New Reality Series 'Porter Ridge' to Premiere Tuesday, August 13 on Discovery Channel

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July 24th, 2013

Porter Ridge

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-- 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.

  • Merp

    Discovery just wanted to make a hillbilly show to take Buckwild’s place. Good job Discovery, *slow clap*.

  • derp

    oh great here goes the town now everyone will see what I am saying when I tell them I am from the country WELCOME TO SPENCER!!!!

  • terp

    Completely agree, derp lol… hate this we know what will happen from this, one or two will become somewhat famous and then the show will make us look stupid

  • Mandy

    I do hope people realize how exaggerated the whole show will be. Just reading it makes me cringe. I live near Porter Ridge. I certainly don’t want to be viewed as a clod hilljack. Now anyone living near will be labeled as such, ugh.

  • Herp

    Derp, Terp, I agree. Somewhere deep down in my soul I knew that something like this would happen, and prayed that it wouldn’t. Get ready to see this area be made to look like something that it is not.

  • gerp

    spencer? what about out here in good ole pburg? lol we’re from the country and we like it that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Derp

    Hardly a lawless, isolated community. It’s 10 miles from Bloomington.

  • Jeanine

    I’m looking forward to watching it…I like the Duck Dynasty show and hoping its just as good….I work in the small town of Spencer and we even get our car parts from that place…. :)

  • david c

    Lawless Christians. WooHoo!

  • hmmm

    I like that this group people aren’t rich rednecks like the Duck Dynasty folks. It’s interesting that you don’t have to drive too far outside of Bloomington – in any direction – to find this flavor of lifestyle.

  • Scott

    What’s interesting is that anyone would imagine that enclave of tree-huggers, meddling bureaucrats and wanna-be leftists; Bloomington, is the mainstream rather than an unpleasant aberration amongst the lifestyles of normal rural and small-town Indiana.

  • Frankie

    If this is even slightly like Trailer Park Boys, it’s gonna be awesome!

  • Karen

    I’ve heard nothing but nice things about the people who run Country Auto Parts. I also know Terry Porter is very involved in his church and helping others. Give me a hilljack who practices his religion and love of his fellow mankind any day over those who are so ready to judge and belittle others for their simpler way of life. May he make a mint off of this show; perhaps he’ll pay it forward to others.

  • eldest sprowl boy

    Hey i cant wait to watch it personally im in Georgia active duty and itll be nice to at least see alittle bit of home

  • Linny porter

    Terry is my dad and I am proud to say that. I think a lot of people will like this show. You need to watch the show before you try and judge it.

  • Joshua Crissen

    Where in the hay do they get this drivel. We live 5 miles over as the crow flies, attend New Hope Baptist Church, my sister lives next door to them on Addie road, and I can tell you this is bogus !!!!! This is just going to make us all look stupid

  • theresa prewitt

    this show just took Spencer back 50+ years. It appears that everyone is illiterate and imbread this show is a joke please for the love of god take it off the air.

  • Joe P.

    So many people are so afraid of looking stupid.Only YOU can make YOU look stupid. good job. I love the show and the people.

  • threetimestwice

    I think the show is nice to watch it is family friendly just like the ducks I hope to see a 2nd and 3rd season and see this cast become celebs its what you make of it thers always good with bad and with this good show there’s gonna be bad people who think there better than most and there don’t stink so best of luck to on the show and let the haters hate cuz most likely they have none better to do and wishes it was themselves on the screen

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