As the curtains were drawn on the fifth season of MasterChef NZ, the TVNZ team could tap each other on the back for once again dominating the ratings for the duration of the hit show. And this accomplishment will taste even sweeter given that it came in year when MediaWorks attempted take over the food porn throne with its bold—and at first confusing—The Great Food Race.
Browsing: My Kitchen Rules
Viewers could’ve been forgiven for believing that the food cooking format had reached its capacity on Kiwi TV with the addition The Great Food Race. But the networks beg to differ, and TVNZ recently announced that it has acquired the rights from Endemol to produce a New Zealand version of My Kitchen Rules, the popular Australia show that enters its fifth season this year. Plus: find out which shows are being dropped by the broadcaster.
My Kitchen Rules is currently screening on TV2 and, after some nice promotional work by TVNZ and Contagion and with the first ever Kiwi pairing featuring on the show this season, it’s drawing a fair swag of eyeballs. We’ve got three copies of judge Pete Evans’ cookbook Pizza to give away. So tell us your most interesting pizza combination (StopPress suggestion: Muttonbird and edam), come up with a name for it and the best efforts will get the booty.