Once upon a time we had “The Birdman of Alcatraz.”
Now we have “The Pigman of Texas.”
Discovery is ready to launch a new reality show, “Boss Hog,” premiering Friday, April 11 (at 10 p.m.). It’s centered around Brian “Pigman” Quaca, a Texas-based wild-hog wrangler who’s built an empire on helping to manage the state’s wild-boar population — since the ravaging hogs cause an estimated $1.5 billion in agricultural damage each year.
Quaca’s Pigtime Enterprises (which includes stuffing and mounting trophy boars) has also partnered with a local barbecue joint, Wright’s BBQ; its menu includes the boars shot by Quaca/Pigtime, served to those who’ve accompanied Quaca on his boar hunts (they eat what they shoot, so there’s that).
TLC will also bring back its buzzy series, “Sex Sent Me to the ER,” on Tuesday, April 12.
Speaking of reality, Lindsay Lohan’s OWN reality show, “Lindsay,” started out with weak ratings — and took a tumble in its second go-round. The show averaged only 690,00 viewers in its March 9 debut, which fell to 527,000 viewers for the March 16 episode, a 24 percent decline in viewership. Week 2 was also down across-the-board in all demos.
Meanwhile, Sam Champion’s inaugural week hosting The Weather Channel’s “AMHQ” was a mixed bag last week regarding numbers. The three-hour live show (7-10 a.m.) premiered March 17 to 207,000 viewers, fell to 186,000 viewers on Tuesday, jumped to 257,00 viewers Wednesday and dropped to 225,000 viewers on Thursday. Numbers for last Friday’s show were not available Monday.