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Franklin Barbecue T.V.

by Daniel Vaughn · January 24, 2014

Aaron Franklin of Austin’s Franklin Barbecue is getting a TV show. If you’ve enjoyed the BBQ with Franklin series on Youtube, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a lot more coming. KLRU produced the popular web series, and this year they’ll shoot ten episodes with Franklin around Texas and beyond. According to KLRU, the new show will “explore the history and culture of BBQ.” They’ll also produce more instructional videos for the web series which just passed a milestone having been viewed over a million times. The television show will start airing about a year from now.

Aaron Franklin couldn’t be more excited to start filming. He describes it as “a barbecue variety show.” They’ll use Franklin Barbecue as the home base, but there will be plenty of travel to gather oral histories from Texas barbecue legends, and maybe enter a barbecue competition two. With Franklin as the star, there will be brisket involved, but it will be the feature of only one of the ten episodes. In another Franklin will get out of his comfort zone and try out a slew of different smokers. After cooking on the same equipment day after day, Franklin says “I’m excited to have the chance to learn a few new things.”

Comments

  • Ken Goldenberg

    I’ll really look forward to this! But we have to wait a whole year? Is it produced by Aaron Sorkin or something? Maybe you guys can release these as they become available every couple of months or so….

    • Daniel Vaughn

      I think they just finished raising enough money for the production budget. They haven’t started filming yet.

  • Steven Bodiford

    I agree with Ken, I can’t wait for this to happen! Please release the web series as the episodes are completed. Aaron is my go to guy for smoking!

  • Ken Goldenberg

    I will chip in if the next time I visit Austin I get free brisket! I live in Orange County, CA, so it may be some time before I get back there again! (Last June Franklin was on vacation when I was there, but La Barbecue was fantastic!
    PS: Love reading TMBBQ!

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