Second season for MasterChef SA

2012-08-24 12:58
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town – According to insiders a second season of MasterChef South Africa is on the cards for pay-TV operator M-Net.

"Definitely going ahead," an insider familiar with the matter told Channel24.

MasterChef SA – despite controversy over the prize towards the end – held  viewership wise, especially towards the end when viewership grew, prompting the decision for a second season of the reality show, according to sources.

Some MasterChef SA episodes, in terms of viewership, even outperformed Carte Blanche and Idols during some weeks earlier this year which are perennially the most watched shows on the channel.

According to sources, an official announcement should be made soon, after which another new call to enter for amateur chefs in South Africa would commence.

Plans for a MasterChef SA Celebrity Edition, which were mulled over in May, have reportedly been scrapped.

M-Net was asked on early Friday about talk of a looming second season for MasterChef South Africa. The pay-operator didn't immediately respond with comment.

Comments

  • hester.matmer.3 - 2012-08-24 13:26

    I will not watch this the second time around as the frist was a load of hoggwash.

  • KallieHungBal - 2012-08-24 13:27

    Juts wondering. Will they lie to the contestants about the prizes in Series 2 as well?

  • flaming.oven - 2012-08-24 13:43

    Why a 2nd season. One was enough, thank you. Stopped watching big brother years ago and change channels when the latest idols come on.

  • arm.witmens - 2012-08-24 14:11

    Whats the prize going to be - owning 1time airline?

  • dexter.sagar - 2012-08-24 14:26

    And a fifth season of Survivor South Africa? Because the third and fourth seasons actually got better by the seasons.

  • kagen101 - 2012-08-24 14:46

    I will only watch if they make it more like the Australian one!!!! And fix the prizes, $1 000 000 = R8 000 000, seems about right for a prize. I know of no American reality show where the winner does not win a $1 000 000.

  • mary.kircher - 2012-08-24 15:35

    and can we have two new judges as well, Benny can stay.

      greg.quinn.353 - 2012-08-24 20:08

      Agreed.

  • michael.barns.1 - 2012-08-24 15:56

    Win your own restaurant... Win your own car... Win your own supermodel... Win the entire planet... In tiny sandskrit at the bottom of page 987, "all prizes valid for 2 weeks and then must be returned."

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-08-24 19:09

    I'LL watch it, I liked it!

  • greg.quinn.353 - 2012-08-24 20:07

    Can we have more entertaining light-hearted judges this time please. The judges were so seriaaas.

  • RudiErnst - 2012-08-24 21:44

    First prize reportedly includes ownership of a failed pay-TV operator that lies to its subscribers and treats them with utter disdain.

  • quartus.vanzyl - 2012-09-28 17:25

    We will remember not to watch this rubbish, where the winner wins only imaginary prices, again. M-net simply has no shame at all!!!

  • bettina.nicholls - 2012-10-15 10:38

    Where are the entry forms this year, do you just pitch up for the aurditions or what?

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