Freedom, Business, Controversy and Fitness

Redneck/Hillbilly Reality Television what’s next?

Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded.[1] The genre, which has existed in some form or another since the early years of television programming, exploded as a phenomenon around 1999–2000 with the success of such television series such as Big Brother and Survivor.[1] Programmes in the reality television genre are commonly called reality shows and often are produced in a television series. Documentaries and nonfictional programming such as television news and sports television shows are usually not classified as reality shows.

The genre covers a wide range of television programming formats, from game show or quiz shows which resemble the frantic, Japanese variety show shows produced in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s (such as Gaki no tsukai), to surveillance- or voyeurism-focused productions such as Big Brother.[1]

Reality television frequently portrays a modified and highly influenced form of reality, at times utilizing sensationalism to attract audience viewers and increase advertising revenue profits.[2][3][4] Participants are often placed in exotic locations or abnormal situations,[1] and are often persuaded to act in specific scripted ways by off-screen “story editors” or “segment television producers”, with the portrayal of events and speech manipulated and contrived to create an illusion of reality through direction and post-production editing techniques.

-Wikipedia

America is tired of teens (Real World/Big Brother) and Guidos (Jersey Shore)in a house, tired of people eating nasty things(Fear Factor) or eating nothing (Survivor). Tired of people racing (Amazing Race), morbidly obese people getting skinny (Biggest Loser), rich Idiots running around acting prissy (Paris Hilton, Nicole Richey), Celebrity shows (Ozzy, Hulk Hogan, Gene Simmons, Dee Snider, Jessica Simpson etc)
Even more tired of models, fashion, hairstylists, cooking, dancing and singing stars (too many shows to list) don’t forget: housewives, survival shows and storage lockers.

In comes the new breed! Rednecks and Hillbillies!

Moonshiners:

Think the days of bootleggers, backwoods stills and “white lightning” are over? Not a chance! It’s a multi-million dollar industry. But perhaps more importantly to the moonshiners, it’s a tradition dating back hundreds of years, passed down to them from their forefathers. It’s part of their history and culture. While this practice is surprisingly alive and well, it’s not always legal.

Discovery Channel’s all-new series MOONSHINERS tells the story of those who brew their shine — often in the woods near their homes using camouflaged equipment — and the local authorities who try to keep them honest. Viewers will witness practices rarely, if ever, seen on television including the sacred rite of passage for a moonshiner — firing up the still for the first time. They will also meet legends, including notorious moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton.

Deep in Appalachia, where many shiners live, there are some areas where more sugar is sold than local residents could consume on their own. The main ingredients in moonshine “mash” are water, sugar, corn and yeast. It’s also no accident moonshine season is from June to October — the height of the corn harvest and the peak of foliage to hide the illegal operations.

The origin of moonshining in the United States has been linked with the Whiskey Rebellion during the 1790’s. Under President George Washington, a Federal tax was imposed on whiskey, which farmers strongly resented — leading to a backlash and rise in illegal distillers. Even the origins of NASCAR have been linked back to the skilled driving of moonshiners eluding law enforcement.

-Discovery Channel

It’s nice to see the ATF and IRS are wasting their time and resources going after Moonshiners! Why don’t you spend your time getting illegal Drug Dealers hurting our children and ruining people’s lives!

Really C’mon!

Sons of Guns:

Wednesday at 9pm E/P

SONS OF GUNS showcases one of America’s most skilled and creative gun works, Red Jacket Firearms, and its owner Will Hayden. While pursuing its bread-and-butter work with customizing and improving AK-47’s, the Baton Rouge-based Red Jacket team delves into the world of historic and classic weapons.

-Discovery Channel

I LOVE THIS SHOW!

It must be the Military in me, but I love Weapons and love to see what they make and the ideas they come up with! Unfortunately, New Jersey is a Nazi State and I won’t be able to get any of their guns.

