Series Scheduled to Premiere Q1 2020
New York – October 2, 2019 – Food Network has picked up primetime competition series Girl Scout Cookie Championship for a four-episode season, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. Hosted by Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), the series challenges professional bakers to transform their favorite Girl Scout Cookies® into decadent and delicious dessert creations. Judges Nacho Aguirre and Katie Lee are joined each episode by a rotating third judge, including confirmed panelist Carla Hall. Hannigan, Lee and Hall are all Girl Scout alums. Production is currently underway and the series is slated to premiere Q1 2020 during Girl Scout Cookie season.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Girl Scouts of the USA to celebrate the Girl Scout Cookie Program® and those iconic cookies that are anticipated all year long,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Now fans will be doubly rewarded with the coinciding launch of Girl Scout Cookie Championship, showcasing bold, show-stopping creations starring beloved treats like Thin Mints® and Tagalongs®/Peanut Butter Patties®.”
“Food Network’s Girl Scout Cookie Championship gives consumers one more reason to love Girl Scout Cookie season and presents a great opportunity to better understand what it means to be a Girl Scout,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “In addition to the delicious treats the show will be serving up, viewers will gain insight into all the amazing things Girl Scouts do: having adventurous outdoor experiences, exploring the latest in STEM, boldly creating positive change in the world – and of course, participating in the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program.”
Alyson Hannigan is best known for her roles on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother and the American Pie franchise. Next, she stars in the upcoming Flora and Ulysses for Disney+. Alyson also voices the role of Claire Clancy, mom to six-year-old Nancy, in Disney Junior’s animated series Fancy Nancy and stars in Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story.
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