FOX has renewed MasterChef for a seventh season with the current trio of judges — Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and newcomer Christina Tosi.
Here’s the press release:
FOX ORDERS ANOTHER HELPING OF “MASTERCHEF” AND JUDGES GORDON RAMSAY, GRAHAM ELLIOT AND CHRISTINA TOSI WILL RETURN TO THE HIT CULINARY SHOW
All-New Episode of MASTERCHEF Airs Tonight at 8/7c on FOX
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has ordered a seventh season of the hit cooking competition series MASTERCHEF. Additionally, all three judges, including veterans Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot, as well as newcomer Christina Tosi, will return to the MASTERCHEF judging panel.
Season Seven of MASTERCHEF is currently casting for the next group of talented home cooks to compete on the brand-new season.
Open casting calls will be held in the following cities:
Cities Dates Venues/Times
San Diego Saturday, Aug. 15 The Westin San Diego
Minneapolis Saturday, Aug. 15 TBA
Las Vegas Saturday, Aug. 22 TBA
Detroit Saturday, Aug. 22 TBA
Austin Saturday, Aug. 29 TBA
San Francisco Saturday, Aug. 29 TBA
Chicago Saturday, Sep. 26 TBA
Louisville, KY Saturday, Sep. 26 TBA
Jackson, MS Saturday, Oct. 3 TBA
New York City Saturday, Oct. 3 TBA
Los Angeles Saturday, Oct. 10 Loews Hollywood Hotel
Additional details, including venues and times, will be announced soon. Visit www.masterchefcasting.com for the most up-to-date audition information.
In its sixth season, MASTERCHEF is one of television’s top cooking shows among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, averaging a 2.1/8 in Adults 18-49. MASTERCHEF has consistently dominated its highly competitive time periods in key demos each past season. The strength of MASTERCHEF extends to its Total Multi-Platform Audience (7.2 Million, rising +67% from its Live + Same Day delivery). MASTERCHEF’s non-linear viewership contributes 19% of MASTERCHEF’s Total Multi-Platform Audience, more than any other FOX unscripted program.
In tonight’s all-new episode, “Moo-vers and Bakers,” airing 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX, the Top 10 home cooks enter the Wild West, where they face their next team challenge and create steak meals for 101 cowboys and ranchers. The team that receives the most winning votes will moo-ve on in the competition, while the remaining home cooks will face the next pressure test. Back in the MASTERCHEF kitchen for the pressure test, the losing team will bake tarts and see who can bake their way to victory.
MASTERCHEF is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and are based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.
“Like” MASTERCHEF on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChef. Follow the series on Twitter @MASTERCHEFonFOX and join the discussion at #masterchef. Follow the judges on Twitter: Gordon Ramsay – @gordonramsay; Graham Elliot – @grahamelliot; Christina Tosi – @christinatosi.
About One Potato Two Potato
Renowned for award-winning original programming, One Potato Two Potato produces high-quality TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including the smash-hit HOTEL HELL, the blockbuster MASTERCHEF and irresistible spin-off MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, all for FOX; as well as “Best New Restaurant” and competition series “Food Court Wars.” In the U.K., OPTP produces “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape” for Channel 4; food biography and nostalgia series “My Kitchen” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel; and “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay for U.K. children’s channel CBBC. OPTP has also produced two instructional cookery series featuring Gordon Ramsay, “Ultimate Home Cooking” and “Ultimate Cookery Course,” both of which have sold all over the globe.
About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico. And subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions. Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series, including “Below Deck” (Bravo), BULLSEYE (FOX), “Big Brother” (CBS), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Fake Off” (TruTV), “Hell on Wheels” (AMC), “Ink Master” (Spike), “It Takes a Church” (GSN), “Kingdom” (DirecTV), “Knife Fight” (Esquire), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), “Restaurant StartUp” (CNBC), “Swamp People” (History), “The Island” (NBC), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “Steve Harvey” (NBCU),”T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (VH1), “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” (CMT), “Wipeout” (ABC) and many more.
What do you think? Do you like the MasterChef series? Do you like the chemistry of the current trio of judges?