Why is 'MasterChef' Season 11 Episode 9 not airing tonight? Here's when FOX show returns

Why is 'MasterChef' Season 11 Episode 9 not airing tonight? Here's when FOX show returns
'MasterChef: Legends' judges Aaron Sanchez, Gordon Ramsay and Joe Bastianich (FOX)

If you were eagerly waiting to catch up on a new episode of 'MasterChef: Legends' tonight (July 28), then you might be in for some disappointment. As FOX Network has announced that there won't be a new episode of 'MasterChef' this week. So you'll have to wait for a week to catch the top 9 home cooks competing to win the coveted MasterChef title and the $250,000  grand prize, a complete Viking kitchen and kitchen tools and bakeware products from OXO, that come alongside winning the competition!

If you're curious to know why our favorite judges aka Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Bastianich won't be judging new dishes this week as they taste some mouthwatering dishes whipped up by nine exceptionally talented homecooks under immense time pressure, then read on.



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Jonathan Waxman was the guest judge on 'MasterChef: Legends' (FOX)


Why is 'MasterChef: Legends' not airing this week?

Neither the FOX Network nor the showrunners have revealed any reason for not airing a new episode of the popular culinary competition show. However, the show's Twitter page revealed that the home cooks needed some time to prepare for the next challenge. "Our #MasterChef cooks need a few weeks to prepare themselves for the next challenge. Catch the audition episodes tonight starting at 8/7c on @FOXTV," posted the page. Instead of a new episode, you'll get to catch a rerun of the auditions of 'MasterChef: Legends' featuring Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deene, and Curtis Stone.


'MasterChef: Legends' contestant Tay Westberry was eliminated due to technicality (FOX)


What to expect when 'MasterChef: Lehends' returns?

'MasterChef' Legends Season 11 Episode 9 will air on Wednesday, August 11 instead of Wednesday, July 28, at 8/7c on FOX. The upcoming episode will feature guest judge and street-food legend Roy Choi making his debut on the show as he steps into the 'MasterChef' kitchen to judge the elevated street food dishes prepared by the top nine contestants.


The previous episode featured the first mystery box challenge of the season. The mystery box was brought in by legendary chef Jonathan Waxman who was paying homage to California cuisine by bringing in some of the finest ingredients such as prawns, sea urchin, grapefruit, avocado, and fresh wasabi. The challenge was that the contestants had to whip up a dish using all the five components of the mystery box within one hour. Tay Westberry was eliminated on account of technicality as he failed to incorporate one of the ingredients in his dish. 


We can't wait to catch up on the new episode of 'MasterChef: Legends' and watch the home cooks whip up some unique and innovative street-food dishes.

'MasterChef: Legends' Season 11 episode 9 airs on Wednesday, August 11 at 8/7c on FOX. 

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