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10.17.2012

THE BRITISH SENSATION, “BAKE OFF,” COMES TO AMERICA

 

CBS Orders New Reality Series Based on the Hit UK Format

That is Also Sweeping Europe and Other International Territories

 

CBS has ordered a new alternative series, BAKE OFF (working title), based on the hit UK format “The Great British Bake Off” for broadcast next year.

 

The series will feature skilled amateur Americans competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner. 

 

“The Great British Bake Off” has become a ratings sensation in the UK.  The third season finale, which aired last night (Oct. 16), was one of the highest-rated BBC2 originated shows in the last six years, earning a 25.3% share among British viewers, a series high.

 

The format is also sweeping Europe and other international territories, delivering big ratings on DR-1 in Denmark and on TV4 in Sweden, where it ranks as the highest rated show in the channel’s history.  The series is also entertaining audiences in Belgium and Poland and has been sold in Australia, Ireland, Norway and France.

 

The executive producer of “Bake Off” is Richard McKerrow and the series is produced by Love Productions USA.  

 

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CBS Press Contact:

Phil Gonzales              Phil.gonzales@cbs.com          818-655-1580

 

 

 

 

Press:

Phil Gonzales
818-655-1580
phil.gonzales@cbs.com

Noelle Llewellyn
212-975-4574
noelle.llewellyn@cbs.com