Joel McHale hosts this twist on cooking competition shows, where celebrities aim to squash beef while cooking beef, too!
What better place to settle a score than in a room with fire and knives?! Well, that's the point E! is trying to prove with its new cooking competition/friendly therapy hybrid, Celebrity Beef.
The Soup's Joel McHale returns home to E! to host the series, which sees two celebrity contestants enter the Celebrity Beef kitchen each week for a head-to-head cook-off... while also spilling the tea on their rivalries. Joel acts as prosecutor, judge and jury during the stove-side battles, tossing twists and turns the contestants' way throughout each stage of the showdown.
The winner of each of Joel's challenges will step into the next phase of the competition with an advantage, like exclusive ingredients, while the loser faces punishment (think, being forced to use garden tools instead of knives). At the end of each episode, Joel will taste test each star's meal and crown one the winner. The victor receives a trophy, $10,000 for their charity of choice and -- hopefully! -- peace of mind with their frenemy.
The match-ups for season 1 of Celebrity Beef include Cynthia Bailey and Todd Bridges (who famously fought on Celebrity Big Brother), actor Justin Baldoni and singer Andy Grammer, sisters Brie and Nikki Bella, The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Dolores Catania and Caroline Manzo, actresses Rachael Harris and Cheryl Hines, Bachelor Nation's Ben Higgins and Nick Viall, actress Missi Pyle and Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis, as well as Loni Love and Justin Sylvester.
Watch the full first look here:
Celebrity Beef premieres Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on E!, after an all-new episode of Kevin Hart's Celebrity Game Face.