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The Great American Baking Show

The Great American Baking Show is an American cooking competition television series and an adaptation of The Great British Bake Off (which is aired in the United States under the title The Great British Baking Show). Its first season aired under the title The Great Holiday Baking Show.[1] The first two seasons were hosted by Nia Vardalos and Ian Gomez, with Mary Berry from the original GBBO series as judge.[2][3] The upcoming season will be hosted by cookbook author Ayesha Curry and former football player Anthony Adams. Joining the judging panel will be original GBBO judge Paul Hollywood and returning judge Johnny Iuzzini.[4][5]

The Great American Baking Show
Great American Baking Show titlecard.jpg
Also known as The Great Holiday Baking Show (season 1)
Created by
  • Richard McKerrow
  • Anna Beattie
Directed by Andy Devonshire
Presented by
Theme music composer Tom Howe
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s)
  • Richard McKerrow
  • Kevin Bartel
  • Simon Evans
  • Faye Stapleton
Location(s) Welford Park
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Love Productions USA
Original network ABC
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
Original release November 30, 2015 (2015-11-30) – present
Related shows
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The show is the second licensed adaptation of the GBBO format in the United States. In 2013, CBS produced one season of The American Baking Competition which was hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, with Paul Hollywood and Mexican-American chef Marcela Valladolid as judges.


Hosts and judgesEdit

Hosts/Judges Season
1 2 3
Ayesha Curry Host
Anthony Adams Host
Johnny Iuzzini Judge
Paul Hollywood Judge
Nia Vardalos Host
Ian Gomez Host
Mary Berry Judge

Season overviewEdit

Season Episodes Premiere Finale Winner Runners-up Average viewers
1 4 November 30, 2015 (2015-11-30) December 21, 2015 (2015-12-21) Lauren Katz Nicole Silva 3.97
Tim Samson
2 8 December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01) January 12, 2017 (2017-01-12) Amanda Faber Stephanie Chen 4.39
3 December 7, 2017 (2017-12-07)[5]

Season 1 (2015)Edit

Season 1 was originally known as The Great Holiday Baking Show, and returned to television after a one year hiatus from The American Baking Competition which aired on CBS in June 2013. Six bakers participated in the first ABC season. The season was won by Lauren Katz, beating out Nicole Silva and Tim Samson in the final three.

Season 2 (2016–17)Edit

Season 2 returned the following year as The Great American Baking Show with ten bakers and an eight-week competition. The season was won by Amanda Faber, with Stephanie Chen as the runner-up.

Season 3 (2017)Edit

The third season will premiere December 7, 2017 on ABC with a two-hour premiere.[5] The upcoming season will air as a three-week run and be the first season hosted by Curry and Adams. In addition, this season will mark the return of Paul Hollywood, who last judged the CBS version of the show in 2013.


  1. ^ Denise Petski (20 October 2015). "UK Reality Hit 'Great British Bake Off' Getting Holiday-Themed Remake on ABC". Deadline Hollywood. 
  2. ^ Harry Fletcher. "Mary Berry is remaking The Great British Bake Off in the US for ABC". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Dehnart, Andy (8 August 2016). "Exclusive: ABC's Baking Show will return with Mary Berry, and a new name". Reality Blurred. 
  4. ^ Barney, Chuck (September 21, 2017). "Ayesha Curry lands another big TV gig — this time with ABC". The Mercury News. Bay Area News Group. Retrieved October 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "'The Great American Baking Show' Premieres Thursday, December 7". ABC. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Great American Baking Show: ABC TV show - ratings (cancel or season 3?)". TV Series Finale. 13 January 2017. 

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