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Discovery, Gurney to debut “Porter Ridge”

Duck Dynasty producer Gurney Productions is lining up another comedic reality series, this time for U.S. net Discovery Channel, called Porter Ridge.
July 24, 2013

Duck Dynasty producer Gurney Productions is lining up another comedic reality series, this time for U.S. net Discovery Channel, called Porter Ridge.

Premiering on August 13 at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST, Porter Ridge stars a group of misfits who live in an isolated community in Indiana, with its own set of rules.

The colorful cast of characters include Terry Porter, the fast-talking CEO and owner of an auto junkyard; Jeff ‘the Bear Man,’ who treats brown bears as family; hustler Dirty Andy; Elvis Larry, the local garbage man and jack-of-all-trades; and more.

Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney serve as executive producers, while Todd Hurvitz, Doug Weitzbuch and Brandon Killion are co-executive producers. For Discovery Channel, the exec producers are Joe Weinstock and Denies Contis.

 

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