Must-See Shows on RFD-TV

New Fall Programming on RFD-TV

You asked for it. You got it! We know you love RFD-TV and now we’re giving you even more reasons to tune-in to rural America’s most important network with new seasons of some of your favorite shows.

“RFD-TV has never had this many shows premiere in the fall at one time. We are very excited to announce that we have 23 programs bringing new content over the course of the Fall season,” said Jeremiah Davis, RFD-TV’s VP of programming. “Rural Americans are loyal viewers of RFD-TV and we’re excited to reward them with new series and returning shows from their favorite programs!”

Highlights include the second season of the RFD-TV original production, “FarmHer,” the popular celeb-studded music series “Hee Haw,” “The Jimmy Sturr Show,” and “Country’s Family Reunion.” Equine enthusiasts will love the return of the every popular “Gentle Giants,” Ag viewers are going to be all in on the new season of “Successful Farming.” Plus, Mark Miller’s daughter (of Sawyer Brown) launches a second season of “Chasing Down Madison Brown.”

Watch the digital exclusive, “Loads of Hope,” a recent wildfire documentary available now – exclusively on RFD-TV’s Country Club. Plus, the special “Roots Run Deep” which features Mackenzie Kimbro who’s famous family are sixth-generation cattle ranchers in southeastern Arizona.

One of the biggest highlights features “Home Improvement” star, Debbe Dunning. Dunning will host the RFD-TV original show, “Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Roundup,” slated for November 3, 2017. Explore the most exciting dude ranches in the country amid some America’s most beautiful natural scenery. Her adventurous spirit and the breath-taking scenery is sure to make this show one of RFD-TV’s biggest hits.

Get the full schedule of shows HERE. Look what else is coming to RFD-TV this fall!

Music & Entertainment

The Jimmy Sturr Show

Premieres Friday, September 1, 2017, at 7 p.m. ET (encore Sundays at 9:30 a.m. ET)

The internationally-known “King of Polka” and 18 time Grammy award winner for “Best Polka Album” kicks off a new season of episodes for polka lovers across the country. Arguably the most popular polka band in America, Jimmy RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio, weekends on Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET and Sundays at 9 a.m. ET.Sturr and his orchestra have been voted #1 polka band in the country for the past ten years, have been featured on the TV show “Jeopardy,” and performed on The Grand Ole Opry. Sturr has also shared the studio with musical greats such as Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Boots Randolph, and Bela Fleck to name a few. “The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra” has been seen on Saturday Night Live, PBS, CNN, ABC, and CBS, and BMI awarded him their prestigious Commendation of Excellence in 2011. The Jimmy Sturr Show can also be heard on

Hee Haw

Premieres Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET (encore Sundays at 1 a.m. and Mondays at 6:30 p.m. ET)

America’s quintessential comedy show continues to entertain legions of fans to the best in country music, wise-cracking animals, and knee-slapping comedic sketches. After more than twenty years on-air during its original TV run, RFD-TV continues “Hee Haw’s” legacy with the 10th season featuring performances from Faron Young, Conway Twitty, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers.

Larry’s Country Diner

Premieres Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET (encore Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET).

The popular cast of this unique variety show returns with new episodes and toe tappin’ musical guests with July episodes featuring guest stars Rhonda Vincent, Daryle Singletary, Shane Owens, Ashley Campbell, and Carl Jackson.

Reno’s Old Time Music

Premieres Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 7 p.m. ET (encore Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. ET)

This award-winning weekly music and talk show is the brainchild of producer and host Ronnie Reno, whose over-60-year career helped forge the sound and songs of so many legendary Bluegrass and Country Music entertainers, including Reno & Smiley, The Osborne Brothers, Merle Haggard, The Reno Brothers, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Vassar Clements, Sammi Smith, Johnny Paycheck, Mac Wiseman, and Conway Twitty, to name just a few.

