CBS has ordered a new reality series based on the hit UK format "The Great British Bake Off."
Not surprisingly, the American version will have to change its title slightly and, thus far, CBS is going with the more straight-forward "Bake Off."
"The Great British Bake Off" completed its third season on Tuesday and the finale averaged a 25.3 percent share among UK viewers. The format is already a success in Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and Poland with local versions coming to Australia, Ireland, Norway and France.
You'll be shocked to discover that the series features amateur bakers competing in challenges, culminating in the crowning of a single winner. CBS will have "Bake Off" ready to premiere next year.
Richard McKerrow will executive produce "Bake Off," with Love Productions USA producing.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.