“It’s a monster workout,” says Schimoler. “It’s hot; you’re moving fast. You’ve got this great environment where a pro athlete is throwing down in a kitchen. There’s a lot of teamwork and a great chemistry — you get a lot of high-fiving. I always say cooking is a sport.”
Nehst Studios, which is producing the series in partnership with Schimoler, plans to air the first episode in late November. They’re hoping to do 12 episodes for the show’s first season using Cleveland athletes first and then tapping visiting opponents. — D.X. Ferris
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