A&E NETWORK'S "AMERICAN HOGGERS" PREMIERE DATE CHANGED FROM SUMMER TO FALL PREMIERE
NEW ORIGINAL REAL-LIFE SERIES SHIFTS DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS IN CENTRAL TEXAS
NEW YORK, NY, August 3, 2011 - Due to the extreme heat wave and drought in Central Texas, A&E is moving the premiere date of "American Hoggers," a new original real-life series that follows the Campbell family and their struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranches from the devastating chaos caused by millions of invasive wild boars. The 8-episode half-hour series originally was slated to premiere August 16 but now will air this fall (date TBD).
"Due to the recent extreme weather in Texas, we think it's best to move 'American Hoggers' to the fall out of consideration to the Campbell family, the crew, and the horses and dogs the family use to hunt," said David McKillop, Executive Vice President, A&E Programming. "In this record-breaking heat, even the hogs can use a break."
A&E will announce the new premiere date for "American Hoggers" shortly.
"American Hoggers" is produced by Thom Beers' Original Productions, a Fremantle Media Company for A&E. For Original Productions executive producers are Thom Beers and Philip D. Segal. Jeff Conroy serves as co-executive producer and Brandon Killion serves as series producer. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Lily Neumeyer.
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