Renewed: Junior Masterchef, Undercover Boss Australia.

By David Knox on November 15, 2010 / Filed Under News 15

TEN has announced new seasons for Junior MasterChef and Undercover Boss Australia.

It follows good ratings returns for both shows.

Junior Masterchef premiered to over 2.2m and last night took 1.5m viewers. Despite its season being interrupted by the Commonwealth Games it seems set for a strong finish tonight.

Undercover Boss Australia has generated good word of mouth and averaged 1.27m viewers. It will be a challenge for producers to keep the “undercover” secret intact from employees filmed for the second season.

David Mott, Chief Programming Officer, Network TEN said, “TEN has enjoyed a terrific year with
introducing a number of new domestic series to market.

“Once again the audience supports our belief in telling true Australian stories and we thank our production partners in Shine Australia and Southern Star on delivering first class productions.

“With this announcement and more to come, our program line-up of proven domestic hits and the best year from our international studio partners, strongly positions us for the year ahead.”

Last week TEN also renewed drama series Rush for 2011 but confirmed talent show Don’t Stop Believing was cancelled.


  1. David Knox November 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm -

    I doubt it. Ten already cancelled Don’t Stop Believing.

  2. slappa November 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm -

    Master chef will be floged to death it will only last a year or 2 more, with dont stop beliving going will they try to bring back so you think u can dance??

  3. DanielW November 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm -

    Undercover boss is one I like. JMC just doesn’t seel. I watch, but I don’t watch all. I can see there’s to much lovin and a lot less critizin. Come on if it’s a bad dish lets say so! Sttop ending in I’d polish that off, no matter how bad it is!

  4. Mike November 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm -

    Oh please more sugary sweet Junior masterchef ……….. I wont be watching ……. These kids can cope with a little but of criticism the issue is the juding of them. Any programme that shed that money viewers

  5. Ros November 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm -

    Oh no, not more reality.

  6. animal November 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm -

    Jamie Packer,

    Every tom dick harry and shirley knows who the bloody hell he is!!!

  7. Aimee Eddie November 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm -

    I’m glad they are renewing Junior Masterchef and as long as they can find a better timeslot for Undercover Boss Australia (not at 8:30pm on Mondays because I want GNW back at that timeslot) then I am glad its renewed too.

  8. DAN November 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm -

    awesome great to hear that JMC will be back next year

  9. JimJim November 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm -

    Hmm, I agree, how will anyone fall for a UB season 2?!

    Junior Masterchef is alright, but I think overall I preferred the Celebrity version more.

  10. David Knox November 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm -

    Send Jamie Packer undercover.

  11. Allie November 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm -

    Love both shows, but I have no idea how they are going to film series two of UB without employees being wise to the ruse they use of the boss being filmed for the day doing work experience. They are going to have to think of some other explanation for the person being filmed , otherwise the show will not remain authentic as employees will soon realise why the person being filmed is only there for a couple of days.

  12. Adam November 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm -

    Will be very difficult for them to “go undercover” from now on…. You can tell watching the USA series that these people really know what’s going on

    But it is still entertaining

    Junior Masterchef… Meh..

  13. Craig November 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm -

    I look forward to some more sob stories at workplaces whenever a ‘new employee’ arrives with a camera crew.

  14. Nathan from Extra Source Podcast November 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm -

    Great news! Love both shows!

  15. Mr. chandler November 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm -

    not really surprised. it’s been a winner every week and the juggernaut rolls on

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