We get the feeling two heads may not be any better than one.

By Mike Pomranz
March 01, 2021
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NAILED IT Season 5 Nicole Byer in the episode The Burbank State Fair of NAILED IT
Credit: Netflix

After four successful seasons, two "Holiday!" seasons, and three Emmy nominations, the Netflix baking competition show Nailed It!—where contestants try to replicate complicated cakes (and inevitably hilariously fail)—could have simply rested on its laurels and said, well, "nailed it." But in 2021, the show is returning with a new spin for its fifth season, promising twice the fun and twice the mess: Prepare yourself for Nailed It: Double Trouble!

Yes, for season five, Nailed It! is proving the idea that there can be "too many cooks in the kitchen"—or at least proving that two amateurs don't get you any closer to one professional—by having contests team up in pair to compete for the $10,000 prize. "From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad," Netflix admits.

Needless to say, host Nicole Byer isn't confident either. "With double the help, maybe we'll get a better cake?" she questions with a weeping chuckle in the official trailer which you can watch below.

Nailed It!: Double Trouble—which along with Byer, also features regular judge Jacques Torres as well as celebrity guest judges—will launch on March 26 with the season consisting of six 35-minute episodes that will all be available for immediate streaming on Netflix. "This season, we go far and wide for inspiration, ranging from delicious baked treats inspired by Greek mythology to sugary desserts from dear old Grandma," the network continues. (I watched the trailer, and to be honest, I didn't see any of those things… but hey, that's the point of the show I guess!)

If you feel like you've been waiting a long time for this latest Nailed It! season, you're right. Season four hit Netflix back in April 2020, and without a 2020 holiday season, fans will have essentially been waiting an entire year for new episodes; the show's previous longest hiatus was never more than six months.