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[04/08/14 - 09:56 AM]
Watch and Win During the Season Premiere of Destination America's Smokin' Hot Series "BBQ Pitmasters" on April 12
One lucky viewer will have the chance to learn from judge Myron Mixon at his very own cook school in Atlanta.

[04/03/14 - 08:53 AM]
Destination America's 2014-15 Upfront Programming Slate Puts Food, Fun and Fireworks on the Map
After a stellar year of smoking-hot ratings that have earned the network nine consecutive quarters of year-over-year gains in all key demos, Destination America is already up 30 percent among P25-54 in 2014.

[03/19/14 - 10:29 AM]
Destination America's Smokin' Hot Series "BBQ Pitmasters" Is Back with a New Judge on April 12
The latest installment gets a jump on summer and introduces fresh meat when favorite contestant, Moe Cason joins Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone at the judge's table.

[05/06/13 - 09:13 AM]
Attention Americarnivores: Destination America Serves Up "Meat Week" Beginning on Memorial Day
Highlights include the return of "BBQ Pitmasters" and "United States of Bacon."

[04/04/13 - 09:00 AM]
Destination America Presents 2013-14 Programming Slate Capturing All Things Americana
Returning series include "BBQ Pitmasters," "Hillbilly Blood," "Epic" and "Buying Alaska."

[03/26/13 - 09:41 AM]
Rand McNally and Destination America Team Up to Provide Expanded Travel Content for Series Favorites
The trips and tips will be made available to the public via e-mails and a link to Rand McNally's blog from the Destination America site.

[01/15/13 - 09:42 AM]
"BBQ Pitmasters: Father vs. Son" Special Premieres January 27 on Destination America
Plus: look for the season finale of "BBQ Pitmasters" on Sunday, January 20.

[11/02/12 - 11:25 AM]
Season 4 of "BBQ Pitmasters" Will No Longer Premiere on November 17 Due to Production Delays Caused by Hurricane Sandy
The competition series will instead return at a later date.

[10/24/12 - 11:21 AM]
All-New Season of Competition Series "BBQ Pitmasters" Returns November 17 on Destination America
Plus: look for the new special "Ultimate Barbeque Showdown" on Saturday, December 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/27/12 - 12:45 PM]
Destination America and Major League Eating Partner for First Annual "Apple Pie Dive" at the 4th of July Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island
"Fast Food Mania" host Jon Hein will Emcee the event.

[06/27/12 - 10:12 AM]
Destination America Has Recipe For Ratings Success -- Fires Up The Grill For Another Season Of "BBQ Pitmasters"
The show's third season finale airs this Sunday, July 1 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[05/03/12 - 11:40 AM]
Summer Sizzles with an All-New Season of "BBQ Pitmasters," Exclusively on Destination America
The new season premieres with a sneak peek episode airing Wednesday, May 30 at 10:00/9:00c on the former Planet Green home.

[04/04/12 - 07:35 AM]
Planet Green Becomes "Destination America," the First and Only Network to Celebrate the Stories of America's Past, Present, and Future
The Discovery sibling will make the moniker switch on Monday, May 28.

[12/08/11 - 07:15 AM]
Spike Makes Its Mark With Premiere of New Original Series "Ink Master" on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Dave Navarro hosts the eight-episode series with Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck serving as judges.

[03/16/11 - 08:18 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up New Original Series "InkMasters" and "Car Boss"
"InkMasters" is the first-ever tattoo competition series while "Car Boss" showcases renowned auto dealership "doctor" Tom Stuker.

[01/27/11 - 02:12 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: TLC
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[11/02/10 - 09:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 2
Updates include: Kurtwood Smith joins "Chaos" at CBS; Liz Tigelaar confirms "Life Unexpected" to wrap season at 13 episodes; and Meryl Streep to visit Showtime's "Web Therapy."

[09/15/10 - 09:50 AM]
TLC Summer Smoked the Competition
TLC spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[07/29/10 - 12:22 PM]
Hot Off the Grill - 'Bbq Pitmasters' Is Back on August 12!
The first five of the series' six episodes feature different competitions, each one selecting a winning team that moves to the grand finale.

[06/14/10 - 11:56 AM]
TLC Announces Judging Panel for "Bbq Pitmasters"
Myron Mixon, Warren Sapp and Art Smith are on board for the second season, due Thursday, August 12.

[05/27/10 - 11:25 AM]
Kevin Roberts Joins TLC as Host of "Bbq Pitmasters"
The "Next Food Network Star" alum will topline the new season, due Thursday, August 12.

[05/10/10 - 03:53 PM]
TLC Goes "Kate Plus 8" on June 6
Plus: the network renews "19 Kids & Counting," "Lottery Changed My Life," "BBQ Pitmasters"; orders "Fabulous Cakes" and "Snow Men."

[05/10/10 - 09:35 AM]
Get a Taste of TLC This Summer
Due in the coming weeks are MEGA BITES, FOOD BUDDHA, INEDIBLE TO INCREDIBLE and CUPCAKE DREAMS.

[11/23/09 - 09:30 AM]
TLC Orders New Series 'Craving Comfort'
Art Smith hosts the series, which "explores the obsessions, triumphs, and secrets behind some of America's favorite comfort foods."

[11/18/09 - 12:23 PM]
TLC to Premiere New Series 'Bbq Pitmasters' on December 3
The eight-part series "takes viewers into the high-stakes world of competitive barbecue."

[09/29/09 - 06:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 29
Updates include: TLC orders "BBQ Pit Masters"; Barry Sonnenfeld inks a first-look deal with ABC; and Craig Wright, Mark Burnett team for scripted drama at CBS.







BBQ PITMASTERS (DA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/3/09 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from Destination America's press release, April 2014) It's time to dust off and heat up those grills with another mouth-watering season of the hit competition series BBQ PITMASTERS. The latest installment gets a jump on summer and introduces fresh meat when favorite contestant, Moe Cason, joins Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone at the judges' table. BBQ PITMASTERS transports viewers into the competitive barbecue subculture, proving that barbecue is much more than just delicious food; it's a full-blown sport. The new season showcases a fierce competition among the best in regional BBQ - from Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Memphis and of course, Kansas City - with teams competing for a spot in a final cook-off in which the winner boasts the ultimate barbecue bragging rights: a $50,000 cash prize from Kingsford Charcoal and entry into the prestigious Kingsford Invitational.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Moe Cason as Judge
· Myron Mixon as Judge (Season 2- )
· Tuffy Stone as Judge (Season 3- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Franklin as Judge (Season 3-5)
· Art Smith as Judge (Season 2)
· Kevin Roberts as Host (Season 2)
· Warren Sapp as Judge (Season 2)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Charlie Corwin as EP
· Daniel Laikind as EP
· Fay Yu as EP (DA)
· John Markus as EP
· Ron Simon as EP (DA)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Original Media