The second season of The Great American Baking Show begun December 1, 2016 with a two-hour premiere on ABC. This is the first season to air under its current name, dropping the “holiday” title. Ten amateur bakers competed in an eight-week competition for the title of America’s best amateur baker.
Husband and wife duo Nia Vardalos and Ian Gomez returned as hosts, alongside judges Mary Berry and American pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. This was the final season of Vardalos and Gomez hosting the show as well as Berry’s final season as judge.
On January 12, 2017, after eight weeks of competition, Amanda Faber won the season with Stephanie Chen as runner-up. This is the first season in Bake Off history to have two voluntary exits and a final two instead of a final three on finale week. Antoinette Love, who withdrew from the competition tis season, returned for Season 3, where she finished in 4th place.
The Great American Baking Show All Seasons
The Great American Baking Show Season 1
The Great American Baking Show Season 2
The Great American Baking Show Season 3
The Great American Baking Show Season 4
The Great American Baking Show Season 5