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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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