EXCLUSIVE: CBS has tapped comedian Jeff Foxworthy to host its upcoming summer baking reality series, which now has a title, The American Baking Competition. The network also has locked in judges for the reality competition series, based on the UK hit The Great British Bake Off, which premieres Wednesday, May 29.
Paul Hollywood, the star UK baker and judge of the British series, will reprise his role on the US version, joined by chef Marcela Valladolid. The American Baking Competition features skilled amateurs competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner. Foxworthy hosts GSN’s The American Bible Challenge. He previously emceed game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and has the upcoming animated show Bounty Hunters set to debut this summer. The American Baking Competition is executive produced by Richard McKerrow and Jay Bienstock and produced by Love Prods.