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 CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada, 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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