Either way, this is the right outcome.
While I’m not a fan of red herrings in the schedule, at least TEN will come clean in time for printed Guides.
MasterChef is now set to launch at 7:30pm Sunday June 2nd, 24 hours earlier than it had originally stated in its advance Guide. But that would have been a fatal move, going up against The Voice Live Show and a renovation reveal on House Rules. A number of TV Tonight readers noted how treacherous that move would have been.
Now it will have to take on 60 Minutes and whatever Seven confirms for the timeslot (lately it’s been Border Security and The Force). While renovation shows battle one another on Seven and Nine’s weeknight schedule, could TEN finally benefit from a point of difference?
However the show continues to borrow ideas from My Kitchen Rules. The first promo “Girls v Boys” branded its contestants as “Tiger Mum,” “Cattle Rancher” and “The Dude.”
Now a second promo sees feuding contestants arguing over ingredients at a Coles check-out, right down to the words “Game on molls.”
Sigh, I guess the joy of celebrating cuisine skill just isn’t enough in 2013.
Network Ten is pleased to announce that series five of MasterChef Australia will premiere on Sunday, June 2, at 7.30pm.
Coming to you from its new home in Melbourne, Matt Preston has returned to his natural place beside fellow judges George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan as they put 22 of Australia’s best homes cooks through their paces in the kitchen.
The 2013 season will not only bring viewers the classic tastes of MasterChef Australia they know and love, but it will also bring some new dishes to the table. Themed weeks see our contestants go to boot camp in the Barossa, get in touch with their inner child in kids’ week and go red, white and green for Italian week – and that’s just the beginning.
We’re also joined by some fabulous guest chefs along the way: Antonio Carluccio, Stephanie Alexander, Curtis Stone, Shannon Bennett, Maggie Beer and Guillaume Brahimi, to name just a few.
MasterClass has also had a makeover: for the first time ever, a studio audience gets to experience first-hand the teaching skills of all three of our judges, George, Gary and, yes, Matt Preston behind the stove.
With all these ingredients, it’s a recipe that will take our contestants closer to achieving their food dreams and changing the course of their lives, as they compete to be the next Australian MasterChef. Let the cooking begin.
Sunday, June 2, at 7.30pm and continues Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm.