LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Fox renewed MasterChef, the competitive cooking show hosted by Gordon Ramsay, for a 13th season, the network announced Wednesday.
MasterChef is the network’s most-watched summer series, averaging 3.2 million total viewers, according to TVLine. Across all networks, the show is tied for third with The Challenge: USA on CBS. It trails Big Brother on CBS and America’s Got Talent on NBC.
The Season 12 finale, fearing a guest appearance from former judge Christina Tosi, airs at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The winner will take home a $250,000 prize.
MasterChef is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato. Executive producers are Ramsay, Elisabeth Murdoch, Danny Schrader, Pat Llewellyn, Ben Adler, Sharon Levy and DJ Nurre. The show is based on a format by Franc Roddam.
Ramsay and Fox established the joint venture Studio Ramsay Global last year to produce series including Next Level Chef, Hell’s Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars.