To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

MasterChef (American TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

MasterChef
MasterChef Logo & Wordmark.svg
GenreCookery
Created byFranc Roddam
Judges
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes205
Production
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)One Potato Two Potato
Reveille Productions (2010–12)
Shine America (2012–14)
Endemol Shine North America (2015–)
Release
Original networkFox
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseJuly 27, 2010 (2010-07-27) –
present
Chronology
Related showsMasterChef Junior
External links
Website

MasterChef is an American competitive cooking reality TV show based on the British series of the same name, open to amateur and home chefs.[1] Produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato, it debuted on July 27, 2010 on the Fox network, following the professional cooking competition series Hell's Kitchen.[2]

For the first five seasons, the series starred celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay (the co-creator of the series and Hell's Kitchen), Graham Elliot and restaurateur Joe Bastianich.[3] From Seasons 6–8, pastry chef Christina Tosi temporarily replaced Bastianich.[4] On Season 7, Elliot departed as a judge, and in place of a third judge, there were a series of guest judges, one of which was Aarón Sanchez. Since Season 8, Sanchez joined as a regular judge.[5] In Season 9, Bastianich returned as a regular judge, replacing Tosi. On September 19, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a tenth season, which premiered on May 29, 2019 with Ramsay, Sanchez, and Bastianich returning as judges.[6][7][8][9]

As of October 2020, an eleventh season of 18 episodes is in production, with Ramsay, Sanchez, and Bastianich all returning as judges.[10][11]

Format

MasterChef is based on the British BBC series MasterChef. The competition takes place in the MasterChef soundstage located in Los Angeles, CA which includes a large kitchen area with several cooking stations which is overlooked by a balcony, a well-stocked pantry, a freezer/fridge area and a fine-dining restaurant/seating dining area room used for certain challenges.

While the particular format of the season has slightly varied over the years, the following challenges have all been regularly featured:

  • Skills Test: Cooks are challenged to perform a list of common cooking techniques or styles, or to replicate a particular cooking method of a dish (i.e. steaks done to an exact wellness). This type of test is also sometimes used as an Elimination Test.
  • Mystery Box: Cooks are all given a box with the same ingredients and must use only those ingredients to create a dish within a fixed amount of time. The judges will select three dishes based on visual appearance and technique alone to taste, and from these three select one winner who usually gains an advantage of some type in the elimination test.
  • Elimination Test: After the challenge is explained, judges evaluate all dishes based on taste and visual appeal. The judges nominate the worst dishes for elimination and criticize them before eliminating at least one contestant.
  • Team Challenge: The cooks are split into teams by either team captains or the judges. They often occur in a restaurant takeover or pop-up restaurant taking the place of the staff of a particular restaurant. Diners taste both meals and vote for their favorite. The winning team advances, while the losing team will participate in the Pressure Test or face elimination based on the teams' performance.
  • Pressure Test: Another form of the Elimination Test, in which losing team members compete against each other to make a standard dish within a very limited amount of time that requires a great degree of cooking finesse. Each dish is judged on taste, visual appeal and technique, and the losing chef is eliminated.

Once the competition is reduced to either the final two or three competitors, the finalists will compete against each other in a three-course cook-off. All courses of the meal are judged and an overall winner is crowned. The winner of each season wins $250,000, a MasterChef trophy, and the title of MasterChef. Some seasons have also added other prizes such as a cookbook deal.

History

Season 1 aired as a summer series initially on Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM ET/PT, debuting on July 27, 2010; it later moved to Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM ET/PT on August 18.

On September 7, 2010, MasterChef was renewed for a second season,[12] which started with a 2-night premiere on June 6, 2011.

On October 6, 2011, MasterChef was renewed for a third season, which started with a 2-night premiere on June 4, 2012, following Hell's Kitchen.[13][14]

On July 23, 2012, MasterChef was renewed for a fourth season,[15][16] which premiered on May 22, 2013, in its new Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET/PT timeslot.[17]

On May 10, 2013, Fox renewed MasterChef for an additional 2 seasons, which will extend the show to at least 6 seasons.

