Veteran comedian Jeff Foxworthy is returning to primetime television as host of CBS’s spring reality series, The American Baking Competition.
“What do I know about baked goods? Not much, except I like to consume them,” Foxworthy wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday afternoon. “It will be exciting to host the new reality series.”
The American Baking Competition, which debuts Wednesday, May 29, at 8 p.m. ET, on CBS is based on the hit British show The Great British Bake Off and pits amateur bakers against one another in challenges designed to crown an ultimate winner.
U.K. baker and Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood will serve as judge alongside American celebrity chef Marcela Valladolid (Mexican Made Easy).
Foxworthy has plenty of experience hosting series, participating in the syndicated Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and GSN’s The American Bible Challenge and has starred in the small-screen comedy specials Foxworthy’s Big Night Out and Blue Collar TV. The Atlanta native is also the largest-selling comedy recording artist in history and has written 26 comedy-themed books.
The Great British Bake Off has aired on BBC Two for three seasons and seen ratings climb as high as 6.7 million tuning in for a fall 2012 episode.
There are currently a half-dozen international versions of the program broadcast in such countries as the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Australia, Belgium and Denmark.
The American Baking Competition debuts Wednesday, May 29, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.