Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson launching BBQ brand

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Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson launching BBQ brand

Conquering their primetime(s), so to speak, has allowed Anthony Anderson and Cedric the Entertainer to dream further. The two now have their eyes on prime beef, including pork, chicken, and everything else. The actors are partnering to launch AC BBQ, their own barbecue label, which will document their quest to perfect their grilling skills. A&E Network will air the show as a series dubbed “Kings of BBQ.”

The series, still under development, will cover the two as they travel the country searching for advice and techniques from different BBQ experts. A&E, on Wednesday, announced the green light of the 10-episode unscripted series as part of the flurried news tied to its upfront meetings with advertisers.

In a statement, Cedric said, “Anthony and I are very excited to take our audience into the savory, smokehouse-filled, finger-licking world of barbeque all across the United States,” Cedric. Added Anderson: “The launch of AC Barbeque has been a lifelong dream for Cedric and I, and we cannot wait to learn more about the craft and share our journey.”

The “Kings of BBQ” producers will be Propagate, Bird Bear, and Just a Kid From Compton. Anderson (“Black-ish”) and Cedric (“The Neighborhood”) have been friends for many years, and besides, both grew up with a great passion for BBQ.

Propagate production will comprise Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Drew Buckley, Linh Le, and Rebecca Graham Forde as Cedric The Entertainer, and Eric Rhone represent Bird Bear and Anthony Anderson for Just a Kid From Compton. Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Holcman will serve as A&E Network executive producers, and the artist First’s E. Brian Dobbins is also an EP.

The logline will be as follows:

“In each one-hour episode, ‘Kings of BBQ’ will follow Cedric and Anthony as they meet with barbeque chefs, pitmasters, and everyday experts who share their knowledge and secrets of the trade, highlighting Black Excellence in the industry along the way. From backyards to BBQ pits, the duo will go behind the scenes to master barbeque in all its glory and create a business of their own that honors its legacy and flavors. Along the way, celebrity friends and family will join in on the fun and help share how different cultures and experiences have influenced the delicious cooking technique.”