Wednesday, February 4
Anyhow, I'll have a lot more episodes to watch soon, as the Ted Allen-hosted competition was just picked up for 26 more episodes.
"I’m pleased to report that “Chopped” is doing great in the ratings, and that Food Network has ordered a new season of 26 episodes! We start shooting March 30, a week after we wrap season two of “Food Detectives” (no rest, as they say, for the wicked), and the network will have them on the air sometime this summer," writes Ted on his official blog.
Those casting directors will have their work cut out for them. Since each self-contained episode features 4 chef competitors, that means they gotta find 104 new contestants!