TEN mulls changes to MasterChef
TEN is reviewing the timeslot and the number episodes per week for MasterChef 2014.
TEN programming chief Beverley McGarvey says the timeslot and the number episodes per week are under consideration.
”We would, of course, prefer the numbers to be higher,” she told Fairfax. ”But for a show that’s in its 10th cycle – including spinoffs such as Junior MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals – we are pleased that so many people still embrace the show.
”We certainly think … there is plenty of life left in it. We are looking forward to a new, fresh version in 2014 that will appeal to the loyal MasterChef fans as well as new viewers.”
Meanwhile exev producer Margie Bashfield says judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris are intrinsic to the show.
“There are things we want to expand on and take into the next series, but you know it’s all about connecting with the audience – and we’ll do everything to make those things connect.”
But she concedes the Boys vs Girls launch got the show off to the wrong start with viewers.
”It just shows again how the people own the show, and we have to be respectful of what they want.”