Discovery - 8pm
Who's in it?
People with names like Mad Dog, Coomer and Rascal are drillin' and, er, milkin' for oil in the latest rootin' tootin' reality show. Will it strike black gold?
In a nutshell
Hillbillies are so hot right now. No longer do we hear the ominous banjo strumming of the Deliverance theme tune when good ole' boys pop up on our screens. Now we smirk with delight and slightly envy the free-wheeling, devil may care lifestyles showcased in things like Duck Dynasty and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Even though it's all been contrived and packaged for our viewing pleasure by a hidden, be-suited battalion of moisturised metrosexuals.
Here comes the newest one: a reality show about wildcat oil seekers, who are more Yosemite Sam than JR Ewing. Set against the epic backdrop of Kentucky, we'll see local "characters" like the guy who earns $300,000 a month from his backyard well, a bickering father and son, and – in this first episode – a gospel singer who reckons there's a whole load of lovely, lovely oil bubbling under her ranch. Time to get stuck in. Literally.
What's the verdict?
An amusingly rough and ready counterpoint to the stereotype of super-rich oil moguls in boardrooms and private jets, this programme will have you lament the fact your own yard isn't concealing a vast oil reserve. Or is it? No: it isn't.