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GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, THE
Air Date: Thursday, December 06, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#401-120) "Cake and Pastry Week"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SEASON PREMIERE

'THE GREAT AMERICAN BACKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION' PREMIERES THURSDAY, DEC. 6

Emma Bunton, Anthony 'Spice' Adams, Sherry Yard and Paul Hollywood Star in the American Adaptation of the UK's Most-Watched Television Show

"Cake and Pastry Week" - On your marks, get set, bake! It's a double dose of spice this holiday season when the most festive and friendliest competition on television returns with new host, Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), Anthony "Spice" Adams, veteran judge Paul Hollywood ("The Great British Bake Off") and new judge, three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard, when Season 4 of "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition" premieres with slices of cake, and sweet and savory pastries, THURSDAY, DEC. 6 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Based on the hit U.K. series "The Great British Bake Off," "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition" features bakers from across the country battling through 18 total challenges with six challenges throughout each two-hour themed episode, all in the hopes of being crowned "America's Best Amateur Baker." Emma Bunton and Anthony "Spice" Adams host. Best-selling cookbook author and baker Paul Hollywood and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard are judges.

Season 4 Bakers:
Jason Arthur - Brooklyn, NY
John Blaney - Paso Robles, CA
Jill Campbell - Sacramento, CA
Destane Harris - Blue Island, IL
Jiwandeep Kohli - San Diego, CA
Andrea Maranville - Sherrill, NY
Amanda Nguyen - Tahoe City, CA
Cheryl Norris - Portland, OR
Chris Tucker - San Pedro, CA
Tina Zaccardi - Eastchester, NY

"The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition" is from Love Productions, and developed by Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie. Executive producers are Richard McKerrow, Kevin Bartel, Faye Stapleton and Simon Evans.

"The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned to this program at a later date.

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GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/30/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (3 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, October 2018) Back for a fourth season on The ABC Television Network, "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition," based on the hit U.K. series "The Great British Bake Off," returns THURSDAY, DEC. 6 (9:00 - 11:00 p.m. EST). Showcasing bakers from around the country each week, the series puts their best recipes forward as they compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations, all hoping to be named America's Best Amateur Baker. Joining as host this season, Spice Girl and television personality Emma Bunton, alongside returning host Anthony "Spice" Adams, will present bakers with weekly challenges as they turn up the heat in the kitchen creating sweet and savory holiday fare. Joining the judges panel this season is three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. Each week, Yard and baker and best-selling cookbook author Paul Hollywood ("The Great British Bake Off") will taste decadent and delicious treats while sharing advice and commentary in regards to the bakers' techniques and skills.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anthony "Spice" Adams as Host (Season 3- )
· Emma Bunton as Host (Season 4- )
· Paul Hollywood as Judge (Season 3- )
· Sherry Yard as Judge (Season 4- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Ayesha Curry as Host (Season 3)
· Ian Gomez as Host (Season 1-2)
· Johnny Iuzzini as Judge (Season 1-3)
· Mary Berry as Judge (Season 1-2)
· Nia Vardalos as Host (Season 1-2)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anna Beattie as CRTR
· Faye Stapleton as EP
· Kevin Bartel as EP
· Richard McKerrow as CRTR/EP
· Simon Evans as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Love Productions