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WATCH: The Time Machine Chefs Preview Is Ridiculous And Awesome

In the case of Time Machine Chefs, a new show from ABC that combines time travel, history, and of course, culinary skill, the question is not where the chefs will go next, but when.

“But wait,” you may be thinking, “Do those three things even go together?” According to the preview that has just arrived they do, and they do so hilariously. Watch out, Top Chef: we think we may have found our new favorite cooking competition.

The premise of the show involves Art Smith, Chris Cosentino, Ilan Hall and Jill Davie “travelling” to different periods in history where they are forced to cook using only historically accurate cooking equipment. Which means no running water, open flames and a rotisserie powered by dogs — apparently restaurant health codes are a modern invention.

The fridge is a time machine, Art is filled with sass and annoyance, Ilan finds everything hilarious, Jill is completely overwhelmed and Chris is blowing into poultry. Everything about this seems so ridiculous and awesome that we kind of can’t believe that nobody thought of it sooner. It’s part Top Chef, part Doctor Who, part Wishbone and entirely entertaining.

Check out the preview and make sure to mark your calendars for the premiere on August 16th, 9/8c.

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