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Texas Heat Halts Production of A&E's "American Hoggers"

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August 04, 2011

Texas Heat Halts Production of A&E's "American Hoggers"

By Chad Love

The seemingly never-ending heat wave/drought in the southwest is taking a toll on many things: wildlife, crops, water supplies, sanity, but you know it's really bad when the heat makes even reality television say "enough is enough."

From this story in the New York Times:
The Texas heat is forcing the A&E television network to call "time out" on a new series about hunting hogs. The network's "American Hoggers" series was set to premiere Aug. 16, focusing on the Campbell family of central Texas. They hunt wild boar seen as a scourge by some residents and ranchers. A&E said Wednesday that producers have cut back on the filming schedule due to high heat. The series will instead premiere sometime in fall, at a date to be determined. David McKillop, executive vice president of programming at A&E, says that "in this record-breaking heat, even the hogs can use a break."  
 
American Hoggers? Seriously? This is the best name A&E could come up with? Never mind the hogs, if the show's creators think that name is going to draw an audience (other than the morbidly curious and those who follow eating contests) then it sounds to me like they're the ones who have spent a little too much time in the heat. Can anyone else help out these poor, heat-stressed folks with a show name that doesn't sound like the latest figures on U.S. obesity rates?

 

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from slothman wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Haha they are just trying to play off the already established brand name " American Loggers". I'll watch an episode or two before i pass judgement.

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from Mike Plotner wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

is that a winchester '94? anyway if we had satilite or cable t.v. i would wacth it. we got a satlitle radio but not sat. t.v. got to stick with the public hunting shows

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from Kris24 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

American Pickers, American Loggers, American Hoggers....how about just "Blood, Sweat, and Pigs!"

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

even the hogs can't stand the heat.

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from buckstopper wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

i bet them boy from texas will shoot a hog with a "hog leg" ya reacon

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Looks like Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, and Shania Twain started a hog hunting show.

The drought is bad here in Texas. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

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from Liz Alyssa Solomon wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

I would like to know where they are located it seems very close to Devine TX

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from Liz Alyssa Solomon wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

I would like to know where they are located it seems very close to Devine TX

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from Kris24 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

American Pickers, American Loggers, American Hoggers....how about just "Blood, Sweat, and Pigs!"

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from slothman wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Haha they are just trying to play off the already established brand name " American Loggers". I'll watch an episode or two before i pass judgement.

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from Mike Plotner wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

is that a winchester '94? anyway if we had satilite or cable t.v. i would wacth it. we got a satlitle radio but not sat. t.v. got to stick with the public hunting shows

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

even the hogs can't stand the heat.

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from buckstopper wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

i bet them boy from texas will shoot a hog with a "hog leg" ya reacon

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Looks like Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, and Shania Twain started a hog hunting show.

The drought is bad here in Texas. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

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from Liz Alyssa Solomon wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

I would like to know where they are located it seems very close to Devine TX

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from Liz Alyssa Solomon wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

I would like to know where they are located it seems very close to Devine TX

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