From a media release:
Touchdown! CTVâ€™s MASTERCHEF CANADA Scores January 20 Kickoff and SUPER BOWL Stunt
- Homegrown version of iconic culinary series to anchor CTVâ€™s mid-season schedule
- First-Ever Elimination Episode in third week gets coveted post-SUPER BOWL time slot
Hot on the heels of fallâ€™s #1 new reality program MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, and following MASTERCHEFâ€™s most successful season ever, CTV announced last night that its homegrown version of the culinary competition series MASTERCHEF CANADA is set to quarterback CTVâ€™s mid-season schedule. Revealed during the 101st GREY CUP broadcast on TSN, the Canadian edition of the iconic international format airs Mondays at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT beginning Jan. 20 on CTV and CTV GO. Featuring distinguished Canadian culinary experts Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile as judges, the one-hour series celebrates a passion for food, cooking, and the diversity of Canadian cuisine. CTV also confirmed that MASTERCHEF CANADA has been awarded the post-SUPER BOWL XLVIII timeslot for its first elimination episode, airing Sunday, Feb. 2 on CTV. This will mark the third year that CTV has held the most coveted timeslot in television for a Canadian series.
In the premiere episode (Monday, January 20 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT), 50 home cooks chosen from thousands of applicants across the country begin their quest to become Canadaâ€™s first ever MasterChef. Each home cook must present their signature dish to esteemed judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. As friends and family cheer on the amateur cooks, only those with the most impressive dishes will be given a coveted white apron and an opportunity to move forward in the competition.
As previously announced, Kraft has signed on as the premiere sponsor of MASTERCHEF CANADA. Additional details including the grand prize and the reveal of the Top 50 home cooks will be announced in the coming weeks.