'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro to star in new 'Kitchen Nightmares'-like 'Bakery Go Time' spinoff
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/31/2013
Cake Boss may be getting a new spinoff featuring star baker Buddy Valastro.
TLC has announced it has ordered a pilot for a spinoff tentatively-titled Bakery Go Time, a new reality series which will follow Valastro visiting a struggling family-run bakery each week in attempt to revitalize the business.
Bakery Go Time, which is scheduled to premiere this summer, will be similar to Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, The New York Postreported.
It would also be the second Cake Boss spinoff starring Valastro, who already also appears in Next Great Baker, a reality baking competition in which contestants compete for a prize package which includes an opportunity to work at Valastro's New Jersey bakery.
"Knowing first hand the challenges of running a business -- and the complications of doing it with relatives at your side -- Buddy will spend an intensive week helping a family in crisis, both personally and professionally, evaluating their every ingredient and technique -- and challenging them to make big changes all in an effort to transform their crumbling dream into a dough-making enterprise," TLC said in a statement.
The network has already begun the casting process for Bakery Go Time, which is being produced by High Noon Productions.