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CBS cooks up U.S. version of BBC’s “Bake Off”

U.S. broadcaster CBS has ordered Bake Off (working title), an American adaptation of BBC format The Great British Bake Off, to air next year.
October 18, 2012

U.S. broadcaster CBS has ordered Bake Off (working title), an American adaptation of BBC format The Great British Bake Off, to air next year.

The series will feature amateur Americans competing in baking challenges, with one ultimately crowned the winner. It is being produced by Love Productions USA and the exec producer is Richard McKerrow.

The Great British Bake Off has been a ratings-winner for UK terrestrial BBC2, with the third season finale pulling in a 25.3% share among British viewers earlier this week, according to CBS.

The ratings make the program one of the highest-rated BBC2 originated shows in the last six years. The format also airs on DR-1 in Denmark and on TV4 in Sweden, and has been sold in Australia, Ireland, Norway and France.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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