Season 2 of “Baking It” Is Coming Soon and Amy Poehler Is Joining Maya Rudolph as Co-Host
Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph are both stepping into familiar territory and breaking new ground as the former Saturday Night Live castmates are set to reunite as co-hosts of Baking It. The cooking competition returns to Peacock for its second season on December 12 and will find Poehler taking over for Season 1 co-host, Andy Samberg.
While the SNL grads have starred together in other projects — including Sisters, Shrek Ever After, and Anchorman — this will mark their first time hosting a show together. The two actresses will also serve as producers on this season of Baking It.
Prior to joining Rudolph, Poehler hosted a sister show on Peacock titled Making It, in which contestants were challenged to make crafts rather than desserts. According to People, Baking It will actually borrow from Poehler’s old show this season, adding it will be “filled with explosions, implements of destruction, smashing cakes, and more.” Season two will also keep one fan-favorite aspect that separates this from other cooking shows: the judges are not professional chefs or renowned restaurateurs; They’re grandmas.
Real life grandmothers will draw from their wealth of knowledge and years of experience as home cooks to ultimately award one lucky winner a major cash prize. Last season’s winners, sisters Jessica Washburn and Stephanie Moikeha, walked away with $50,000.
“This season’s coziest cooking competition is Baking It: Season 2,” Poehler and Rudolph said in a statement. “This season has everything: The Grannies, crafty bakes, goofy songs about butter, cash prizes, BFFs, family, and did we mention butter? And, to make it even more exciting we’ll be hosting this season together!”
To kick off the celebration, the Emmy winners will bring Baking It to network TV with a holiday special on NBC also airing on December 12 at 10 p.m. EST. The special will find Poehler and Rudolph playing hostess to a few of their celebrity friends as they try their hand at a few Baking It-style challenges for a chance to “raise some dough for their favorite charities.”
Looking for more tasty shows to watch filled with your favorite celebs? Blake Shelton and Carson Daly’s new bar-themed show is hitting your screens in December, too.