CBC whips up more Great Canadian Baking Show

Season two of the format was the pubcaster's most-watched factual entertainment series during the 2017/18 broadcast season.
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CBC has ordered a third season of its hit culinary competition series The Great Canadian Baking Show.

In line with its last two seasons, the series was ordered to 8 x 60 minutes, with casting underway and production expected to begin in Toronto this summer. It will air on CBC and Gem this fall.

Based on the hugely popular British format, the series follows 10 amateur bakers from across Canada as they compete in a series of themed culinary challenges. The Canadian version is produced by Proper Television in association with CBC and Love Productions. 

Season one and two were hosted by Dan Levy and Julia Chan, with pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen and Rochelle Adonis judging. Judges and hosts for the new season are set to be announced soon.

According to Numeris data provided by CBC, season two of The Great Canadian Baking Show was the pubcaster’s most-watched factual entertainment series during the 2017/18 broadcast season. The series reached 1.4 million viewers in Canada each week. Season one of the show also earned the title of most-watched unscripted series to debut on the pubcaster in the past five years.

Exec producers on The Great Canadian Baking Show include Proper’s Cathie James and Lesia Capone. Marike Emery serves as series producer.

Love Productions owns the rights to the baking format, which is distributed by Sky Vision.