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. David says

    I love Porter Ridge. Other than ‘Fast N Loud’ its one of the few reasons I even bother watching Discovery anymore. Please stop polluting the airways with Tickle!

  2. PR Fan says

    Porter Ridge will be back with its remaining episodes (7 of em) starting November 5th. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the show is over with after that. Discovery supposedly wasn’t happy with ratings the show got. The similar show, Dukes of Haggle bombed even worse and Tickle has been dropping as well, so maybe if the new episodes do ok they may consider another season.

  3. A says

    I actually thought the show had potential….

    I mean, one of those guys had a truffle sniffing bear that rode around in his truck with him.

    I actually don’t like Duck Dynasty or Tickle, but this show had a chance.

  4. Bring it back!!! says

    Omg I love this show. So funny and I love Terry with his fast talking self. Please bring it back soon.

  5. david says

    I’m glad that they canceled that show. Being from the Spencer Indiana area, that show actually made me embarrassed by the way they portrayed themselves. The majority of us who live in Spencer are good, friendly, kind, country people, and yes, I would not be offended if you called me redneck, but they are hilljacks. The only good thing that came from the show Porter Ridge was that the roads got repaired and upgraded, and there were sidewalks put in by the schools for the kids that walk home.

    • louise says

      im from there also and this was how I remember growing up there, and the revene for spencer is just what is needed, and it has not been canceled.

  6. JAY NEWMAN says

    i cannot believe this show was cancelled!! i thought it was very funny!! duck dynasty is good , but not as good as it used to be…its more about silly,boring issues…i really think they have ran out of dialogue… thats ok!! their all rich!! but if your gonna cancel a show? start with tickle!! sorry but that shows horrible!!

  7. Dave says

    You’ve canceled Porter Ridge? No wonder I can’t find it on the schedule. Very disappointed to hear that. I found this show to be hysterical. Please consider bringing it back. It’s much better than Tickle.

  8. cory says

    I cant beleive this was canceled. Duck Dynasty is over rated. You get something that is comes across as real and funny… and you cancel.. I hope discovery reconsiders.

  9. Natasha says

    Porter Ridge got cancelled??? My life is over!!! I thought that show was so funny! People don’t know a good show when they see one! Discovery, that was a bad choice! You just lost a viewer.

  10. Michelle says

    Why would you go and cancel such a good down to earth kind of show but keep showing that dadgum fake mermaid trash. You folks are crazy to not have Porter Ridge on. You just lost a viewer right here.

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