Weed Country

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Weed Country
Weed Country.jpg
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bill Pruitt
  • Eli Holzman
  • John Moffet
  • Stephen Lambert
  • Steve Mellon
Running time40 to 44 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production company(s)All3Media America
Broadcast
Original channelDiscovery Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runFebruary 20, 2013 (2013-02-20) – present
Chronology
Related showsWeed Wars
External links
Website
 
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Weed Country
Weed Country.jpg
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bill Pruitt
  • Eli Holzman
  • John Moffet
  • Stephen Lambert
  • Steve Mellon
Running time40 to 44 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production company(s)All3Media America
Broadcast
Original channelDiscovery Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runFebruary 20, 2013 (2013-02-20) – present
Chronology
Related showsWeed Wars
External links
Website

Weed Country is an American reality documentary television series on the Discovery Channel. The series premiered on February 20, 2013 during Discovery's newest programming block titled Weed Wednesdays.[1]

Premise[edit]

The series follows dealers, growers and patients of the marijuana trade located within the Emerald Triangle along with the enforcers of the law, the Siskiyou County sheriffs office.[2][3][4]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesSeason PremiereSeason Finale
16February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20)March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
1"Welcome to the Garden"February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20)1.12[6]
2"Smugglers Blues"February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)1.07[7]
3"Rippers"March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06)1.07[8]
4"Unarmed and Dangerous"March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13)1.10[9]
5"Evil Around The Corner"March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)0.93[10]
6"Harvest Hell"March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27)0.95[11]

Controversy[edit]

Much like the Discovery Channel series Moonshiners, Weed Country has already been criticized as being a fake or scripted television show. Commentators on blogs and forums claim the show is not only intentionally fleecing viewers, but paints the medical marijuana industry in a bad light.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discovery Channel Goes Inside the Underground World of Pot Growers". the Futon Critic. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bibel, Sara. "'Weed Country' to Premiere Wednesday, February 20 on Discovery". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Bierly, Mandi. "Discovery announces new series 'Weed Country'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Longoria, Sean. "City of Weed, Siskiyou sheriff featured on upcoming Discovery Channel pot show". Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Weed Country: Cast". Zap2it. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Celtics/Lakers Puts ESPN in Front". the Futon Critic. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates Night + 'Psych', 'Top Chef', 'The Daily Show', NBA Basketball & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Wednesday Cable Ratings:'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'Psych', 'The Americans', 'Workaholics' 'Southland', & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (14 March 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates + 'Psych', 'Workaholics', NBA Basketball, 'The Americans' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 21, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'Psych', 'Workaholics', 'The Americans', 'Southland' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 28, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Again + NBA Basketball, 'Psych', 'Colbert Report' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  12. ^ "Weed Country: Another "Non-Reality" Show On Marijuana". The Weed Blog. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 

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