The Gun system in America is flawed! If you buy a gun in your state it may be overpriced! So, you go to say, Florida or Texas and buy a gun, they can’t give it to you, they have to transfer it to an FFL Dealer (A Federal Firearms License (FFL) is a license that enables an individual or a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture of firearms and ammunition or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms. Holding an FFL to engage in certain such activities has been a legal requirement within the United States of America since the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968. -Wikipedia) When they do this taxes and fees get added and the price you paid is now majorly overpriced. In a Nazi State like New Jersey it is hard to find a Gun Shop and they can charge whatever they want. If you buy it in another state the only thing you should have to pay is shipping! What really should happen is they conduct the background check (Usually a 3 day hold) and then give you the gun! It’s bullshit!

A note to Will,
If this whole thing with Vince is real and not publicity,
Don’t you notice relationships in your shop? Vince was your go to guy, he was your leader, Kris was the new guy (who was dating your daughter) all of a sudden you have Kris leading builds and Vince backing him up. The 2 of them don’t get along! Vince felt threatened by Kris and felt you were favoring Kris and felt you took his power. It was your responsibility to squash that and assure Vince there was still a place for him and not alienate him. This is all your fault! No one else’s! Vince is part of your family! You need to fix this!!

Ragin Cajuns:

New Show Coming Out next Season

Deadliest Catch:

Season 7

In the far northern reaches of the planet a rare breed of extreme fishermen hunt the Bering Sea. Adventure is their call, crab is their prey, and a one hundred million dollar plunder is their reward. Skippers and their crews endure boat killing storms and body crushing working conditions — risking it all on the search for crab. In the end, they will all come to the realization that the most violent storms come from within. The five veteran boats all faced challenges with crews and skippers — who will lead now and in the future; and who will be tough enough to weather the storms of the heart. Two new boats joined the fleet in the 2011 season. Dubbed “the floating frat house,” the Ramblin’ Rose introduced a young, rowdy crew skippered by Elliott Neese, all of 28 years old, and already boasting about his fishing prowess. Seabrooke Captain Scott Campbell Jr., 36, added youth and cockiness as well, but behind the steely confidence, Junior is still haunted by the loss of a deckhand at sea. Can he battle back and conquer his demons?

-Discovery Channel

Ice Road Truckers:

The truckers on the ice road must travel over two hundred miles to reach some of the diamond mines. Carrying tons of machinery over frozen lakes and a twisting landscape at up to sixty degrees below zero is never easy. This map should give you a good example of the length, terrain, and isolation that the truckers deal with for work.

About Season 1

During the harsh winter of Canada’s Northwest Territory, remote villages and work camps are cut off from the world. To keep them supplied, a tenacious group of long-haul truckers drive their rigs over hundreds of miles on ice roads cut across the surface of frozen lakes. Sometimes the ice cannot support the heavy rig, and driver and cargo plunge through the ice and sink to the bottom. Hitch a risky ride along with the Ice Road Truckers as they drive headlong into bone-chilling danger.

-History Channel

They are into season 4

Swamp People:

-History Channel

Big Shrimpin':

Big Shrimpin’ follows a group of longtime shrimpers from Bayou La Batre, Alabama. These guys are struggling to keep their town afloat, but they’re also fighting to save their very way of life. Spending weeks at a time away from their homes and families, they’re on a grueling, relentless quest for tiny pieces of saltwater gold: shrimp.

Presiding over the entire enterprise is Dominic Ficarino, a lifelong Bayou La Batre resident and fourth-generation shrimper who owns Dominick’s Seafood, the most successful business in town. He’s a boss with an iron fist in a velvet glove, and his crews are loyal to a fault. Dom’s employees battle each other, competing companies and harsh conditions as they toil through several months of nonstop shrimping. First, they’ll cast their nets in Texas during the most lucrative shrimping season of the year. Later, the boats head for the local waters of Louisiana and Alabama, hoping the Gulf will offer up its treasures despite the recent oil spill.

Shrimping has been a part of life in the Gulf Coast region since the 17th century, when fishermen used vertical nets up to 600 feet in diameter to scoop up the tasty crustaceans. In the early 20th century, motorized engines and the “otter trawling” method allowed shrimp boats to cover more territory and fish in deeper waters, expanding the commercial shrimping business.

Nowadays, while U.S. shrimpers harvest over half a million pounds of shrimp a year, the country imports another 200 million pounds—more than anywhere else in the world. In fact, more than 90 percent of shrimp eaten by Americans hails from abroad. It’s no wonder the shrimpers of Big Shrimpin’ feel it’s up to them to save an entire industry. But even when the pressure heats up, these boys from Alabama find playful ways to let off steam and stay as sane as possible on their journey.

