Feb 21, 2017

On your marks. Get set. Bake! CBC today announced that it is bringing hit format The Great British Bake Off to Canada with new 8 x one-hour series THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW. Produced by Proper Television, the Canadian version of the culinary competition will start production this month and launch on CBC in fall 2017. The original British series will also air on CBC this summer as THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW. The search for Canada’s best bakers is now underway, with further details available at cbc.ca/life/greatcanadianbakingshow for those interested in applying.

“The Great Canadian Baking Show will deliver a distinctly homegrown take on this global television phenomenon, which audiences just can’t get enough of,” said Jennifer Dettman, executive director, unscripted content, CBC. “We're thrilled to partner with Proper to give amateur Canadian bakers a platform to tell their diverse stories and showcase their extraordinary talents on a national stage."

Based on the British format, THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW will bring together 10 amateur bakers from across Canada to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges. In every episode, they’ll face three nail-biting rounds: the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. Each week, the competitor who shows the most skill, creativity and finesse will be named Star Baker, while the weakest will be sent home until only three finalists are left vying for the Great Canadian Baking Show title.

THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is produced by Proper Television in association with CBC and Love Productions. The format is owned by Love Productions and distributed by Sky Vision. In addition to the original British series the format has been produced in 23 territories, including American, Australian, French and Irish versions.

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About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

For more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre . Follow CBC's publicity team on Twitter @CBC_Publicity .

About Proper Television Inc.
Since opening its doors in 2004, Proper Television has become one of Canada’s premier production houses, with a slate of successful series here and around the world. Working across a wide range of factual genres, Proper Television has created c more than 600 hours of smart, fresh and compelling programming, from reality, lifestyle and documentary, to docudrama and specialist factual. Proper’s award-winning slate also includes a mix of original productions including Vegas Rat Rods and Don’t Drive Here, to big international formats such as MasterChef Canada, Canada’s Worst Driver, and Come Dine with Me Canada. Proper Television is owned and operated by former BBC producer/director Guy O’Sullivan. www.propertelevision.com

Media contacts:
Cathleen Saville, CBC - cathleen.saville@cbc.ca - 416-205-7976
Christine Liber, Proper Television cliber@propertelevision.com - 416-558-4722