FOX has ordered a fourth season of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF.
"We're excited to be back for another season of MASTERCHEF," said Gordon Ramsay, executive producer and judge on MASTERCHEF. "I am continually amazed by the raw talent, passion and creativity of home cooks across America. The contestants raise the bar every season, and it's an inspiration and exciting challenge for us."
"Gordon and the producers really took MASTERCHEF to a whole new level this year. The talent is absolutely fantastic, the competition is unbelievably intense, and it's become one of the most compelling, heart-stopping hours on television," said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.. "Over the course of three seasons, MASTERCHEF has inspired millions of home cooks around the country to pursue their dreams in the kitchen, and I can't wait for the show to inspire even more people with another season on FOX."
Talented home cooks will once again have the chance to showcase their skill, knowledge and immense passion to turn their culinary dream into a reality. The hopefuls will be put through a series of intense challenges designed to test their palates and determination to prove they have what it takes to become America's next MASTERCHEF and walk away with a life-changing grand prize.
On Tuesday, Aug. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the countdown to the finale begins when MASTERCHEF returns with all-new episodes, in its new weekly time slot. Only two more weeks will remain before the next MASTERCHEF winner is named in the two-hour season finale event airing Tuesday, Sept. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
MASTERCHEF is produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato and is based on the format created by Franc Roddam and Shine. Shine International handles distribution for the MASTERCHEF format. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.
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