Because of the extreme heat wave and drought in Central Texas, A&E is pushing the premiere date of Thom Beers’ new docu-reality series American Hoggers that follows the Campbell family as they hunt wild boars that attack residents and ranches. The eight-episode half-hour series originally was slated to premiere Aug. 16 but now will air sometime 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, EVP, A&E Programming. “In this record-breaking heat, even the hogs can use a break.”
TLC has renewed spinoff series NY Ink for a 10-episode second season to premiere in December. The show’s freshman season averaged 1.3 million viewers.