Episodes: 18 but four unaired (hour)
TV show dates: November 30, 2015 — December 7, 2017
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Mary Berry (judge), Johnny Iuzzini (judge), Nia Vardalos (host), and Ian Gomez (host).
TV show description:
In its first season, this program was titled The Great Holiday Baking Show. Based on the UK TV series called The Great British Bake Off, this cooking competition is hosted by producer/actress Nia Vardalos and her husband, actor Ian Gomez.
The program features a group of the nation’s best amateur bakers as they compete in a series of themed challenges and eliminations. Their goal is to be crowned Holiday Baking Champion.
Johnny Iuzzini joins England’s “Royal Queen of Baking” Mary Berry, as they judge the decadent holiday creations that these bakers create as they throw down their best culinary skills.
Each episode has its own theme — cookies, cakes, pastries, etc. Each installment also features three challenges: the Signature Bake (the chefs showcase their own recipes); the Technical Bake (a surprise recipe that is sometimes incomplete, during which the bakers must demonstrate precision and technique); and the Showstopper Bake (which forces the chefs to bake and decorate while focusing on flavors).
This episode was not aired by ABC but the network revealed that Vallery Lomas won the third season’s competition. Contestants Cindy Maliniak and Molly Brodak finished as runners-up.
First aired: TBD
What do you think? Do you like The Great American Baking Show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?