Ladies and gentlemen, start your ovens -- this May, CBS is holding "The American Baking Competition," in which 10 amateur bakers will be asked to shake, rattle, and roll out the dough for bragging rights, a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books, and $250,000.
Check out this exclusive first look at an extended trailer for the calorie-crazy contest, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, who freely admits that he took the gig for the free food and is constantly in search of bigger utensils to taste-test the yummy treats. But beware: All this footage of sugar, spice, and everything nice (i.e., chocolate bacon peanut butter pie!) is guaranteed to ruin your diet.
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If the contestants can't take the heat in three unique baking challenges every week, the judges, Marcela Valladolid (Food Network's "Mexican Made Easy") and Paul Hollywood, who critiques the cakes and cookies on the original British version and is known as the George Clooney of baking across the pond, will tell them to get out of the kitchen. As evidenced by the trailer, there will be tears. Let's hope for their sake that they don't cry into the pie.
"The American Baking Competition" premieres May 29 on CBS.
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