'Cake Boss' Renewed by TLC, Discovery Networks International

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Buddy Valastro and his Hoboken clan are back for 10 more episodes in season eight and a ninth season of 20 episodes.

Boss baker Buddy Valastro and the family are returning to TLC and Discovery Networks International.

The networks ordered another 10 episodes of TLC's Cake Boss for season eight, and a ninth season of 20 new episodes. Besides TLC in the U.S., Cake Boss also will return on Discovery Networks International’s factual entertainment channels in more than 220 countries and territories.

The series follows Valastro and his Hoboken clan as they continue expanding Carlo’s Bakery and serving longtime customers. "Cake Boss is a global franchise that we hope will continue to grow and ticks off all of the boxes — it’s a proven ratings winner, boasting a highly engaged fan base that absolutely adores Buddy, and it’s a property that is appealing to our distribution and ad sales partners,” Marjorie Kaplan, president of content, Discovery Networks International, said Wednesday in a statement.

Valastro also will take on another project with Discovery, Kitchen Wars, comprising 13 hourlong episodes set to debut June 28 on TV Record and July 1 on Discovery Home & Health Brazil. The cooking competition series will be hosted by Valastro as it seeks to find Brazil's most talented amateur cook.

Cake Boss is produced by High Noon Entertainment and Cakehouse Media for Discovery Networks International and TLC. Jim Kowats executive produces for TLC, Scott Feeley and Jim Berger exec produce for High Noon Entertainment and Valastro and Art Edwards exec produce for Cakehouse Media.

Kitchen Wars is a co-production between TV Record and Discovery Home & Health and is produced by Endemol Shine Brasil and Cakehouse Media.