MasterChef Expands Presence in Nordics


Endemol Shine Group has secured a raft of commissions in the Nordic territories for the hit culinary series MasterChef.

In Sweden, TV4 commissioned an 11th season of MasterChef for 2021. TV4 also ordered a new run of the spin-off version After Hours, which gives eliminated contestants the opportunity to battle it out in front of one judge right after the main competition. TV4 additionally Sweden’s first-ever MasterChef All Stars, alongside a seventh season of MasterChef Junior, which will air later this year.

In Norway, MasterChef will return in a new home on Discovery’s TVNorge for a brand-new run. To accompany the series, Discovery also commissioned a digital extension, MasterChef Leftovers, for D-Play that will focus on cooking with the leftover food from the challenges in the main series.

In Finland, MTV3 commissioned MasterChef: The Professionals, which will air later this year.

MasterChef also airs in Denmark, on TV3.

Karin Stjärne, CEO of Endemol Shine Nordics, said, “There is a real passion for MasterChef in the Nordics which is demonstrated by such strong ratings across the region. The MasterChef brand continues to grow from strength to strength and it’s fantastic to see such a broad range of commissions of both the main series and the hugely popular spin-offs.”