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Food Network revealed their October programming highlights, and in the press release, BBQ Blitz is described as:
"Game on! FOOD NETWORK STAR winner and former NFL player Eddie Jackson is taking a barbecue battle on the road in new series BBQ Blitz. In each city, three of the best grillers, smokers, and fire-roasters will cook off for a chance to win $5,000 and the title of best barbecue chef.So this means the show will involve Eddie Jackson traveling to different cities and being a host of a competition show that puts barbecue chefs against each other for a $5,000 prize. The show is currently filming and you can probably see some updates on social media using #BBQBlitz.
Online in September, get to know more about host Eddie Jackson and go behind-the-scenes of his new show. Join the BBQ journey with #BBQBlitz."
I am sure this may disappoint some people who would rather see the Food Network Star winner get a cooking show. Also, a lot of people complain about too many traveling shows and competition shows on Food Network, and this combines them both into one show. It seems like for this season of Food Network Star, 'the network' was looking for a host rather than a cook, so the POV's on the show were pretty much useless.