Scoop: THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW on ABC - Today, January 12, 2017

“The Finals” – This year’s competition was bigger than ever, with twice as many weeks and twice as many challenges. Ten amateur bakers from across the country entered the tent, and now only two remain. The winner of this week will be named America’s Best Amateur Baker, on “The Great American Baking Show,” THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

As always, the bakers will face three challenges: The Signature, The Technical and The Showstopper. But this week, the bakes will test the bakers’ skills across a wide variety of disciplines. These are the most difficult challenges the bakers have faced so far, under the tightest time constraints, and, at this level, the judges will be looking at the tiniest of details, as they decide who walks away with the title.

Family, friends and many familiar faces from the competition all gather for a large celebration party, where this year’s winner of “The Great American Baking Show” will be announced.

Hosted by Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and Ian Gomez (“Cougar Town,”) “The Great American Baking Show” features Britain’s “Royal Queen of Baking,” Mary Berry, and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and author Johnny Iuzzini as judges, where each week they will taste the decadent and delicious holiday fare these bakers create, as they throw down their best culinary skills, all hoping to be named “America’s Best Amateur Baker.”

“The Great American Baking Show” is from Love Productions and is executive produced by Richard McKerrow, Kevin Bartel, Simon Evans and Joey Allen.

“The Great American Baking Show” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.


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