CTV greenlights a sixth season of MasterChef Canada

MasterChef Canada - season five
Season five of the culinary competition show averaged 1.2 million viewers, according to CTV.

CTV has ordered a sixth season of Proper Television’s culinary competition show MasterChef Canada.

Produced by the Toronto-based prodco in association with CTV, the one-hour series is set to return for another 12 episodes as part of the Bell Media channel’s 2018/19 lineup.

Casting is now open for the upcoming season, with production slated to begin this fall in Toronto. Judges Michael Bonacini (of the GTA O&B restaurant chain), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation restaurant in Hong Kong) and Claudio Aprile (Copetin Restaurant & Bar) will all return for season six.

According to Numeris data provided by CTV, season five of MasterChef Canada ranked among the top 15 most-watched programs on Canadian television with all key demographics this past spring, averaging 1.2 million viewers. Seasons three and four both averaged 1.3 million viewers, while the show averaged 1.8 million viewers in its inaugural season in 2013.

Proper’s co-president Cathie James serves as showrunner and exec producer on the series, while the prodco’s co-president Lesia Capone is an exec producer.

The MasterChef format is represented internationally by London-based Endemol Shine Group and is based on a format originally created by British director and producer Franc Roddam.

Season five episodes are available on CTV’s website, on the CTV GO app, on CraveTV. Episodes also air on Mondays at 7 p.m. on Gusto.