ABS-CBN Corporation has successfully launched local versions of three global TV formats, Shine International’s MasterChef and Minute to Win It, and Endemol’s Deal or No Deal.

Chef Jayps, host Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, Chef Ferns, and Chef Lau of MasterChef Pinoy Edition

MasterChef Pinoy Edition premiered in November last year during the channel’s morning timeslot to consistently high ratings, says ABS-CBN. The broadcaster gave the cooking reality show a Filipino flavour by dubbing it as a kitchen series highlighting the real-life struggles and triumphs of the aspiring cooks who come from different demographic and economic backgrounds. The series runs back-to-back with game show Minute to Win It, which premiered in mid-January and is one of the most-watched weekday programmes in the country.