Season 18 of Bravo’s Top Chef series may have only just concluded, but fans are already hungry for more cooking content.
Let’s be honest, we doesn’t like a good cooking show? Especially one with an added pinch of reality TV drama thrown into the mix.
That recipe of food and theatre has made Top Chef one of the most popular cooking shows in America.
Season 17 may have only just been polished off, but fans are already hungry for more Top Chef content.
Top Chef season 18: Renewal status
At the time of writing, Bravo has not renewed Top Chef for season 18.
However, as this year’s instalment has only just concluded, the network will most likely wait a few weeks before announcing whether the show will be returning or not.
Although considering how popular the series is, we definitely expect Top Chef to return for the eighteenth season. What’s more, the casting call for contestants on the show is already open, suggesting that the producers have every intention for coming back for another instalment.
Top Chef season 18: Release date
With no official confirmation that the series will be returning for season 18, there is no information as to when it will release.
Although if the series is renewed (as it should be), fans can expect the next instalment to premiere sometime in early-2021.
However, playing devil’s advocate, there is a chance that the show could be shelved for a meaningful period of time if there are complications from the coronavirus pandemic. We have already seen similar cooking shows around the world being delayed due to safety concerns, so there is a possibility it may not return until late-2021.
Top Chef season 18: Location
When it comes to the location of season 18, the production crew and network have been suspiciously tight-lipped. Usually, we have at least a few rumours about locations by the time the finale rolls around, but not this time.
Again, coronavirus may play a part here. If there are hygiene issues or public health concerns with going to certain locations, could there be a chance the show could be filmed from one of the productions headquarters: New York, Philadelphia or Universal City?
We expect a formal announcement from Bravo in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on this page for updates.