Porter Ridge: New Reality Series to Debut on Discovery

Discovery ChannelDiscovery Channel has announced that their newest reality series, Porter Ridge, will kick off on Tuesday, August 13th.

Here are the details:


— PORTER RIDGE Premieres Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30 PM ET/PT —

(NEW YORK, NY) – From the creators of the hit series Duck Dynasty, Gurney Productions takes us out of the swamp and into the hills for the comedic Discovery Channel series PORTER RIDGE. On the Ridge, playing with bears, holding family demolition derbies and wearing a shirt is optional, but their code of life is simple: respect the lord, love your family and watch each other’s backs. Meet the folks of PORTER RIDGE, a tight-knit COMMUNITY of colorful characters that are unlike any other on Discovery Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Indiana, far from big city life, this isolated, lawless COMMUNITY lives by its own set of rules. The eccentric band of misfits in PORTER RIDGE often butt heads but ultimately join together to keep their unique “Hilljack” way of life afloat. Although their lifestyle may not be acceptable by most people’s standards, you can’t help but laugh at all the crazy antics that are an everyday occurrence on PORTER RIDGE. PORTER RIDGE cast includes:

TERRY PORTER – CEO and owner of Country Auto Parts, an auto junkyard, Terry is the fast-talking, shirtless, wild man in charge of the most legendary business on the Ridge. Having spent his entire life on the Ridge, he fancies himself the true leader of this backwoods clan but often times proves that he’s not suited to lead much beyond a scrapyard negotiation. For Terry, it’s all about the next race, the next repo, the next get rich quick idea and whatever it takes to beat his longtime rivals from over on Dog Killer Ridge.

JEFF – The Bear Man, has lived on the Ridge almost 20-years with a backyard full of bears. He has eight, truffle hunting, Brown Bears as companions. Jeff treats his bears like family, and has a genuine affection for these powerful animals. Unfortunately, the other guys on the Ridge don’t always have the same love for these 1,500-pound beasts.

DIRTY ANDY – The Scrappy Scrapper, Dirty Andy is a renowned hustler on the ridge. Always looking for a way to make a buck, he and Terry don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to doing deals. Whether it’s an old lawnmower or a rusty trampoline, there is nothing that Dirty Andy can’t turn to cash. He may look like Santa Claus, but this heavy-set hilljack definitely doesn’t smell like Christmas.

KAYLA- A local ridge girl herself, this country calendar model may look like the sexy girl next door but she is as feisty as they come and negotiates with the best of them. While she’s supposed to be selling parts, Kayla ends up spending most of her days trying to keep Terry from sinking his business like the Titanic.

DANNY BOB – The most longstanding employee of Country Auto, a whiz with a blowtorch, and one of Terry’s closest friends. He’s a no-nonsense, wisecracking, ex-Army, guy who can fix just about anything with an engine. Danny Bob also has a handful of ex-wives in his past, including one he married twice – which he says is the definition of “stupid.”

ELVIS LARRY – The local garbage man, and jack-of-all-trades on the ridge, this Elvis look-alike is a good-natured momma’s boy and an unlikely source of wisdom at times. He will clean your gutters or fix your tractor, and knows all the gossip that’s fit to tell.

BARRY – A former tree-climbing and national clogging champion, Barry Moore is everyone’s buddy. He’s a cool character who rarely gets ruffled, and prides himself on his quick wit and first class mullet.

RUSTY – Rusty learned from the best, since he’s the 13-year old son of Terry and around these parts he’s the face of trouble as he’s often up to no good. He has every kid’s dream life where instead of Matchbox cars, he gets to drive a full size lifter and crush actual automobiles.

DOG KILLER RIDGE – The rivals from the next ridge over, the men of Dog Killer Ridge only have one thing in common with what they feel are their inferior neighbors on Porter Ridge, the need for speed in a hunk of junk. They might only live a few miles away, but they are worlds apart. They feel it’s their God-given responsibility to let the Porter Ridge clan know at every opportunity just who is top dog around these parts – DKR (Dog Killer Ridge).

PORTER RIDGE is produced for Discovery Channel by Gurney Productions. Executive Producers are Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney. Co-Executive Producers are Todd Hurvitz, Doug Weitzbuch and Brandon Killion. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Joe Weinstock and Denies Contis.

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  1. Brandy H. says

    Please tell me porter ridge is not cancelled. I love this show the people on here remind me of my family I don’t see anymore. Please bring this show back

  2. Pat Harper says

    Bring this show back its good and get rid of that freaking Honey Bo Bo.that sucks..Want more Porter Ridge you guyz have worst shows than this that you can cancel..

  3. says

    The people are so simple and just happy being that way! No keeping up with the “Jones” or worrying about what others think…they are just living life…totally enjoy watching it! Is it cancelled or will it be back?

  4. JT says

    I expect some suggestions and “scripting” were implanted by the producers, but it would be foolish not too. Even so, you cannot direct a performance like those portrayed by Terry Porter week after week. He is obviously afflicted with AdHD. But I could watch him for hours! We often joke in our house how asome it would be to live with him for a week! I love this hilarious man and his show! I simply cant get enough. I wish that tickle would go away though….

  5. Sarah says

    Absolutely love this show!!! This show is alot more entertaining than most of the other shows on tv. Terry cracks me up, please, please renew for many seasons to come!!

  6. dave says

    This show is horrible. Watched the first episode but legend of Shelby the swamp man is a lot more entertaining so I wouldn’t be surprised this one gets cancelled soon.

  7. Jana says

    I loved the show… cracked me up. I have watched it 3 times. it’s lite entertainment.
    keep it comming, Bob and Brody two thumbs up and Elvis Larry not knowing why people call him Elvis. I couldnt understand a word the young boy was saying and that made me laugh even more.

  8. Doug D says

    Its all make believe and I’ve seen the comercials they don’t blow up stuff like that. And for Terry to go along with the lies beats the hell out of me a Christian I don’t see a Christian going with lying. And there is law all around there I lived there

  9. Cindi says

    I also have lived in this neck of the wood for a large portion of my life. In fact I spent many years living on Dog Killer Ridge. I am certain that they are part of the “isolated, lawless community. I am proud of the folks who live there it takes courage to put yourself and lives out for others to judge and often not understand.

  10. Anonymous says

    Total horse crap, there is no such community called Porter Ridge it’s actually the name of a county road, and for Dog Killer Ridge, again a made up name. The Discovery Channel has become the “Idiot” channel with all the stupid shows….thank goodness we still have ABC, CBS and NBC

    • Anonymous says

      Is this the best of discovery ?
      Suprisingly stewpud !
      Cant believe Discovery chnl actually aired this ccrap.
      Mindless dribble !

  11. robycop3 says

    Loox like more garbage to me, yet another show trying to humiliate people who don’t live the same lifestyle as most of us do…same spirit of “Buckwild”, which was made about 50 miles from my home in an area I’m quite familiar with, and was phony as a Ford Silverado, which, doubtlessly, this show will be, also. I won’t waste a mainut watching it.

    Those people aren’t gonna act like themselves at all, kinowing they’re gonna be on TV. Sure am glad I have 115 channels to choose from.

    “Is it time for football yet?”

  12. Cindy says

    I have lived in this “neck of the woods” most of my life and I have been employed where the names of the ridges and roads, creeks and hollars, etc. were necessary in order to perform my job. I have NEVER heard of a “Dog Killer Ridge”. Are you sure it’s in my “isolated, lawless community”?????

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