Even though it was pretty much a given—and Season One contestant Rick Moonen even spilled the beans already—the official word now comes out that Bravo has indeed picked up Top Chef Masters for a second season. And, brace, the second go-around will boast the same lineup of judges: Gael Greene, James Oseland, Jay Rayner and the charming yet shockingly vacuous Kelly Choi. According to Bravo, Top Chef Masters was the highest-rated reality competition series debut.
Now, when Moonen originally spilled the beans, he mentioned that he had been asked to return, so there's the possibility that there may be some repeat contenders.
UPDATE: Gail Simmons is also aboard!
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