Following the huge success of BBQ Pitmasters season 1, where the show averaged out around 900,000 viewers, with male viewing figures doubling at the seasons end, TLC have even grander plans for the series second outing which was announced two days ago.
As viewers will already know, the format of season 1 was docu-reality style, with each episode following the trials and tribulations of the 7 competitors. Series 2 will be significantly different as it the show willl transform into a competition-based format that will feature several new competitors, who are currently being selected to appear in the show.
There will be a weekly competition held at various venues throughout the country, where the culinary wizards will be entering their Q into hotly-contested cooking categories with the weekly winners facing off against each other in the second season's finale.
According to TLC's officials, it may also feature some of the first season's original competitors, such as Tuffy Stone and Jamie Geer, who would no doubt add their own distinctive style to the show, during the events that lie ahead for the competitors who are currently being selected for the series.
If you would like to be considered for entry into TLC's BBQ Pitmasters series 2, teams can send through their audition tapes/DVDs which must be under 5 minutes long. This is your opportunity to sell TLC on your team, and those who are selected will be included in the new TV series.
Teams may also send in their audition file or ask questions by directing communications to bbqpitmasters AT originalmedia.com or via mail to Lindsay Freed c/o Original Media, 38 E. 29th St. 8th FL. NY, NY 10016.
TLC's BBQ Pitmasters Season 2's shoot schedule runs from April 30 - June 27, and will be aired later in the year.