“MasterChef Junior’ Gets Season 7 Premiere Date, Sets All-Unscripted Fox Tuesday Lineup

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Tuesday is turning into in-season reality night on Fox for the first time in almost a decade.

The network has slotted Tuesday, February 26 for the Season 7 premiere of MasterChef Junior. The culinary competition series featuring talented kid chefs will air at 8 Pm, replacing Lethal Weapon, whose 16-episode third season will have its finale the previous week.

MasterChef Junior will be followed by previously announced new obstacle course reality competition Mental Samurai at 9 Pm, also set to premiere Feb. 26. It will replace drama The Gifted.

Tuesday has been a weak spot on Fox’s schedule, and the network is looking to shake things up with an all-reality lineup, which involves some counter-programming, going with an unscripted show against NBC”s drama juggernaut This Is Us at 9 Pm.

The last time Fox had an all-reality Tuesday lineup during the regular broadcast season was in fall 2009 when it aired an in-season installment of
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