Amy Poehler on Board for Season Two of Peacock's 'Baking It'

Baking It on Peacock, with Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler
Maya Rudolph (l.) and Amy Schumer host and executive-produce ‘Baking It.’ (Image credit: Peacock)

Season two of Baking It, with Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph hosting and executive producing, debuts on Peacock Monday, December 12. There will be five hour-long, weekly episodes for the competition series.

The show comes from the creators of Making It, a craft competition series with Poehler and Nick Offerman hosting. Rudolph and Andy Samberg hosted the first season of Baking It last year, and executive produced with Poehler.

"A new batch of bakers compete in a series of thrilling and hilarious challenges designed by Amy and Maya themselves to test the bakers more than ever for the chance to win some serious money and the adoration of our beloved Baking It judges, the Grandmothers!" according to Peacock, which promises "explosions, implements of destruction, smashing cakes and more!"

December 12 also offers a holiday special, to air on NBC, with Poehler and Rudolph inviting some famous friends over to bake, compete and raise some dough for charity.

"This season's coziest cooking competition is Baking It: Season Two!" the hosts said in a statement. "This season has everything: The Grannies, crafty bakes, goofy songs about butter, cash prizes, BFFs, family, and did we mention butter? And, to make it even more exciting we'll be hosting this season together!"

Rudolph was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2007. Her movies include Bridesmaids and Life of the Party. Poehler was on SNL 2001 to 2008 and starred in Parks and Recreation. She's a co-creator of Netflix's Russian Doll

Baking It is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Poehler and Rudolph executive produce with Nicolle Yaron, Pip Wells, Kate Arend and Dave Becky. ■

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