FOX ORDERS 10TH SEASON OF TELEVISION'S NO. 1 COOKING SHOW, "MASTERCHEF," TO AIR DURING THE 2018-2019 SEASON
Season Nine Finale of MASTERCHEF Airs Tonight @ 8/7c on FOX
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has ordered a tenth season of hit cooking competition series MASTERCHEF, it was jointly announced today by FOX, Endemol Shine and Gordon Ramsay. Season 10 will air during the 2018-2019 season. In addition, multi-award-winning television producer Natalka Znak has been added as executive producer.
Now in its ninth season, MASTERCHEF is television's No. 1 cooking show and is averaging 6.4 million multi-platform viewers.
On tonight's two-hour season finale of MASTERCHEF, the three remaining home cooks will face their final challenge when they are each asked to prepare a three-course menu for the judges. The home cook with the best overall menu will be crowned the winner. Watch the top three compete for the prize of a quarter of a million dollars and the coveted title of MasterChef in the all-new "Finale Pt. 1/Finale Pt. 2" two-hour season finale episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, Sept. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
MASTERCHEF is looking for the next batch of talented, passionate and skilled home cooks to compete for the coveted white apron. And, for the first time ever, Gordon Ramsay's very own culinary team will be hitting the road with the casting team! They will be his eyes and ears, checking you out, and tasting your very own culinary creations. The nationwide casting calls have begun and will continue throughout September.
MASTERCHEF open casting calls will be held as follows:
New York, NY Saturday, Sept. 22
Chicago, IL Saturday, Sept. 22
Los Angeles, CA Saturday, Sept. 29
Dallas, TX Saturday, Sept. 29
For additional casting information, please visit: http://masterchefcasting.com/
MASTERCHEF is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Elisabeth Murdoch, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Danny Schrader, 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 with #MasterChef. See photos and videos on Instagram @MasterchefonFOX.
ABOUT NATALKA ZNAK
Natalka Znak is a multi-award-winning television producer who has created some of TV's biggest hits, including "Hell's Kitchen," the international hit format "Love Island" and "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here," currently in its 14th season in the U.K. She is currently the President of Znak & Co, the international production company she founded that specializes in entertainment, factual entertainment and factual formats, with offices in the U.K. and U.S. Most recently, the company produced MEGHAN MARKLE: AN AMERICAN PRINCESS, a two-hour special for FOX; and "Revolution," an eight-episode physical gameshow for SKY UK and FOX. Prior to that, Znak was the Chief Creative Officer and CEO of Zodiak U.S. She ran the company's Los Angeles and New York offices and worked with networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, History, Lifetime, A&E, Own, TLC and Spike, producing shows, including "Hardcore Pawn," the critically acclaimed "Killer Karaoke," the award-winning "Wifeswap" and "Secret Millionaire." Znak started her career in the U.K. in politics before becoming Controller of Factual Entertainment for ITV Studios in London.
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 global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment.
Endemol Shine Group's companies in North America are behind such hit series as "Big Brother" (CBS), "Ink Master" (Spike), "Kingdom" (AT&T Audience Network), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), "Swamp People" (History), "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Bravo), "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" (VH1), "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" (CMT), "Page Six TV" (Syndicated), "Billion Dollar Buyer" (CNBC), "Fear Factor" (MTV), "Best.Cover.Ever." (YouTube), "I'm Dying Up Here" (Showtime), "Trading Spaces" (TLC) and upcoming "Deal or No Deal" (CNBC), THE MASKED SINGER (FOX) and "Utopia" (Amazon).
ABOUT STUDIO RAMSAY
The next-generation multimedia production company Studio Ramsay was founded in 2016 by Ramsay and has a joint venture with All3Media to develop and produce both unscripted and scripted television shows, creating new formats and innovative programming that include a scripted arm focused on food-related themes and development of new talent on a global front. The catalog of programs that Ramsay has worked on historically with All3Media via One Potato Two Potato, together with new original content he's currently developing, make for a unique and dynamic production and distribution partnership. Studio Ramsay's first production, live "The F Word With Gordon Ramsay," premiered last summer in the U.S. on FOX, and its second FOX series, "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" was one of the summer's most-watched new series. Its first daytime cooking series, "Culinary Genius," premiered on ITV in the U.K. and was syndicated on FOX stations in the U.S. last summer. His documentary series, "Gordon on Cocaine," premiered in the fall on ITV to critical acclaim. "Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch," starring Tilly Ramsay for U.K. children's channel CBBC, is also produced by Studio Ramsay.
Renowned for highly successful and award-winning original programming, Emmy nominated, multi-Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay produces TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic that are seen by audiences worldwide, including his FOX shows "The F Word," "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back," "MasterChef," "MasterChef Junior," "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown," as well as Bravo's "Best New Restaurant" and Food Network's competition series "Food Court Wars." In the U.K., he's produced "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; two instructional cookery series, "Ultimate Home Cooking" and "Ultimate Cookery Course" for Channel 4; and the first two seasons of "Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch," all under his One Potato Two Potato banner.