Press Release: CTV Orders Up a Third Course of Hit Culinary Series MASTERCHEF CANADA for 2015/2016 Season

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TORONTO (May 5, 2015) – As the timer runs out on the final three episodes of Season 2, CTV announced today an early Season 3 order for its hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF CANADA for the for the 2015/2016 broadcast season. Casting for home cooks is open now at, and production is set to begin this fall in Toronto on a new 15-episode season from Proper Television. Esteemed Canadian judges Michael Bonacini (O&B restaurant empire), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation in Hong Kong), and Claudio Aprile (Origin Restaurants) are set to return for Season 3 to again mentor and challenge everyday Canadians to help elevate their cooking and presentation to a professional level, as they cook to win a $100,000 cash prize and the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA.

Season 2 of MASTERCHEF CANADA remains the #1 Canadian series among the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos for the broadcast year to date, and has a season average of 1.6 million viewers. The culinary competition is a Top 20 show with total viewers and a Top 15 show in all key demos this spring.

“Canadian audiences have maintained a strong appetite for MASTERCHEF CANADA since it first debuted in 2014,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, an‎d Entertainment Programming. “We look forward to working with our talented partners at Proper Television on the third season of our homegrown version of the internationally recognized MASTERCHEF format to help a new batch of home cooks follow their food dreams.”

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