Destination America to Premiere New Season of HILLBILLY BLOOD, 8/9
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This August, Destination America brings back everyone's favorite country-living MacGyvers, Eugene Runkis and Spencer "Two-Dogs" Bolejack, for a new season of the hit series HILLBILLY BLOOD. In the backwoods of Cold Mountain, N.C., known for fascinating characters and deep-rooted tradition, folks live off the land just like their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents before them; carrying on the custom of getting by with little and making do with less. This season highlights even more of Eugene and Spencer's methodical ingenuity and wilderness expertise in creating handmade contraptions using skills the pair has been honing their entire lives in preparation for surviving off the grid. From Lincoln log drying sheds to hillbilly cooling pads, follow these Mountain Men as they construct intricate gadgets and engineering machines out of scrap parts. The all-new season of Hillbilly Blood premieres on Saturday, August 9 at 9/8c on Destination America.
"Eugene and Spencer are American originals who use their backwoods and mountain know-how to assist community members in making their day-to-day lives easier with inventive survival tips," said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. "HILLBILLY BLOOD showcases hillbillies in a true light focusing on their tenacity and know-how in converting ordinary junk into handmade treasures!"
When it comes to living the hard-scrabble Appalachian life, there's nobody better than Eugene Runkis, who's got hillbilly creativity running through his veins, and his "mountain brother", Spencer "Two-Dogs" Bolejack, who has unlocked the secret to backwoods survival. Joining Eugene and Spencer is their friendly neighbor Cowboy, famously known for his role in the iconic American film "Deliverance", as he offers his years of wilderness experience and not always welcomed but valued opinion into each of their builds. In this new season of HILLBILLY BLOOD, Destination America's backwoods engineers construct an air conditioner from a truck battery, a hillbilly ATV with a microwave transformer and a pressure cooker out of canning jars. For the viewer, Hillbilly Blood offers a neighborly know-how guide into outdoor survival.
Premiere episodes include:
· Cowboy ATV/Ramp mobile Premieres Saturday, August 9 at 9/8c
Spencer and Eugene must build an all-terrain vehicle for Cowboy to harvest ramp plants. These Mountain Men must decipher Cowboy's baffling descriptions to customize the ATV exactly as he requires. They use what they can to transform old equipment into a brand new ATV for Cowboy.
· Lincoln Logs Premieres Saturday, August 9at 9:30/8:30c
When a dying hemlock tree threatens to topple over onto Spencer's forge, Eugene makes a plan for bringing the giant tree down safely, and then for using the 500-pound logs to build a valuable drying shed that will help Spencer grow his herb business.
HILLBILLY BLOOD is produced for Destination America by Superfine Films with Steven Miller as executive producer. For Destination America, Sara Helman is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior Vice president of production, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL and Discovery Fit & Health.
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in nearly 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.