'Top Chef' Renewed for Season 11
Open calls for chef hopefuls will be held across the country.
Top Chef fans, feast your eyes on this: The Emmy-winning Bravo cooking competition has been renewed for season 11.
There's no word yet, however, on what city will host the show, or whether its power-trio of hosts/judges -- Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons -- are confirmed to return, a Bravo spokesperson tells The Hollywood Reporter.
To find its next cast of culinary hopefuls, the network has announced a series of nationwide casting calls. Auditions kick off in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 11, then move on to New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami and wrap up in Los Angeles on March 1.
Top Chef, while no longer a ratings juggernaut for Bravo, remains a steady performer for the network. Its current Seattle-set season reached highs in early December, pulling 1.4 million viewers -- 805,000 of them in the network's targeted adults 18-49 demographic. Online spinoff Last Chance Kitchen also has seen growth, up triple digits from its experimental debut in the eleventh season.
Magical Elves will return to produce, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz again serving as executive producers.
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