On July 22, 2015, Fox renewed MasterChef for a seventh season.[18]

Series overview

Seasons

Season Episodes Premiere Date Finale Date No. of Contestants Winner Finalist(s) Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3
1 13 July 27, 2010 September 15, 2010 14 Whitney Miller David Miller Gordon Ramsay Graham Elliot[3] Joe Bastianich
2 20 June 6, 2011 August 16, 2011 18 Jennifer Behm Adrien Nieto
3 20 June 4, 2012 September 10, 2012 Christine Hà Joshua Marks†
4 25 May 22, 2013 September 11, 2013 19 Luca Manfé Natasha Crnjac
5 19 May 26, 2014 September 15, 2014 22 Courtney Lapresi Elizabeth Cauvel
6 20 May 20, 2015 September 16, 2015 Claudia Sandoval Derrick Peltz Christina Tosi
7 19 June 1, 2016 September 14, 2016 20 Shaun O'Neale David Williams
& Brandi Mudd
Guest judges [a]
8 21 May 31, 2017 September 20, 2017 Dino Angelo Luciano Eboni Henry
& Jason Wang
Aarón Sanchez[5]
9 23 May 30, 2018 September 19, 2018 24 Gerron Hurt Ashley Mincey
& Cesar Cano
Joe Bastianich
10 25 May 29, 2019 September 18, 2019 20 Dorian Hunter Sarah Faherty
& Nick DiGiovanni
  1. ^ The guest judges rotated between Sanchez, Wolfgang Puck, Edward Lee, Kevin Sbraga, Richard Blais, and Daniel Boulud

Specials

Note: Bold indicates the winner(s) of the challenge.

MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (aired January 18, 2016)[19]

MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (aired January 2, 2017)[20]

MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown (aired May 15, 2019 and May 22, 2019)[21]

Ratings

Season Episodes Premiered Ended TV season Time slot (ET) Season averages (Live + SD)
Date Premiere viewers
(millions)
Date Finale viewers
(millions)
Viewers (millions) 18-49 rating
1 13 July 27, 2010 5.75[22] September 15, 2010 4.81[22] 2010 Tuesday 9:00pm (1-3)
Wednesday 8:00pm (4-13)
5.26[22] 2.3[22]
2 20 June 6, 2011 4.40[23] August 16, 2011 7.12[23] 2011 Monday 9:00 pm 5.27[23] 2.2[23]
Tuesday 9:00 pm 5.35[23] 2.2[23]
3 June 4, 2012 5.10[24] September 10, 2012 6.52[24] 2012 Monday 9:00 pm 5.84[24] 2.5[24]
Tuesday 9:00 pm 5.67[24] 2.4[24]
4 25 May 22, 2013 5.30[25] September 11, 2013 6.31[25] 2013 Wednesday 8:00 pm 5.63[25] 2.3[25]
5 19 May 26, 2014 4.26[26] September 15, 2014 5.56[26] 2014 Monday 8:00 pm 5.43[26] 1.9[26]
6 20 May 20, 2015 3.39[27] September 16, 2015 4.69[27] 2015 Wednesday 8:00 pm 4.56[27] 1.5[27]
7 19 June 1, 2016 3.81[28] September 14, 2016 4.36[28] 2016 4.03[28] 1.3[28]
8 21 May 31, 2017 3.67[29] September 20, 2017 4.14[29] 2017 3.62[29] 1.1[29]
9 23 May 30, 2018 3.52[30] September 19, 2018 3.56[31] 2018 3.52[30] 1.0[30]
10 25 May 29, 2019 3.14[32] September 18, 2019 3.17[33] 2019 Wednesday 8:00pm (1-4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20-25)
Thursday 8:00pm (5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19)
3.06[34] 0.8[34]

Reception

Critical

The premiere episode received mixed reviews from major newspapers and online review websites, with reviews commenting that it was entertaining, but criticized the emotional aspect. The Los Angeles Times claimed[35] the contestants' back stories were "blown up," which referred to their dramatization.[35] A Reuters reviewer explained the show "manages to be hugely entertaining and involving thanks mainly to the judges’ personalities and the ability of the producers to spot emotionally charged stories."[35] The Globe and Mail said "the contrived sentimentality of it is, frankly, vomitous" referring to the emotion in contestants' reactions.[35]

The program also attracted negative attention in Season 2 when Agence France-Presse journalist Alex Ogle discovered that the producers doctored a crowd scene said to be of "thousands upon thousands lined up" to audition for the program.[36][37] In post-production, portions of the scene were replicated so as to make the crowd look larger than it actually was, as evidenced by multiple appearances by especially noticeable people in the scene.[36][37]

