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[06/01/16 - 06:30 AM]
Discovery Networks International and TLC/US Announce Return of Hit Series "Cake Boss"
The series follows world-famous baker Buddy Valastro and his family as they continue to expand Carlo's Bakery, their successful family business.

[via press release from TLC]

TELEVISION IS ABOUT TO GET A WHOLE LOT SWEETER - DISCOVERY NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL AND TLC/US ANNOUNCE RETURN OF HIT SERIES "CAKE BOSS"

- Buddy Valastro's International Hit Series Renewed Through Season Nine -

- Valastro Will Also Star in KITCHEN WARS in Brazil -

(LONDON, United Kingdom) - Buddy Valastro and the famiglia are back and whipping up amazing cake creations, as Discovery Networks International and TLC/US today announced 10 additional episodes of CAKE BOSS season eight, along with the commission of a ninth season featuring 20 new episodes. CAKE BOSS will return on Discovery Networks International's factual entertainment channels across more than 220 countries and territories, and on TLC in the United States.

The series follows world-famous baker Buddy Valastro and his family as they continue to expand Carlo's Bakery, their successful family business. Buddy and his cake making team, including his four sisters, two brothers-in-law and cousins, will return to tackle exciting new projects, while also continuing to satisfy and serve their longtime customers. Viewers will also get to catch up with Buddy's wife, Lisa; his children, Sofia, Buddy Jr., Marco and Carlo; and of course, Momma. As one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States, Valastro continues to achieve his late father's dream of making Carlo's Bake Shop a household name.

"CAKE BOSS is a global franchise that we hope will continue to grow and ticks off all of the boxes - it's a proven ratings winner, boasting a highly engaged fan base that absolutely adores Buddy, and it's a property that is appealing to our distribution and ad sales partners," said Marjorie Kaplan, President of Content, Discovery Networks International. "The series' signature blend of humor, drama and emotions is as authentic as Buddy's accent, and we're thrilled he'll continue to be with his first television family at TLC and Discovery Networks International."

"No matter where I go around the world, the importance of family is one value that is universal," said Valastro. "Nothing brings people together better than food, and my hope is that these new episodes of CAKE BOSS will continue to inspire people to want to bake and spend time with family."

Valastro will also take on another project with the Discovery family - the all-new 13�60' series KITCHEN WARS, will premiere June 28 on TV Record and July 1 on Discovery Home & Health Brazil.

KITCHEN WARS is a cooking competition series in which host and judge Valastro will embark on the search for Brazil's most talented amateur cook. The show begins with 26 teams of two as they prepare their best homemade dishes in an effort to move on to subsequent rounds of the competition.

CAKE BOSS is produced by High Noon Entertainment and Cakehouse Media for Discovery Networks International and TLC. Jim Kowats is executive producer for TLC; Scott Feeley and Jim Berger are executive producers for High Noon Entertainment; and Buddy Valastro and Art Edwards are executive producers for Cakehouse Media.

KITCHEN WARS is a co-production between TV Record and Discovery Home & Health, produced by Endemol Shine Brasil and Cakehouse Media.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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