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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) "Cake Week & Morning Treats"
[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.]

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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/30/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, October 2017) Back for a third season on The ABC Television Network, "The Great American Baking Show," based on the hit U.K. series "The Great British Bake Off," premieres on THURSDAY, DEC. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), for 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 all hoping to be named "America's Best Amateur Baker." Television personality and author of six best-selling cookbooks, Paul Hollywood, ("The Great British Bake Off") joins 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.
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