Parents' Guide to

BBQ Pitmasters

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Cooking competition is guaranteed to make you hungry.

TV TLC Reality TV 2009
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The worst part of watching this show (if you're a carnivore), is staring at all of the delicious dishes prepared by the best cooks in the country, listening to their description of tenderness and marinades and smoke and flavor, and then realizing that you can't taste any of it. Some of the featured cooks/competitors featured come off as less than endearing, but loving to hate them is kind of fun in its own right.

Oddly enough, it almost feels as though the meats are the real stars here anyway, even though the characters are larger than life. Trust us: You don't want to watch this show on an empty stomach ... unless, that is, you're a vegan or vegetarian.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: December 3, 2009
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: November 4, 2022

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