Masterchef Junior Returns

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Masterchef Junior

By Rick Gables

FOX will kick off the seventh season of Masterchef Junior on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of fun, mouth-watering challenges. Having already won a coveted white apron, 24 young chef-testants — 12 girls and 12 boys — must prove that they deserve to stay in the game by completing their first Mystery Box Challenge. Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi will be joined by celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez on the judges’ panel. These three culinary heavyweights will determine which pint-sized home cook will be named America’s next Masterchef Junior, taking home a trophy and $100,000 in prize money. In the premiere episode, the Top 24 must prove they’ve mastered the first meal of the day, breakfast, in a mystery box challenge. Then, school lunches get a total makeover as contestants are tasked with elevating three classic school lunch dishes into restaurant-quality cuisine.

NBC will premiere its new psychological thriller series, The Enemy Within, on Monday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history, serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy, they must think like one.

A&E Network will premiere the six-hour documentary series Biography: The Trump Dynasty on Monday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Drawing from first-hand accounts and never-before-seen archival footage that examine the life and heritage of the 45th President of the United States, this documentary spans three generations of the Trump family saga and offers an in-depth exploration of the influences that shaped Donald Trump’s personality, celebrity, and ambition in business and politics. From the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s to the origins of a New York real-estate empire, we are treated to an all-encompassing view of the Trump family that has rarely been seen. The series delves into Donald Trump’s childhood in Queens and his risky move into the world of Manhattan real estate.