The Great American Baking Show is a reality cooking competition that first premiered on November 30, 2015, on ABC Network. The show is created by Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie and directed by Andy Devonshire. The show is the adaptation of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and the first season released under the title ‘The Great Holiday Baking Show’.
The series features a simple plot – bakers enter the show and display their baking skills to win the competition. Despite many criticisms, scandals and near cancellation, the show has been successful at returning every year since its inception.
The show might have ‘America’ mentioned in its title but, do not get confused. The series is shot in England and the same set that is used for ‘The Great British Bake Off’ is used for the American version as well. The contestants have to fly to England and stay there till the competition is over.
The show has had five successful seasons so far. Now the question is, will there be a ‘The Great American Baking Show’ season 6? We will delve into that question, but first let’s quickly look into the details of the series.
The Great American Baking Show Cast: Who’s in it?
Anthony Adams, a popular television host, comedian and retired football defensive tackle, is the host of the show along with Emma Bunton. Emma is an English singer, songwriter, radio and television presenter. She is a member of Spice Girls and is better known as Baby Spice.
Paul Hollywood, an English celebrity chef and judge of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, is the judge of the show along with Sherry Yard, a talented American chef, cookbook author and restaurateur.
Nia Vardalos, a Canadian actress best known for her performance in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, along with Ian Gomez, an American actor best known for his work in ‘Felicity’ and ‘Cougar Town’, were the hosts for the first two seasons of the show. Ayesha Curry, another Canadian actress and celebrity cook, also hosted the show along with Anthony Adams for a brief period of time.
Mary Berry, an English food writer, TV presenter and judge of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, along with Johnny Iuzzini, an American pastry chef, TV personality and cookbook author, judged the show in the first few seasons. Johnny was fired in the middle of season 3 due to allegations of sexual harassment.
We expect the current hosts and judges to join the show once again for its season 6 but, as of now, no official announcement has been made.
What is The Great American Baking Show about?
The show starts with 6 contestants baking delicious cookies. In the first round, they have to create two batches of cookies in a limited time period. In the second round, they follow one of the judges’ recipe and bake more cookies. In the last round, they bake a structured gingerbread and decorate it with some yummy cookies. Lauren wins the first episode whereas Grace gets eliminated. In the following episodes, the bakers have to bake delicious cakes, pastries and pies. Lauren wins season 1.
The subsequent episodes continue with bakers showcasing their talents by baking even more items like bread, custard, meringue, chocolate, patisserie, morning treats, pot de creme, cannoli, tarts, and a lot more.
The Great American Baking Show Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The Great American Baking Show season 5 premiered on December 12, 2019, on ABC Network and came to an end on January 3, 2019 after airing 4 episodes.
The show is the second adaptation of the original ‘The Great British Bake Off’. The first adaptation, named ‘The Great American Baking Competition’ was a complete failure. Interestingly, Paul Hollywood was then the co-host of the show. The Great American Baking Show has been in controversies quite many times but is still not considered as good as the original U.K. series by its fans. Though, even after all the hassles, the show has been successful to return on the screen and entertain the audience. Given this fact, we can expect The Great American Baking Show season 6 to release next year sometime in December 2020. Though, any official announcement is yet to be made.
The Great American Baking Show Trailer
You can catch the clipping from one of the previous seasons below –
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