‘Great American Baking Show’ Premieres on ABC Dec. 7

The Great American Baking Show, based on hit U.K. series The Great British Bake Off, premieres on ABC Thursday, Dec. 7. It will have a three-week run, with bakers competing in holiday-themed challenges with an eye on being named “America’s Best Amateur Baker.” 

Paul Hollywood (The Great British Bake Off) joins pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini as judges.

Cookbook author Ayesha Curry and former NFL player Anthony “Spice” Adams host. Adams played for the 49ers and Bears before retiring in 2011.

Formerly The Great Holiday Baking Show, The Great American Baking Show is produced by Love Productions and was developed by Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie. Executive producers are Richard McKerrow, Kevin Bartel, Simon Evans and Faye Stapleton.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.