-History Channel

American Hoggers:

A&E Network presents “American Hoggers,” a new original real-life series that follows the Campbell family and their struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranches from the devastating chaos caused by millions of invasive wild boars.

Each episode of “American Hoggers” follows legendary hog hunter Jerry Campbell, 64, his level-headed son, Robert, 28, and firecracker daughter, Krystal, 23, as they respond to those threatened by feral hogs. Located in the heart of Texas, the family dedicates itself to the front lines – riding horseback, driving a custom-rigged Jeep, using highly trained dogs with GPS tracking systems and employing good old-fashioned know-how to help those endangered by these destructive beasts. Clad in chaps and cowboy boots, the family sets out in each episode to square off against these extremely intelligent animals that are terrorizing helpless landowners.

Half of the wild boar population in America lives on the Texas countryside. Their populations are growing exponentially into the millions, and they’re tearing up ranchland, feasting on valuable crops and maiming or even killing livestock. They have insatiable appetites, violent temperaments and can grow up to 400 pounds. Feral hogs have caused over $50 million per year in damage to the state of Texas alone. Farms have had to shut down and families have been left scared to step outside their own homes.

When a call comes in, Jerry hops in his custom off-road Jeep, Krystal saddles the horses and Robert rounds up the hog-hunting dogs for jobs that cover every corner of central Texas. They may be called in to help a farmer save his crops, a scrap yard owner who is being harassed by an aggressive boar or an airport official who is crippled by hogs on the runway; no matter how dangerous the situation, the Campbells are prepared for anything.

“American Hoggers” is produced by Thom Beers’ Original Productions, a Fremantle Media Company for A&E. For Original Productions executive producers are Thom Beers and Philip D. Segal. Jeff Conroy serves as co executive producer and Brandon Killion serves as series producer. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Lily Neumeyer.

-A&E

Extreme/Swamp Loggers:

Self explanatory!

-Discovery Channel

Swamp Brothers:

Way down south is a place that was once thought to be a dismal land fit only for alligators and snakes. It’s wet, it’s dangerous and it’s weird. Which means it’s perfect for one of the most unique family businesses in the country. Meet a different breed of brothers. One’s an animal expert. The other’s a former city slicker who’s learning the ropes. Together they are running a business uniquely suited for the swamp — where wild animals rule. From pythons and gators to bobcats and black bears — these guys encounter it all. Stephen and Robbie Keszey run Glades Herp Farms, Florida’s largest reptile sanctuary and exotic reptile dealership. Their farm also houses Florida’s International Teaching Zoo. The Zoo is full of rare species from around the globe and brings in a constant stream of new and different animals each month. The brothers make their living breeding and caring for hundreds of slithering, poisonous and sharp-toothed creatures, but their passion is being on call 24 hours a day to respond to animal emergencies across the vast state of Florida. The Swamp Brothers didn’t set out to work with slithering, sharp-toothed animals. As a child, older brother Robbie loved two things: music and wildlife. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles to play bass in a rock band, living a life of excess on the Sunset Strip (including a stint as personal assistant to C.C. Deville, of the band Poison). Eventually realizing his true passion was for wildlife and reptiles, Robbie moved to Florida and Glades Herp Farm, bringing with him his rock ‘n’ roll attitude and a penchant for living on the edge. Today, Robbie is a skilled expert in all herps — especially crocodilians and venomous snakes — and his goal is to one day take what he’s learned on the farm and open his very own teaching zoo, where he can continue to teach people to conserve and respect animals. Robbie’s little brother Stephen, on the other hand, is a pure city boy at heart who headed straight to the Big Apple after graduating from The Ohio State University. During his 14 years in New York City, Stephen held his dream job as a bartender, where drinking, telling jokes and hitting on girls were all in a day’s work. When Robbie asked Stephen to help him expand the business, Stephen initially wasn’t thrilled to leave the big city life, especially to spend all his time around dangerous animals. Overly cautious by nature, Stephen concedes that where reptiles are concerned, he always bows to the expertise of his brother. From pythons to rogue bobcats, the brothers make it their business to track these beasts down, capture them and return them to a safe environment — without losing life or limb in the process. For the Keszeys, it’s all in a day’s work.

