Sunday, December 15, 2019

Buddy Vs. Duff Returning For A Second Season

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Food Network announced that Buddy vs. Duff will return for a second season which is scheduled to start in March 2020.  The first season was a ratings success and was a six-episode series.  The second season will have a few more episodes and will be an eight-episode series.

This might come as a surprise as both Duff Goldman and Buddy Valastro did not want to do another season.  From another post:

"Both Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman seem annoyed at how the editing of the show turned out. When fans asked if there would be another season, Duff responded, "I definitely do not want to do another one. This kinda nonsense is not my bag." Buddy also chimed in with, "Exactly this. One more week." When another fan had suggestions about season 2 of the show, Duff said, "There won’t be another season." and Buddy said, "That’s a hard NO on another season."
I guess since the show had the best ratings of 2019, their bosses had other ideas.  It should be interesting to see if the show is edited differently and if Buddy is portrayed as a villain again.


The press release announcing the second season is below:


FOOD NETWORK ORDERS A SECOND, BIGGER SERVING OF THE YEAR’S TOP-RATED SERIES BUDDY VS. DUFF


NEW YORK – December 9, 2019 – Food Network has ordered a new season of Buddy vs. Duff, the network’s highest-rated series of 2019, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. The high-stakes freshman series reached over 14 million viewers in its premiere season and grew ratings more than 40% for its timeslot vs. YAGO for P25-54. On the series, elite bakers Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face-off in an epic baking battle for the chance to be crowned the undisputed king of cake. Production begins this week on the eight-episode second season of the competition will challenge every aspect of what it means to be a true pastry artist and cake master. The series is scheduled to return in March 2020.

“Audiences were captivated by the real-life rivalry between Buddy and Duff, the extraordinary intensity of the competition and the exquisite works of art created by these two titans of baking,” said White. “As the biggest names in cake, they have a lot at stake in the competition and will lay it all on the line to prove they are the best in the business.”

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