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BBQ Pit Wars

BBQ Pit Wars

  • Premiered: 
    May 31, 2014
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  • Network: Destination America
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, cooking

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Plot Synopsis

BBQ PIT WARS is a one-hour reality series that follows four BBQ teams, as they travel across the United States to compete against each other -- and many other teams -- in 'cue competitions at festivals, throwdowns and championships. At each event, up to 50 teams try to take down these four kings of BBQ: Myron Mixon of Jack's Old South; Stump McDowell of Stump's BBQ; Moe Cason of Ponderosa BBQ; and Michael Character of Character BBQ. Plus, each 60-minute episode features a different event, including: Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown (Rocky Mount, NC); Hawkinsville Harvest Fest & BBQ Championship (Hawkinsville, GA); Big Pig Jig (Vienna, GA); Smokin' Flamingo BBQ Festival (Jacksonville, FL); and many more festivals across America. On Memorial Day 2014 (Monday, May 26) at 10pm ET/PT, Destination America aired a sneak-peek episode of this series to kick off its second annual MEAT WEEK, and five days later broadcast the official series premiere on May 31, 2014 during the show's regular timeslot: Saturdays at 10pm ET/PT. BBQ PIT WARS returned for its second season on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on Destination America, as four professional BBQ teams slather, slice and smoke their finest recipes traveling around the country, hitting the circuit in some of the most difficult conditions yet, attempting to become the next Pit Wars Grand Champion. Robbie Royal, a former Pitmasters champion faces off against his former mentor Myron Mixon the reigning champ of PIT WARS, ready to prove the student has become the master. Michael Character returns from last year with new grilling techniques and feels ready to prove his fare should not be underestimated! Finally, Ernest Servantes, hits the circuit with his Texan taste, planning to utilize an unexpected, secret technique to outshine his Georgia competitors.
On Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, Destination America premiered the Season 2 finale of BBQ PIT WARS, immediately following a six-hour marathon (4-10pm) of encore episodes. In the season ender, "Roman Roast on the River," Myron, Robby, Michael and Ernest face off for their final Pit War battle. It's the last stop for the Pit Warriors, and they're heading to Rome, Georgia to compete in the Roman Roast on the River BBQ festival.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Original Media (Season 1)
  • Produced by Citizen Pictures (Season 2)