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AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#107) "Finale"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

THE FINAL THREE BAKERS COMPETE IN A WINNER-TAKE-ALL BATTLE FOR $250,000 AND A COOKBOOK CONTRACT, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION," WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

"Finale" - As the final three bakers compete in a winner-take-all battle for $250,000 and a cookbook contract, the pressure reaches an all-time high, leading one of them to break down. Also, the contestants also face their toughest challenges yet when they need to use peanuts in their Signature Bakes, as well as make 72 American flag-inspired miniature desserts for their Showstoppers, on THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, Wednesday, July 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The bakers of THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION are:

Name: Francine Bryson
Age: 44
Current Residence: Pickens, S.C.
Baking Specialties: Pies, cakes and quiche

Name: Darlene Pawlukowsky
Age: 51
Current Residence: Johns Creek, Ga.
Occupation: Project Manager
Baking Specialties: Cakes and cookies

Name: Brian Emmett
Age: 43
Current Residence: Itasca, Ill. (Originally from Glendale Heights, Ill.)
Occupation: Owner of a Marketing/Advertising Company
Baking Specialties: Breads, pies, cookies, savory baked goods and pastries

Name: James Reddick (ELIMINATED 7/3)
Age: 26
Current Residence: Hollywood (Originally from Indianapolis, Ind.)
Occupation: Photographer
Baking Specialties: Pies, cookies and pastries

Name: Elaine Francisco (ELIMINATED 7/3)
Age: 63
Current Residence: Claremont, Calif.
Occupation: Retired
Baking Specialties: Breads, pies and cakes

Name: Effie D. Sahihi (ELIMINATED 6/26)
Age: 40
Current Residence: Henderson, Tenn. (Born in Israel and raised in Winter Haven, Fla.)
Occupation: Attorney
Baking Specialties: Cakes, tarts and breads

Name: Kolette Biddle (ELIMINATED 6/19)
Age: 30
Current Residence: Norco, Calif.
Occupation: Home Health Care Provider
Baking Specialties: Cookies, pies, cakes and tarts

Name: Jeremy Cross (ELIMINATED 6/12)
Age: 35
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Firefighter
Baking Specialties: Cookies, cakes and pies

Name: Whitney Appleton Beery (ELIMINATED 6/5)
Age: 21
Current Residence: Lubbock, Texas (Originally from Castle Rock, Colo.)
Occupation: College Student
Baking Specialties: Cupcakes, cakes and scones

Name: Carlo Fuda (ELIMINATED 5/29)
Age: 35
Current Residence: Stamford, Conn. (Originally from Elwood City, Pa.)
Occupation: Social Marketing Consultant
Baking Specialties: Zeppole, cheesecake and cupcakes

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (@foxoutdoors) is the host of THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION. Chef and bestselling cookbook author Marcella Valladolid (@chefmarcela) and master baker and current judge on the UK format "The Great British Bakeoff" Paul Hollywood (@Hollywoodbaker) are judges.

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AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, THE (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/29/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (7 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 7/10/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2013) CBS announced today that popular comedian Jeff Foxworthy will host the new summer reality series THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION. The competition series based on the format of the hit UK show "The Great British Bake Off" premieres Wednesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Paul Hollywood, the star UK baker and current judge of the British series, and accomplished chef Marcela Valladolid will serve as the series' judges. THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION will feature skilled amateurs competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeff Foxworthy as Host
· Marcela Valladolid as Judge
· Paul Hollywood as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jay Bienstock as EP
· Richard McKerrow as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Love Productions USA