Country’s Family Reunion

Premieres Friday, September 29, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET (encore Saturdays and Sundays at 12 a.m. ET)

“Country’s Family Reunion” continues to perform classic country favorites with a new series called “Rock & Roll Graffiti.” Plus, celebrate with the artists who made the music of the 50’s and 60’s with guest stars Danny and the Juniors, Jerry Naylor of the Crickets, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Tommy Roe, Dennis Youst, Frankie Ford, and Carl Gardner of the Coasters. highlighting this new series where country stars come together

Rural Lifestyle

LABOR DAY SPECIAL: Loads of Hope: Fire in the Flint Hills Ag Community

Premieres Monday, September 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. ET (encore Monday at midnight)

Watch the exclusive premiere of “Loads of Hope” as truckers and farmers in Michigan organized convoys to take hay, fencing, feed, and more to fire-ravaged Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. It’s an emotional story that shows how Americans came together during 2017’s regional wildfires, showcasing in this real-life story of compassion and generosity. This documentary is also being hosted on RFD-TV’s online viewing/subscription service, The Country Club at


Premieres Monday, September 4, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET (encore Monday at midnight)

She’s a sixth-generation rancher with a real reverence for her roots, her family, and western cooking. Meet Mackenzie Kimbro, her famous family, and her fabulous cookbook she created as a tribute to her grandmother. Kimbro takes viewers inside the “J Bar A” ranch with her grandpa Warner Glenn, and her mother Kelly, aka “The Ruger Gun Girl,” who has been featured in their ad campaigns for decades. They are all icons in the ranching and hunting world and committed to conservation and being good stewards of the land. READ MORE HERE:

Chasing Down Madison Brown

Premieres Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 9:30 p.m. ET (encore Wednesdays at 1:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET)

Meet Madison Brown, a seasoned road warrior who grew up rolling down the highway with, this new series takes viewers coast-to-coast with behind-the-scenes tours, celebrity interviews, sporting events, chefs, food, and more. country band, Sawyer Brown, and her father Mark Miller, founder and lead singer. Madison’s unique and adventurous upbringing meant life on a tour bus, where each new stop brought new adventures, influenced her passion for food, and developed her love for exploring new places. Now, this recent college grad is tossing off the graduation cap, hitting the road, for a celeb filled fun adventure of a lifetime. Inspired by Madison’s longtime blog,

Simply Southern

Premieres Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 6 p.m. ET

Explore “Alabama the Beautiful,” also known as the “Heart of Dixie” and “Sweet Home Alabama,” in this new series focused on agriculture, gardening, rural lifestyle, and rural youth programs. From chasing alligators in Summerdale, AL and canine close calls at Anniston’s K9 Academy — to touring the Orbix Hot Glass studios in the foothills of the Appalachians and the Gulf Coast Zoo near the state’s southern beaches — “Simply Southern TV” ventures around the state of Alabama to explore the people, history, agriculture, rural tourism, educational and community events in this southern state. “Simply Southern TV” is produced by the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama Farmers Cooperative (AFC) along with being executive produced and co-hosted by AFC Public Relations Director, Jim Allen. Additional segments include community and educational events with and gardening tips.

Cowboy Country TV

Premieres Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET (encore Thursdays at 1 a.m. and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. EST)

“Real Ranches, Real Cowboys, Real Life” is more than just a motto. It is a true reflection of the sometimes humorous, often dramatic, and always fascinating lives of people who have more than made their mark on the Canadian West. That sense of adventure, excitement, and lifestyle that is at the center of the Canadian West comes to life in the new series, “Cowboy Country TV,” a new half-hour television series, inspired by the pages of Canada’s top selling western lifestyle magazine, “Canadian Cowboy Country.” Hosted by artist-bullfighter-rodeo clown, Ash (CrAsh) Cooper, and filmed on location in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, the series follows a team of seasoned experts who live the cowboy lifestyle taking you inside the culture to meet famous and legendary characters, trailblazers and living legends. Follow along as we visit rodeos, western sporting events, cowboy gatherings, tour beautiful homes and ranches, and marvel at the craftsmanship of Western artisans. In addition, each episode shows you how to create culinary delights with “Cowboy Cookin’” recipes, featuring cooking tips, and insider info from the cowboy kitchen.


