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GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, THE [DELETED]
Air Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#303-120) "French & Finals"
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IT'S THE SEASON FINALE OF 'THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW,' THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, PART OF THE '25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS' PROGRAMMING EVENT

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

"French Week and The Finals" - On your marks, get set, bake! The temperature is rising in the kitchen this week as part of "25 Days of Christmas," where the remaining bakers enter French and Finals week, facing their toughest challenges yet. From French fare to showstoppers like a tower of treats and numerous timed bakes, the heat is on where only one baker will be named "America's Best Amateur Baker" on the season finale of "The Great American Baking Show," THURSDAY, DEC. 21 (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.

"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.

"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 (3 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- )
· Emma Bunton as Host (Season 4- )
· Paul Hollywood as Judge (Season 3- )
· Sherry Yard as Judge (Season 4- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Ayesha Curry as Host (Season 3)
· Ian Gomez as Host (Season 1-2)
· Johnny Iuzzini as Judge (Season 1-3)
· 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