-Discovery Channel

Finding Bigfoot:

The Rednecks Version of Ghost Hunters

This is funny Stupid!! The Guy who calls himself the boss (Matt Moneymaker) is such an Idiot! He’s yelling at nothing and saying oh I saw something, just like Ghost Hunters! I watch the video and don’t see anything. What Bullshit!

-Animal Planet

Black Gold:

From the creator of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch comes a one-of-a-kind series about Texas oil men who gamble everything for a chance to make millions. It’s a fight to the finish as the roughnecks of Rig 28 fight with the hot-tempered new landowner, fight with each other, and fight for their jobs. This season of Black Gold takes you inside the real life action, conflict and competition as the race for America’s buried treasure heats up!

-TruTV

Redneck Guido Wannabe Oil Rig Workers Great!! not!

Lizard Lick Towing

The Lizard Lick Towing Company from All Worked Up returns with an all-new series. Follow Ron, Amy and their team of repo men through the rough-and-tumble action in Lizard Lick, North Carolina as our cameras capture every dangerous seizure and parking lot standoff.

-TruTV

Shows of Alaska:

Gold Rush:

GOLD RUSH returns with our determined group of down-on-their-luck men risking everything to strike it rich mining for gold. Inspired by his father Jack, Todd Hoffman leads the miners — now with one season under their belts — to finish what they started and get to the bottom of the glory hole at Porcupine Creek and find gold. Last season, the Hoffmans and their crew battled Mother Nature — and each other — to mine their way out of financially hard times. The Hoffmans sold everything they owned that wasn’t nailed down to fund their dream of striking it rich in Alaska, leasing the Porcupine Creek claim. But after sinking $250,000 into the project, they found only $20,000 worth of gold by the end of their long, hard rookie season. A dismal end to a summer filled with injuries, broken machinery, constant fighting and an unhappy claim owner. But with the skyrocketing price of gold, the Hoffmans decide to keep their dream alive. With a case of Gold Fever, they go back bigger and better than before. They sell everything they owned that was nailed down — including leveraging their small airport in Oregon — to fund a second mining season. This spring, they headed north once again to Porcupine Creek, Alaska to settle unfinished business and find the gold at the bottom of the glory hole.

Flying Wild Alaska:

Flying Wild Alaska follows the unconventional Tweto family that rules Alaska’s most dangerous skies. Operating their family-run airline, Era Alaska, they battle unforgiving Alaska weather and terrain to transport life’s necessities to one of the most remote and extreme regions of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline. From champion snow dogs bound for the Iditarod to medicine for sick children to groceries for miners working on an operation on the North Slope, the goods that the intrepid pilots ship on any given day are crucial to everyday life.

-Discovery Channel

Mounted in Alaska:

It’s been said that if you want it mounted right–“take it to Knights.” Russell Knight owns Knight’s Taxidermy and preserving natural history is his passion.

Located in Alaska, America’s last frontier, Russell Knight has assembled a team of skilled craftsman who are preserving natural history every day. Mounted in Alaska will be the first series of its kind to take the viewer inside the exciting, entertaining and always challenging world of taxidermy. From concept to completion, we will see the real process of what it takes to preserve natural history–on a deadline, and always for a demanding client. It’s a pressure-packed process full of non-stop challenges for Russell and his team.

With clients ranging from local Alaskans to African hunters, and projects as diverse as caribou and camels, Knight’s Taxidermy sees it all, and they’re asked to create and preserve some of the most remarkable mounts in the world. At Knight’s Taxidermy, you just never know who’s going to walk into the shop, what they’ll want or how the Knights will get it done.

-History Channel

Alaska: Dangerous Territory:

From panning for gold to fishing the world’s most perilous seas, head north in search of a fortune.

  • See what it takes to earn a living in America’s last frontier
  • Examine four of the most difficult and dangerous jobs Alaskans have undertaken in the last 150 years.
  • Old timers and today’s cash cowboys share their remarkable stories.

