Season 1, Episode 1

Smokin' in Mesquite

As temperatures soar, it's not just the meat that's getting cooked when teams head to the desert for the Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Championship for a taste of $40,000 in cash and prizes.

Thursday
Jul 30
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Decatur Jaycees Riverfest

Cooking skills, nerves and patience are tested at the historic Riverfest Barbecue Cook-Off in Decatur, Alabama, as the Pitmasters battle for the $3,000 top prize.

Thursday
Jul 30
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 3

Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off

The pressure's on as teams compete in one of the most difficult cook-offs of the year -- the Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off. Lee Ann and Myron face off in the whole hog competition, while tempers flare between Johnny and one of the local cooks.

Thursday
Jul 30
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

American Royal Invitational Barbecue

Stakes are high at the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City, Missouri. Myron faces his biggest rival on the circuit: restaurateur Chris Lilly. When rookie Paul begs for help, pro Johnny Trigg offers to teach him the ABCs of BBQ.

Thursday
Aug 6
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 5

American Royal Open Barbecue

The crowds are out for the American Royal Open in Kansas City, Missouri, where professional and amateur teams come together to represent the full spectrum of the BBQ world. The Pitmasters step it up to compete with nearly 500 teams for over $40,000 in prizes.

Thursday
Aug 6
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Diamond State BBQ

The competition heats up in the northeast, even as temperatures fall at the Diamond State BBQ Championship in Dover, Delaware. Harry's former teammate, Gary, competes on his own, and Tuffy does Myron a favor, which could end up hurting his own chances.

Thursday
Aug 6
3pm | 2c