kevin Reilly said in a statement.

For information about auditions in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas, visit