Earlier American adaptation

West 175 Productions[38] produced an earlier American adaptation, MasterChef USA, broadcast on PBS from 2000 to 2001. The series format was based directly on BBC's MasterChef and lasted 28 episodes over 2 seasons. It was hosted by British chef Gary Rhodes, who hosted the UK version of MasterChef in 2001.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Fox orders 'Idol'-style cooking competition". Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "Master chief USA Teaser". TV Tonight.com. June 21, 2010. Archived from the original on June 24, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Graham Elliot Leaving 'MasterChef' Franchise". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 13, 2015). "'MasterChef Junior' Renewed For Season 4, Mataiasi Kalou Joins As New Judge". Archived from the original on November 27, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Chef Aarón Sánchez Joins the MasterChef Judges' Panel". Parade. February 17, 2017. Archived from the original on April 25, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 19, 2018). "'MasterChef' Renewed for Season 10 at Fox". Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "FOX Announces Summer Premiere Dates". The Futon Critic. March 27, 2019.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Peter White (July 22, 2020). "MasterChef: Fox Reality Competition Series Eyes October Production Restart". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  11. ^ Denise Petski (October 29, 2020). "Fox's MasterChef Resumes Production On Season 11". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  12. ^ "Renewed: MasterChef USA". TV Tonight.com. September 8, 2010. Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 28, 2012). "Premiere Dates Announced for 'So You Think You Can Dance', 'Hell's Kitchen', 'MasterChef' and 'Hotel Hell'". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  14. ^ Official website
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 23, 2012). "Fox's 'MasterChef' Renewed For Season 4". Deadline. Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  16. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (July 23, 2012). "FOX Renews MasterChef for Fourth Season". Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  17. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 28, 2013). "FOX Announces Finale Dates for 'Bones', 'The Following', 'New Girl' & More + Summer Premiere Dates Including 'So You Think You Can Dance'". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 2, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ Maglio, Tony (December 18, 2015). "Fox to air 'MasterChef Celebrity Showdown' in January". TheWrap. Archived from the original on May 1, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  20. ^ "An All-New "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown" Airs Monday, January 2, On Fox". Fox. Archived from the original on January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  21. ^ "Stars Cook for a Cause on the All-New, Two-Night Special "MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown," Wednesdays, May 15 and 22, on FOX". The Futon Critic. April 8, 2019.
  22. ^ a b c d "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2010". Spotted Ratings. June 9, 2012. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  23. ^ a b c d e f "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2011". Spotted Ratings. June 9, 2012. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  24. ^ a b c d e f "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2012". Spotted Ratings. June 9, 2012. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  25. ^ a b c d "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2013". Spotted Ratings. May 25, 2013. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  26. ^ a b c d "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2014". Spotted Ratings. May 30, 2014. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  27. ^ a b c d "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2015". Spotted Ratings. May 26, 2015. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  28. ^ a b c d "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2016". Spotted Ratings. June 7, 2016. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  29. ^ a b c d "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2017". Spotted Ratings. June 1, 2017. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  30. ^ a b c "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2018". Spotted Ratings. May 31, 2018. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  31. ^ Welch, Alex (September 20, 2018). "'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' adjust up, 'I Feel Bad' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  32. ^ Welch, Alex (May 31, 2019). "'Schooled' repeat adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on May 31, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  33. ^ Welch, Alex (September 19, 2019). "' Big Brother' adjusts up, 'A Little Late With Lilly Singh' special adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  34. ^ a b "SpotVault - MasterChef (Fox) - Summer 2019 Ratings". Spotted Ratings. June 2, 2019. Archived from the original on January 24, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  35. ^ a b c d "MasterChef USA: reviews". TV Tonight.com.au. Archived from the original on July 29, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
  36. ^ a b "Fox's MasterChef faked crowd shot". realityblurred.com. June 22, 2011. Archived from the original on June 25, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  37. ^ a b "Busted! Fox's 'MasterChef' faked crowd scene". Inside TV. June 22, 2011. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  38. ^ "West 175 Productions, producers of the original MasterChef USA". Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2020.

External links

This page was last edited on 27 November 2020, at 20:52
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.