‘Masterchef Junior: Celebrity Showdown’ – Alyson Hannigan, Lil Rel Compete in the Holiday Special

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Judge Joe Bastianich, chef / host Gordon Ramsay, judge Christina Tosi and ‘Masterchef Junior’ winner Beni. (Photo © 2018 FOX Broadcasting)

Celebrities are set to compete alongside previous Masterchef Junior contestants in Fox’s Thanksgiving holiday special, Masterchef Junior: Celebrity Showdown. The special will pit How I Met Your Mother‘s Alyson Hannigan against Rel‘s Lil Rel Howery. Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet will take on Empire‘s Terrence Howard, and ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith goes head-to-head with ex-San Francisco 49ers’ Jerry Rice.

Michelin star Chef Gordon Ramsay and Chef Aarón Sánchez host the showdown. The celebrities will be competing for $25,000 in prize money which will be donated to the winners’ chosen charities.

The two-hour holiday special will air on November 22, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT.

Masterchef Junior Thanksgiving Match-Ups and Episode Details:

  • Eric Stonestreet and MCJ Season Five Contestant Shayne vs. Terrence Howard and MCJ Season Six Finalist Avery

    In a holiday-themed Mystery Box Challenge, these two TV dads will battle it out with help from some Masterchef Junior kids. Empire’s Terrence Howard (@terrencehoward) pairs up with Season Six finalist Avery while Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet teams with Masterchef Junior Season Five favorite Shayne to cook.

  • Alyson Hannigan and her Daughter, Saty, vs. Lil Rel Howery and his Daughter, Brittni

    It’s a parent-child tag-team challenge! TV star Alyson Hannigan (@alydenisof), of How I Met Your Mother, cooks with her nine-year-old daughter, Saty, while star of Fox’s Rel, Lil Rel Howery, partners up with his daughter, Brittni (age nine).

  • NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Emmitt Smith and MCJ Season Six Winner Beni vs. NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Jerry Rice and MCJ Season Four Winner Addison

    From going head-to-head on the field to making plays in the kitchen, two NFL legends see who will come out on top in this cooking matchup. Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22), formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, gets an assist from the most recent winner of Masterchef Junior, 11-year-old Beni Cwiakala. Jerry Rice (@JerryRice), who played for the San Francisco 49ers, will be teamed up with Masterchef Junior Season Four winner, 13-year-old Addison Smith.