When I learned that ABC was planning a baking competition with Mary Berry as a judge, I did not expect that what would end up on television is The Great British Bake-Off. But The Great Holiday Baking Show really is that. As some kind of holiday miracle, the show and format have not been Americanized; The Great Holiday Baking Show is almost exactly the original… continue reading
News and reviews about the charming, punny, amateur baking competition known as The Great British Bake-Off in the UK, and its spin-offs, including ABC's The Great American Baking Show.
The end of The Great British Baking Show‘s second season on PBS prompts the same kind of response that I have after eating a great cupcake, or cookie, or other baked treat: More please! So will there be another season on PBS? There are four UK seasons that have yet to air in the United States. I asked PBS about… continue reading
Behind-the-scenes information about The Great British Bake-Off, aka The Great British Baking Show, and how it’s produced.
The Great British Bake-Off judge Mary Berry has signed with ABC to judge a holiday baking competition, I’ve learned. Last month, British press reported that Berry would be filming an American version of GBBO. That’s not the case. Several years ago, CBS aired a version of the show that Berry’s fellow judge, Paul Hollywood, judged; it didn’t do well enough… continue reading
The first season of The Great British Baking Show to air on PBS aired Sundays at 8 p.m. The second season of this exceptional, must-watch competition is airing at Sundays at 7 p.m. Why the change? And more importantly, why are some stations airing it at seemingly random times? The answer has to do with… continue reading
This Sunday, The Great British Baking Show returns to the US, the second season of the UK competition to air on PBS. A week later, on Sept. 13, a fourth season of Project Greenlight will debut on HBO, 10 years after it went off the air. Both represented the best of reality television. The question… continue reading
The Great British Baking Show season 2 will air on PBS this fall, returning a terrific UK show to the US. PBS will broadcast the fourth season of the competition, which is known as The Great British Bake-Off in the UK. It will air Sept. 6 through Nov. 8. Earlier this year, PBS aired season… continue reading
In the United States, McDonald’s French Fries have 19 ingredients, as former Mythbusters host Grant Imahara discussed in his sad web series. In the UK, McDonald’s fries have four ingredients. Like our fries, our cooking competitions in the U.S. are mostly overstuffed with unnecessary things, and the difference is clear in the wonderful, filler-free The Great British Baking Show. Earlier this… continue reading
When the episode of The Great British Bake-Off that aired last week in the U.S. on PBS aired in the U.K. back in August, it generated hundreds of complaints. That was because of Iain Watters’s failed baked Alaska that he threw away and claims that Diana Beard sabotaged Iain’s dessert. It became known as “Bingate” and “#JusticeForIain” trended on Twitter…. continue reading