Martha Stewart’s New TV Show Sounds Like a Cross Between “The Great British Baking Show” and “Survivor”
Martha has long been the TV hostess with the mostess, including her 2017 Emmy award for her role on the VH1 show Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. And now she’s moving into something even more outside of her usual element than partying with Snoop. Martha Stewart built her reputation on domestic perfection: furnishing the perfect home, throwing fabulous parties in that home, and of course, baking the most magnificent treats for those parties in that home. In her new show, though, she’ll been a bit more rough and tumble, and wants to know if you’ll take it outside.
Today, People announced that Food Network has just finished up production on her new series, a reality baking competition that involves being outside of a traditional kitchen, called Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart.
Seemingly somewhere between The Great British Baking Show, Hell’s Kitchen, and Survivor, the show brings six amateur bakers to — as the name implies — a camp. Per the original casting call for this “fun, new baking show” back in April last year, it is “part exclusive culinary retreat, part baking boot camp and part summer camp-inspired competition with a cash prize.” Joining Martha on the show are guest judges like Carla Hall (who seems to have almost made a career of guest judging food shows), former football player and Bachelor Jesse Palmer, and baking blogger turned TV personality Dan Langan.
In the outdoor arena, the competitors will battle it out with camp-inspired contests and bake off directly against each other. In the first event of each episode, the prize includes a private mentoring session with Martha herself (and that one is inside a kitchen, thankfully), but for the baker who makes it all the way through to the end on top of the heap, the grand prize is a brand-new $25,000 home kitchen.
No word yet on when the show will premiere, but we hope it’s soon.