Bell Media cooks up second season of MasterChef Canada

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Bell Media has ordered a second season of MasterChef Canada.

The renewal comes ahead of the rookie-season finale, which will air April 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

The first season of the local adaptation of the MasterChef franchise from Shine America has averaged 1.7 million viewers to date on Monday nights on CTV.

The Canadian MasterChef judges – Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung and Claudio Aprile – will return for the second season from Proper Television.

Production on the sophomore season will start in fall 2014.

The success of Masterchef Canada follows big numbers for CTV from Amazing Race Canada, another format adaptation that allows working with advertisers on product integration and activations.