Everyone going to watch it? America’s answer to the Great British Bake Off, creatively titled The Great American Baking Show*, will premiere tonight on ABC. It will feature 10 contestants, one Mary Berry, and will run for eight episodes (two episodes back-to-back every Thursday night through the holidays). This has been tried before–both as The American Baking Competition and The Great Holiday Baking Show, with varying degrees of success.
What do you think? Will you be watching it? Have you heard all the news about the Great British Bake Off (or The Great British Baking Show, as we know it in America) moving from the BBC to Channel 4 and losing its hosts (and Mary Berry, although Paul Hollywood will remain)? Will this American version be anything near the guilty pleasure that the British version is? Do tell.
*I know, I know, please hold your comments about this blog’s oh-so-creative title as well.