Chopped Canada will make its premiere tonight in the United States at 9pm ET/PT after premiering last week in Canada. When Chopped Canada premiered last week in Canada, it 'smashed' previous audience records, and was the highest rated series premiere of Food Network Canada's history (link). Whether that success translates over to the US remains to be seen.
Chopped Canada is pretty much the same as the normal version of Chopped with the differences being Dean McDermott as host rather than Ted Allen, $10,000 Canadian Dollars instead of US Dollars, Canadian chefs instead of US chefs, and a different set of judges. I think the production companies may be different as well, so the editing and normal sob stories may differ in the Canadian version of Chopped.
You may remember Dean McDermott as the winner of Rachael Vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off season 2 who referred to himself as the 'Gourmet Dad.' He won that competition in February of 2013, and was signed on to host Chopped Canada in June of 2013. After being on a show like Rachael Vs. Guy, it may be hard to give him the same amount of respect given to Ted Allen.
As Chopped Canada is playing in Canada first, then in the US a week later, it is known who won the first episode. If you are interested in knowing about the episode and who won, scroll down some (spoiler).
Stephanie Brewster won the first episode of Chopped Canada. The runner-up, Matt Binkley apparently causes some drama on the show and comes across as 'arrogant' and a 'jerk.' So, you will most likely be rooting against Matt if you watch the show.