December 13, 2017

ABC removed The Great American Baking Show from its schedule today after recent allegations against one of its judges. Johnny Iuzzini is being accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment, resulting in the network ending all its associations with him.

The show had just premiered its third season last week, with only one episode having aired to-date. ABC has stated that no further episodes will air this season, with the winner to be announced at a later date.

On the air since 2015 and previously known as The Great Holiday Baking Show during its first two seasons, the reality competition invites some of the nation's best amateur bakers to face off in a series of holiday-themed culinary challenges with hopes of being crowned "America's Best Amateur Baker".

Iuzzini was the only judge who had been with the show since the beginning. He has previously appeared on other food-themed series such as Top Chef: Just Desserts as the head judge, and Cutthroat Kitchen as a contestant. He denies the allegations against him.

Taking the show's place this Thursday will be The Great Christmas Light Fight. Next week, CMA Country Christmas will air in the time slot. As for the The Great American Baking Show's future, it is unclear if ABC will replace Iuzzini and continue with a new season of the show next year.