Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro has inked a deal to join A+E Networks. The deal gives the baker a multi-platform partnership from TV shows to holiday specials.
Through Cake Boss, the cake master made a name for himself and his family with a TLC reality series highlighting their New Jersey-based bakery, Carlo’s Bakery. The series started in 2009 and has gone on for over 140 episodes.
The A+E Networks deal with Buddy Valastro has 60 hours’ worth of content. It includes multiple series and holiday lifetime movies that will star him and his family. The programs will be produced by A+E’s Six West Media in association with his Cakehouse Media. The baker will executive produce all projects.
Buddy Valastro Joins A+E Networks, Leaving Warner Bros. Discovery
It is a big move to leave Warner Bros. Discovery after so many years and various shows outside Cake Boss across TLC and Food Network. The transition comes from a merger with Discovery and through the expansion of the A+E Networks, like teaming up with Buddy Valastro for new content on its platforms.
“Our partnership with A+E is everything my family and I were looking for in a home on television – a media company with worldwide reach and distribution and thoughtful creative partners who can execute our shared vision from development to broadcast,” Buddy Valastro said on the A+E Networks partnership. “I look forward to a long and successful collaboration with the incredible team at A+E and to bringing audiences the shows they crave, as we continue to grow as a business and a family.”
“Buddy is not only a powerhouse in the culinary world, he is an incredible talent who shares our passion to create the type of quality content that has made A+E Networks a leader in factual entertainment,” Rob Sharenow, president of programming for A+E Networks, said. “Buddy will bolster A+E Networks’ industry-leading lifestyle genre catalogue as a bona fide star with a tremendous fanbase. The fact that he is a passionate creative partner is icing on the cake.”