Netflix Has Renewed “Nailed It” for a Disastrous Third Season

updated May 8, 2019
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Do you like watching amateur bakers try ​— and most of the time fail miserably ​— to assemble impossibly difficult, Pinterest-inspired cakes in the shape of sharks and unicorns? Do you love to laugh at the bakers’ trials along with comedian Nicole Byer, while actually learning practical baking tips from her co-host Jacques Torres? Then I have good news for you: Netflix’s baking competition Nailed It is back for its third season. And this is definitely not the Mary Berry-approved refined and classy tent of Great British Bake Off.

The cooking show with the bawdiest sense of humor will be returning for a six-episode run May 17, and you can expect it to be wilder than ever. Remember that iconic Rapunzel cake one contestant made last year? Yeah, even wilder than that.

For starters, contestants will be asked to bake creations based on a few intimidating-sounding themes. There will be a week devoted to Marvel-themed baked goods, so these bakers better dig deep and find their culinary super powers. Another episode will be devoted to preparing perfect French pastries. That’s no easy task with Jacques Torres looking over your shoulder.

The challenges sound tough, but the guest judges are likely to lighten the mood. YouTube star Rosanna Pansino will make an appearance, as will actress and nerd-icon Felicia Day. Jacques and Nicole already have crazy good comedy chemistry, so it’s always fun to see how the guest stars fit into the mix. And since many of them are baking experts themselves, come prepared with a notebook because you’ll likely be getting a lot of baking advice you can actually use.

Although the funniest part of Nailed It is probably watching regular people struggle to bake pastries that professionals would balk at, what ultimately makes the show so charming is that the bakers never give up or stop having fun even though the challenges are overwhelming. They learn, keep going, and keep laughing along the way. Baking, after all, should always be fun — even in the most stressful moments — and Nailed It pretty much nails that mindset.