CBC renews The Great Canadian Baking Show

The competition show was the most-watched unscripted series on the pubcaster in the past five years.
dan-levy-julia-gbc

By Lauren Malyk

The CBC has renewed its culinary competition show The Great Canadian Baking Show for a second season.

The Great Canadian Baking Show debuted on CBC in November 2016 and according, to data from CBC, it was the most-watched unscripted series to debut on the pubcaster in the past five years.

The series reached an average of 1.4 million viewers in Canada every week.

The eight-episode second season of hour-long will begin production in Toronto this summer. It’s set to air in the pubcaster’s fall 2018 schedule.

Based on the British format, The Great British Baking Show, the series invites 10 amateur bakers to compete in a series of culinary challenges to be judged by a celebrity panel. Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) and Julia Chan (Saving Hope) (pictured above) host the show, with pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen and Rochelle Adonis judging.

This story originally appeared on PlaybackOnline.ca

Tags: