Food Network is partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA on a new competition series in which professional bakers are challenged to turn their favorite Girl Scout Cookies into new desserts.
“How I Met Your Mother” actress Alyson Hannigan, a former Girl Scout herself, is set to host “Girl Scout Cookie Championship” with Nacho Aguirre and Katie Lee serving as judges alongside a different third judge every episode, and chef Carla Hall serving as a panelist.
The four-episode competition series is currently in production and is slated to premiere in 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 Food Network president Courtney White. “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 Girl Scout USA 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.”
In addition to “How I Met Your Mother,” Alyson Hannigan is also known for her roles on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” and the “American Pie” franchise. Her upcoming projects include the Disney+ feature “Flora and Ulysses” based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.