This new ABC series is based on the successful UK TV show, The Great British Bake Off. Will The Great Holiday Baking Show also be a ratings success and become a holiday tradition? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On The Great Holiday Baking Show, a group of the nation’s best amateur bakers compete in a series of themed challenges and eliminations. Their goal is to be crowned Holiday Baking Champion. The competition is hosted by Nia Vardalos and her husband, actor Ian Gomez. The judges are Johnny Iuzzini and Mary Berry.
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What do you think? Do you like The Great Holiday Baking Show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for second season?
Mary Berry made the show worth watching. Drop the other judge who added nothing except sliminess. The other two hosts didn’t add much as do the British hosts. I give the contestants credit, they baked well under pressure, better than I ever could. And with almost no animosity towards the other contestants.
Now, we’ve had ABC bringing Celebrity Family Feud back for a second season this year. What are the chances for ABC bringing The American Baking Competition back for a second season after The Great Holiday Baking Show?
Seems like they’re voting for looks over flavor which is the exact opposite of what they did on the UK version of the GBBO. Are they lowering their standards?
Very disappointing. The missing elements truly hurt: Paul, Mel, Sue. The male judge is some sort of morph between The Fonz and James Dean. Humorless, dry. Nia Vardalos is not entertaining, at all.
One realizes how much the show is helped by some of the British elements. This is a dud.
I usually enjoy this type of show but not this one…. Why NIa and more importantly, why is her husband on there? And they already voted out the wrong person…. should have been the guy whose house caved in!!!!
I’ve been a loyal watcher of The Great British Bake Off on PBS the last two years. It’s refreshing how there isn’t any backstabbing or bad mouthing of fellow contestants, but a simple desire to create good work. Win or not, I’m impressed by the craftmanship of the contestant.
The ABC version was a good copy and much better than those FOX cooking competition.
This week’s episode showed a cheap shot taken at a fellow contestant for using cookie cutters. I didn’t care for it. Seems like bad mouthing to me.
Paul and Mary often criticize contestants for using pre-fab elements.