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. Richard woods says

    Sure do wish you would bring Porter Ridge back on. I loved that show. Made me laugh so much. Please reconsider!

  2. Vanessa says

    Come on guys. We need some nice entertainment to watch. The Porter Ridge gang is good family fun for all. Don’t cancell it, please

  3. Vanessa says

    Bring Porter ridge back! Our family loves it! Too much ” REALITY” On television these days. Why not kick back and have some fun for awhile

  4. Porter Ridge Fan says

    Our family absolutely LOVES Porter Ridge! We don’t have time to watch a lot of TV, but we always make time to watch episodes on our DVR. We can’t wait for another season to begin!!!

  5. rick clegg says

    I LOVE this show soooooooooooooo much !!!! ” Dirty andy style”. I thought they canceled this show and just found out its coming back in aug. That makes me happier that terry eating one of his “chip sandwich” wooooooo I’m excited ! I recored the first series just in case they did (canceled) it. THANK U 4 this. I also like “DELBERT” please please keep this show on. Th

  6. says

    This is the funniest show on TV. Everybody I told about it became a fan. I didn’t understand why it didn’t get the advertising as some of the other reality shows. This one had them all beat including Duck Dynasty. I really hope you bring it back.

  7. Lee-Ann says

    This show is the best. Keeps me laughing from beginning to end… Please keep this show running and make it an hour long each week… It could be on an hour every night and I would not miss an episode. Keep up the good work in choosing great shows to air…

  8. lucy says

    love this show. Terry is so funny. I laugh just looking at him. My family and I would like a longer episode like 2 hours. I love when it comes on the whole time i’m just laughing. Love the show, hope they dont get cancelled….

  9. Skye says

    It’s a disgrace for Discovery channel to air such fake stinky crap. Shows like these are a good reason to pull the plug. Cutting your toenails would be more entertaining.

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