Premieres Friday, September 8, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET (encore Saturdays at 11 a.m. ET, Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET, and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. ET)

FarmHer kicks off a second season continuing to focus its lens on women in agriculture. is working to change the way people perceive a farmer by sharing the stories of the women who live and lead in agriculture. Women have always been an important but mostly unseen aspect of agriculture. In recent years, women are rising to the forefront of agriculture in so many ways; as owner/operators, landowners, workers, mentors, and much more. “FarmHer” focuses its camera lens on women in agriculture through the eyes of photographer and TV host Marji Guyler-Alaniz. The RFD-TV original series takes you inside the nitty-gritty lives of female farmers and is presented by Syngenta U.S., and partnership with Mahindra U.S., Nationwide Agribusiness, and Puracyn.

Texas Country Reporter

Premieres Friday, September 22, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET (encore Saturdays at 1 a.m. ET and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET)

Hop in and travel with Bob and Kelli Phillips on their road trip to discover the uplifting stories and interesting places of the Lone Star State. They’ll introduce you to oddball collectors, thought-provoking artists, and everyday heroes making the world a better place. And of course, they’ll stop at every interesting cafe and Texas landmark along the way because, for some people, the journey IS the destination.

Bluegrass & Backroads

Premieres Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. ET

Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation host, Matt Hilton, travels the backroads of Kentucky in search of stories that capture its rich agricultural heritage, intriguing people, and unique locations. This Emmy award winning show has covered countless Kentucky treasures, such as the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, an Alpaca farm in Washington County, the nationally-known Dippin’ Dots factory in Paducah, and Louisville’s UPS Worldport®.

Classic Tractor Fever

Premieres Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. ET (encore Mondays at 1 a.m. ET)

A must see for any tractor enthusiast, “Classic Tractor Fever” takes fans inside different models highlighting how they’ve changed the way the world viewed “horsepower.” Showcasing brands like Hart-Parr, Farmall, Caterpillar, Rumley, Fordson, John Deere, Oliver, Minneapolis-Moline, Massey-Harris, International Harvester and Case models, this weekly series demonstrates the mechanical innovation of tractors fundamentally altered the way plowing, soil preparation, planting and cultivating tasks were performed. Farmers began replacing horses and mules, all the while increasing their productivity.

Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Roundup

Premieres Friday, November 3, 2017, at 10 p.m. ET

Debbe Dunning is returning to the small screen with a new TV show called “Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Roundup.” The adventure travel series will bring the dude ranch experience straight to your living room as Dunning travels every week to unique dude ranches that are scattered throughout the country and feature all the wonderful amenities each has to offer. This season will take viewers on exciting adventures from white water rapids in Colorado, mountain biking in Arizona to exploring the petroglyphs in Montana. Debbe is best known for her seven-year run as Heidi the Tool Time girl on ABC’s hit sitcom “Home Improvement.” She has since appeared in several movies and TV shows as well as commercials for top brands including Taco Bell, Foot Locker, Ford and Miller Beer. Having focused on raising her three children, Dunning returns to television as host, creator and executive producer of the series. In addition to the show, Dunning will also be the personal spokesperson for The Cowboy Channel while also developing additional original programming and merchandise.


Machinery Pete

Premieres Tuesday, September 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. ET (encore Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET)

Greg Peterson, widely known as “Machinery Pete,” has been researching and tracking machinery auction prices since 1989. With more than 25 years of experience in the machinery business, “Machinery Pete” takes you inside the industry, with farmers and dealers, providing a comprehensive look at used farm equipment.

