Tonight's the night to see a reality show recently filmed in McCreary County.
The Bluegrass Boys premieres tonight (October 1) on The Discovery Channel, which describes the show as follows:
"The Blue Grass Boys takes a fun loving look at the intersection of outlaw and lawman in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. A real life Dukes of Hazzard, this two-part series follows Red and his band of family loving, god fearing Kentucky outlaws who've been growing marijuana in the hills they call home since they've been old enough to carry water to it. The only thing standing between these guys and a whole lot of green is the local law man, Constable Freddie Clark. Freddie and the boys have grown up together and he's arrested them more times than anyone can remember, but this growing season, Red and his crew are taking their operation to the next level, and Freddie is doubling his efforts to take them down for good."
Two 30-minute episodes — "Grow and Go" and "Turkey Season" — air tonight starting at 8 p.m. (and repeating at 1 a.m.).
Clark, who serves as District 2 Constable, told The Record that he first became involved with the project about a year ago. If tonight's airing is successful, The Bluegrass Boys could be picked up for a full season.
"It could be a really good thing for the county," Clark said, noting that the show portrays the area's scenic beauty.
"Red," however, hopes the show sparks some legislative changes.
"I hope my participation in this show, is a fun way to help start the conversation about the ending of Cannabis prohibition," he posted on his Facebook page.
The series is produced by reality TV veteran Art Lyons, who counts ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition among his credits.