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GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, THE
Air Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#403-120) "Semi-Final and Final"
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SEASON FINALE

IT'S THE SEASON FINALE OF 'THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION,' THURSDAY, DEC. 20, ON ABC

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

"Semi-Final and Final" - On your marks, get set, bake! Five finalists remain in the tent as they face their final three bakes, all hoping to make it to the final round. With their toughest challenges ahead, like French custards and cakes, the heat is on where only one baker will be named America's Best Amateur Baker, on the season finale of "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition," THURSDAY, DEC. 20 (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.

"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. This episode carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

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GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/30/15 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (8 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its fifth season on 1/2/20; has yet to be renewed for a sixth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, November 2019) ABC is the home for unforgettable holiday programming as the network celebrates the joy of the season. In November, the network serves up a bounty of Thanksgiving-themed episodes and the classic animated special "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." In December, ABC decks the halls with special Christmas and Hanukkah-themed episodes - the return of fan-favorite series "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition"; and an all-new holiday movie, "Same Time, Next Christmas," starring Lea Michele. Timeless cartoons and beloved holiday films will also return. The fun continues after Christmas with New Year's-themed programming ringing in 2020.
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
· Richard McKerrow as CRTR/EP
· Simon Evans as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Love Productions