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'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro can't be the 'Bakery Boss' for everyone

On "Bakery Boss," the Monday TLC series currently in its first season, Buddy Valastro tries to rescue bakeries teetering on the brink of disaster, but sometimes that means helping the owners in spite of themselves."It's funny, but think about it: At the end of the day, does anybody really like to hear what is wrong with them? If I came into your office and said, 'You're not doing this right; you need to do it this way,' after a while you'd be thinking, 'I really want to kill this guy,' " Valastro tells Zap2it."Realistically, though, I have to look at the situation as an outsider and try to figure out what is really going wrong. Whether you like me or not is irrelevant."In many cases, lack of organization rears its head with the struggling businesses, but Valastro says he's encountered a host of other problems as well."There was the 100-year-old bakery that just didn't want... //

'Cake Boss' Returns on December 30, Leading into All-new Episodes of 'Bakery Boss'

TLC sets up the perfect New Year’s treat with an all-new Monday night schedule //

'Bakery Boss' enlists a drill sergeant to help Kristi G's Cupcakes & More

On Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro's new TLC show, "Bakery Boss," the reality star/businessman/baker visits failing bakeries across the country to help the owners turn their businesses around. Essentially, it's Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" mixed with Robert Irvine's "Restaurant Impossible," but with bakeries. On Monday's (Dec. 9) episode, Valastro brings in an actual drill sergeant to teach Kristi, owner of Kristi G's Cupcakes & More, how to assert herself in the workplace. Zap2it has an exclusive clip of their encounter. "He's going to toughen you up, he's going to help you find your voice, and most importantly, he's going to help you become a strong leader," Buddy tells Kristi before introducing former Army Drill Sergeant Jay Johnson. "You're responsible for these people. Their lives are in your hands. You can't be their buddy," Johnson tells Kristi. "Bakery Boss" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC. brightcove.createExperiences();... //

'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro is now TLC's 'Bakery Boss'

Whether it's from the economy, the courts or the government, America's family-run small businesses are taking it on the chin these days. Once a mainstay of society, they're slowly (quickly, in some places) disappearing right when the stability and jobs they provide are most needed. There are shows out there to fix hair salons, nail salons, restaurants and bars, and now New Jersey baker Buddy Valastro of TLC's hit "Cake Boss" has taken up the challenge of saving 12 family bakeries in Texas, Florida and Massachusetts.Premiering Monday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TLC, "Bakery Boss" sends Valastro to struggling neighborhood pastry shops on the verge of collapse.Asked why he would want to take on another TV show -- in addition to running his own family business,Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. -- Valastro tells Zap2it, "I'm helping people out. I'm giving back; I'm doing the right thing. I'm not going to say that it's... //

TLC Premieres new Season of 'Cake Boss' & New Pilot 'Bakery Boss'

CAKE BOSS premieres season 6, plus new pilot BAKERY BOSS, on Monday, May 27. Read More... //