Not exactly a surprise, but it's good to get confirmation anyway: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has opted to renew chef Gordon Ramsay's Masterchef for a fourth season after ratings in the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic grew by a reported 8 percent. 

"We’re excited to be back for another season of Masterchef," said executive producer and judge Ramsay of the renewal in a statement. "I am continually amazed by the raw talent, passion and creativity of home cooks across America. The contestants raise the bar every season, and it’s an inspiration and exciting challenge for us."

The series is a cooking competition that has chefs compete against one another to show their "skill, knowledge and passion" to become the next big thing in the field of culinary arts. 

[via The Hollywood Reporter]