- 2 Seasons, 16 x 40 min episodes
The eight-part food competition series follows the country’s best backyard smokers and competitive barbecuers as they compete for the title of American Barbecue Champion. Judges are Kevin Bludso, founder of Bludso’s BBQ, widely considered one of the best BBQ joints in Los Angeles, and Melissa Cookston, the seven time world barbecue champion and owner of Memphis BBQ Company.
In each episode, Bludso and Cookston will task the cookers with a challenge that will test their barbecue skills in ways they couldn’t possibly imagine. From unique meats to old school techniques, they will have to prove they have the skills to smoke another day.
“Competition doesn’t get more delicious than in the world of barbecue, especially when it comes to our eight hopeful pitmasters as they stoke their flames against each other, and the clock, to be crowned American Barbecue Champion,” said John Hesling, President, Maverick TV USA. “Distinct flavors, techniques, creativity and humor are all on display as our barbecue competitors are put to the test in the hottest battle they’ve ever faced in American Barbecue Showdown.”