Top Chef Renewed For Season 11

By Jessica Rawden 2013-02-06 18:46:47 discussion comments
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Bravo may be trying to branch out into scripted programming, but the network is still going to stick with one of its reality veterans. On Wednesday, Bravo announced it will be bringing veteran culinary competition series Top Chef back for an eleventh season.

Top Chef was never a huge ratings bringer, but for Bravo, the numbers were pretty good during the show’s heyday, bringing in over 2 million total viewers an episode. Currently, Top Chef is down to its final few Season 10 episodes, and the show certainly doesn’t get that many viewers, anymore. In fact, back in December, Top Chef's highest rated episode of the season only brought in 1.4 million total viewers. Still, the series seems to be a pretty big deal in the culinary community and beyond that it is an anchor for other Bravo programming like Top Chef: Masters and Just Desserts. It’s not a huge surprise Bravo would sign on for another season.

Because Season 10 is wrapping up, producers are already gearing up for brand new episode. Casting calls begin next week in locations as varied as Brooklyn and Los Angeles, as well as in Austin, Las Vegas, Miami, and Chicago (in Chicago, the casting will be at one of the city’s coolest restaurants, The Girl and the Goat, run by Top Chef Stephanie Izard). You can head over to Bravo’s site to sign up and see if you have what it takes to be the next top chef. At least if Bravo doesn’t call you back to be a part of the new season, you won’t have to suffer the soul-crushing experience of having Padma ask you to pack your knives.

Usually it takes the network a while to determine which city next season will be shot in, but as soon as we know, we'll let you know.
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