Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of the competition series’ second season finale next Monday, TLC has renewed Cake Boss: Next Great Baker for a second season to premiere later this year. Season to date, the series hosted by Buddy Valastro has averaged 1.7 million viewers. Valastro has emerged as one of TLC’s leading personalities. On Tuesday, he debuts his weekday series for the cable network Kitchen Boss. And his TLC hit Cake Boss returns for Season 4 the following Monday, Jan. 31.

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