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GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, THE
Air Date: Thursday, December 07, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#301-120) "Cake Week & Morning Treats"
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ABC'S 'THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW' IS BACK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

Ayesha Curry, Anthony 'Spice' Adams, Johnny Iuzzini and Paul Hollywood Star in the American Adaptation of the UK's Most Watched Television Show

"Cake and Morning Treats Week" - On your marks, get set, bake! As part of "25 Days of Christmas," the most festive and friendliest competition on television is back when season three of "The Great American Baking Show" (formerly "The Great Holiday Baking Show") premieres with slices of cake and delicious morning treats, THURSDAY, DEC. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Based on the hit U.K. series "The Great British Bake Off," "The Great American Baking Show" features bakers from across the country battling through 18 total challenges with six challenges throughout each two-hour themed episode, all in the hopes of being crowned "America's Best Amateur Baker." Ayesha Curry and Anthony "Spice" Adams host. James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini returns with best-selling cookbook author and baker Paul Hollywood as judges.

This season's bakers are:

Molly Brodak, Atlanta, Georgia

Nick Bryan, Los Angeles, California

Hector De Haro, Glendale, California

JC Greg, Kansas City, Missouri

Vallery Lomas, New York, New York

Antwine Love, Charlotte, North Carolina

Cindy Malinak, Medway, Massachusetts

Bryan McKinnon, Alpine, Utah

Jessie Salzbrun, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kyle Schnippel, Cincinnati, Ohio

"The Great American Baking Show" is from Love Productions and developed by Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie. Executive producers are Richard McKerrow, Kevin Bartel, Simon Evans and Faye Stapleton.

"The Great American Baking Show" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

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GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, THE (ABC)
Returns Thursday, December 6
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/30/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, October 2018) Back for a fourth season on The ABC Television Network, "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition," based on the hit U.K. series "The Great British Bake Off," returns THURSDAY, DEC. 6 (9:00 - 11:00 p.m. EST). Showcasing bakers from around the country each week, the series puts their best recipes forward as they compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations, all hoping to be named America's Best Amateur Baker. Joining as host this season, Spice Girl and television personality Emma Bunton, alongside returning host Anthony "Spice" Adams, will present bakers with weekly challenges as they turn up the heat in the kitchen creating sweet and savory holiday fare. Joining the judges panel this season is three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. Each week, Yard and baker and best-selling cookbook author Paul Hollywood ("The Great British Bake Off") will taste decadent and delicious treats while sharing advice and commentary in regards to the bakers' techniques and skills.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anthony "Spice" Adams as Host (Season 3- )
· Ayesha Curry as Host (Season 3- )
· Johnny Iuzzini as Judge
· Paul Hollywood as Judge (Season 3- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Ian Gomez as Host (Season 1-2)
· Mary Berry as Judge (Season 1-2)
· Nia Vardalos as Host (Season 1-2)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anna Beattie as CRTR
· Faye Stapleton as EP
· Kevin Bartel as EP
· Richard McKerrow as CRTR/EP
· Simon Evans as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Love Productions