Successful Farming

Premieres Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET (encore Fridays at 1 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m. ET)

Nothing gets a farmer’s engine running like talking about machinery. Successful Farming’s Machinery Show is focused on helping farmers make money, save time, and grow their farming businesses. Hosted by Dave Mowitz, Jessie Scott, and Laurie Bedord, take a trip as RFD-TV dives into new and exciting technology that is changing the face of Ag. Viewers can learn about rare pieces of farming equipment, and head to the auction to see what current equipment is worth.


Horse Master with Julie Goodnight

Premieres Monday, September 2, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET (encore Mondays at 10 p.m. ET and Sundays at 8 a.m. ET)

2017 marks the 10th year on the air for “Horse Master with Julie Goodnight.” This season, the “horse master” is back with more tips and tricks that highlight Goodnight’s training as a classical rider and an easy-to-understand teacher. Goodnight uses her seasoned equine skills to solve a variety of challenges including helping a roper shave seconds off his time, assisting a Western Dressage rider to boost her scores, easing a fearful rider, teaching manners to a Shetland Pony, and helping a deaf polo pony learn hand signals.

Steve Lantvit Horsemanship

Premieres Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 3 p.m. ET (encores Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET)

Renowned award-winning equine clinician, Steve Lantvit, has a fresh and innovative approach to training individuals and horses. Lantvit’s foundation is derived from the practical application of top level performance and skills funneled into a philosophy that allows all riders to succeed on the trail or in the show pen. This philosophy is centered around building a rider’s confidence and providing riders with the ability to control the range in which their horses operate, creates a safe and more controlled environment which then opens up the door to better learning for both horse and rider. Steve’s approach enables all riders at any level to harness the confidence that is essential in all aspects of riding, inspiring a transition which will provide both horse and rider the necessary skills to “ride for real.”

Ken McNabb

Premieres Monday, September 18, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET (encore Sundays at 9 a.m. ET)

This modern-day Roy Rogers grew up in a traditional ranching family in the mountains of Wyoming and knew from a young age that he wanted to help others gain knowledge and confidence to achieve a new level of horsemanship. Whether you’re an experienced horseman or just beginning training, Ken McNabb delivers quality instruction and superior training to help create a safe and respectful environment and develop a true partnership with your horse. “Discovering the Horseman Within” is a series where McNabb teaches the basics in groundwork, collection, shoulder control, sidepass, and many other techniques for horses of all ages and disciplines.

Advantage Horsemanship

Premieres Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 3 p.m. ET

Advantage Horsemanship with Scott Purdum, offers a unique horse training program that teaches willingness, respect, and communication between horse and rider. He’s worked with all breeds and helps riders of any discipline become a better partner with their horse. Build your confidence and learn a new-found understanding of your horse with Scott each week.

Gentle Giants

Premieres Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET (encore Mondays at 12 a.m. ET)

Join hosts, Pam Minick and Kadee Coffman, as they take viewers inside the wonderful world of draft horses. Learn how their power and self-restraint, blended into one super-sized package, makes the draft horse an American symbol of strength.

Ride Smart with Craig Cameron

Premieres Monday, October 30, 2017, at 3 p.m. ET (encores on Mondays at 11 p.m. ET and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ET)

Ride Smart Horsemanship encompasses the values, teachings, and lifestyle of the horseman and the legend, Craig Cameron. Follow the expert horse trainer and Texas Cowboy Hall of Famer, as he takes equine enthusiasts through techniques to build trusting relationships between horses and their riders and improving overall horsemanship. Known as the “Public Defender” of the horse, Craig Cameron works hard every day to keep teach slower and more natural ways of training and dealing with problem horses. Learn how to use tools such as the heel-o-matic, drills, and flags to enhance performance.

Western Sports

Women’s Pro Rodeo

Premieres Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 10 p.m. ET

Known as women’s sports association in the country and the only one governed entirely by women, The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s “Women’s Pro Rodeo Today” is a weekly magazine show that features highlights from WPRA events, tips from the pros, member profiles, and the latest WPRA news.

Get the full schedule of shows HERE.