For generations, Alaska has exerted a powerful pull as the place to head for jobs like no other; work that promises the adventure of a lifetime, the chance to strike it rich, and the very real prospect of never making it back alive. Plying their trades on America’s last frontier, soldiers, Coast Guard crewmen, bush pilots, and truckers all work for the same boss from hell: a dangerous territory full of the most inhospitable weather and extreme terrain on earth. Even today, Alaska boasts four of the country’s top 10 most dangerous jobs.

ALASKA: DANGEROUS TERRITORY features dramatic stories of four killer jobs from the last 150 years of Alaskan history. Experience what it takes to survive and thrive in this intense and harsh climate by riding along with today’s workers and hearing from old-timers who forged the way. This exciting hour weaves in the traditions, technology, and tools that can mean the difference between life and death in Alaska’s killer jobs

-History Channel

Not really on this Subject but New Series of note:

Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling

You’ve seen professional wrestling on TV, but are you ready for the most extreme pro wrestling league ever to hit the ring? Hulk Hogan brings you Micro Championship Wrestling, home of the world’s most outrageous professional athlete-performers… and they’re all under five feet tall! MCW’s wrestlers are serious athletes, entertaining thousands of fans as they kick, body slam, and clothesline their way to a title shot. From the top of the ropes to inside the tour bus, this series takes viewers inside all the insane action, conflict, and drama of the MCW tour as it blazes across the country.

-TruTV

I haven’t seen it, not sure if he is exploiting midgets (Little People) or treating them right by making their wrestling dreams come true. It sounds fishy though.

Full Throttle Saloon:

The world’s largest biker bar, the Full Throttle Saloon, is open for only 10 days a year in August. This year, owner Mike Ballard has to turn a profit during the 70th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. From managing a full staff of bartenders and dancing girls to hosting big name concerts, burlesque shows and other biker-friendly acts; keeping it all together is more than most people could handle.

-TruTV

I LOVE THIS SHOW!

It’s amazing to see actually how much work goes into making the Saloon happen! I do however think he needs a lot of help management wise! It is way too unorganized for 1 guy. The Managers he has most aren’t professional. eg: The Fajita stand: the guy and girl didn’t have a clue what to do. She was all about cleaning and he was all about chilling and then yelling and then chilling lol

The T-shirt tent product arrived late: That should have been ordered and set up months ago (since that’s his big seller)

The Stage management and (The Real Jesse James) Jesse James Dupree was all over the place and didn’t really communicate very well with the Stage Manager. Are the fake Pussycat Dolls (Flaunt) in the lineup or not? Why can’t you just start the show a little early and make Flaunt the Opening Act every night to warm up the crowd? You can even have them dance during the afternoon. That would have satisfied the owner’s girlfriend and avoided a giant headache.

P.S. If you had Training classes for employees you wouldn’t have such a turnover rate! Also: how about training Security Personnel to count out the registers at the end of the night. (pay them a little more) You trust them with security, might as well use them to secure the money. Get them bonded and licensed if they aren’t, that will drastically reduce the time it takes to cash out the over 100 bartenders you have, and lower their turnover rate. Also, take the tips out for the bar-backs yourself! Don’t trust the girls to do it themselves! THEY WON’T!

Watch this show! Even if you aren’t a fan, It is great for management training to see how it runs!

Shipping Wars!! Are you kidding me!! Zzzzzzzz what’s next? Recycling wars? Watch the bums collect bottles for the $.05 deposit?

C’mon are you serious? What do the producers just sit around and say hmm we’re out of ideas lets put boring shit on tv and see how many idiots watch it so we can laugh at them!

How about more hairdressers! Call the show mullet hunters! Go after Dog the bounty hunter first! He only goes after bullshit bounties that no one wants. You didn’t pay your parking ticket come with me!

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2 responses

  1. Now Swamp Gator and Mudcats on History Channel!!

    Wow!

    January 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

  2. What’s next?
    Mudcats! The rednecks fish for giant catfish with their hands! They feet the cats in the hole with their feet, dive under the water and let the catfish bite their hand! Wow! Did they ever hear of a fishing pole?

    Duck Dynasty
    Are you kidding me! Guys who made handmade duck calls into a multimillion dollar business. Now they dress like ZZ Top…

    March 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

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