Set your kitchen timers and get those proofer drawers ready, “The Great American Baking Show” returns for a third-season this December. This will be the third season of the popular series on ABC, but the franchise itself is based on the hit U.K. series “The Great British Bake Off”. Fans of the American version can catch the season premiere on December 7 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EST) on ABC.
The show will feature a special three-week run where bakers from around the country put their best recipes forward as they compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations. They will put their best baking-foot forward, all hoping to be named “America’s Best Amateur Baker.” Holiday specials are always popular over the winter months, and since most of us will be feasting on the treats of the season anyway, we might as well see some pros put our favorites together.
Paul Hollywood, the television personality and author of six best-selling cookbooks (which you can find on Amazon) will return this year. Hollywood was also a star of “The Great British Bake Off” and will be joining James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author, Johnny Iuzzini, as judges where each week they will taste decadent and delicious treats alongside show hosts Ayesha Curry, New York Times best-selling cookbook author and television personality, and Anthony “Spice” Adams, former NFL star and media personality.
“The Great American Baking Show” (formerly “The Great Holiday 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. This is just one of the many holiday-themed shows that ABC will be putting out this year, viewers can also look forward to the 2017 American Music Awards, a CMA Country Christmas, and a few screenings of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.