Jeff Foxworthy — host and producer of GSN network’s “The American Bible Challenge” — has been tapped to host the CBS summer competition series “The American Baking Competition,”in which amateur bakers compete.
Debuting May 29, “The American Baking Competition” is based on the successful British series, “The Great British Bake Off.”
In addition to featuring Foxworthy, the show will feature a guy named Paul Hollywood, who apparently is big in UK baking circles and a judge on the UK version.
Foxworthy is a slam-dunk for CBS, being very popular in fly-over country that plays to the network’s strength. And when not hosting baking shows or Bible competitions, he’ll play a bounty hunter on a new animated series for CMT network.