On Friday at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT, the much-anticipated reality show “Whisker Wars” premieres on IFC. The series follows a devoted group of whisker warriors as they travel the country competing for top bearding honors in preparation for the World Championship Competition in Trondhjem, Norway. The show stars the upstarts of Beard Team USA who are hoping to unseat longtime champions Germany in the global facial hair face off. In an effort to solidify their standing, more than 80 local U.S. chapters are coming together to form the ultimate American bearding team. Self-appointed Captain of Beard Team USA, Phil Olsen will lead them in their attempt to stage an upset and bring home the world title. However, Phil’s quest quickly shifts from building the team to holding it together as his motives come into question and tensions flare between his star players. Compelling stuff, right? In the hands of master reality storyteller Thom Beers (“Deadliest Catch” “Ice Road Truckers”) the drama is as high as the beards are long.
As we prepare for this Friday’s premiere, we are showing sneak peeks of “Whisker Wars” each night this week during the 8 p.m. ET programming. In case you missed last night’s peek, here it is:
“Whisker Wars” premieres on IFC on Friday, August 5th at 11 p.m. ET