The reality show's third season will not air.
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.
12/14/17 at 04:44pm
What I can't believe is that the mods/admin of this site allowed misogynistic, victim blaming comments like the ones I see here get posted. Even the president's ppl say to believe the women unless they give you reasons not to & all women deserve to be heard. But sure, let's put entertainment ahead of punishing sex abusers.
12/14/17 at 02:45pm
How lame, lets lose more ratings for abc......great idea.
At least put it on demand. These bakers worked hard.
The only good thing is I wont have to see those two horrible hosts again.
12/14/17 at 02:02pm
I feel terrible for the amateur bakers who were excited to be on the show and get their names out there and now they miss out thanks to some allegations that haven't been proven. I've never seen this show, but I can just imagine that the amateur bakers worked hard to get on the show and now they're out of luck - doesn't seem fair.
12/14/17 at 02:01pm
Just air the season.... Those contestants worked hard to be on the show and to show there talents. There the ones being punished. He hasn't even been found guilty of anything. There soon gonna be no shows cause of all these accusations on all these people.
12/14/17 at 10:36am
So... I now know how to get a television show canceled. Or ruin a celebrities career. :) Just create a bunch of fake Facebook accounts and accuse some male on the show of sexual harassment. -- I'm NOT stating any allegations are not legitimate. merely that "innocent until proven guilty" seems to have been thrown out the window completely here.
12/14/17 at 07:47am
Good Riddens, get rid of all reality shows, their fake anyway. Get rid of that light fight show next. No more cooking shows.
12/14/17 at 04:16am
Seriously?? So you just cancel the show because of charges? Charges from whom? Contestants?? Agree with the first poster, the harassment hysteria is out of control. Done with ABC.
12/13/17 at 10:39pm
That's pretty lame. This harassment hysteria is getting out of hand. People still want to see, put it online or something, don't be lame ABC.
12/13/17 at 06:52pm
No!!! What a bummer!
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