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Roku Originals Goes Big with Tentpole Series "The Great American Baking Show" and "Honest Renovations"
The first seasons of both series opened as the #1 on-demand titles on The Roku Channel during their respective opening weekends.

[via press release from Roku]

Roku Originals Goes Big with Tentpole Series "The Great American Baking Show" and "Honest Renovations"

"The Great American Baking Show" universe expands with a third season plus three seasonal specials

Jessica Alba and Lizzy Mathis' "Honest Renovations" adds new holiday-themed special

SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 22, 2024 - Today, Roku, America's #1 TV streaming platform*, announced plans to expand tentpole Roku Original series "The Great American Baking Show" and "Honest Renovations" by greenlighting brand-new seasonal specials for both franchises and ordering an early season-three renewal for "The Great American Baking Show." The first seasons of both series opened as the #1 on-demand titles on The Roku Channel during their respective opening weekends**. The second seasons of both franchises will debut later this year. The projects will continue to bolster The Roku Channel's food and home programming slate, which is also curated within Roku's All Things Food and All Things Home platform zones.

"Featuring fantastic talent and heartwarming stories, 'The Great American Baking Show' and 'Honest Renovations' exemplify the best of Roku Originals," said Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Originals, Roku Media. "We're proud to continue to build on the success of these marquee franchises that have resonated with our millions of Roku streamers."

"What could be sweeter than more of 'The Great American Baking Show?' We can't wait to return to the iconic tent to meet the next batch of bakers and to put your favorite celebrities and athletes to the test," said Zach Cherry and Casey Wilson, hosts of "The Great American Baking Show." "Hosting 'The Great American Baking Show' has already been so much fun - we can't wait to show viewers what we're baking up for season three and these brand-new specials only on The Roku Channel."

"We are absolutely delighted to be producing a third season of 'The Great American Baking Show' and a number of specials for Roku," said Richard McKerrow, executive producer and co-creator with Anna Beattie for Love Productions. "The creative partnership with Roku grows from strength to strength, and it's a real joy to invite another group of America's best amateur bakers and the various celebrities, including comedians, athletes, and football fans, to the iconic tent where their bakes will be judged by Paul and Prue. I know it's one of their favorite events of the year."

"Over the past two seasons, we have had the honor of meeting so many special families who welcomed us into their homes and trusted us to transform their spaces," said Jessica Alba and Lizzy Mathis, hosts of "Honest Renovations." "The holidays are our favorite time of year, when lasting memories are made amongst family and friends, so we couldn't be more thrilled to spread some of that cheer in our upcoming special, 'Honest Renovations: A Holiday Makeover.'"

"We are thrilled that 'Honest Renovations' has moved viewers in the way we hoped it would. We set out to make a feel-good show that would entertain and educate our audience about what is possible in the renovation space when there is focus placed on family," said Dunia McNeily, executive producer, "Honest Renovations." "We're so happy to partner with Roku again to bring more functionality and comfort to our families - and just in time for the holidays."

"'Honest Renovations' ticks a unique box, combining Jessica and Lizzy's authentic voices with a visual aesthetic that is both relatable and aspirational," said Lucilla D'Agostino, executive producer, "Honest Renovations." "We're so proud of this show, the upcoming holiday special, and to be in the home renovation space with Roku."

Shot in the iconic tent made famous in "The Great British Bake-Off," "The Great American Baking Show" celebrates passionate, diverse, and talented amateur baking enthusiasts competing to be crowned the Best Amateur Baker in the U.S. Both season three and the new specials will be hosted by Casey Wilson ("Saturday Night Live," "Happy Endings") and Zach Cherry ("Severance") and feature iconic judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith. The franchise is created and produced by Love Productions with Richard McKerrow, Letty Kavanagh, Kieran Smith, Jeremy Finn, and Adam Cooper serving as executive producers.

· "The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday Special" will return for its third iteration with the deliciously entertaining holiday treat of celebrities in competition for charity.

· "The Great American Baking Show: Big Game Special" will invite viewers to join fan-favorite athletes and celebrity football fans in the iconic tent, as they prepare special bakes for America's biggest sporting event of the year.

· "The Great American Baking Show: Sweet Summer Special" will feature celebrities and comedians competing to make the best sweets and treats of summer.

In "Honest Renovations," Jessica Alba and Lizzy Mathis go into the homes of deserving families to pull them out of their ruts and purify their spaces. Through an honest look at the lives of these parents and young families, Jessica and Lizzy bring life-changing renovations that not only transform the home, but the families as well. The brand-new special "Honest Renovations: A Holiday Makeover" will follow Alba and Mathis as they meet the Pauls, a family of 10, and help transform their home just in time for their annual holiday party. "Honest Renovations" and the upcoming "Holiday Makeover" special are produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, MGM, Summit House Entertainment and Rahmath Productions, with Jessica Alba, Lizzy Mathis, Dunia McNeily, Oly Obst, Lucilla D'Agostino, Jordana Starr, Michael Matsumoto and Andrea Richter serving as executive producers.

Both franchises are overseen by Olivia LaRoche, Head of Alternative Originals, on behalf of Roku Originals.

Roku's growing slate of Roku Originals offers bold, fresh entertainment from the biggest names in Hollywood. In addition to "The Great American Baking Show" and "Honest Renovations," viewers get free access to "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "Morimoto's Sushi Master," the "Die Hart" franchise, "WWE: Next Gen," "WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story," and more.

*By hours streamed (Hypothesis Group: Q4 2023)

**#1 by reach and engagement. Opening weekend for "The Great American Baking Show" S1 defined as May 5-May 7, 2023. Opening weekend for "Honest Renovations" S1 defined as August 18-20, 2023.

About The Roku Channel

Launched in 2017, The Roku Channel is the home of free ad-supported streaming television on Roku, and features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 on-demand movies and programs, more than 400 live linear television channels, and premium subscription offerings in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 250 partners and features a growing library of Roku Originals.

Stream The Roku Channel for FREE on Roku devices, the Web, iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs. No subscription required.

About Roku

Roku pioneered streaming on TV. We connect users to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku TV(TM) models and Roku streaming players are available in various countries around the world through direct retail sales and/or licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku-branded TVs and Roku Smart Home products are sold exclusively in the United States. Roku also operates The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment with exclusive access to Roku Originals. The Roku Channel is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., U.S.A.

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