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Which Great British Bake-Off season are you watching in the U.S.? A guide.

Which Great British Bake-Off season are you watching in the U.S.? A guide.

When PBS brought The Great British Bake-Off to the United States, giving Americans the chance to watch this amazing show free and legally, it also renamed the series, renumbered its seasons, and aired those seasons out of order.

It’s wonderful that we now have The Great British Baking Show, but the result is definitely confusing: Great British Bake-Off season three airs on PBS this summer, but Netflix is already streaming a Great British Baking Show season three—because that’s actually Great British Bake-Off season six.

See what I mean? Meanwhile, now that Netflix is airing the Channel 4 version, it has started its own renaming and renumbering.

To try to clear up the confusion, and to facilitate easy watching of seasons you may have missed, I’ve created the chart below.

I’ll update it as new seasons become available in the UK and the US, on television and via streaming and other media. (Last updated Sept. 9, 2021)

Great British Baking Show seasons guide

GBBO, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry
The Great British Baking Show stars, clockwise from top left, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Paul Hollywood, and Mary Berry. (Photo by Mark Bourdillion/Love Productions)

All seasons of The Great British Bake-Off

Great British Bake-Off UK seasonGreat British Baking Show US seasonstreaming and DVD options
series 1 (2010)(not in U.S.)(not available)
series 2 (2011)(not in U.S.)(not available)
series 3 (2012)PBS season 5 (2018), Netflix “The Beginnings”Netflix | Amazon | PBS Passport | DVD
series 4 (2013)PBS season 2 (2015)Netflix | Amazon | PBS PassportDVD
series 5 (2014)PBS season 1 (2015)Netflix | Amazon | PBS PassportDVD
series 6 (2015)PBS season 3 (2016)Netflix | Amazon | PBS PassportDVD
series 7 (2016)PBS season 4 (2017)Netflix | Amazon | PBS PassportDVD
 Channel 4
series 8  (2017)Netflix collection 5 (2018)Netflix
series 9  (2018)Netflix collection 6 (2018)Netflix
series 10  (2019)Netflix collection 7 (fall 2019)Netflix
series 11  (2020)Netflix collection 8 (fall 2020)Netflix
series 12 (2021)Netflix collection 9 (fall 2021,
Fridays starting Sept. 24)
GBBO series 7, Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith
The new Great British Baking Show cast: judge Paul Hollywood, hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding, and judge Prue Leith.

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