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[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[01/30/13 - 11:44 AM]
TLC Orders New Pilot "Bakery Go Time" (working title)
The series features Buddy Valastro helping other family-run bakeries that are struggling to find their own sweet success.

[11/01/12 - 09:57 AM]
Batter Up! 13 New Contestants Compete to Be TLC's "Next Great Baker"
The 10-episode season kicks off with a special 90-minute premiere on Monday, November 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/16/12 - 08:42 AM]
"Cake Boss" Premieres a Sweet Season 5 Starting May 28 at 9/8c on TLC
16 all-new half-hour episodes - including its 100th episode - will run as part of its summer season.

[04/10/12 - 11:15 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: TBS, TLC, TNT, truTV, TV Land, USA & VH1
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[11/16/11 - 10:31 AM]
'Tis the TLCeason on TLC
The cable channel details its upcoming holiday-themed installments of its series.

[09/30/11 - 12:51 PM]
A Baker's Dozen Compete to Be TLC's "Next Great Baker"
The 10-episode season kicks off with a special 90-minute premiere on Monday, November 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/29/11 - 08:47 AM]
TLC Unveils Fall 2011 Schedule
The cable channel details return dates for everything from "Cake Boss" to "Sister Wives" to "Extreme Couponing."

[04/14/11 - 06:39 AM]
TLC Announces A Broad Slate of Original Programming for 2011-12 Upfront
On tap are two more "Say Yes to the Dress" spin-offs: "Bridesmaids" and "Randy to the Rescue."

[02/23/11 - 11:28 AM]
TLC Names Howard Lee SVP, Production & Development
"Howard has been the driving force for some of TLC's most successful programming choices," said the network's Amy Winter.

[02/02/11 - 09:03 AM]
TLC Heats Up January With Year-Over-Year Increases in Key Demos
TLC spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/27/11 - 02:12 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: TLC
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[01/20/11 - 03:09 PM]
TLC Renews "Next Great Baker"
The second season is currently scheduled to premiere in late 2011.

[01/05/11 - 09:05 AM]
Buddy Valastro Gets Savory & Sweet With TLC's New Cooking Series "Kitchen Boss" & New Season of "Cake Boss"
Both series will launch later this month on the cable channel.

[12/20/10 - 11:11 PM]
Exclusive: TLC Books "The Opener" for January 3
The David Adjey-led series will follow "Cake Boss: Next Great Baker."

[11/01/10 - 02:09 PM]
Buddy Valastro Is Searching for "The Next Great Baker"
The eight-week series will air Mondays at 9:00/8:00c starting December 6.

[10/19/10 - 12:42 PM]
"Cake Boss" Star Buddy Valastro & Wife Expecting Fourth Baby
Plus: "Next Great Baker" to premiere Monday, December 6 on TLC.

[09/14/10 - 09:58 AM]
Cake Boss Returns October 11; Production Started on Next Great Baker
Plus: "Jersey Shore's" Snooki to visit Carlo's Bakery on the November 8 episode.

[06/24/10 - 12:09 PM]
TLC Confirms New Cake Boss Competition Series
The eight-episode series will follow 10 aspiring cake makers as they compete in a series of challenges to determine if they have what it takes to run a cake shop.

[04/08/10 - 06:07 AM]
TLC Enters 2010-11 Upfront with Record Ratings and Robust Programming Slate
Said lineup includes AMERICAN CHOPPER: Senior vs. Junior and CAKE BOSS COLLEGE.







NEXT GREAT BAKER, THE (TLC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/6/10 - 2/11/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
3 (30 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from TLC's press release, November 2012) The heat is on - Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro has selected a brand-new "bakers dozen" of aspiring pastry chefs to mix it up in the third season of TLC's hit competition show NEXT GREAT BAKER. The 13 crafty cake artists are each after the sweet prize of $100,000, a feature in Redbook Magazine, and a chance to work side-by-side with Buddy and his team at Carlo's Bakery. The 10-episode season kicks off with a special 90-minute premiere on Monday, November 26 at 9pm ET/PT. The series' second season, which crowned Marissa Lopez as the winner, was watched by an average of 1.7M viewers. This season, Buddy and his family welcome special guests to judges the challenges, including Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza, Lou Ferrigno, Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story), Holly Madison, and Joey Fatone, among others.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Buddy Valastro as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Art Edwards as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· High Noon Entertainment